The blog of Dr. L. Anthony Wise, Jr., President of Pellissippi State Community College

The Things They Carried . . .

This year’s Civic Engagement week began with a talk by local attorney, L. Caesar Stair III, about his experiences during the Vietnam War.  He used Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried as a frame for his remarks to an audience of Pellissippi State students, faculty, and staff.  Having taught veteran students and having covered the events of the war in class, I
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Telling Secrets

Over the course of the last few years, the Faculty Lecture Series has become one way for the College to showcase the considerable talents of its faculty on slightly larger stage than the common classroom.  Faculty recruit and encourage colleagues to step out from behind the podium in the classroom to engage, inspire, and teach to standing-room only crowds in the
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grat·i·tude

Each year, the Pellissippi State Foundation hosts a reception in honor and recognition of donors and scholars.  In my mind, it is one of the annual events at the College that is at the very heart of what we do.  Pellissippi State provides opportunities for students to enroll in a variety of career and transfer programs; the community and individuals
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Ready for the World

As many of you know, Pellissippi State launched a Culinary Arts program in cooperation with the Culinary Institute at the University of Tennessee last August.  Our initial cohorts of students are approaching graduation — the first group in December and the second in May.  They are also beginning to demonstrate the skills they have developed in a variety of forums
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Welcome to the President’s Blog

    Dr. L. Anthony Wise will be blogging here in the future. Prior to July 1, 2011, he blogged at the CAO Blog on this site. Dr. Allen Edwards, President Emeritus of Pellissippi State also blogs here.

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