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Pellissippi State Blount County Campus Opening

Peggy McCord co-chaired the campaign that raised $2.1 million to equip the new campus and $650,000 in scholarship endowments.

Photo by Jolanda Jansma

Peggy McCord co-chaired the campaign that raised $2.1 million to equip the new campus and $650,000 in scholarship endowments.

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  • Cutting the ribbon on the new Blount County campus of Pellissippi State Community College are, from left, Steve West, Peggy McCord, Pellissippi State President Dr. Allen Edwards, Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Charles Manning, former Pellissippi State President J.L. Goins, Tennessee Board of Regents member Judy Gooch, Knoxville Mayor and candidate for governor Bill Haslam, Blount County Mayor-elect Ed Mitchell and Jerome Moon
  • Ruth and Steve West pose in front of the fountain Steve made a donation to name in Ruth's honor.
  • Taking time for a photo at the ribbon cutting for the new Blount County campus of Pellissippi State Community College are, from left, State Sen. Doug Overbey; Maryville Assistant City Manager Roger Campbell; Executive Director, Blount Memorial Hospital Foundation Jane Andrews; and State Rep. Joe McCord.
  • At the ribbon cutting for the new Blount County Campus of  Pellissippi State are, from left, new president of Maryville College Dr. Tom Bogart, Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Charles Manning and Pellissippi State Community College President Dr. Allen Edwards.
  • Happy to see the opening of the new campus are from left, Pellissippi State Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Pat Myers, Pellissippi State Blount County Campus Assistant Dean Holly Burkett and Pellissippi State Vice President of College Advancement and Executive Director of the Pellissippi State Foundation Peggy Wilson.
  • Peggy Hinkle pauses for a few minutes as she plays piano during the ribbon cutting for the new Pellissippi State Community College campus.
  • Following the ribbon cutting, bagpipers lead the procession, followed by Pellissippi State President Dr. Allen Edwards and Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Charles Manning to tents with tables for lunch and the campus for tours.
  • Peggy McCord co-chaired the campaign that raised $2.1 million to equip the new campus and $650,000 in scholarship endowments.
  • Charles Manning, chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, addresses the audience gathered for the ribbon cutting at the new Blount County campus of Pellissippi State Community College.
  • Knoxville Mayor and candidate for governor Bill Haslam shares his thoughts on the importance of higher education in recruiting jobs.
  • Jerome Moon, chair of the site selection committee and current member of the Pellissippi State Community College Foundation board of trustees, addresses those on hand for the ribbon cutting at the new Pellissippi State Community College Blount County campus.
  • Enjoying a good lunch following the ribbon cutting for the new Blount County campus of Pellissippi State Community College are, from left, Ed Harmon, Maryville Mayor Tom Taylor, Maryville Vice Mayor Andy White, Jane Quall McGuire, Chris Boyd, Joy Bishop and Ellie Morrow.
  • Posing with Assistant Dean of Blount County Campus, Pellissippi State Holly Burkett (standing, center) are, seated, Cata Folks, Marty Teffeteller and Lawana Day, and, standing, Ashley Boone, Burkett, and Brenda Ammons.
  • Enjoying the ceremony are, from left, Betty Dahl, Margaret Choka and Joy Ingram.
  • The sound of bagpipes resonated as the ribbon cutting ceremony began.

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