Pellissippi State Distinguished Alumni

Pellissippi State’s Distinguished Alumni Award highlights an outstanding graduate in recognition of significant professional achievement and service to the community. To nominate an individual for the Distinguished Alumni Award, please complete the nomination form. Nominees should be graduated from Pellissippi State Community College for a minimum of five years.

Nominations must be submitted no later than Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

Optional: Submit nominee’s resume to in addition to nomination form submission. For questions, please email

Congratulations to our previous Distinguished Alumni!

Vivian Underwood Shipe2021
Vivian Underwood Shipe, Class of 1991, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, I AM the Voice of the Voiceless

Curt Maxey2020
Curt Maxey, Class of 1979, Owner, Curt Maxey Technologies

Kevin Fillers, Class of 2011, Founder, Fillers Consulting

Travis Howerton, Class of 2001, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, RegScale

Marilyn Harper, Class of 1994, Associate Professor, Pellissippi State Community College

Vrondelia “Ronni” Chandler, Class of 1994, Executive Director, Project GRAD

Trevis Gardner, Class of 1991, Vice President of Operations, Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority

Rhonda Lee, Class of 2004, Attorney

Tracie Livesay, Class of 1995, Director of Regulatory Operations/Board Liaison, TeamHealth, Adjunct Instructor, Pellissippi State Community College

Terry Sisk, Class of 1976