Two Pellissippi State students named to All-Tennessee Academic Team

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Pellissippi State Community College

At a ceremony in Nashville in February, Pellissippi State Community College graduates Carly Baskette and Petr Stephanovich Bulkhak were recognized for outstanding academic achievement.

Baskette and Bulkhak were named to the 2015 All-Tennessee Academic Team, along with other community college students throughout the Tennessee Board of Regents system. The team is sponsored by USA Today and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, which recognizes students with a 3.5 grade point average or above.

Pellissippi State is immensely proud of Petr and Carly and their academic accomplishments, said L. Anthony Wise Jr., Pellissippi State president. We recognize the hard work theyve put into their studies. They know the value of investing in their future, and we wish them well.

Baskette earned a two-year general associates degree and a Pre-Business Transfer certificate in December 2013. Bulkhak earned an associates degree in Engineering Technology with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering in December 2014.

Each year, its a privilege to recognize the hard work, dedication and commitment these students have exhibited at their colleges, said John Morgan, chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, Pellissippi States governing body.

Theyve not only achieved a high degree of success in the classroom, but theyve made significant contributions to their communities through their volunteer efforts and leadership skills.

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