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• Professor Tammie Bolling, chair of Pellissippi State’s Computer Information Technology program, recently received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Ireland for fall 2022.

Bolling’s Fulbright experience included researching the acceptance and use of digital health care innovations in Ireland and global cyberpsychology, lecturing at Atlantic Technological University and mentoring master’s level students.

This recognition is given to the U.S. colleges and universities that received the highest number of applicants selected for the 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Pellissippi State is one of only 12 colleges that grant associate degrees to have a Fulbright scholar this academic year.

• Covenant Health and Encompass Health celebrated the opening of Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Hospital West, a 51-bed inpatient facility in West Knoxville, Wednesday, Feb. 15.

The facility will provide services to help people recovering from major illnesses and injuries.