Stage-fighting students at Pellissippi State Community College took their unique combat skills to the next level when they performed recently for the East Tennessee Renaissance Festival in Harriman.
“Our stage-fighting course is unique in Tennessee,” said Charles R. Miller, the college’s theater program coordinator and a professor of liberal arts. “We have one of the top two-year theater programs in the country.”
Students in the stage-fighting course learn the skills to perform mock combat for theatrical purposes.
Roane State Community College is among the key organizations across the state that has been awarded funding through the Labor Education Alignment Program.
The program is a state effort focused on increasing opportunities for Tennesseans to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school that is aligned with the needs of the workforce in their communities.
Roane State was awarded $970,000 as part of the program.