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• Janell Cecil recently earned promotion to the rank of chief nursing officer at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Cecil’s advancement comes after serving for five years as vice president of the Center for Women and Children’s Health at the medical center. Cecil’s new role will blend her experiences as a hospital administrator with her early passion and work experience as a caregiver.

• The student chapter of the American Marketing Association at Pellissippi State Technical Community College will host a seminar on business etiquette, 12:30-2 p.m., March 15. The free seminar is open to the public and will be in the Goins Auditorium on the Pellissippi Campus. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

• Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC has added Marianne Nichols as a manager for tax services in its Knoxville office. Nichols will be working closely with the firm’s clients on tax strategies and planning. Marianne, a Certified Public Accountant, was previously president of Protemp Staffing.

• Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC has added Brittany Johnson as an intern in the audit department of its Knoxville office. Brittany currently attends East Tennessee State University and is pursuing a degree in accounting.

• Residential builders and remodelers can earn a limited residential contractor’s license by completing an intensive weekend course at Pellissippi State Technical Community College March 16-18 without undergoing the testing normally required by the state. Course fee is $325, and the class is limited to the first 60 who register. For information, contact Pellissippi State’s Business and Community Services at 865-539-7167.

• Computer Graphics Special Interest Group of East Tennessee will visit the Visualization Team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Thursday, March 22, to see the Everest Visualization Lab. Sean Ahern, task leader, will speak about the visualization efforts in the Everest lab. The general public is invited. For more information, call Kyle at 865-984-7357.

• The Farragut Chapter of Business Network International, a national business referral organization, meets 7:30 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday at Ruby Tuesday’s off Lovell Road. For more information, call Aleex Conner at 865-691-6083.

• A nanotechnology-oriented forum will be held April 2-4, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. For more information, see

• Effective fall 2007, Pellissippi State Technical Community College will combine four business-related programs into one as a way to increase job opportunities for graduates, benefit employers and make more efficient use of resources within the college. The new business administration program will have four concentrations: computer accounting, management, hospitality and marketing. All four are currently individual academic programs. Students in business administration will graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree. The individual A.A.S. degree programs are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs and the combined program will continue to be accredited. For more information on the college’s programs, visit


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