Ready for Work!
Fountainhead College recognized 16 graduating students at its spring graduation ceremony on Friday, April 25, in the auditorium of the school’s former campus at Tazewell Pike.
The graduating class comprises students from all program areas of the college, including Network Security & Forensics, Health Information Management, Information Technology, Electronics Technology, and Computer Programming, among others.
Retired Air Force Colonel Ralph Pubillones gave a practical but heartwarming graduation address that detailed, in a very personal way, the essential lessons learned from his military experiences. See his full bio below.
Many graduating students will join the workforce immediately, having been hired by employers in the Knoxville area including TeamHealth, Comcast, Covenant Health, US Cellular and the IT Company. A handful of graduating students will celebrate their graduation experience with parents who are also graduates from the school, when it was the Tennessee Institute of Electronics.
Fountainhead College wishes our graduates the best of luck as they begin this new chapter in their careers. We are proud that in our 67-years as an institution of higher education, our graduates continue to have a unique and positive impact on nearly every technology-related industry in the region.
Ralph Pubillones Bio
Ralph Pubillones served in the United States Air Force for 27 years. He held high-level assignments in command, intelligence, politico-military affairs, and missile operations. He served on tours with the Defense Intelligence Agency, US Southern Command, US Strategic Command, and US Transportation Command. He held assignments in Panama, Korea, and Germany.
Pubillones was the first Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency-hosted Director of Central Intelligence Underground Facility Analysis Center. Ralph retired from the Air Force in 2003 as a colonel. Since retiring from the Air Force, Ralph has been a program manager and a business development manager with Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions where he was responsible for a US Intelligence Community agency and business development customers. Ralph now lives in Tellico Village. He and his wife have two sons and four grandchildren.