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Austin Peay State University to honor Clarksville businessman Don Jenkins Thursday night

 

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APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – Long-time Austin Peay State University benefactor and local automobile dealership executive Don Jenkins will be recognized by the athletics department prior to the Thursday, February 13th, men’s basketball game against Eastern Illinois when the Govs’ locker room is officially named as the Don Jenkins Austin Peay Men’s Basketball Locker Room.

Jenkins, who has served as chairman of the Austin Peay State University Foundation Board of Trustees and co-chair of the APSU Capital Campaign, will also be honored at the 12-minute media timeout during the first half of that night’s game between the Govs and Panthers.

Austin Peay to recognize and honor Don Jenkins Thursday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay to recognize and honor Don Jenkins Thursday. (APSU Sports Information)

Roy Gregory, Executive Director for University Advancement, will emcee a short pregame ceremony at 5:00pm, with speakers to include University President Tim Hall, athletics director Derek van der Merwe, men’s basketball head coach Dave Loos and Jenkins himself.

For more than 60 years, the Jenkins & Wynne Ford-Lincoln-Honda automobile dealership has been an integral part of the Clarksville community.

The business is known for its customer service and honesty, which is why it has thrived for generations. Jenkins also is currently serving as Chairman for the Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board.

As a young man, Don Jenkins washed cars on the lot and watched his father, Vernon Jenkins, work to improve the surrounding community.

Don Jenkins took those lessons to heart, and now, as CEO of the dealership, he is continuing his father’s legacy by providing great leadership to Clarksville, particularly at Austin Peay State University.

Immediately following the naming ceremony, there will be a reception in the Govs Club Room on the second level of the Dunn Center.


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