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APSU’s Annual Scholarship Donor Dinner honors Wayne Ard, Ron Morton

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On April 26th, during Austin Peay State University’s Annual Scholarship Donor Dinner, Wayne Ard, and his late wife, Marianne, and Ron Morton were honored for their strong support of the University.

Ard, president of Ard Construction,received the 2016 Tennessee Board of Regents’ Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. Morton, owner of the largest number of H&R Block franchises in the country, was presented with the University’s 2016 Academic Advocate Award.

APSU President Alisa White, Wayne Ard and former APSU President Oscar Page. (Robert Smith | APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

APSU President Alisa White, Wayne Ard and former APSU President Oscar Page. (Robert Smith | APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

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APSU gives out first Warren Scholarship for Classical Studies

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – If you grew up in Clarksville and studied Latin, chances are you know Kaye or Grady Warren. The couple taught Latin in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System for more than 40 years, and in that time they became one of the area’s biggest advocates for Classical Studies.

Just last summer, one of their former students—Austin Peay State University freshman Alexander Kee—earned first place in Advanced Latin Grammar at the National Junior Classical League convention in San Antonio, Texas.

Mary Winters APSU Latin instructor; Alexander Kee, APSU student; Grady Warren, Kaye Warren, Dr. Tim Winters, APSU professor of Classics, and Dr. Stephen Kershner, assistant professor of Classics, celebrate the presentation of a new scholarship.

Mary Winters APSU Latin instructor; Alexander Kee, APSU student; Grady Warren, Kaye Warren, Dr. Tim Winters, APSU professor of Classics, and Dr. Stephen Kershner, assistant professor of Classics, celebrate the presentation of a new scholarship.

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APSU acknowledges outstanding faculty members at 2016 Academic Honors and Awards Ceremony

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) recognized several outstanding faculty members during the annual Academic Honors and Awards Ceremony in the Mabry Concert Hall on Tuesday, April 26th.

The University’s top faculty honor, the APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, was presented to Dr. Mike Gotcher, professor of communication.

APSU President Dr. Alisa White and past APSU Alumni Association President Brandon Di Paolo Harrison present the 2016 APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award to Dr. Mike Gotcher. APSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Rex Gandy, far right, is also in the photo. (Robert Smith, APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

APSU President Dr. Alisa White and past APSU Alumni Association President Brandon Di Paolo Harrison present the 2016 APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award to Dr. Mike Gotcher. APSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Rex Gandy, far right, is also in the photo. (Robert Smith, APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

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Austin Peay State University nursing student wins THEC community service award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Navdeep Saini, who may well be the nicest student attending Austin Peay State University, doesn’t like to talk about himself that much. If pressed, he’ll admit that he speaks six languages and has a degree in biotechnology (that he earned in Russian), but talking about his accomplishments seems to embarrass him.

He looked particularly shy at APSU’s Einstein Bros. Bagels coffee shop earlier this month when someone asked Saini about another accolade.

Navdeep Saini

Navdeep Saini

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APSU Department of Sociology sees students accepted to Top Graduate Programs

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In August, Sarah Huff, a former high school dropout, will board a plane for the United Kingdom to begin graduate school at The London School of Economics and Political Science—a university recently labeled “the world’s leading dedicated social science institution.”

“I’ll admit I was a bit hesitant to apply because I don’t have a lot of the background that people have when they go to these bigger schools,” Huff said recently.

Austin Peay State University McCord Building. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University McCord Building. (APSU)

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Tennessee Department of Education Suspends Grade 3-8 Testing Due to Vendor’s Inability to Deliver Materials

 

Statewide Assessment Contract Terminated

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today the department will terminate its statewide testing contract with Measurement Inc., effective immediately.

While high school testing will continue as planned, the state will suspend grade 3-8 testing during the 2015-16 school year due to Measurement Inc.’s inability to deliver all testing materials.

3-8 grade testing suspended for the 2015-16 school year.

3-8 grade testing suspended for the 2015-16 school year.

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APSU to hold CSM Darol Walker Award Ceremony on Thursday, April 28th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Colonel Rob Salome, garrison commander at Fort Campbell, will visit Austin Peay State University at 8:00am on April 28th to help recognize an outstanding APSU ROTC cadet during the annual CSM Darol Walker Award Ceremony and Breakfast.

Jack B. Turner established the award several years ago in honor of Darol Walker, retired vice president of Jack B. Turner and Associates Inc. in Clarksville and retired command sergeant major in the U.S. Army.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Philanthropist Janet Ayers to give keynote address at APSU Spring Commencement on May 6th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Janet Ayers, a nationally recognized business leader and president of the philanthropic Ayers Foundation, will deliver the keynote address at Austin Peay State University’s 87th Spring Commencement on May 6th.

The Ayers Foundation was created in 1999 to sustain and/or significantly improve the quality of life in Tennessee. The organization accomplishes this mission through financial support for college scholarships, medical services for children, research into pre-cancer detection and diagnosis, continuing education for teachers, mental health research and other initiatives.

Janet Ayers to speak at APSU’s 87th Spring Commencement. (Donn Jones)

Janet Ayers to speak at APSU’s 87th Spring Commencement. (Donn Jones)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Thanks Legislature for Partnering to Make Largest Investment in K-12 Without a Tax Increase

 

Tennessee General Assembly Passes Legislation to Strengthen K-12 and Higher Education

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – On Friday, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam thanked members of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly for their work this session and partnership in passing a balanced budget and legislation to continue the state’s focus on education.

“For Tennesseans who don’t follow news out of the State Capitol every day, I think you can take away two main things from this session: education and fiscal strength,” stated Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System to take Pre-Kindergarten Applications in May

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville Montgomery School System is offering another opportunity for parents to apply for the CMCSS Pre-Kindergarten in May.

To be eligible, children must be 4 years old before or on August 15th, 2016 and reside in Montgomery County.

Clarksville Montgomery School System will be taking applications for CMCSS Pre-Kindergarten in May.

Clarksville Montgomery School System will be taking applications for CMCSS Pre-Kindergarten in May.

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