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Austin Peay State University freshman Mallory Fundora’s nonprofit feeding children in Uganda

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a warm afternoon in the African nation of Uganda, two young boys named Elvis and Kalvin took turns writing the words “Be the change” on a piece of paper. That paper eventually made its way across the Atlantic Ocean to Clarksville, Tennessee, where 18-year-old Austin Peay State University freshman Mallory Fundora took it to a tattoo artist and had the mantra permanently written across her forearm.

Mallory Fundora visits children in Uganda.

Mallory Fundora visits children in Uganda.

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Austin Peay State University Drone Club begins inaugural racing season on Friday

 

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – We’re going to level with you. The Austin Peay State University Drone Club’s racing drones are too fast for we at Public Relations to catch on video. When they really get rocking, they travel around 100 mph, and we can’t keep up with them.

They’re just a blur.

The Drone Club at APSU has three drone racers who will vie this week to qualify for the national championship next spring. The drones can travel up to 100 mph. Bigger racing drones can go faster. (APSU student Denzil Wyatt)

The Drone Club at APSU has three drone racers who will vie this week to qualify for the national championship next spring. The drones can travel up to 100 mph. Bigger racing drones can go faster. (APSU student Denzil Wyatt)

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Austin Peay State University’s AP Day allows High Schoolers to experience campus life on October 6th

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Lynzie Averitt started looking at colleges last fall, she thought she’d end up at the University of Tennessee at Martin. But then, in October of 2017, the Houston County High School senior decided to visit Austin Peay State University for AP Day.

“That made the decision for me,” Averitt said. “I came to AP Day, and that’s the day I decided to come to Austin Peay. I just loved the atmosphere and all the stuff the University offered. For me, the major deciding factor was AP Day.”

Current and prospective Austin Peay State University students meet and mingle during AP Day.

Current and prospective Austin Peay State University students meet and mingle during AP Day.

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Tennessee Awards $35 Million Across All School Districts To Improve Safety and Security

 

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Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen today announced that all 147 school districts in Tennessee have completed the first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures.

Additionally, all districts have submitted applications to receive their allocations of the $35 million school security funding and may now use these funds to implement identified school security and safety needs.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Austin Peay State University’s new mechatronics system key to meeting industry needs

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Madalyn Mercer, Ushma Patel, Joshua Schlensker and Grayson Phillips recently took control of a $300,000 mechatronics training system unpackaged and set up this summer at Austin Peay State University.

Austin Peay State University is on track to be the second university in North America to award a bachelor’s-level Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program, and the University hopes to launch the program as early as fall 2019.

Austin Peay State University is on track to be the second university in North America to award a bachelor’s-level Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program, and the University hopes to launch the program as early as fall 2019.

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Austin Peay State University to offer Mechatronics Bachelor’s Degree backed by Siemens

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) is on track to be the second university in North America to award a bachelor’s-level Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program, and the University hopes to launch the program as early as fall 2019.

“It’s a highly coveted program that allows students to be Siemens-certified at three levels,” Matthew Anderson, interim chair of the APSU Department of Engineering Technology, said. “First is a certificate, second is an associate degree, third is a bachelor’s degree.”

Austin Peay State University junior Ushma Patel of Clarksville works with the new $300,000 mechatronics system.

Austin Peay State University junior Ushma Patel of Clarksville works with the new $300,000 mechatronics system.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Reward Schools increases to 16

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools (CMCSS)

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools (CMCSS) received good news on Tennessee’s school data release with 16 of its schools performing in the state’s top five percent and being named “Reward” schools.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System has 16 schools performing in Tennessee's Top Five Percent.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System has 16 schools performing in Tennessee’s Top Five Percent.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Latin Students compete at National Junior Classical League convention

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System announces that from July 23rd-27th, about 1,500 Latin students gathered at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for the National Junior Classical League convention.

Montgomery Central High School student Samantha McIntyre received 7th place in 11th Grade Traditional Photography.

Montgomery Central High School student Samantha McIntyre received 7th place in 11th Grade Traditional Photography.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System High School Students Pursue New Pathways to Careers

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – Through a partnership between the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) and the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS), local students are pursuing new, innovative career-readiness pathways this school year.

The Early Technical College at TCAT is a unique, hands-on learning experience that allows students a no-cost opportunity to work towards an industry certification while also completing the necessary high school courses for graduation in the state of Tennessee.

CMCSS Students get hands on career learning at Tennessee College of Applied Technology.

CMCSS Students get hands on career learning at Tennessee College of Applied Technology.

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Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees approves new Military Family Resource Center

 

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Friday, September 14th, 2018 Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, who will leave office when his term ends later this fall, visited Austin Peay State University, and he asked the school’s Board of Trustees what he should tell his successor about the University. Don Jenkins, a trustee, immediately mentioned Austin Peay’s military focus.

“This is a very military-friendly town, but it’s an incredibly military-friendly college,” he said.

Austin Peay State University President Alisa White and Board Chair Mike O’Malley present Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam with an APSU hat.

Austin Peay State University President Alisa White and Board Chair Mike O’Malley present Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam with an APSU hat.

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