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Austin Peay State University announces Fort Campbell Colonel James R. Salome to deliver keynote at Summer Commencement

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Colonel James R. Salome will deliver the keynote address at Austin Peay State University’s 88th Summer Commencement on August 5th.

Salome took command of Fort Campbell on June 18th, 2015, after arriving from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he served as the Commander’s Initiatives Group director, U.S. Army Forces Command. Salome previously served with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, as an operations officer.

Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Colonel James R. Salome

Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Colonel James R. Salome

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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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Austin Peay State University Winter Commencement Ceremonies to be held December 11th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – As a teenager, Lynn Von Hagen dreamed of working as a biologist in Africa. She raised money for conservation groups, like the World Wildlife Fund, and she often found herself staring at photographs of lions and elephants in the pages of National Geographic.

In the early 1990s, Hagen decided to enroll at Vol State Community College, but after earning her associate degree in 1993, she put her dream of becoming abiologist on hold.

Austin Peay State University Winter Commencement Ceremony set for Friday, December 11thm 2015. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

Austin Peay State University Winter Commencement Ceremony set for Friday, December 11thm 2015. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

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Austin Peay State University’s Spring Commencement keynote speaker announced

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey, a 1977 Austin Peay State University graduate and current Deputy Commandant for Plans, Polices and Operations for the United States Marine Corps, will return to his alma mater on May 8 to deliver the keynote address at APSU’s 86th Spring Commencement.

Bailey will speak at both commencement events, at 9:00am and 2:00pm, in the Dunn Center.

Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey to speak at APSU's Spring Commencement

Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey to speak at APSU’s Spring Commencement

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Austin Peay State University hosts Phi Alpha Theta Regional History Conference

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Dean of Austin Peay State University’s College of Arts and Letters, Dr. Dixie Webb, knows first-hand the possibilities for a student pursuing a degree in history.

Webb shared those thoughts with the over 130 attendees of the annual Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) Regional History Conference, held February 28th on the campus of APSU. Founded in 1921, PAT exists to promote the study of history and is one of the largest honor societies in existence.

Students from universities across the region gathered at APSU, with Webb speaking on the value of a degree in history. Regardless of your ultimate career path, Webb said, a background in history can provide students with the tools necessary to succeed. «Read the rest of this article»

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Head of Tennessee Promise Mike Krause to speak at APSU’s 2014 Fall Commencement

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Mike Krause is the type of person who likes a challenge. In the fall of 2006, he completed his bachelor’s degree at Austin Peay State University while still serving as a soldier in the 101st Airborne Division.

Eight years later, as executive director of the Tennessee Promise and Drive to 55 Initiative in the Office of Governor Bill Haslam, he is in charge of one of the most ambitious programs in the state’s history.

Austin Peay State University's 2014 Fall Commencement keynote speaker Mike Krause.

Austin Peay State University’s 2014 Fall Commencement keynote speaker Mike Krause.

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Austin Peay State University graduated 1,132 Students Friday, May 9th

 

Clarksville, TNAPSU LogoAustin Peay State University on Friday celebrated the graduation of 1,132 students from its six component schools. Since 2008 the University has held two separate graduation ceremonies in order to accommodate its growing student body.

Family and friends of the graduates gathered on hand to witness the ceremonies and to celebrate what is likely to be one of the proudest moments in the life of their APSU student.

APSU President Tim Hall and his wife Lee oversee his last commencement as President at Austin Peay State University

APSU President Tim Hall and his wife Lee oversee his last commencement as President at Austin Peay State University

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts to speak at APSU Spring Commencement

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Tennessee state Representative Joe Pitts often refers to himself as “a proud 1980 graduate of Austin Peay State University,” and on May 9th, he’ll return to his alma mater to deliver the keynote address at the University’s 85th Spring Commencement.

He will speak at both commencement events, at 9:00am and 2:00pm, in the APSU Dunn Center.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Austin Peay State University Acuff Circle of Excellence endows new scholarship

 

Acuff Circle of ExcellenceClarksville, TN – Earlier this month, members of the Acuff Circle of Excellence Executive Board presented Austin Peay State University with a check for $25,000 to endow the new Acuff Circle of Excellence Arts Scholarship.

The mission of the Acuff Circle is to advance the role of arts and culture at APSU and in the Clarksville-Montgomery County community.

Christopher Burawa, director of the APSU Center of Excellence for Creative Arts; Susan Wilson, director of Major Gifts at APSU; Lisa Martin, Acuff Circle Board president-elect; APSU President Tim Hall; Charlsie Halliburton, Acuff Circle Board president; Dixie Webb, APSU dean of the College of Arts and Letters; Stacey Streetman, Acuff Circle Board secretary; and Sondra Hamilton, Acuff Circle treasurer. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer).

Christopher Burawa, director of the APSU Center of Excellence for Creative Arts; Susan Wilson, director of Major Gifts at APSU; Lisa Martin, Acuff Circle Board president-elect; APSU President Tim Hall; Charlsie Halliburton, Acuff Circle Board president; Dixie Webb, APSU dean of the College of Arts and Letters; Stacey Streetman, Acuff Circle Board secretary; and Sondra Hamilton, Acuff Circle treasurer. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer).

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Austin Peay State University Student to earn degree December 13th after two decades

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Keith Wilson, 51, first arrived at Austin Peay State University, George H.W. Bush was president of the United States, Johnny Carson ended his 30-year tenure as host of the Tonight Show and Barcelona hosted the Summer Olympic Games.

Much has changed since 1992, except for Wilson’s status as an APSU student. A series of health problems delayed his studies over the years, causing him to sometimes drop out or take only one class a semester. «Read the rest of this article»

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