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Austin Peay State University Master of Science in Management program ranks among nation’s best

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University College of Business M.S. in management program is #32 in the country, according to The Financial Engineer’s 2015 Master of Management Rankings. APSU’s program was ranked among the top 63 graduate management programs in the United States.

APSU’s program was the highest ranked in the state of Tennessee. This is the first time The Financial Engineer has released a ranking of master of management programs. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU College of Business partners with Stone, Rudolph and Henry to give students real-world training

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Last fall, the Austin Peay State University College of Business decided to do things a little differently with its income tax class for accounting majors.

Instead of having a faculty member lead the course, the college brought in a tax attorney from the local CPA firm Stone, Rudolph and Henry to teach students about real-world tax filing scenarios.

“One of their tax attorneys taught the class of about 20 students, teaching them what they need to know about tax law, but also how to use the tax software, which is proprietary software,” Dr. Susan Cockrell, associate dean of the APSU College of Business, said. “At the end of the semester, they offered internships to eight or nine of those students.”

Local tax attorney Jennifer Thayer (center) teaches an income tax class for the APSU College of Business. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

Local tax attorney Jennifer Thayer (center) teaches an income tax class for the APSU College of Business. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

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Austin Peay State University awards degrees to more than 1,100 students

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University hosted its 85th Spring Commencement ceremony on May 9th, in the campus’ Dunn Center.

More than 1,100 students from the College of Arts and Letters, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, College of Business, Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education, College of Science and Mathematics, and School of Technology and Public Management were awarded degrees.

APSU Spring Commencement ceremony

APSU Spring Commencement ceremony

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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, A Look Back at the year 2013

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When future generations look back on the history of Austin Peay State University, the year 2013 will likely be remembered as a pivotal time in the University’s development.

In the last 12 months, the campus has changed tremendously, both in terms of its layout and its notoriety. New, state-of-the-art buildings are welcoming new students, and even the President of the United States is talking about APSU.

As the University community looks ahead to another big year, here are some of the top stories that defined Austin Peay in 2013.

2013 at APSU

2013 at APSU

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APSU Business Scholarship endowed by Clarksville resident to honor his late wife

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the 1940s, Richard Powers enrolled in an economics class at Austin Peay State University. So did Mary Marks, and the two later were married for the next 58 years.

“We were both taking summer courses at that time,” Powers said.

His wife died in March 2008. To honor her memory, Powers established the Mary Marks Powers Scholarship for Business with a $50,000 endowment. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU receives Top National Award for improved efforts in Educational Fundraising

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Starting in 2010, Austin Peay State University has encouraged alumni, friends and supporters to give to The Legacy Campaign, the University’s current capital fundraising program that so far has significantly increased millions of dollars for scholarships and educational endeavors.

APSU is being recognized for its efforts with The Legacy Campaign.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education, known in the education circle as CASE, has selected APSU to receive the 2013 CASE Educational Fundraising Award, an honor given to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the U.S.

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University

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Center for Entrepreneurship established at APSU

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For Dr. John Volker, the establishment of the new Center for Entrepreneurship at Austin Peay State University “is a dream come true.”

“My excitement knows no boundaries,” Volker, a professor in the APSU College of Business, said.

Volker will serve as director of the new center, which was officially announced during a special event May 3rd on campus.

Several APSU administrative leaders and others celebrate the monetary gifts contributed to the new Center for Entrepreneurship during a formal announcement held May 3rd in the APSU Gentry Auditorium. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

Several APSU administrative leaders and others celebrate the monetary gifts contributed to the new Center for Entrepreneurship during a formal announcement held May 3rd in the APSU Gentry Auditorium. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

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APSU establishes new Center for Entrepreneurship

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – With initial funding from two businesses in Tennessee, the Austin Peay State University College of Business will establish the Center for Entrepreneurship to challenge students beyond the classroom and bridge community business with future business leaders from all areas of interest.

A formal gift announcement to jumpstart the venture is planned for 11:00am, Friday, May 3rd in the Gentry Auditorium, located in the Kimbrough Building on the main campus. The public is invited to attend. «Read the rest of this article»

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