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APSU earns record amount of external grants

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The 2016-2017 academic year turned out to be a historic year for Austin Peay State University.

During that time period, APSU faculty and staff aggressively pursued outside funding to support research, student success initiatives and community outreach programs, resulting in a 76-percent increase in external grants over the previous year.

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Austin Peay State University receives $79,954 in THEC funding to help veterans and service members earn degrees

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) recently announced that Austin Peay State University will receive $79,954 in additional funding and program support to serve veterans and service members and help them earn post-secondary degrees as a part of Governor Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55.

Austin Peay is one of 13 colleges and universities in Tennessee to receive a portion of the $760,781 in total Veteran Reconnect funds to support programs and services for student veterans at campuses across the state.

APSU Center at Fort Campbell.

APSU Center at Fort Campbell.

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APSU receives over $70,000 to Support Student Veterans

 

Tennessee Higher Education CommissionNashville, TN – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) announced today that 13 colleges and universities in Tennessee will receive additional funding and program support to serve veterans and service members and help them earn postsecondary degrees as part of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55.

Austin Peay State University (APSU) is to receive a Veteran Reconnect Grant of $79,954 from THEC.

More Than $750,000 Awarded to Tennessee Colleges to Support Student Veterans

More Than $750,000 Awarded to Tennessee Colleges to Support Student Veterans

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APSU College of Science and Mathematics renamed College of STEM

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the next decade, analysts predict that Amazon, Apple, Google or Tesla will become the world’s first trillion-dollar, publicly traded company.

The astounding growth of these companies—Barclays predicts Amazon will triple its revenue by 2027—is leading many to argue that America’s economic future has become dependent on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.

Austin Peay State University Chemistry Class. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Chemistry Class. (APSU)

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 7

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 7 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Austin Peay State University to offer first engineering degree this fall

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – “When will Austin Peay State University offer an engineering degree?”

Since the early 1960s, prospective students and area manufacturers have asked that question, and today (May 11th, 2017), the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) finally provided them with an answer.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Tennessee Higher Education Commission Reports Show More Students than Ever Going to College

 

Tennessee Higher Education CommissionNashville, TN – A record number of students are going to college directly after high school and they are showing up more prepared once they get there according to two recent reports from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).

The annual Tennessee Higher Education Fact Book and the interactive 2017 Profiles and Trends in Higher Education report published by THEC highlight data and trends in relation to the Drive to 55.

The annual Tennessee Higher Education Fact Book shows progress toward the Drive to 55

The annual Tennessee Higher Education Fact Book shows progress toward the Drive to 55

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Austin Peay State University holds Historic First Board of Trustees meeting

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University convened its inaugural Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, March 30th, completing the transition from the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) to its own local governing board.

Austin Peay President Alisa White, joined by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and observed by University faculty and staff, as well as media and members of the community, called the ‘historic’ first meeting to order.

Members of Austin Peay State University's Board of Trustees met for their inaugural meeting on Thursday, March 30th, 2016. (Beth Lowary, APSU)

Members of Austin Peay State University’s Board of Trustees met for their inaugural meeting on Thursday, March 30th, 2016. (Beth Lowary, APSU)

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APSU Board of Trustees will have first meeting March 30th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s inaugural Board of Trustees will convene for its first meeting at 416 College Street on Thursday, March 30th at 1:30pm. The public is invited to attend this historic event.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Tennessee Promise Sees Increased Enrollment, Strong Retention Rates in Year 2

 

Tennessee Higher Education CommissionNashville, TN – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) announced today that the number of Tennessee Promise students who enrolled in college for the first time grew in the program’s second year while the majority of the scholarship’s first class of students re-enrolled for a second year of college.

The Tennessee Promise scholarship was the first in the nation to offer graduating high school seniors two years tuition-free at a community or technical college.

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