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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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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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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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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Proclaims January 12th TN FAFSA Frenzy Day

 

Encourages Students to Submit FAFSA by January 17th to Meet Tennessee Promise Deadline

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed Thursday, January 12th, as the first “TN FAFSA Frenzy Day,” encouraging high school seniors and current college students to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 17th to maintain eligibility for key scholarship programs including Tennessee Promise.

Tennessee Promise is the state’s groundbreaking scholarship and mentoring program that provides high school graduates two years of community or technical college free of tuition and fees.

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Tennessee Board of Regents appoints Dr. Flora Tydings as next TBR System Chancellor

 

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Flora Tydings as the next chancellor of the Board of Regents system – its ninth chief executive officer since the system’s creation in 1972.

Tydings has been president of Chattanooga State Community College since July 2015. Prior to that, she worked for 19 years in the public Technical College System of Georgia and was president of Athens Technical College in Athens, GA, from 2003 to 2015.

Dr. Flora Tydings

Dr. Flora Tydings

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Austin Peay State University to hold Military Appreciation Day during APSU Football game Saturday, November 5th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This Saturday, November 5th, 2016, the Austin Peay State University athletics department will honor local veterans and military-affiliated individuals with a special Military Appreciation Day during APSU’s 4:00pm football game at Fortera Stadium.

All veterans, active-duty personnel and their families will receive free admission to the game with a current military I.D., and several military vehicles will be on display in tailgate alley and inside the stadium.

Military Appreciation Day to be held during APSU Football game vs. Tennessee State at Fortera Stadium Saturday, November 5th.

Military Appreciation Day to be held during APSU Football game vs. Tennessee State at Fortera Stadium Saturday, November 5th.

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Kenwood High School and Northwest High School picked for State College Preparedness Grant

 

Advise TNClarksville, TN – Kenwood High School and Northwest High School have been selected as partner schools for the new statewide Advise TN college advising program, coordinated by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Northwest and Kenwood are two of 30 high schools across the state which will receive an Advise TN college advisor who will work full time to ensure that all students at each of the two schools have the information and support needed to access college opportunities.

The Advise TN college advisor will work closely with Kenwood and Northwest High Schools’ counselors to provide services to students and build up on work already being done at the school.

The Advise TN college advisor will work closely with Kenwood and Northwest High Schools’ counselors to provide services to students and build up on work already being done at the school.

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