Topic: University of Tennessee
Clarksville, TN – Kristopher Phillips (’91), a nationally recognized advancement professional, was recently named executive director of the Austin Peay State University Office of University Advancement. Roy Gregory previously served in that position until he retired last June after 24 years of service to APSU.
“We’re excited to have someone of Kris’s caliber lead our advancement efforts,” Derek van der Merwe, APSU vice president of Advancement, Communication and Strategic Initiatives, said. “He understands the intricacies of raising money for institutions of higher education, he is considered a national leader in his profession and his expertise will help guide our advancement team to provide more opportunities for deserving young men and women who wish to earn a college education.”
Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam delivered his annual State of the State Address to a joint convention of the legislature this week, unveiling his budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Haslam addressed multiple issues during the State of the State, the most prominent of which include job recruitment and workforce development, a continued push to make government more efficient and effective, and major investments in both K-12 and higher education.
Among the key points in the Governor’s speech was a focus on a balanced budget, low taxes, fiscal responsibility, and the proposal of 261 million in new dollars for Tennessee public education, including $104.6 million for teacher salaries — the largest investment in K-12 education without a tax increase in state history.
Budget proposal makes the largest K-12 investment without a tax increase in state history
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam tonight delivered his 2016 State of the State and Budget Address before a joint session of the 109th General Assembly, unveiling a balanced $34.8 billion proposal that makes the largest investment in K-12 education without a tax increase in Tennessee’s history.
The governor’s Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget proposes 261 million in new dollars for Tennessee public education, including $104.6 million for teacher salaries.
Tennessee Higher Education Commission releases 2016 Labor Education Alignment Education Program (LEAP) Annual Report
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has released the 2016 Annual Report for the Labor Education Alignment Education Program (LEAP), highlighting the early successes of LEAP in local communities in engaging education and employers to develop a pipeline of skilled workers in Tennessee. The report showcases LEAP as a model for alignment between industry and education.
LEAP is one of the primary initiatives of the Drive to 55, Governor Bill Haslam’s push to grow Tennessee’s postsecondary educational attainment rate to 55 percent by 2025.
Clarksville, TN – Brad Barrett, former president of The Tennessee Bankers Association (TBA), has been named to the F&M Bank Board of Directors, according to Sammy Stuard, president and CEO.
“Brad brings a wealth of banking knowledge to F&M and his over 20 years of leadership at the helm of the TBA will contribute greatly as we seek new opportunities for growth across Middle Tennessee,” commented Stuard.
Following F&M’s recent sale to Nashville-area businessman Gaylon Lawrence Jr., Barrett joins the bank at an exciting time. Lawrence’s ownership of Middle Tennessee’s eighth largest bank will increase the bank’s capital and further position F&M for continued growth.
Tennessee, higher education leaders to provide guidance on Drive to 55 alignment plan
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the members of the transition task force to offer guidance on the proposed Focus On College and University Success (FOCUS) Act during the legislative process and potential implementation if approved by the Tennessee General Assembly.
Comprised of higher education leaders and professionals, the transition task force will have two components: a steering committee to provide high level implementation guidance to the governor and a working group that will offer technical assistance and report back to the steering committee.
APSU’s Khalil Davis nominated for Allstate National Association of Basketball Coaches Good Works Team
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Clarksville, TN – Senior Austin Peay State University forward/guard Khalil Davis is one of 257 nominees for the 2016 Allstate National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Good Works Teams®, sponsored by Allstate Insurance Company.
The award shines a spotlight on a select group of student-athletes who have shown dedication to service in their respective communities.
In its fourth year, the Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® recognize players at all levels of college basketball who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement.
Clarksville, TN – In late October, a van filled with some of Austin Peay State University’s brightest students headed east for a unique scholarly event.
About four hours later, the van arrived at the University of Tennessee Knoxville campus for the inaugural Tennessee Experiential Learning Symposium (TELS)—the state’s first academic conference to focus on service learning, study abroad and undergraduate research.
Tennessee Department of Health says Everyone has a role in Diabetes Prevention, Education and Support
Nashville, TN – More than 29 million Americans, including more than 600,000 Tennessee adults, have diabetes. It is estimated one in every four people with diabetes does not even know he or she has the disease.
The Tennessee Department of Health is reminding Tennesseans during National Diabetes Month that diabetes is a disease that can be treated, and with some lifestyle changes some individuals can even prevent or reverse the course of the disease.
Sumner County, TN – F&M Bank has hired Brian Jones as a Vice President and Commercial Lender for its Sumner County Markets.
“Brian has over twenty years of banking experience and his knowledge of the Hendersonville and White House area just adds strength to our presence here,” said Sammy Stuard, President and CEO of F&M Bank.
Brian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He has also completed coursework through the American Institute of Banking and is a graduate of the Tennessee Bankers Association’s Southeastern School of Commercial Lending.
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