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APSU to name animal science building after Brock Blick on April 5th


Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In late July 2017, Mark and Jeri Blick visited the Austin Peay State University farm to officially establish the Brock Blick Endowed Scholarship in Agriculture, in honor of their late son, Brock. But their generous gift to the University that afternoon represented only the first phase of a larger plan to honor Brock’s legacy.

APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center. (APSU)

APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center. (APSU)

Last fall, thanks to overwhelming community support, the Blick’s created the Brock Blick Fund of Excellence in Agriculture at APSU.

“We’ve made a special commitment to Austin Peay so his legacy will go on and on forever,” Mark said

“He just loved to be around cows,” Jeri added. “I just feel like this is the best place to honor his legacy.”

At 6:00pm on Thursday, April 5th, the University will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly named Brock Blick Animal Science Facility at the APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center, at 1991 Pickens Road. In 2016, the University opened the $1 million, state-of-the-art animal science teaching facility to provide room for the Department of Agriculture’s booming enrollment. That building, now named in honor of Brock Blick, offers space for classes, labs and other agriculture activities.

“I want to make a pledge that we’ll make sure he’s not forgotten,” Dr. Alisa White, APSU president, said to the Blicks in July. “You’ll always remember him, you’ll always have that. But we’ll make sure that other people know, and not just what he did but the kind of heart he had and the kind of heart his family had.”

The community is invited to the April 5th ceremony. Parking will be at the Montgomery County Department of Motor Vehicles, 220 West Dunbar Cave Road, with shuttles providing transportation to the farm.

For information on the scholarship and the fund of excellence, contact the APSU Advancement Office at 931.221.7127. To RSVP for the ceremony, contact the APSU Alumni Office at 931.221.7220 or .




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