Clarksville, TN – On Friday, December 13th, 2019, Dr. Gilbert Pitts, Austin Peay State University (APSU) professor of biology and recipient of the 2019 National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, will deliver the keynote address during the University’s winter commencement. He will speak at both ceremonies, at 10:00am and 2:00pm, in the APSU Dunn Center.
Throughout his career, Pitts has worked closely with several undergraduate and graduate students, resulting in 18 scientific presentations.
He served as president of the Tennessee Academy of Science and as a member of several committees for the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society.
Pitts has secured 15 grants totaling more than $740,000 to purchase equipment for his biology students.
On December 13th, candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees with academic majors in the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, the Eriksson College of Education and the College of Graduate Studies will participate in the 10:00am ceremony.
Candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees with academic majors in the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, the College of Business, and the College of Graduate Studies will participate in the 2:00pm ceremony.
Two shuttles will be available to transport students, families and friends to and from the Dunn Center during the hours of 8:00am–4:30pm. Please visit www.apsu.edu/commencement for route information.
Austin Peay State University offers a free live webcast of each commencement ceremony. A link to the webcast will be made available within 24 hours of each ceremony at www.apsu.edu/commencement.
The ceremonies also will be broadcast live on Magic 91.9 WAPX-FM, a broadcast service of the APSU Department of Communication.
For more information, visit www.apsu.edu/commencement.