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Austin Peay State University alumnus creates Patsy Trotter Education Award Endowment

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Foundation recently got a contribution from APSU alumnus and former Clarksville mayor Don Trotter to endow the scholarship he and his sons previously created in memory of his late wife.

Patsy Trotter

Patsy Trotter

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Former Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green, State Representative Jason Hodges to deliver APSU Commencement Addresses this May

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This May, three prominent Tennessee public servants will visit Austin Peay State University (APSU) to serve as commencement speakers for the University’s three commencement ceremonies.

Former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green and State Representative Jason Hodges will be on campus May 3th and 4th, 2019 as Austin Peay State University, the state’s fastest-growing public University, expands its graduation celebration to two days.

(L to R) Former Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green and State Representative Jason Hodges to speak at APSU Commencement Ceremonies.

(L to R) Former Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green and State Representative Jason Hodges to speak at APSU Commencement Ceremonies.

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Austin Peay State University’s Dr. Doris Davenport to deliver APSU commencement address on December 14th

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Doris Davenport, Austin Peay State University (APSU) professor of nursing and recipient of the 2018 National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, will deliver the keynote address during the University’s winter commencement on Friday, December 14th, 2018.

APSU Winter Commencement to be held Friday, December 14th.

Austin Peay State University Winter Commencement to be held Friday, December 14th.

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Two APSU colleges work to prepare science teachers, enrich community

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Philip Short has the heart of a field biologist. He loves wading through creeks or hiking trails, conducting field research. As an assistant professor at Austin Peay State University (APSU), you might expect his office to be in the Sundquist Science Complex, but it’s not.

Short works in the Claxton Building, as a member of the Eriksson College of Education.

Two APSU colleges train science majors to be educators while also providing educational outreach opportunities to local school children.

Two APSU colleges train science majors to be educators while also providing educational outreach opportunities to local school children.

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APSU expanding reach into underserved communities with new Center for Rural Education

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In his retirement, Dr. Philander Claxton, the former U.S. Commissioner of Education under Presidents Taft, Wilson and Harding, felt a lingering nostalgia for his time in Clarksville, where he served as the second president of Austin Peay Normal School. He retired from the school in 1946.

“I accepted the presidency of Austin Peay Normal School because it had been founded for the purpose of preparing teachers for the rural schools,” the 90-year-old Claxton wrote in 1953. “As long as I was president, I did all I could to hold it to that purpose, which was and still is the most difficult and important part of an educational system.”

Austin Peay State University to create new APSU Center for Rural Education.

Austin Peay State University to create new APSU Center for Rural Education.

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APSU Commencement Address to be given by professor Mike Gotcher on December 9th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On December 9th, Dr. Mike Gotcher, professor of communication and interim executive director of Extended Education at Austin Peay State University, will deliver the keynote address at the APSU’s Winter Commencement.

He will speak at both commencement ceremonies, at 9:00am and 2:00pm, in the University’s Dunn Center.

APSU professor Mike Gotcher to give Winter Commencement address.

APSU professor Mike Gotcher to give Winter Commencement address.

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New Austin Peay State University scholarship honors late Clarksville teacher Lynda Conner

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Lynda Wilkerson Conner attended Austin Peay State University in the early 1960s, she had a hard time finding a place to do her student teaching. Clarksville was a small, quiet town in those days, with a population of about 22,000 people and only a handful of public schools scattered around the area.

In order to fulfill her student teaching requirement and graduate, Conner had to travel nearly an hour out of town to a rural school in Greenbriar, Tennessee.

Dr. Carlette Hardin, dean of the Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education, Lynda Conner (cousin with same name), APSU President Alisa White, Lawrence Conner, Larry Conner and Melynda Conner commemorate the creation of the Lynda Conner Education Scholarship for Student Teaching. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

Dr. Carlette Hardin, dean of the Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education, Lynda Conner (cousin with same name), APSU President Alisa White, Lawrence Conner, Larry Conner and Melynda Conner commemorate the creation of the Lynda Conner Education Scholarship for Student Teaching. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

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APSU Education Professors and Graduate Students help Teachers in Guatemala

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In Guatemala, it’s easy for a public school teacher to feel overwhelmed. Class sizes are large, with about 45 to 50 students squeezing into a small, hot classroom. And most teachers in that country begin their careers at the age of 17 or 18, with minimal preparation.

“The resources are limited there,” Dr. Barbara Peterson, Austin Peay State University associate professor of education, said. “The schools are very poorly funded.”

APSU associate professor of education Dr. Barbara Peterson (red top), and former APSU graduate students Jodi Davidson (brown blazer) and David Kennedy (purple shirt) presented American teaching methods to Guatemalan educators last semester.

APSU associate professor of education Dr. Barbara Peterson (red top), and former APSU graduate students Jodi Davidson (brown blazer) and David Kennedy (purple shirt) presented American teaching methods to Guatemalan educators last semester.

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Austin Peay State University to Graduate its largest class yet, Marsha Blackburn to speak

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN –  Austin Peay State University will award degrees to 1,222 students – the largest class in APSU history – during its 84th Spring Commencement on Friday, May 10th in the Dunn Center.

U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn, R-TN, who represents the state’s 7th Congressional District, will be the keynote speaker at both the morning and afternoon commencement events.

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn addresses a graduating class

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn addresses a graduating class

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APSU’s 2012 Distinguished Professor Award recipient Dr. Mary Lou Witherspoon to address candidates at graduation

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will send off 686 candidates for degrees during dual Fall Commencement ceremonies December 14th in the Dunn Center.

Dr. Mary Lou Witherspoon, professor of mathematics and the 2012 APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award recipient, will be the keynote speaker at both commencement events.

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