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Austin Peay State University’s Reagan Giving Circle honors late professor Betty Joe Wallace with 2018 Women in Philanthropy Award

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Whenever people describe the late Betty Joe Wallace, the often use words like “scholar,” “trailblazer,” “mentor” and “friend.” In the four years since the Austin Peay State University history professor passed away, another word frequently comes up—“philanthropist.”

Before she died, Wallace told her husband, John Chapman, that she wanted to help students from her home in Stewart County earn a college education at Austin Peay State University.

Late Austin Peay professor Betty Joe Wallace honored with 2018 Women in Philanthropy Award.

Late Austin Peay professor Betty Joe Wallace honored with 2018 Women in Philanthropy Award.

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APSU pioneer Betty Joe Wallace to be honored by Colleagues and Former Students

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The late Betty Joe Wallace taught history at Austin Peay State University for almost 40 years, and many of her former students and colleagues praise her as a pioneer who helped create a more progressive campus.

“She was the first cigar-smoking feminist I ever met,” Dr. Carlette Hardin, dean of the APSU Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education, said.

Betty Joe Wallace

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