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APSU receives original copy of speech delivered to graduates of predecessor school in 1889


Austin Peay State UniversityOn Friday, more than 200 students at Austin Peay State University will graduate with degrees during Summer Commencement.

Although there will be no graduation speaker, degree candidates can take with them these words spoken to graduates of Southwestern Presbyterian University in June 1889:

“You are to occupy no mediocre position in society; your scholarly attainments, together with your good moral character, will command for you a position far above the average,” James Murdock Sykes told his fellow classmates of a school that preceded APSU from 1875-1925 on the same site where APSU now stands. «Read the rest of this article»

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