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Austin Peay State University graduated 1,132 Students Friday, May 9th

 

Clarksville, TNAPSU LogoAustin Peay State University on Friday celebrated the graduation of 1,132 students from its six component schools. Since 2008 the University has held two separate graduation ceremonies in order to accommodate its growing student body.

Family and friends of the graduates gathered on hand to witness the ceremonies and to celebrate what is likely to be one of the proudest moments in the life of their APSU student.

APSU President Tim Hall and his wife Lee oversee his last commencement as President at Austin Peay State University

APSU President Tim Hall and his wife Lee oversee his last commencement as President at Austin Peay State University

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Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts talks about President Tim Hall Leaving Austin Peay State University

 

“…they are leaving our university a much stronger institution because of their commitment to servant leadership.”

Tennessee State Representative - House District 67Clarksville, TN – The recent news of the departure of Austin Peay State University President Tim Hall to become the next leader at Mercy College in New York is certainly a blow to our community, especially those of us who are Austin Peay alums.

It is difficult if not impossible to measure the positive impact on our university by Tim and the APSU First Lady Lee Hall.

It must be said though that Tim and Lee Hall have infused a new standard of excellence at our alma mater, and they have made an equal, if not greater impact on higher education in our beloved state.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Austin Peay State University official statement on APSU President Tim Hall accepting presidency at Mercy College

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University President Tim Hall announced today that he has accepted the position of president at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. His nearly seven-year tenure at APSU, which marked a period of tremendous growth and national prominence for the University, will come to an end later this spring.

“Lee and I will be departing Austin Peay at the end of the spring semester as I assume the position of president of Mercy College in New York,” Hall wrote in an email message to the campus community today. “We do so with excitement and anticipation at the prospect of new challenges, but with a measure of sadness that we will be leaving a place where we have enjoyed some of the happiest years of our lives.”

APSU President Tim Hall leaving in the Spring for Mercy College in New York.

APSU President Tim Hall leaving in the Spring for Mercy College in New York.

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The Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus holds first Concert in the newly dedicated George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall

 

Austin Peay State UniversityThe Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Community Concert Association as part of their Community Concert Series in partnership with Austin Peay State University brought the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Nashville Symphony Chorus to Clarksville to play the first concert in the soon to be re-dedicated concert Hall.

After the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus opened with George Mabry’s newest composition “If Music Be the Food of Love,” a small ceremony was held to rededicate the Austin Peay State University Music/Mass communication building concert hall in honor of Dr. George Mabry and his wife Sharon Mabry. The Mabry’s have been members of the faculty at university since the 1970s and have made their mark on both the university and the community.

The Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Nashville Symphony Chorus on stage in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on Austin Peay State University

The Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Nashville Symphony Chorus on stage in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on Austin Peay State University

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APSU Wrapped Up Homecoming Week Celebrations on Saturday

 

Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University held their homecoming celebration last week culminating in the Homecoming Parade and Football Game against the Eastern Illinois Panthers on Saturday.

The Week started out with a homecoming concert in the Red Barn on campus featuring Big Sean with CyHi da Prynce, other events during Homecoming Week included a fight song competition, the APSU Apollo Talent show, A step-off competition, a pep rally, and the NPHC Step show.

The APSU Governor during the 2011 Austin Peay State University Homecoming Parade

The APSU Governor during the 2011 Austin Peay State University Homecoming Parade

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The Clarksville Community Concert Association announces 2010-11 concert schedule

 

The Clarksville Community Concert Association (CCCA) closed out their 2009-2010 season with a reception hosted by APSU president Tim Hall and his wife Lee at Archwood on Austin Peay State University, during which the CCCA announced their 2010-2011 season’s schedule, followed by jazz concert given by the Joel Frahm Quartet.

The last season kicked off with the Todd Hill Orchestra with their big band sound, which was a wonderful concert. Next was Gabriella Montero an emerging improvisational pianist, bringing back a type of classical music that was prevalent in the 19th century, and is undergoing a resurgence today. Mid-season was the Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival, which was a little bit different for the CCCA, as they combine music, dance, and song in their performances. They were followed by the Gateway Chamber Ensemble who were promoting the inaugural album Wind Serenades of Mozart and Strauss. Finishing off the Season was the Joel Frahm and his Quartet.

Joel Frahm and his Quartet

Joel Frahm and his Quartet

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