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APSU alumni Lynn Von Hagen celebrates her role in ‘a new generation of women’ undertaking remote fieldwork

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) graduate Lynn Von Hagen is living a lifelong dream working with elephants in the Kenyan bush while pursuing a doctoral degree at Auburn University.

Austin Peay State University alumni Lynn Von Hagen in Kenya. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University alumni Lynn Von Hagen in Kenya. (APSU)

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APSU alumni Lynn Von Hagen realizes lifelong dream working with elephants, locals in Kenya

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) graduate Lynn Von Hagen’s work with elephants in the Kenyan bush is the culmination of a dream for her.

“I have loved elephants and wildlife as long as I can remember,” Von Hagen, 46, of Nashville, said. “I always wanted to make an impact through conservation of the natural world, while also helping people.”

Lynn Von Hagen is developing community workshops to increase livelihood stability and reduce human-elephant conflict. (APSU)

Lynn Von Hagen is developing community workshops to increase livelihood stability and reduce human-elephant conflict. (APSU)

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APSU alumni Lynn Von Hagen’s dream takes her to Kenya Africa

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University alumni Lynn Von Hagen dreamed of working with animals as a young person. She donated to conservation groups and gave her time and talents to Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary, a domestic animal rescue organization in Hendersonville Tennessee.

However, as is the case for many people, Von Hagen was forced to postpone her dreams of pursuing studies in zoology, ecology and animal biology and concentrate on earning a living.

Austin Peay Lynn Von Hagen dreamed of working with animals and now that dream is taking her to Kenya.

Austin Peay Lynn Von Hagen dreamed of working with animals and now that dream is taking her to Kenya.

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Austin Peay State University Winter Commencement Ceremonies to be held December 11th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – As a teenager, Lynn Von Hagen dreamed of working as a biologist in Africa. She raised money for conservation groups, like the World Wildlife Fund, and she often found herself staring at photographs of lions and elephants in the pages of National Geographic.

In the early 1990s, Hagen decided to enroll at Vol State Community College, but after earning her associate degree in 1993, she put her dream of becoming abiologist on hold.

Austin Peay State University Winter Commencement Ceremony set for Friday, December 11thm 2015. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

Austin Peay State University Winter Commencement Ceremony set for Friday, December 11thm 2015. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

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