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Holiday tradition: Family, Memphis alumnus help build scholarship to reach endowment


Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For Nannie Mae Wooten, education was the key that could unlock many doors for a student.

She advocated that philosophy to those enrolled at Austin Peay State University, where she worked as a leading member of the housekeeping staff from January 1st, 1959, until her retirement in February 1980. A strong proponent of education, she was just as instrumental in her seven children – Frank Jr., Onie, Linda, Brenda, Mariah, James Michael and Janet – continuing their higher education goals beyond high school.

“She kept saying to us, we could do anything,” her daughter and APSU alumna, Linda Roberts (’89), of Clarksville, said. “She wouldn’t allow any of us or anyone for that matter to give up.” «Read the rest of this article»

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