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Ron Morton continues tradition of transformational giving at Austin Peay State University

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – For years, Ron Morton has been one of the most benevolent donors in the sphere of Austin Peay State University (APSU).

A 1970 graduate of Austin Peay State University and cross-country student-athlete, Morton’s generosity began in earnest in 2012 when he endowed the Ronald L. Morton Scholarship Fund benefiting business majors in Austin Peay State University’s Olympic sports.

To date, more than 20 Morton Scholarship endowments have been awarded by Ron and his wife Andrea to aid APSU student-athletes, directly impacting sports with fewer available athletic scholarships.

Austin Peay State University Men's Golf senior Alex Vegh. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Men’s Golf senior Alex Vegh. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Men’s Basketball plays Eastern Kentucky at the Dunn Center, Saturday

 

Austin Peay (17-9 | 11-2 OVC) vs. Eastern Kentucky (13-13 | 10-3 OVC)

Saturday, February 15th, 2020 | 4:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Fresh off one of the program’s biggest wins of the Matt Figger Era, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball team now turns its attention to an upstart Eastern Kentucky unit hungry for its own signature victory when the two teams meet 4:00pm, Saturday, in the Dunn Center.

League leading Austin Peay Men's Basketball hosts Eastern Kentucky Saturday afternoon at the Dunn Center. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

League leading Austin Peay Men’s Basketball hosts Eastern Kentucky Saturday afternoon at the Dunn Center. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Red Coat Society to enshrine Three People, Saturday

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Red Coat Society will grow by three people Saturday when L.M. Ellis, L.W. Harris and Vanessa Hollis gain enshrinement.

Additionally, longtime supporter Ron Morton, who was inducted to the Red Coat Society but unable to attend the ceremony last year, will be recognized for his enshrinement alongside the 2020 class.

The first African-American men’s basketball player signed to play in Ohio Valley Conference history, Ellis is a 1965 graduate from the University and has since gone on to success in the Clarksville community.

Three set for Austin Peay State University Red Coat Society enshrinement this Saturday. (APSU Sports Information) «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Governors Red Coat Society to induct Joe Maynard, Cathi Maynard, Ron Morton

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – The Governors Club, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) athletics booster club, has announced that Joe and Cathi Maynard and Ron Morton will be inducted into the Governors Club Red Coat Society.

Joe and Cathi Maynard will be recognized at halftime of the men’s basketball game against UT Martin that evening. Ron Morton will be recognized at a later date.

Joe and Cathi Maynard are recent members of the Austin Peay family, but they have quickly become two of the Governors biggest supporters.

Joe Maynard, Cathi Maynard, and Ron Morton to be inducted into the Austin Peay Governors Red Coat Society Saturday afternoon at basketball double header. (APSU Sports Information) «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU’s Annual Scholarship Donor Dinner honors Wayne Ard, Ron Morton

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On April 26th, during Austin Peay State University’s Annual Scholarship Donor Dinner, Wayne Ard, and his late wife, Marianne, and Ron Morton were honored for their strong support of the University.

Ard, president of Ard Construction,received the 2016 Tennessee Board of Regents’ Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. Morton, owner of the largest number of H&R Block franchises in the country, was presented with the University’s 2016 Academic Advocate Award.

APSU President Alisa White, Wayne Ard and former APSU President Oscar Page. (Robert Smith | APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

APSU President Alisa White, Wayne Ard and former APSU President Oscar Page. (Robert Smith | APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

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Austin Peay State University Governors and Chamber Community Golf Classic set for Friday

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Governors and Chamber Community Golf Classic and Partner Celebration Dinner is Friday and pairings have been announced for the one-day, three-course tournament.

The event, which has seen APSU Athletics and the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce combined their two tournaments, will be played Friday at the Clarksville Country Club, Swan Lake Golf Course and The Links at Novadell in Hopkinsville, KY.

The shotgun start for the four-player, best-ball scramble is 10:30am at the three courses.

Austin Peay Governors and Chamber Community Golf Classic. (APSU Sports)

Austin Peay Governors and Chamber Community Golf Classic. (APSU Sports)

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Austin Peay State University Foundation selects new members to serve for 2014

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Foundation has selected 10 new members for 2014.

The APSU Foundation provides the structure through which the University can work directly with special volunteers and community leaders to enhance the financial well being of the University. The Foundation’s purpose is to financially support the University. «Read the rest of this article»

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Teams go low at Austin Peay State University Governor’s Golf Classic

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – It took a 48 and a scorecard playoff to win both flights of the 27th annual Governors Golf Classic, Friday, at Swan Lake Golf Course.

The group of Gene Whitfield, David Chesney, Brett Covington Jr. and Douglas Weiland won the morning flight with a 48 and won a scorecard playoff using the back nine. Second place was claimed by Jeff Battles, Steve Lox, Shane Davis and Sam Davis. Joey Tuck, Eric Feijo, Bret Campbell and Taylor Long placed third with a 49.

APSU Governor’s Golf Classic-Swan Lake Golf Course. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Governor’s Golf Classic-Swan Lake Golf Course. (APSU Sports Information)

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Mr. Waterheater® Opens in Clarksville, TN

 

mrwaterheater2Pittsburgh, PA – The Mr. Waterheater® jingle will soon be heard in Clarksville Tennessee as Neal and Ron Morton, owners of Morton Mechanical opens the seventh Mr. Waterheater® franchise location. Ron Morton, who had been a heating and cooling factory representative for 20 years, purchased an existing Clarksville HVAC business in 1988 and renamed the company Morton Mechanical. Ron’s son Neal, joined the business in 1991, and currently serves as the general manager. The company employs 30 people and many of its current employees have more than 20 years service with the company. Two thirds of its employees have more than 10 years service.

MortonMechanicalThe Morton’s added a plumbing division in 2002 to serve the commercial and residential new construction market. Since 2008, they have looked to expand into plumbing services, and sought a business model to transition them into the market. “Starting a plumbing business takes a lot of time and effort. By opening a Mr. Waterheater® franchise we’ll be able to ramp up the business quickly because of the marketing, the television commercials, the radio advertising, and the Mr. Waterheater® mascot, we can get known in Clarksville,” states Neal Morton. The franchise discovery process included a trip to Pittsburgh to meet the Sembower family and the Mr. Waterheater team. “When we came to visit Mr. Waterheater we were impressed with the family atmosphere that they have created. We have experience with other franchise or licensing opportunities and we feel that the values that we have at Morton Mechanical are right in line with the Mr. Waterheater team.” «Read the rest of this article»

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