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If Austin Peay Could Talk – Sheila’s Story

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – My mom is a retired teacher (and so is her sister), so education has always been an important part of my life. For my brother, sister and me, the question was not if we were going to college but where.  I graduated from the College of Charleston (CofC) in 1985. 

Sheila Bryant. (APSU)

Sheila Bryant. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University President Alisa White delivered on promise to ‘advance this institution’

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Dr. Alisa White assumes the presidency at Sam Houston State University in early August, she will leave Austin Peay State University (APSU) knowing she delivered on the promise she gave on a spring day five years ago. 

Dr. Alisa White. (APSU)

Dr. Alisa White. (APSU)

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Marsha Blackburn Includes Mission-Critical Military Priorities in Senate-Passed Defense Bill

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The Senate has passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 with the support of Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). As a member of the Senate Armed Services and Veterans Affairs’ Committees, Senator Blackburn was able to include language to fund mission-critical projects that will directly impact military communities in Tennessee.

Senator Blackburn authored 51 of the provisions included in this bill, which includes $148.08 million for programs vital to Tennessee and to the national defense.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Fighting for Our Military

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – As members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, my colleagues and I are hard at work on this year’s national defense authorization legislation. 

I’m focused on encouraging American innovation and creating high-skilled job opportunities for the Volunteer State, fighting for Tennessee’s military community, and confronting 21st century threats.

If the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has made one thing clear, it’s that we can no longer rely on communist China.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation receives Grant from Google Data Center

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Education FoundationClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation was recently awarded a one-time $20,000 grant from the Google Data Center Grant Fund to help offset Clarksville-Montgomery County School System needs due to COVID-19 Coronavirus.

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Marsha Blackburn Works to Fund Mission-Critical Military Priorities

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The Senate Armed Services Committee has filed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. As a member of the Committee, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) included language to fund mission-critical projects that will directly impact military communities in Tennessee.

“Our nation is forever indebted to the service members who put their lives on the line in the name of freedom,” Senator Blackburn said. “Tennessee is honored that multiple military installations call the Volunteer State home.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn, Jacky Rosen Introduce Bill to Train Our Next Generation of STEM Leaders

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Armed Services Committee, introduced legislation to authorize the Secretary of Defense to carry out a program to enhance the preparation of students in the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) for training and education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

The Providing Resources and Organization to Maximize Opportunities for Training and Education in STEM (“PROMOTES”) Act is cosponsored by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-N.V.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.). Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressmen Anthony Brown (D-Md.) and Michael Waltz (R-Fla.).

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Clarksville Christian School students continue learning using Virtual Classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Clarksville Christian SchoolClarksville, TN – Clarksville Christian School (CCS) has completed its first week of virtual online education. Like several other schools in the region and around the country, CCS quickly adapted to a new reality by launching full on into virtual learning amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The CCS hybrid learning program employs virtual platforms that ensure teachers and students from Pre-K through 12th grade are able to stay connected and continue their educational journey.

Clarksville Christian School STEM Teacher Megan Pitts conducting a virtual lab for her Introduction to Engineering Course with her ninth grade students.

Clarksville Christian School STEM Teacher Megan Pitts conducting a virtual lab for her Introduction to Engineering Course with her ninth grade students.

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Clarksville is a key City in Middle Tennessee

 

A Regional Statistical overview of Clarksville

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County is one of 38 counties making up Middle Tennessee; it lies on the north-western edge of the region along the Cumberland River surrounded by rolling hills. Easily accessible from several major interstates and centrally located within just a day’s travel from 76% of all major U.S. cities – Clarksville continues to develop as a key player in the region.

Clarksville-Montgomery County sits along the Cumberland River just 45 minutes from Nashville.

Clarksville-Montgomery County sits along the Cumberland River just 45 minutes from Nashville.

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NASA’s Artemis Lunar Program moves full speed ahead

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – In 2019, NASA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the agency’s Apollo 11 Moon landing, the most historic moment in space exploration, while also making significant progress toward putting the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024 under the Artemis program.

Through America’s Moon to Mars exploration approach, Artemis gained bipartisan support this year among members of Congress, the U.S aerospace industry, as well as with international partners, including Canada, Australia, and Japan, and member states of the European Space Agency.

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