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Austin Peay State University’s Dannelle Whiteside named to 2020 Millennium Leadership Initiative

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUWashington, D.C. – Austin Peay State University (APSU) vice president for legal affairs Dannelle Whiteside was recently named to the 2020 class of the Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI), a premier leadership development program of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

Austin Peay State University vice president for legal affairs Dannelle Whiteside. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University vice president for legal affairs Dannelle Whiteside. (APSU)

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APSU student Mallory Fundora wins state’s Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University (APSU) social work student is one of five students in the state to win the Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award. 

Mallory Fundora – who just finished her second year at Austin Peay State University – won the award for her work with Project Yesu, a charity she founded when she was 11 to feed and educate children in Uganda. 

Austin Peay State University student Mallory Fundora. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University student Mallory Fundora. (APSU)

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College System of Tennessee supports Tennessee Pledge for Higher Education for health and safety of students, faculty, staff and public on campus

 

Tennessee Board of Regents - TBRNashville, TN – The College System of Tennessee fully supports the Tennessee Pledge for Higher Education, an array of guidelines and best practices for the health and safety of campus communities while continuing high-quality instruction during the COVID-19 Coronavirus era, Chancellor Flora W. Tydings said.

The Tennessee Pledge for Higher Education was released by Governor Bill Lee’s Economic Recovery Group.

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Austin Peay State University board approves master’s degree in speech-language pathology

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Last year, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Department of Health and Human Performance launched a new undergraduate degree concentration in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and the program proved to be so popular that the University is planning to offer a new graduate degree in speech-language pathology in the fall of 2021.

Isha Cheaye works with Caden at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

Isha Cheaye works with Caden at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Tennessee’s Community, Technical Colleges assist in project to help protect Health Professionals

 

Tennessee Board of Regents - TBRNashville, TN – Tennessee’s community and technical colleges are playing a major role in a crash project by the state’s public higher education system to manufacture face shields to help protect Tennessee health professionals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Using 3D printers, Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology at Elizabethton, Jackson, Morristown, Murfreesboro and Shelbyville,  and Jackson State and Pellissippi State community colleges manufactured 858 headbands from Saturday through Monday afternoon that will be used for plastic face shields.

Effort produces over 1500 pieces of protective equipment in three days.

Effort produces over 1500 pieces of protective equipment in three days.

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Looking back at top APSU stories of last 10 years

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A new year is quickly approaching, bringing with it the promise of a new decade at Austin Peay State University (APSU). Here’s a look back at some of the milestones that took place on the APSU campus during the last 10 years.

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Austin Peay State University unveils vision for new Health Professions Building

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Friday morning, Austin Peay State University (APSU) unveiled its vision for a new Health Professions Building that will one day consolidate the University’s growing healthcare-related programs under one roof.

Those programs include the School of Nursing and the departments of allied health sciences, health and human performance, psychological science and counseling and social work.

A rendering of the the proposed Austin Peay State University Health Professions Building. (APSU)

A rendering of the the proposed Austin Peay State University Health Professions Building. (APSU)

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Tennessee Higher Education Commission Awards Veteran Reconnect Grants to Higher Education Institutions

 

Tennessee Higher Education CommissionNashville, TN – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has announced grant awards for nine higher education projects through the state’s Veteran Reconnect program, developed to assist veterans and service members attain college degrees and workforce training.

Austin Peay State University receives Veteran Reconnect Grant from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Austin Peay State University receives Veteran Reconnect Grant from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

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Lamar Alexander says Ayers Foundation Has Discovered “Secret Sauce” for Raising College Graduation Rates

 

U.S. SenateParons, TN – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said Jim and Janet Ayers discovered the “secret sauce” for raising college graduation rates.

“Jim and Janet Ayers wanted to give more rural Tennesseans more educational opportunities – so in 1999 the Ayers Foundation started giving out scholarships, and they had counselors too, but what they learned over time is that if they really wanted to improve graduation rates, counselors are the solution,” Senator Alexander said. 

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Tennessee Governor Lee to Recognize Five Outstanding Veteran State Employees at Annual Veterans Day Event

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Courtney Rogers and Tennessee Adjutant General Major General Jeff Holmes will recognize five veteran state employees and more than 450,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras at the annual Veterans Day event on Friday, November 8th at 11:00am CST on Tennessee Tower Plaza in Nashville.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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