APSU Alumni Magazine - Fall 2023

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The official alumni magazine of Austin Peay State University Fall 2023

FROM THE PRESIDENT I am delighted to present our alumni magazine, showcasing Austin Peay State University’s remarkable journey. This extraordinary year’s achievements captivated our region, the nation and the world.


In the past year, Austin Peay has achieved significant milestones that have inspired an inclusive community of learners and made a global impact.

Brian Dunn (’21) Ethan Steinquest (’17) GRAPHIC DESIGNER Beth Rates (’17) PHOTOGRAPHERS Sean McCully (’18) Ally Shemwell (2026) Madison Casey (2024) PRODUCTION Jana Gilbert (’14,’22) ALUMNI, ENGAGEMENT AND PHILANTHROPY NEWS AND EVENTS Brad Averitt (’10, ’17) Tonya Leszczak Payton Baggett (’14, ’17) SPORTS NEWS Cody Bush

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One such accomplishment is the groundbreaking for our new Health Professions Building, a 114,000-square-foot state-ofthe-art facility that will revolutionize health care education. Funded by the Tennessee General Assembly with support from the Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation, this transformative project is expected to be completed by July 2025. We also celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Southeastern Grasslands Institute, which underscores our commitment to preserving endangered grasslands in the Southeast. Our teacher apprenticeship program, Grow Your Own, gained recognition from the White House and The Washington Post as a crucial solution to the nationwide teacher shortage. The program offers aspiring teachers an accelerated pathway to college tuition-free while working as paid educational assistants. This innovative approach to training teachers shows our commitment to shaping the future of education and providing opportunities for those who may not otherwise have them. By proudly launching the Institute for National Security and Military Studies, the first in the Southeast, we demonstrated our dedication to understanding national security and military issues. This prestigious institute offers a comprehensive bachelor’s degree in national security studies, conducts vital research and fosters collaboration with the armed forces. The institute shows our continued commitment to a strong relationship with the military. We also continue to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our students and faculty. Our commitment to academic excellence is showcased in many ways, from prestigious scholarships to groundbreaking research. We promote scientific literacy through events like “Science on Tap,” and our alumni continue to make us proud with contributions across a wide variety of fields. Taking our story on the road, we engaged with alumni, parents and future students throughout Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina and Texas, sharing what it means to “Be A Gov.” Our men’s and women’s basketball programs now thrive at the state-of-the-art F&M Bank Arena in downtown Clarksville, a vibrant center for sports and entertainment. Our defending conference championship football team, and our other athletics programs, create unforgettable experiences for our student-athletes and fans. These achievements demonstrate our impact on the world and the values we cherish. As we approach our centennial in 2027, I invite you to celebrate our past while embracing the path we have charted for our future. Together, let us inspire generations of learners and leave an indelible mark on the world. With gratitude and excitement for the future,

Dr. Mike Licari APSU President




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Two APSU Department of Art + Design alumna recently had their work featured in nationally recognized platforms:

Beth Rates Beth Rates, a graphic designer for APSU’s PR & Marketing Department, designed an official game day graphic for the Chicago Bulls, while Kaylie Fairclough, a freelance architectural illustrator, was commissioned to create four renderings for an opinion piece in The New York Times.

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CoB revamps Kimbrough Building ahead of MBA program launch APSU’s College of Business underwent extensive renovations this summer as part of a $9 million investment secured through state and private funding in 2022. The project updated a significant portion of the Kimbrough Building to enhance the campus experience as the University prepares to launch its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in Fall 2024. Clarksville is currently Tennessee’s only major city without an MBA program and will benefit significantly from the addition. APSU’s program will offer multiple concentrations tailored to local needs while allowing residents to pursue career advancement close to home.

APSU adds University College, names Dr. Loretta Griffy as dean Dr. Loretta Griffy, Austin Peay’s former associate vice president for academic strategic initiatives and foundation engagement, has been named the inaugural dean of APSU’s University College, which launched Aug. 1. The University College is designed to house areas within Austin Peay that are outside of an academic college and help students transition into higher education. Griffy said the university college concept directly supports APSU’s strategic plan and has a proven impact at other universities.

Dr. Leonard Clemons named VP for Student Affairs Dr. Leonard E. Clemons, former associate vice provost for student success at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, became APSU’s new vice president of student affairs on July 10. Clemons has over 10 years of experience within student affairs structures and a proven track record of improving retention and graduation rates. He is also a member of multiple national academic associations and has delivered several regional presentations on student success strategies.

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Graduating seniors receive Drane and Harvill Awards Two graduating seniors from the Class of 2023 – mathematics major Mackenzie Carr and education major Susan Conner – recently earned the University’s most prestigious student accolades during the APSU Student Organization and Leader Awards. Carr received the William McClure Drane Award, while Conner won the Harvill-Civitan Citizenship Award. Recipients of both awards are chosen annually by a panel of faculty members and selected staff.

Engineering physics major lands NASA internship Ethan Moss, an engineering physics major at APSU, has been selected to join the Pathways Internship Program at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The program is an intensive cooperative internship that spans three nonconsecutive semesters, and Moss will begin his first work tour this fall. He aims to apply for NASA’s astronaut program after completing his master’s degree and said he is excited to gain valuable experience during his internship.

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APSU’s Grow Your Own Teacher Residency featured in The Washington Post Lina Horton, an APSU alumna and second grade teacher at Byrns Darden Elementary School, recently spoke to The Washington Post about her experience with the University’s Grow Your Own Teacher Residency. As the nation’s first registered teacher apprenticeship program, Grow Your Own allows aspiring teachers to attend college tuition-free while working in paid positions as educational assistants in the ClarksvilleMontgomery County School System. Since its inception in 2019, several states have adopted similar programs.

Retired Maj. Gen. Walt Lord tapped to lead new Military and Veterans Affairs Division APSU recently established the Military and Veterans Affairs Division to unify its military-affiliated student efforts, along with a new vice president position to lead the organization. Retired Army Maj. Gen. Walt Lord, who previously served as APSU’s military adviser in residence, was selected to take on the role. The Military and Veterans Affairs Division will oversee the Newton Military Family Resource Center, the APSU Center at Fort Campbell and the University’s military-focused recruitment and marketing efforts. For more information on these stories and the latest news at Austin Peay, visit apsu.edu/news.





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ernadette John, a graduate student who recently earned her master’s degree in music performance from APSU, is the second student in University history to win a Fulbright U.S. Student Program fellowship.

“This is a new frontier,” she said. “I know of only two clarinetists who are doing this, and Dr. Roe is one. He’s experimenting with playing Irish traditional music, and this is not something clarinet players are doing, so it’s a whole new world.”

The widely recognized and prestigious award will send her to the Royal Irish Academy of Music to work with Dr. Paul Roe, professor of clarinet at the academy and one of Ireland’s most creative and versatile musicians.

John’s goal is to create a space for the two genres to interact authentically and open contemporary clarinet performances to larger audiences.

John will head to Ireland during the 2023-24 academic year to explore the liminal space between the established classical tradition and its interaction with Irish traditional music. Her work will focus on using the clarinet, her primary instrument, to examine this space.

“She could well be at the forefront of a major event in folk cultural music in this country,” said Dr. Tim Winters, director of APSU’s Honors Program, who helped John with her Fulbright application. “She’s doing something that’s really going to make a significant change and open up this music to audiences in ways that it has not been open before.”



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uriy Holovchak, a sophomore double majoring in engineering physics and computer science, recently became the first APSU student to receive the Barry Goldwater Scholarship since 2013. He was among 410 students nationwide to receive the award, out of an estimated pool of over 5,000 college sophomores and juniors. His win marks the fifth time an APSU student has earned the Goldwater Scholarship, which is the preeminent undergraduate award within STEM fields. “Because I got the scholarship, I believe that lots of windows opened up for me, especially in graduate school,” Holovchak said. “But right now, I think the Goldwater Scholarship is something that will drive me to try and get more scholarships in the future.”

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Holovchak wants to pursue a career in materials research, and his goal is to earn a doctorate in physics. He hopes to conduct research in quantum information science and materials development at national labs, and aspires to create a company dealing with quantum computing technology. “I’m trying to get myself to be better at research as a whole, to be able to create different experimental setups to measure the stuff I want and develop new materials and devices,” he said. “As long as I’m able to do that, I think I’ll be successful in my undergraduate career. I’m hoping I can continue this into my professional career.”

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Brazil, China and India,” he said. “While the reason for this is not clear, over-prescription of antibiotics might be a contributing factor.”

The fellowships match host universities with Africanborn scholars, covering expenses for project visits between 14 and 90 days. Chaparadza will travel to South Africa to work with Dr. Caliphs Zvinowanda at the University of Johannesburg.

The technology used in the project will allow for the monitoring of pollutants over time without the need for animal models. It is expected to have significant implications on the understanding of preventing antimicrobial resistance and could provide valuable data on the importance of reducing pollution in surface waters.

r. Allen Chaparadza, a professor in APSU’s Department of Chemistry, has been awarded a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program grant for the second time.

Their project will focus on the prevalence of antibiotics and their metabolites in surface waters after the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Chaparadza, antibiotic prescriptions spiked during the pandemic, particularly in the Johannesburg area. “The prevalence of antimicrobial use in South Africa is almost three times more than other BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries like

“The project aims to provide data on the extent to which these pollutants are within the waters used by people on a daily basis,” Chaparadza said. “Most water treatment facilities are not required to remove antibiotics, and they are discharged into waterways, and they end up being sent back directly or indirectly to consumers.”



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ustin Peay State University is committed to providing transformational experiences for its students, who will soon be taking on practical learning opportunities in a state-of-the-art new Health Professions Building. The University recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the 114,000-square-foot facility, which is located on Eighth Street and projected for completion in July 2025. It will allow APSU to consolidate its growing healthcare-related programs: nursing; allied health sciences; health and human performance; psychological science and counseling; and social work. “This new facility will not only transform our campus – both physically and academically – it will improve public health for our neighbors, friends and family,” said Dr. Mike Licari, APSU president. “Students will collaborate with others in different fields, making them better healthcare professionals, and the building will provide important public clinical space to serve different populations, including veterans and low-income citizens.” The building will also feature research labs, active learning classrooms and collaborative learning spaces. Dr. Nicole Knickmeyer, chair of APSU’s Department of Psychological Science and Counseling, said it will shape how the University trains future healthcare professionals. “An example of this is the planned training clinic that will operate within the new building,” she said. “This clinic will allow APSU to meet a great need in the community by providing a range of healthcare services to community residents. [Students from several programs] will have an opportunity to develop interprofessional skills alongside those of their respective disciplines.” AUSTIN P EAY | 11


“This new facility will not only transform our campus – both physically and academically – it will improve public health for our neighbors, friends and family.” — Mike Licari, President

The state required APSU to raise at least $1.28 million before it would consider approving the project. As a result, the Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation (CMCCHF) committed $3 million to the Austin Peay State University Foundation to establish the CMC Community Health Foundation Equipment & Building Fund in November 2020.

“I am very pleased with the decision to provide these funds to further the expertise and options for those who choose to work in healthcare,” he said. “This investment is a valuable and crucial step in the future of our growing community, and one that will have a positive long-term impact for Clarksville-Montgomery County.”

“The Health Professions Building at APSU is exactly the kind of project that the Community Health Foundation was set up to support,” Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts said. “It’s a great use of these resources to improve our future health education and health outcomes across the entire Clarksville-Montgomery County community.”

Following the CMCCHF’s gift, the Tennessee General Assembly approved funding for the Health Professions Building as part of the state’s 2021-22 annual budget and provided additional funding in their 2023 session to meet increased construction costs generated by inflation and supply chain issues.

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Licari said State Reps. Curtis Johnson, Jay Reedy, Jeff Burkhart and Ronnie Glynn, State Sen. Bill Powers and former State Rep. Jason Hodges were instrumental in supporting the project throughout the budgeting process.

Nashville-based Hastings Architecture and the Maryland design firm Ayers Saint Gross released initial conceptual renderings for the facility in 2022, featuring a distinctive glass and brick motif. “What they provided is not the final design for this project, but the Health Professions Building should look very similar to these images,” said Marc Brunner, APSU’s director of Capital Planning, Design and Construction. Messer Construction, a Nashville-based contractor, is currently working to bring those images to life – and the University looks forward to using the building to provide foundational experiences for a generation of students.

“The new Health Professions Building provides a safe and modern space to prepare our medical laboratory science students for today’s in-demand, high-paying clinical laboratory jobs,” said Dr. Perry Scanlan, chair of APSU’s Department of Allied Health Sciences. “This well-equipped, state-of-the-art medical learning facility uses modern techniques and instrumentation to learn the clinical skills required to diagnose and treat patients … our students, faculty and staff are thrilled to have a new place to call home that provides so many opportunities for learning, growth and stateof-the-art laboratory simulations.”



Lost Austin Peay class ring comes home after 45 years in Kansas City

“It’s kind of an indescribable feeling!”


vangelist Don Mathis was the first in his family to graduate from college, and he said Austin Peay State University’s welcoming atmosphere made it possible – so his 1966 class ring became a cherished memento until he lost it in the 1970s. Forty-five years later, Mike DeVries of Liberty, Missouri unearthed the ring in Kansas City using a metal detector and was able to trace it back to its owner, who received it by mail on March 20. “It’s kind of an indescribable feeling,” Mathis said. “My wife accused me of being a kid waiting for Christmas, because day by day I’d go to the mailbox to see if it had gotten here. I was really excited when I got it … the ring no longer fits my finger, but it still lives in my heart.” 14 | FA L L 2023

DeVries said he and a friend were metal detecting in a park on March 4 when he came across the ring, which sent him on an unexpected journey. “I have a Facebook group of metal detecting enthusiasts and I posted it on there,” he said. “We always post the grams and how much it weighs, and the melt value of the ring was nearly $500 so it’s a lot of gold.” One of the group members had access to a yearbook database through Ancestry, and she used it to identify Mathis based on the ring’s inscribed initials and graduation year. From there, DeVries found Mathis’s ministry website, email address and Facebook account and reached out.

“You get all kinds of messages as you check your email,” Mathis said, noting that he was suspicious at first. “I didn’t want to surrender any information, so I simply emailed him back with two one-word questions: ‘school?’ and ‘year?’ He emailed me back and said ‘Austin Peay State College, 1966, initials DRM.’ I knew immediately, and a cold chill ran up and down my back.” A few photos of the ring confirmed it was Mathis’s long-lost keepsake, and he asked to have it mailed to his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

“I could just tell he was super excited that the ring had been found,” DeVries said. “He didn’t remember exactly how he lost it, and as we went back and forth on emails, I told him how I found it. When I heard how excited he was, that made me feel just as excited to be able to send it back to him.” Mathis’s conversations with DeVries also helped him solve the mystery of how he lost the ring to begin with. “I assumed for many years that I lost it in Kentucky, because I was trying to learn how to water ski at Barkley Lake with a bunch of buddies,” Mathis said. “They said I could fall more ways than anybody they ever saw, and I figured I had the ring on my hand and it fell in the lake.”

“I usually wore my Austin Peay ring, which tells you something because by then I’d finished a master’s and doctorate at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary,” Mathis said. “I was probably walking to the convention center with the Austin Peay ring on my finger and the seminary ring in my pocket, and I guess I thought if I’m going to a Southern Baptist Convention I ought to put my seminary ring on. Apparently, I missed my pocket, and that’s how it wound up in Kansas City.” Seeing the ring again brought back memories of Mathis’s time at Austin Peay State College, where he

arrived in 1963 as a transfer student from Murray State University. He originally planned to be a math teacher, but his academic adviser encouraged him to pursue a business degree based on his credit hours. Mathis said that decision paid off by affording him unique opportunities in his career as a preacher, and it also connected him with Austin Peay professors who inspired him to succeed and apply himself to his studies. “When I got to Austin Peay I was on academic probation, but they seemed to want me,” he said. “They took me on the basis that if I could do the work I could go from there, and by the time I graduated I actually made the presidential list, the honor roll.”

Although Mathis had spent plenty of time at Barkley Lake, he only traveled to Kansas City once – to attend a Southern Baptist Convention event in 1977.



Austin Peay’s extraordinary year:

From conservation to education, the University shines bright Austin Peay State University has had an exceptional year, filled with notable accomplishments that have garnered attention from the local community, the nation and even the world. Over the past year, the University has achieved several significant milestones, demonstrating its commitment to creating an inclusive environment for students to learn and positively impact the world, locally and globally. “We are proud of the exceptional talent developed at Austin Peay,” said APSU President Mike Licari. “Our achievement reflects our commitment to providing quality, accessible education. We remain committed to excellence and our students’ positive impact on the world.” These are just a few of the significant milestones from the past year.

Creating a national impact Last October, the Southeastern Grasslands Institute marked its fifth anniversary, reaffirming its dedication to conserving endangered grasslands across the Southeast. These grasslands are home to threatened species such as monarch butterflies, American bumblebees and northern bobwhites. The institute’s conservation efforts offer hope for preserving these fragile ecosystems and the wildlife they provide sustenance to. APSU’s Grow Your Own Teacher Residency has gained national attention, with the White House recognizing it as a critical solution to the country’s teacher shortage. Developed in partnership with the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, the program provides aspiring teachers a tuitionfree college path while allowing them to earn wages as educational assistants. Its success inspired other states to adopt similar programs, providing qualified educators and reforming the future of education. Last spring, The

Washington Post interviewed Lina Horton, an APSU alumna and second grade teacher at Byrns Darden Elementary, about her experience with the Grow Your Own Teacher Residency.

Supporting those who serve Last fall, Austin Peay became Tennessee’s only university to offer in-state tuition rates to all militaryaffiliated students, setting a shining example of support for our nation’s protectors. This commitment to those in service - including veterans, reservists, National Guard members and their families demonstrates APSU’s resolve to make education accessible and affordable. APSU also launched the Institute for National Security and Military Studies - the first in the Southeast reinforcing its commitment to national defense and military issues. This institute offers a bachelor’s degree in national security studies, researches military-related topics and encourages cooperation between Tennessee and the armed forces. It also caters to military and veteran students, helping them to excel and augment workforce development in this vital field.

Celebrating individual triumphs Austin Peay’s students and faculty exemplify academic excellence through impressive national scholarships and grants. Graduate student Bernadette John secured a Fulbright fellowship to study the intersection of classical and Irish traditional music in Ireland. Sophomore Yuriy Holovchak earned a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, becoming the first APSU student to do so since 2013. Chemistry professor Dr. Allen Chaparadza won the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship for the second time for research on water pollution and antibiotic resistance in South Africa.

Austin Peay alums have also had great success, making significant contributions to their fields. Kaylie Fairclough, an architectural illustrator, was featured in The New York Times for her work illustrating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtney Gatewood, an art and design major, had her artwork showcased in a digital exhibition in Times Square and was recognized by multiple renowned publications.

Fortifying an indomitable spirit Austin Peay visited alumni, parents and potential students in Tennessee, Alabama and Texas during the spring. One stop included Huntsville, Alabama, where APSU scientists presented “Science on Tap” to a packed house. The event examined the scientific accuracy of “Jurassic Park” and showed the University’s commitment to promoting technical literacy and critical thinking within the community. Representing Austin Peay’s indomitable spirit, the University’s ROTC Ranger Challenge team stood tall among prestigious competitors from West Point, military service academies and international participants at the esteemed Sandhurst Military Skills Competition in New York. The team’s remarkable physical and mental prowess illuminated APSU’s unwavering commitment to preparing future military leaders who will shape the course of our nation’s security.

for basketball games, the arena is growing into a vibrant center for sports and entertainment in the community. This exciting addition aligns with Austin Peay’s strategic plan and strengthens its connection with Clarksville.

Connecting with our community Last fall, Austin Peay partnered with Two Heads Hot Sauce to launch two new hot sauces: Stacheville Sting and Govs Valiant Verde. Both emphasize Tennesseesourced ingredients and quality while also supporting charitable causes. Collaborations like these provide an enjoyable way for alums and supporters to connect and celebrate the spirit of Austin Peay. Austin Peay University continues to make an impact, transforming communities locally and globally with its commitment to academic excellence, student experiences and community partnerships. Every successful initiative further proves the University’s dedication to building a better world. With a bold spirit of innovation, Austin Peay is leading the way in higher education and is well-positioned to achieve even greater success in the future.

Austin Peay’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have found a new home at the stateof-the-art F&M Bank Arena in downtown Clarksville. This versatile venue offers luxury suites, premium seating and convenient facilities for coaches and players. With a seating capacity of approximately 6,000 for concerts and 5,500



A New Era for Clarksville: F&M Bank Arena’s grand opening In the heart of Clarksville, a new era has dawned with the grand opening of the F&M Bank Arena. This state-of-the-art facility, a decade in the making, is set to transform the city into a premier live entertainment destination. The grand opening celebration, held on a sunny Saturday in July, was a spectacle. More than 4,000 residents and visitors flocked to the arena, eager to witness the unveiling of this long-awaited venue. The day was filled with festivities, from arena tours and public skating to meet-and-greets with Austin Peay State University players. “This event isn’t just about a venue - it’s a highly anticipated celebration that will reverberate throughout our community,” said SS&E Vice President & General Manager Danny Butler. His excitement was palpable as he spoke about the impact the arena is set to have on downtown Clarksville. The F&M Bank Arena is more than just a building; it’s a testament to the power of collaboration and vision. The project was a joint effort between the Nashville Predators, Montgomery County, former county Mayor Jim Durrett, APSU and local business F&M Bank. Together, they navigated a sea of ideas, eventually settling on an arena with a fullsized ice rink. “We really wanted to impact downtown Clarksville,” Butler said. “And with the area growing and big business coming here, it’s an area that needs entertainment.” The arena will be the home for the Governors’ men’s and women’s basketball programs starting in 2023, bringing the student body and Austin Peay fanbase to downtown Clarksville.

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“The hope is to tie things into the campus to bring some excitement,” Butler added. At the grand opening, F&M Bank President and CEO Sammy Stuard echoed this sentiment. “This has been a journey that has come to an end, but it’s the start of a new journey with what this new arena is going to mean to Clarksville, Tennessee and all of the surrounding area,” Stuard said. Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts, Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden and President and CEO of the Nashville Predators Sean Henry also spoke at the event, expressing their excitement and anticipation for the arena’s impact on the community. The F&M Bank Arena is not just for Clarksville, but for all the surrounding communities. “It’s going to be an entertainment center second to none, and F&M Bank is proud to be a part of it,” Stuard said. As the ribbon was cut and the doors officially opened, the buzz of excitement was palpable. The F&M Bank Arena is more than just a building; it’s a symbol of community, collaboration and the bright future of Clarksville.

“It’s the start of a new journey with what this new arena is going to mean to Clarksville!”



APSU promotes grassland restoration through

live small mammal trapping

Dunbar Cave State Park’s restored prairie is home to various animal species, and students, faculty and staff from Austin Peay State University are gathering valuable information about them through live small mammal trapping. Dr. Catherine Haase, assistant professor in the Department of Biology, said the trapping is part of an ongoing study on how different species have responded to native grassland restoration efforts in the Clarksville area. “We’ll be using the data long-term to look at population trends of small mammals, as well as their response to restoration,” she said. “But the main driver for me is that it benefits our students. We need them to be out there getting different types of hands-on and data collection experience, and having the opportunity for small mammal trapping means that any time someone’s interested in that, I can send them out.” Seventeen students from assistant professor Dr. Evan Rehm’s ecology class were given that opportunity on March 22, and they spent the morning checking small box traps and recording data. They also learned how to handle live animals with the proper permits and supervision. “I want the students to get excited about ecology, and oftentimes the hands-on experience is worth so much more than time in the classroom,” Rehm said. “To come out and use the same techniques that professionals use for long-term data management and monitoring ties in nicely with what we’re learning.” Haase said the department uses Sherman box-style traps baited with oat and peanut butter treats to attract small mammals. Wildlife technicians open the traps five 20 | FA L L 2023

evenings a week before returning the following day to check them and record data. Each animal is weighed, tagged and checked for sex and reproductive conditions, and the information is recorded using data sheets. Haase plans to repeat the process every fall and spring semester over six weeks. “We initially came out here with Dr. Haase and scoped out an area, then came back to set up traps in a grid,” Austin Peay wildlife technician Dakota Van Parys said, noting that the first traps were placed in Fall 2022. “A week before starting trapping, we seeded each location to see if we could attract more mammals than last semester, and we have.” Van Parys said the Sherman traps had captured hispid cotton rats and deer mice. He and fellow wildlife technician Kennedy Beck have also set up multiple bat monitors and motion-activated game cameras to record larger mammals, such as bobcats and foxes, without trapping them. “Deer mice are some of the most common mammals here, and there are two species we tend to see: North American and white-footed,” Haase said. “They can be difficult to tell apart in the field, so having measurements helps us go back and look up which one’s which …

rodents are [also] a great way to learn how to handle animals because they’re pretty hardy, they’re small and they’re not going to hurt you if they bite you.” Haase said being able to handle the rodents also allows researchers to tag them and estimate the total population. One of her goals for small mammal trapping is to build long-term data sets that can answer various research questions. “Doing a single year of trapping doesn’t really give us a lot of information, so we’re establishing a long-term plot here and hoping to trap this and [three] other areas every spring and fall,” she said, adding that game cameras and bat monitors have also been installed at the other locations. The surveyed areas were determined in partnership with the Southeastern Grasslands Institute, a nonprofit organization founded by Austin Peay professor of biology Dr. Dwayne Estes. Each site represents a different conservation stage, allowing researchers to gather more valuable data.


ALUMNI NEWS & EVENTS The APSU Division of Alumni, Engagement and Philanthropy has finalized our Strategic Plan for 2023-28. Known as the Govs for Life Experience, this plan details our goals for growing the ways in which we engage with our alumni, community members and the Austin Peay campus. We officially unveiled this new plan at the July 21 meeting of the APSU National Alumni Association Board of Directors. You will find our mission statement, vision, values and strategic priority areas outlined below. It is our hope that in the coming years, we can fulfill the goals of this plan to better serve you. Mission Statement Inspiring alumni and friends through a network of engagement and philanthropic support for Austin Peay State University that creates Govs for Life. Vision Our vision is to be a transformational and inclusive network of alumni and friends who remain engaged and invested in Austin Peay State University throughout their lifetimes. Values • Integrity - Ensuring honest, authentic relationships and interactions. • Inclusiveness and Diversity - Bringing everyone to the table. • Engagement - Keeping alumni and friends inspired and connected for a lifetime. • Excellence - Striving for the highest quality in all we do. • Innovation - Expanding relationships and collaboration through philanthropy and long-term support. Strategic Priority Areas Engagement Expand a diverse and inclusive network of alumni and friends that remain actively connected to Austin Peay State University. Centennial Celebrate a milestone anniversary by engaging Govs for Life. Capacity Building Increase resources to ensure continued success and a great volunteer and donor experience. Communications Effectively communicate with internal and external constituencies. This plan has been designed to complement the University’s Strategic Plan, the Austin Peay Experience. If you have questions, contact the Office of Philanthropy at 931-221-7127 or give@apsu.edu. Sincerely,

Kristopher R. Phillips, MSL (’91, ’21) APSU Vice President for Alumni, Engagement and Philanthropy Executive Director of the APSU Foundation 22 | FA L L 2023

NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE BOARD President Victor Felts ’91 feltsv@apsu.edu

Vice President Fernandez Lockett ’07 flockett8@yahoo.com

President-Elect Gretchen Hancock ’14 gretchen.hancock1@gmail.com

Past President CW4 Joe Shakeenab ’04 jshakeenab@yahoo.com

Faculty Representative Dr. Tim Leszczak leszczakt@apsu.edu

The Austin Peay State University Office of Alumni and Annual Giving has had a productive and successful start to 2023, and we cannot wait to share with you all that is to come in the near future. I want to say thank you to every member of our campus community who made a gift or shared an Austin Peay story with us during Govs Give 2023. Your support helped us break the record for the most gifts received over the last seven years of Govs Give. From 10 a.m. on April 18 to 7:27 p.m. on April 19, this year’s campaign brought in 837 gifts for a combined $239,174. That success would not be possible without our alumni and friends and your commitment to making the Austin Peay experience better for our students. We hope you will mark your calendar for Govs Give 2024, which will take place from 10 a.m. on March 12 to 7:27 p.m. on March 13. Lately, several APSU representatives and coaching staff took part in our For the Peayple tour stops and Govs Gatherings in a variety of cities in Florida, Texas and Tennessee. They were excited to meet and catch up with our alumni and friends in those areas. Our National Alumni Association Board (NAA) met on July 21, and they began planning fun and exciting new

ways to engage all generations of our Governor alumni family. Many of our alumni groups have celebratory events scheduled during our 2023 Homecoming activities, which will take place Oct. 27-28. Soon we will also be launching our third year of the SHAPE Faculty and Staff Campaign, as well as our second year of our project-based “GOVing Tuesday,” the University’s version of Giving Tuesday, on Nov. 28, 2023. We are fortunate to have a dedicated team of APSU faculty and staff who have not only increased their support of the University through their participation in the SHAPE Campaign, but have also contributed many innovative ideas for GOVing Tuesday projects that will directly impact the Austin Peay experience. For the full list of APSU alumni events, visit alumni. apsu.edu. If you have questions, suggestions or need information about APSU alumni events, or you if are interested in forming a new alumni chapter, please contact us by email at alumni@ apsu.edu or by phone at 931-221-7979. Sincerely,

Brad Averitt (’10, ’17) Assistant Vice President of Alumni and Annual Giving

F&M Bank and Tennessee Bankers Association launch

‘Banking on Govs’ program

F&M Bank and the Tennessee Bankers Association have partnered with Austin Peay State University to launch the “Banking on Govs” program. This groundbreaking initiative offers business students at Austin Peay unique opportunities to gain practical experience, networking connections and mentorship within the banking industry. Qualified students from the College of Business will have their expenses covered to attend the Tennessee Bankers Association Southeastern School of Banking while engaging with industry professionals. The program spans two consecutive summers and focuses on equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in banking careers. Interested students can contact Dr. Dong Nyonna, Chair of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, at nyonnad@apsu.edu. AUST IN P EAY | 23


Legends Bank Lecture Hall and Distinguished Professorship coming to APSU College of Business

Standing from left are Mickey Hepner, Billy Atkins, Britney Campbell, Mike Rainey, Maria Cronley and Erin Morton. Seated from left are Kris Phillips, Mike Licari, Tommy Bates and Doug Weiland.

Legends Bank recently pledged a significant gift to the Austin Peay State University College of Business (COB) Dean’s Fund of Excellence and to establish the Legends Bank Distinguished Professorship in Banking or Finance Endowment, making it the COB’s largest corporate investor to date. Selected professors will receive faculty development funds to be used for research improvements and equipment, creative teaching enhancements and to attend educational conferences and other professional development events. “We are fortunate to have such a meaningful relationship with our friends at Legends Bank,” APSU Vice President for Alumni, Engagement and Philanthropy Kris Phillips said. “Their intentional giving to the College of Business and the University as a whole has increased our local visibility and our ability to prepare graduates who will become adaptable and hardworking professionals.” To recognize their contribution, Austin Peay hosted a signing event on May 24 at its main campus and renamed the Kimbrough Building’s lecture hall the Legends Bank Lecture Hall effective July 1, 2023. 24 | FA L L 2023

“This new professorship will be an impressive addition to the unique programs and projects within our College of Business,” Austin Peay President Dr. Mike Licari said. “It will enhance the Austin Peay experience for our faculty and students in many ways, and reflects the tremendous support we receive from business leaders. We are proud to say that our students and campus visitors will be able to recognize the contribution of our community partners when they enter the Legends Bank Lecture Hall.” Legends Bank has previously supported Austin Peay through the Candlelight Ball, the Legends of Business Speaker Series and various scholarship funds and athletics programs. “We are honored to be part of the Austin Peay tradition of excellence,” Legends Bank CEO Tommy Bates said. “The Legends Bank Distinguished Professorship will further enhance the College of Business’s ability to recruit and retain the best students. We are proud to have many Austin Peay alumni as part of our bank team.” To support Austin Peay’s fundraising initiatives, contact the Office of Alumni, Engagement and Philanthropy at 931-221-7127.


Candlelight Ball SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2024 Omni Nashville Hotel • 6 p.m.

The Candlelight Ball is an Austin Peay tradition and a night to celebrate what it means to “Be A Gov!” The 40th anniversary of the Candlelight Ball will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. This black-tie gala is a fundraiser for annual student scholarships and funds. Established in 1984, the Ball was founded by the late retired Army Brig. Gen. Wendell H. Gilbert to raise scholarship funding for APSU students. Gilbert served as APSU’s Vice President for Development and University Relations for 17 years. This fundraising gala makes a difference in many lives, and the 40th anniversary will be a significant milestone for Austin Peay State University. During the 39th Annual Candlelight Ball, Austin Peay raised a combined $162,500 – surpassing its $100,000 goal and setting a record for the largest fundraising total in the event’s history. Many new traditions, such as “The Gov” bust designed by the innovators at Austin Peay’s GIS Center, were unveiled. By bidding on this one-of-a-kind item, guests directly supported the Candlelight Ball Scholarship Endowment. Other new additions included live auction packages for each academic college and areas such as athletics, military and student affairs, which allowed donors to support students’ needs across the University. Guests can also give any amount to the area of their choice

throughout the night to improve the overall Austin Peay Experience for our Govs. Over time, underwriters and guests at the Candlelight Ball have aided in scholarships and funding for renovations to the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill and resources for the APSU Center for Teaching and Learning. This event offers a meaningful way for community members to give back to APSU, enhancing the Austin Peay Experience for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. As the University approaches its 100th anniversary, the Candlelight Ball continues Gilbert’s vision of making a difference in the lives of our students and providing an opportunity for us to impact the Austin Peay Experience for generations to come. Our Candlelight Ball Awards are meant to recognize individuals who have done just that, and they are presented annually to community members who embody APSU’s core values. The awards include the Wendell H. Gilbert Award, named in honor of Gilbert’s impact on the University and its surrounding community, and the Spirit of Austin Peay Award. This year’s recipients of the Wendell H. Gilbert Award are John (’69) and Charlsie Halliburton, and the Loos family will receive the Spirit of Austin Peay Award. The members of the 2023-24 Candlelight Ball Committee are co-chairs Jordan McWhirter and Kimberly Wiggins, as well as Andrea Goble, Andrea Herrera, Kathryn Minniehan, Adrienne Beasley, Casey Tenholder, Candice Coleman, Amelia Magette, Nicole Rye, Ginna Holleman, Lesleigh Averitt, Lillie Millan, Chandler Hamaker, Victor Felts, Susan Jordan, Betsy Baggett and Lorneth Peters.



John (‘69) & Charlsie Halliburton

The Loos Family







Outstanding Service Award Suzanne Langford Suzanne Langford is the Middle Tennessee senior market executive of Planters Bank, Inc. and a Clarksville native who graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983. Suzanne then returned to Clarksville and began her banking career at Commerce Union Bank, now Bank of America. She worked there for 20 years in accounting and later in the Business Banking Group in Middle Tennessee of Bank of America. In 2003, she joined Planters Bank and was subsequently promoted to senior vice president in charge of the Commercial Banking Group in Clarksville, and later became the Middle Tennessee senior market executive. Suzanne is chair of the APSU Foundation Investment Committee. She was formerly chair of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board and the Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council. Suzanne has served on the Two Rivers Company Board of Directors and is a current member of the Central Business Improvement District Planning and Development Committee (CBID). She was a past treasurer for the United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region Board of Directors and the Customs House Museum Board of Directors. Suzanne and her husband, Bob, have a history of giving to the APSU College of Business and various APSU scholarships and funds.

James and Dottie Mann

In 2017, APSU alumnus James T. Mann and his wife, Dottie, established the James T. and Dorothy Mann Endowment to benefit the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) and the APSU Department of Art + Design. One of their gifts also created the Wall of Legacy in the APSU Art + Design Building. James met Dottie while they were both attending Vanderbilt University. After they graduated and were married, they moved to Columbus, Ohio, where James earned a master’s degree from the Ohio State University Graduate School in 1966. He received his commission in the Army Reserve at Fort Bragg in 1964. While serving on active duty with the Army Security Agency from 1970 to 1971, he was promoted to Captain. He joined the staff of First Federal Bank in 1973, where he later supported Austin Peay in his role as president and CEO. He has received many awards and has been involved in community organizations including the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) School Board. He was a cofounder of Leadership Clarksville as well as a founding board member of the Clarksville-Montgomery Arts and Heritage Development Council. Dottie joined the Clarksville Tree Board in 1993, serving locally as chairman. The Tree Board has supported APSU in many ways, including the “Plant the Campus Red” service event. Dottie was a founding member of the Woodward Library Society, serving on the Board of Directors as its first president. Dottie later served on The Montgomery County Library Board and as chair of the board during her last term.

Outstanding Young Alumnus/na Dr. Kelvin Rutledge (’12)

Dr. Kelvin Rutledge graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2012 with bachelor’s degrees in sociology and political science, as well as an undergraduate certificate in leadership studies. He received a master’s degree in higher education from Florida State University in 2014 and his doctorate from the same institution in 2021. Professionally, he has been the outreach and engagement graduate assistant and assistant director at the Career Center at Florida State University, the director of experiential programs for the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia and the director of career and professional development at Southern Connecticut State University. Kelvin is currently the associate vice president for institutional inclusive strategies and change management at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut. He has taught undergraduate courses and has had several academic works published. Kelvin has also done many in-person and online presentations and workshops on topics relating to higher education. He has earned notable awards, belongs to several professional organizations and has served on numerous committees and boards throughout his career at various universities and professional conferences.

Khari Turner (’19)

Khari Turner is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from Austin Peay in May 2019 and went on to attend graduate school at Columbia University. His professional experience includes his Marion Street Residency in 2016 in Clarksville; a Chautauqua, New York Residency in 2019; the Iris Project Residency in Echo Park, California in 2020; the CFHILL Residency in Stockholm, Sweden in 2022 and the 2023 Artists in Residency in the Everglades (AIRIE) in Florida. His work has been featured in many exhibitions and juried shows, and his artwork has been featured on the cover of Austin Peay’s Zone 3 literary journal, Hulu’s 2020 Woke Art Fest, InStyle, Forbes and various other publications. In his paintings, he says he uses water “from oceans, lakes, and rivers from places that have either a historical or personal connection to Black history” and that his work “is constantly evolving, absorbing water and history as a material, painting to bring the stories of elegance and chaos that comes with this existence.”

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Outstanding Alumnus/na Carl Henderson (’71) Carl Henderson graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Austin Peay in 1971. Since then, he has given back to the APSU College of Business, the Candlelight Ball and various APSU athletics programs. He has been involved with the APSU Legacy Society and the APSU Foundation. He joined HHM CPAs in 1981 and was made a partner one year later. As a past managing partner for HHM, he has a wealth of experience in multiple services and industries. Currently, he specializes in estate and gift planning for individuals and succession planning for his many corporate clients. As a former revenue agent for the IRS, Carl stays current with his knowledge of tax law changes and brings years of expertise to estate and gift planning. His work in succession planning provides a much-needed service to business clients, advising them on how to create and maintain a talent pipeline for leadership roles. In addition to his duties as a CPA, Carl often serves as an expert witness before the U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court, drawing on his past career and current expertise. He is a member of many professional organizations.

Judge Latrice Westbrooks (’94) Court of Appeals Judge Latrice A. Westbrooks earned a bachelor’s degree from Austin Peay State University in 1994. She achieved her juris doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy Law School. Judge Westbrooks moved to Mississippi and became the first African American woman to be the assistant district attorney in the Second Circuit Court District for the state of Mississippi. She then joined Byrd and Associates as a contributing member. In 2001, she opened her law practice and served as the prosecutor for the city of Durant and the city attorney for the town of Isola. She then worked as a public defender in Holmes County. Her pro bono practice included helping many citizens expunge their criminal records in cooperation with state and local officials, the Magnolia Bar Association, One Voice, the Mississippi NAACP and the Mississippi Center for Justice. She hosted a radio program, “Ask Latrice The Lawyer,” from 2010-12. In 2013, she became interim communications director for the city of Jackson under Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. She then joined the city attorney’s office as the legal counsel for the Jackson Police Department. In 2015, she was appointed as the municipal judge for the city of Lexington until her election to the Mississippi Court of Appeals in 2016. Judge Westbrooks is a member of many professional organizations. She has also served her community through her involvement in many service organizations. She is currently an executive board member for the Humanitarian Organization for Moral Empowerment (H.O.M.E.). Among other honors, Judge Westbrooks was named the Outstanding Woman Lawyer of 2017 by the Mississippi Women Lawyers’ Association, and in 2022, she became a fellow with the Mississippi Bar Foundation, the state bar association’s highest honor.

The Austin Peay family

will always remember her legacy


he Austin Peay State University community honors the late Cathi Maynard, age 65, of Clarksville, who passed away on June 23, 2023. Named Austin Peay’s 2020 Philanthropists of the Year, Cathi Maynard and her husband Joe have given generously to the University since 2017, including naming the Echo Power Club Level of Fortera Stadium and supporting improvements to the baseball field – now named Joe Maynard Field – and the softball park – known as Cathi Maynard Park. Cathi could always be seen with her family at many University and athletics events, and they have been active members of the Clarksville community. In 2020, she and Joe committed a seven-figure gift to create the Joe and Cathi Maynard Fund of Excellence, which has benefited projects such as Women in STEM, the APSU GIS Makerspace, the APSU College of Business 15K Entrepreneurship Challenge, the APSU Food Pantry and Adaptive Student Support. They also have given significant

gifts to create the Dr. Joe E. Maynard, Sr. Education Endowment, the George J. Reed, Sr. Veterans Scholarship Endowment and the JoAnn and Frank Hindsley Veterans Endowment. Over the years, the Maynards assisted a variety of sports and programs in the APSU Department of Athletics. In 2022, they pledged $15 million to name the Joe and Cathi Maynard Athletics Complex on the APSU campus and help secure APSU’s move to the ASUN Conference. President Licari awarded Cathi and Joe the Presidential Medal of Excellence in 2023. Their overall giving to the University totals nearly $19 million, an impressive commitment to student success. Cathi met Joe while in the military. They both served their country, as did several other family members. Cathi and Joe were co-owners of the Top Fuel NHRA Maynard Family Racing Team, CraftPoint Concepts custom millwork and the Trio Hospitality Group at the time of her passing. AUST IN P EAY | 27


APSU BOARD OF TRUSTEES MILITARY SERVICE AWARD BILL HARPEL Bill Harpel is a 1974 graduate of Austin Peay State University. Over the years, he and his twin brother Phil have given back to his alma mater by supporting the Candlelight Ball and scholarships benefiting military-affiliated students. Bill is a past president of the TennesseeKentucky Chapter of the Association of the United States Army, member of the board of directors of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Tennessee-Kentucky Chapter, honorary member of the 101st Airborne Division, Life Club Member of the 101st Airborne Division Association, honorary distinguished member of the 502nd Infantry Regiment and honorary distinguished member of the 527th Infantry Regiment and Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Public Service. Bill is a past chairman of the Clarksville Historical Museum Board of Trustees, past president of the Tennessee Cable Television Association, past chairman of United Way of Montgomery County, past chairman of the Gateway Hospital Board of Trustees, past member of the Clarksville Housing Authority Board of Trustees, volunteer of the year for the Clarksville Area YMCA and past chairman of the Montgomery County District Hospital Board of Trustees. Bill was inducted as a Champion of Fort Campbell in 2010.

APSU BOARD OF TRUSTEES MILITARY SERVICE AWARD PHIL HARPEL Phil Harpel was appointed as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Tennessee North in August 2020. He became the military and government relations coordinator for the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce in October 2018. He was previously acting board chairman for Soldiers and Families Embraced as well as board president and treasurer for the AUSA. He sits on the board of AUSA and also serves as the Community Action Agency Board chairman. He is a charter member, past treasurer and past president of the Clarksville Sunrise Rotary. He is also past campaign chairman, president and treasurer of the United Way of Clarksville and is on the board of directors for Greater Clarksville Region United Way. Professionally, he has been the vice president and community market president for Bank of America, the chief of administration for Montgomery County and the acting vice president and senior community banking officer for U.S. Bank. He is a graduate of Leadership Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, Leadership Clarksville and Leadership Middle Tennessee. His honors include the Department of the Army Public Service Award, Commanders Award for Public Service and the 2010 Champion of Fort Campbell.

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APSU BOARD OF TRUSTEES SERVICE AWARD JIM DURRETT Jim Durrett is the former mayor of Montgomery County, Tennessee. He was previously the director of streets for the city of Clarksville, where he served for 20 years. He then served as chief of staff for the city of Clarksville. From 2014 to 2022, he completed two terms as mayor, and in that time, his administration completed several projects that have benefited the local community and Austin Peay State University. In 2017, Montgomery County was one of only seven Army communities worldwide to be recognized in Washington, D.C., with an Army Community Partnership Award. By August 2016, the Durrett administration broke ground for the Downtown Commons, an outdoor gathering space in the heart of Clarksville. In November 2020, the county broke ground on F&M Bank Arena, a state-of-the-art multi-purpose event center located at 101 Main St. in Clarksville. The 250,000-square-foot facility is home to the Austin Peay men’s and women’s basketball teams, and began hosting events for the University and its surrounding communities in July 2023. Over the years, Jim and his wife Mary have personally supported Austin Peay through the Candlelight Ball and various other athletic and academic funds.

APSU PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR GOOGLE LLC Google LLC is an American multinational technology company focusing on online advertising, search engine technology, cloud computing, computer software, quantum computing, e-commerce, artificial intelligence and consumer electronics. In 2018, Google broke ground on its data center near Clarksville, Tennessee. Since becoming part of the local community, the company has made generous contributions to many programs at Austin Peay State University. Google was part of the crisis response for students during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing internet networking systems in seven locations in the region, giving APSU students internet access in parking lots during the national shutdown. Also during the COVID-19 crisis, they provided a generous gift to the APSU Food Pantry in response to food insecurity experienced by students who had recently lost jobs. Google has since partnered with APSU’s Southeastern Grasslands Institute (SGI), a collaboration of leaders in international biodiversity conservation in the APSU College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) to restore a 50-acre area around the data center to its original biodiversity. In December 2022, Google announced a second phase of this project to extend it an additional 50 acres, allowing SGI to leverage federal grant dollars to help provide research, consultation and education to address the most imperiled ecosystem in eastern North America. Google partnered with the APSU College of STEM to launch the “Innovation Games,” a community event to encourage K-12 STEM education through APSU GIS-supervised drone events. Google has also supported the APSU Center for Rural Education, the Candlelight Ball and various camps and projects hosted by the APSU College of STEM.




CLASS OF 2023 HONOREES Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) Ruben Arriaga (’13) Retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Ruben Arriaga began his military career in 1996. His first assignment was at Fort Drum, New York, and in 2002 he completed the Special Forces Qualification Course and reported to Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He served in combat during many notable operations and was promoted to sergeant major in 2013. That same year, he graduated from Austin Peay with a degree in health and human performance. After returning from his 10th combat deployment, Arriaga retired from the Army with 25 years of service. He was the vice president of the APSU Military Alumni Chapter from 2014 to 2016.

The Late Colonel (Ret.) Ted Crozier, Sr. (’57) During his time in the U.S. Army, the late retired Col. Ted Crozier Sr. was the first to command what would become the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. His command of the 101st Aviation Company was accompanied by many firsts – notably, he was the first aviator to serve as chief of staff of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). In 1957, he graduated from Austin Peay State University with a degree in history. He retired from the Army in 1977 after 32 years of service. In 1978, Crozier was elected mayor of Clarksville, Tennessee and served two terms in office. Crozier passed away in 2017 at the age of 91.

The Late Brigadier General (Ret.) Wendell H. Gilbert The late retired Army Brig. Gen. Wendell H. Gilbert was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and George Washington University. While in the U.S. Army, he served as the chief of staff for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and was the assistant division commander for the First Armored Division stationed in Bamberg, Germany. He also served two tours in the Vietnam War. After retirement, he was vice president for development and university relations at Austin Peay for 17 years, where he began campaigns such as APSU’s Candlelight Ball. He was then called to state service as commissioner of veterans affairs, as Tennessee’s first commissioner of homeland security and finally as the chief of staff for former Gov. Don Sundquist. Gilbert passed away on July 8, 2022 at the Brigadier General Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home in Clarksville, Tennessee at the age of 91.

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The Late Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Bobby T. Ladd (’53) The late retired Marine Lt. Col. Bobby Ladd graduated from Austin Peay in 1953 and also received his master’s degree from Pepperdine University. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 26 years of service. As a naval aviator, he qualified to fly both jets and helicopters. He served two tours in the Vietnam War and earned many military honors and awards, notably receiving the Air Medal 16 times. Each Air Medal award required Ladd to fly 10 separate missions, meaning he was cited for flying 160 separate sorties in combat. Because he did not often speak about his time in combat or the times he risked his life for the safety of other soldiers, his family was unaware of his accomplishments until reading about them after his passing in 2019.

The Late Colonel Paul Roberts (’78) The late Army Col. Paul Roberts was a member of the APSU Governors Guard ROTC Program. In 1978, he graduated from Austin Peay and the University’s Army Reserve Officers Training Program. Several years later, he went on to complete the Special Forces Qualification Course. He was in combat during various missions in South and Central America, including Operation Just Cause. He also served as a member of the National Guard’s 20th Special Forces Group in Bosnia. Following active duty, Roberts was an instructor in the U.S. Army School of Infantry at Fort Benning, Georgia. He passed away in 2000.

Captain Anthony Simmons (’89) Dr. Anthony L. Simmons graduated from Austin Peay in 1989 with a degree in robotics. He then attended Naval Officer’s Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, where he was commissioned as an ensign in June 1990. He went on to earn a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Arts in military art and science from the Air University. He also has a doctorate in strategic leadership from Regent University. His 28 years of experience in the U.S. Navy includes four at-sea commands. Ashore, he has worked in human resources at the Navy Bureau of Personnel and at the Pentagon on the staffs of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Chief of Naval Operations. Dr. Simmons served in three combat tours. He is in the final stages of publishing his book, “Championing Organization Wellness.” He is also the founder and owner of Sixth Gear Consulting, LLC, a leadership performance consulting practice.

APSU GOVERNORS MILITARY HALL OF FAME CELEBRATION FRIDAY, NOV. 10: 5-6 p.m. Reception (MUC Ballroom Lobby/Hallway) 6 p.m. APSU Governors Military Hall of Fame Induction Dinner (MUC Ballroom) Tickets are $50 per person. RSVP by Nov. 3 by visiting: www.alumni.apsu.edu/halloffame23

SATURDAY, NOV. 11: Govs Military Appreciation Game 1 p.m. Govs vs. Utah Tech (Fortera Stadium) – Class of 2023 honorees, along with honorees from the inaugural Class of 2022 will be recognized. AUST IN P EAY | 31



45th Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament Friday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. Shotgun Start Swan Lake Golf Course $75 per person. Four-person scramble. Open to the public. Payment must be received by Friday, Oct. 20, 2023 to guarantee your spot. To register: www.alumni.apsu.edu/hcgolf23 College of Business Homecoming Reception Friday, Oct. 27, 4-6 p.m. Skyline 500 @ Shelby’s Trio Reconnect with other CoB alumni, faculty and staff during our annual Homecoming reception. To register: https://www.apsu.edu/business/ events/Homecoming_Alumni_Reception.php APSU Military Dinner Friday, Oct. 27, 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner Morgan University Center Ballroom $50 per person. Please join us for a special evening as APSU continues to support our military Govs by providing scholarships and funds to make an impact on their Austin Peay experience. To RSVP, visit: www.alumni.apsu. edu/militarydinner23 PRESENTING SPONSOR, FORTERA All Athletic Alumni Mixer Friday, Oct. 27, 7-10 p.m. Upstairs at Strawberry Alley (103 Strawberry Alley, Clarksville, TN) Come and reconnect with your former teammates and other APSU Athletics alumni All former athletes and their guests are welcome. Complimentary food and cash bar. Visit www.alumni.apsu.edu/athleticmixer23 for more information.

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African American Alumni Chapter Scholarship Mixer Friday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. - midnight The Emerald Event Center, 2631 US-41 ALT, Clarksville, TN 37043 Join us for a night of mixing, mingling and dancing! Food trucks will be on site from 8-10 p.m. Donations can be made at the door to benefit the Marvin Posey Jr. Scholarship Endowment. To RSVP, visit: www.alumni.apsu. edu/mixer23 50 Year Reunion Reception, Class of 1973 Saturday, Oct. 28, 8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Morgan University Center 3rd Floor, Iris Room As a member of the Austin Peay State University graduating class of 1973, you are invited to a special 50-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023. We hope you will mark this date on your calendar and make plans to attend a weekend full of events! To RSVP, visit: www.alumni.apsu. edu/class73 Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. Morgan University Center Ballroom $30 per person. Please join us as we celebrate this year’s selection of Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients. To RSVP, visit: www.alumni. apsu.edu/awards23 Outstanding Service Award: • Suzanne Langford • James & Dottie Mann Outstanding Young Alumnus: • Dr. Kelvin Rutledge (‘12) • Khari Turner (‘19) Outstanding Alumnus/na: • Carl Henderson (‘71) • Judge Latrice Westbrooks (‘94)

Greek Parade Watch Party Saturday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m. Clement Lawn (College Street) Reconnect with fraternity and sorority alumni from all chapters and enjoy the Homecoming Parade together. Free event. For more information, contact Victor Felts, Greek Alumni Chapter President, at 931-221-7431 or feltsv@apsu.edu. APSU Homecoming Parade Saturday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m. APSU Campus Free and open to the public. The Austin Peay and Clarksville community will gather together to celebrate Homecoming 2023. For game ticket information or to reserve a tailgate spot, contact APSU Athletics at 931-221-7904. For parade details and information, contact Student Life and Engagement at 931-221-7431. Reconnect & Rediscover with your Department Political Science & Public Management Alumni Homecoming Luncheon Saturday, Oct. 28, noon - 2 p.m. Morgan University Center, Rooms 308 & 310 Free lunch! We look forward to seeing you and your families. RSVP with Sage Disney by emailing disneye@apsu.edu or calling 931-221-7515 by Friday, Oct. 20.

Homecoming Game – Govs vs. North Alabama Saturday, Oct. 28, 3 p.m. Fortera Stadium Presentation of the 2023 Homecoming King, Queen and court at half-time. For admission prices, contact the Athletics Ticket Office. (931) 221-PEAY. Homecoming Step Show Saturday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m. Dunn Center (Doors open at 6 p.m.) Students/Military - $15 in advance Community/Alumni - $20 in advance Tickets at the door - $25 Call Fraternity & Sorority Affairs at: 931-221-6840 or visit www.apsugreeks.com for more information.

NPHC Plaza Groundbreaking Saturday, Oct. 28, 12:30 p.m. This space will recognize the many contributions the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) has made to our campus community. To RSVP by Oct. 20, visit: www.alumni.apsu. edu/NPHCPlaza23 #ExperienceAustinPeay Tailgate Saturday, Oct. 28, 1-3 p.m. Tailgate Alley, Tailgate will be located between the Jenkins Family Fieldhouse and Fortera Stadium Wear your Austin Peay red and show you are proud to say “Let’s Go Peay!” During the tailgate, you will have the opportunity to mingle with alumni, current students, prospective students and faculty and staff members. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

UPCOMING EVENTS Govs Preview Day Saturday, Oct. 14 APSU Governors Military Hall of Fame: Class of 2023 Friday, Nov. 10 5-6 p.m. Reception • 6 p.m. Induction Dinner GOVing Tuesday Tuesday, Nov. 28 Govs Give Tuesday, March 12-13, 2024 40th Annual Candlelight Ball Saturday, May 18, 2024, 6 p.m., Omni Nashville Hotel AUST IN P EAY | 33


From left: APSU President Mike Licari; Corey Gipson, Men’s Basketball Coach; Brittany Young, Women’s Basketball Coach; Mrs. Joyce Mathews; Lauren Yarbrough; Shelia Yarbrough; Terry Yarbrough; Landen Mathews; Lydia Mathews; Mckenzie Mathews and APSU Vice President and Director of Athletics, Gerald Harrison.

COURT Austin Peay State University athletics and Gary Mathews Automotive Group have strengthened their longstanding partnership with a major multi-year sponsorship agreement for the naming rights of Gary Mathews Court at F&M Bank Arena. “We are thrilled to officially announce that Austin Peay basketball will play on Gary Mathews Court at F&M Bank Arena,” said APSU Vice President 34 | FA L L 2023

and Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison. “Gary Mathews Automotive Group is a longtime partner of Austin Peay Athletics and a staple of the Clarksville community. Thank you to everyone at Gary Mathews Automotive and everyone who helped to make this possible, I cannot wait to watch our Governors basketball programs play and win championships on Gary Mathews Court.”


A Clarksville-run family business, Gary Mathews Automotive Group has supported Austin Peay athletics in numerous ways throughout the years, including a sponsorship with the department that provides vehicles to select staff members yearround. “We are excited to continue our support of Austin Peay through the naming of Gary Mathews Court,” said Gary Mathews Executive General Manager Terry Yarbrough. “As a Clarksville-run family business, we have been long-time supporters of Austin Peay athletics and the great University. We are thrilled to build on our continued support with our partnership at F&M Bank Arena.”

The Governors’ basketball teams begin play on Gary Mathews Court at F&M Bank Arena this fall. In anticipation of the upcoming 2023-24 season, fans were invited to F&M Bank Arena’s “Welcome Home” event. The playing surface of the former home of APSU basketball, the Winfield Dunn Center, will remain “Dave Loos Court,” in honor of Hall of Fame men’s basketball coach, Dave Loos.



COREY GIPSON IS COMING HOME. The two-time Austin Peay graduate (’04, ’05) and former student-athlete has been named the University’s 14th head men’s basketball coach and will lead the program through a new era at the F&M Bank Arena. Gipson played at Austin Peay for two seasons (200204) and worked as an assistant coach for Dave Loos for three seasons (2012-15). He most recently served as the head coach for Northwestern State (202223), where he turned around a struggling Demons program and posted a 22-9 record. “It’s a great day to be a Gov,” APSU Vice President and Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison said. “We are so excited to welcome an Austin Peay champion back home to Clarksville as our men’s basketball coach. Not only is Corey an alumnus and a winner; he is a man that believes in the principles of the ‘Total Gov Concept.’ His life and career represent each of its tenets. I can’t wait for Coach ‘Gip’ and his staff to get to work energizing this community and adding the first banner to the new F&M Bank Arena.” As an Austin Peay player, Gipson was a two-year starter at point guard and helped the Govs become the top defensive team in the OVC. The Govs went 4518 in his two seasons, and Gipson never lost a game in the Winfield Dunn Center. “The cycle of life is such a dynamic process,” Gipson said. “Sometimes, in life, you have to go back to where it all started. My family and I are very grateful to have the opportunity to return home. I would like to thank [APSU President] Dr. [Mike] Licari and Gerald for their commitment and vision of reawakening the competitive pulse of the men’s basketball program.” 36 | FA L L 2023

Gipson is very familiar with competitive basketball. In his first game at Austin Peay, he scored a team-high 19 points and led the Governors to an upset win at Memphis, beating the Tigers 81-80 in overtime at the Memphis Pyramid. The Govs went on to win the 2003 OVC Regular Season and Tournament Championships before falling to Louisville 86-64 in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. In Gipson’s following season, the Govs repeated as OVC Regular Season Champions but fell to Murray State in the OVC Tournament Championship. Austin Peay earned a spot in the 2004 NIT, defeating Belmont 65-59 in the Dunn Center before falling to George Mason – a team two years removed from a run to the Final Four. “It is great to have Corey back – again – at Austin Peay,” Licari said. “As a two-time graduate of Austin Peay, the 2012 Young Alumnus of the Year and former assistant coach, he’s familiar with the University, the community and the rich history of Austin Peay basketball. As the new head coach, he knows the potential of the program and shares a vision for great things to come as we launch a new era of Austin Peay men’s basketball.”

Austin Peay outfielder Garrett Martin signed a free agent contract with the New York Yankees, July 11. The Westminster, Colorado native hit 15 home runs last season while batting .333 with 13 doubles. He also led the Govs with a .709 slugging percentage and a .461 on-base percentage. During ASUN play, Martin led APSU with a .370 batting average and saw 18 of his 27 hits go for extra bases (11 doubles, a triple and six home runs). Martin had a hit in each of his first 18 games of ASUN play, with only a 0-for2 performance in his final regular season game ending the streak. Martin left Game 1 of the Florida Gulf Coast series and missed the season’s final 14 games for precautionary reasons. Martin was the third Governors baseball player to sign a professional contract the week of July 9, 2023. Right-handed pitcher Jacob Kush began his professional career with the Frontier League’s Trois-Rivieres Aigles located in Quebec, Canada. Right-handed pitcher Paul Rector signed with the independent American Association’s Sioux City Explorers, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Austin Peay State University football linebacker Sam Howard was recently named one of two NCAA student-athletes to receive this year’s prestigious Accelerating Academic Success Program (AASP) Career Development Award. As the first APSU student-athlete to receive the national award, Howard represented the Governors at the 2023 Career in Sports Forum and the 2023 AASP Annual Conference. “Sam truly embodies the idea of the ‘Total Gov Concept’ and will be a great representative for Austin Peay at both NCAA professional development events this summer,” said APSU Vice President and Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison. “I look forward to seeing him grow and excel both professionally and on the football field this year.” The AASP Career Development Award aims to support the professional development of student-athletes planning to pursue a career in athletics. Recipients must have completed their sophomore year and maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher. “I want to thank my lord and savior Jesus Christ, for he gives me strength,” Howard said. “This prestigious award validates the hard work that has been put in prior to this moment. It will not only be supportive to my future career but will also continue to build my character.” A junior from Birmingham, Alabama, Howard is a health and human performance major with a sports and wellness specialist concentration. He hopes to pursue a career in college athletics as a director of player development. AUST IN P EAY | 37


BATES EARNS POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP Austin Peay men’s basketball alumnus Codey Bates was recently named the recipient of the 2023 ASUN Conference Postgraduate Scholarship. A four-year men’s basketball team member, Bates graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science in May and began pursuing his master’s in criminal justice from Austin Peay this fall. "I would like to give a special shoutout to God, my family and friends, other loved ones and to the Academic Success Center at Austin Peay who nominated me for this award," said Bates. "Without the help of the Academic Success Center, I would not be able to use this scholarship to go towards housing, schooling or books in hopes of getting my master's degree in criminal justice, which is a stepping stone so I can go to law school and get my law degree." In addition to being selected for the Dean’s List six times in his collegiate career, Bates was named to the Ohio Valley Conference All-Academic Team in 2019-20 and 2020-21 and the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honor Court in July 2022. He was also a Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Society member and earned Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Honors in the Spring 2023 semester.

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"Codey has been a leader living the 'Total Gov Concept' as a men's basketball student-athlete since he arrived on campus," said former Faculty Athletics Representative. "I, along with Student-Athlete Support Services, were delighted to nominate Codey for this scholarship. His work ethic and commitment to his academic program is being rewarded with this ASUN postgraduate scholarship as he pursues a graduate degree." Bates' impact has gone beyond the classroom and the hardwood, as he has been a consistent member of numerous organizations across campus, including Kappa Alpha Psi, where he served as the vice president this year. He also has been a four-year member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has volunteered in canned food drives with Loaves and Fishes and Kappa Alpha Psi. Bates has also been a consistent member of the Clarksville-Montgomery County community, serving as a mentor at Kirkwood Middle School, volunteering at Habitat for Humanity, Manna Café Ministries, the Clarksville YMCA and more. Bates is the first Austin Peay student-athlete to be named an ASUN Annual Award winner.

Austin Peay raises $165,420 for women’s sports through LeadHer Initiative Austin Peay State University’s athletics department and the Clarksville community have commemorated Title IX’s 50th anniversary and celebrated APSU’s female student-athletes with a series of events and features.

“LeadHer is far more than a campaign, it represents our commitment to provide an outstanding inclusive experience for our Govs. Though the official campaign has ended with this year’s goal met, the ability to give to women’s athletics at Austin Peay still remains.”

In addition to celebrating women’s sports, Austin Peay relaunched the LeadHer Initiative, with the aim of increasing financial support for women’s programs by raising $100,000 in 50 days. Through the generous support of alumni, faculty, staff and friends, Austin Peay has exceeded its goal and raised $165,420.

Harrison also thanked Deputy Director of Athletics Niesha Campbell, Committee Chair Casey Jenkins and the members of the LeadHer Advisory board for their efforts to emphasize the importance of women’s athletics.

“Congratulations to all our female student-athletes and thank you to those individuals that have supported the LeadHer financial campaign,” said Austin Peay Vice President and Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison.

Because of the community’s generosity, Austin Peay is able to equip its female Govs with the resources they need and enhance its capacity to provide excellent educational and athletics experiences. Ultimately, the goal is for APSU’s student-athletes to go on to impact their communities in powerful ways.

Austin Peay student-athletes keep 3.0 GPA streak going into 12th semester


Austin Peay State University’s varsity student-athletes recorded their 12th consecutive semester with a collective grade-point average of 3.0 or better. The department’s 15 varsity programs finished the Spring 2023 semester with a 3.226 GPA. In addition to the streak of consecutive semesters with a 3.0 GPA, it is the 14th time in department history the APSU athletics department has posted a 3.0 GPA or better. Twelve APSU varsity programs, as well as the Govs dance team, recorded at least a 3.0 GPA this spring.

Austin Peay’s women’s golf and softball teams set program records during the semester, finishing with 3.853 and 3.684 grade-point averages, respectively. They were two of seven teams to post a 3.50 GPA or better, along with beach volleyball, men’s cross country, women’s soccer, men’s tennis and women’s tennis. “The hard work and success in the classroom by our Governors student-athletes is a source of pride for our entire athletics department,” said Vice President and Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison. “Their achievements would not be possible without the support of our student-athlete success center staff, as well as the emphasis our coaches put on their athlete’s academic performance. Our student-athletes, coaches and staff prove they live the ‘Total Gov Concept’ in all aspects of their Austin Peay experience.” AUST IN P EAY | 39


Fifty-five Austin Peay State University student-athletes and athletics staff members participated in the 2023 Spring Commencement ceremonies in the Winfield Dunn Center. These athletes weren’t just names on a roster or numbers on a field. They also represent…











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CLASS NOTES Tom Chester (‘73), a deputy commissioner and chief of staff for the Tennessee Department of General Services (DGS), recently celebrated his 50-year service anniversary with the state of Tennessee. He retired on March 5. Chester served on the APSU National Alumni Association (NAA) Board of Directors for 10 years.

Chernitta Sinclair (‘08), Licensed counselor was appointed to the team of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville (BBBSC).

Actor Jerry Winsett (‘74) attended the world premiere of the movie “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” on Monday, Feb. 6, while wearing the Gov on the red carpet.

Vanessa Cobb (‘10), Montgomery Central High School director of bands, has been chosen to join approximately 400 band directors from across the country to march in the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 23, 2023. She was also selected as a quarterfinalist for the 2024 Music Educator Award, which is given by the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum.

Roosevelt Sanders (‘82), an administrator for Metro Nashville Public Schools, was selected as the 2022-23 Distinguished Service Award winner by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA).

Amanda Roberts (‘11) published a book titled “LITE: The High Treason Incident.”

Rockelle Coffey (‘84) was named a Makeup Artist Finalist in three categories - Bridal, Corrective and Avant Garde Makeup - at The Skin Games, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Charlene Greene (‘13) was named as a finalist for the 2023 Teacher of the Year in Muscogee County, Georgia.

Tim Prestridge (‘92) was promoted to the president position for Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Gage Hallman (‘13) joined the Brentwood Police Department as a police officer.

Dr. Bryan Johnson (‘04) was appointed executive vice chancellor and chief strategy officer at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Tamira (Cole) Samuel (‘06, ‘09), National Alumni Association Board member was selected as one of the Fortune Business Review’s Top 10 Most Admired Women in Business, 2023. She was also recognized as one of the World’s Inspiring Women Leaders Making A Difference, 2023 by World Leaders Model.

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Michael Lankford (‘16) was hired as a business development officer for Altra Federal Credit Union’s Business Banking team in Clarksville.

Eric Provost (‘16) has been named the national marketing manager for Diamond Scientific.

IN MEMORY Waqas Ahmed (‘18) has been named deputy executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

Khari Turner (‘19) was featured on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” on Feb. 27. The NYC artist is incorporating water from Black historical sites across the U.S. into his paintings to create beautiful pieces of art with an extra layer of meaning.

Yolonda Williams (‘20) was named the new executive director of Leadership Clarksville.

Mike McDaniel (‘84) published his autobiography titled “Long Journey Back To Christ.”

Former APSU staff member Lin Dunn entered her first season as the full-time general manager of the Indiana Fever basketball team.

Dr. Schanda Doughty was selected as the chief academic officer for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.

Jordan Tupper (‘14), Lower School music teacher at the Episcopal School of Baton Rouge in Louisiana, was selected as a quarterfinalist for the 2024 Music Educator Award, which is given by the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum.

Ernst Gottlob Kugler (’83) 2/5/23

Peter MacArthur Bramble (’72) 5/2/23

Billy Smith Dabbs (’67) 2/13/23

Jimmy Vandergriff 5/4/23

Daniel L. Wadham (’13) 2/15/23

Nicole Diane Williamson (’04) 5/6/23

Michael Hawke 2/17/23

Sandra J. Lafortune (’02) 5/11/23

Teresa Jo Taylor (’90) 2/18/23

Brenda L. Gray (’80) 5/12/23

Julia Sadler Webb (’62) 2/21/23

Robert Michael Murphy (’12) 5/12/23

Roy Wardell Kennard (’96) 2/22/23

Monika Bowman 5/14/23

James Ronald Clark (’81) 2/23/23

James M. Lemons (’70) 5/14/23

Betty Lou Hunter 3/5/23

Philip H. Gagnon (’64) 5/16/23

Tonya R. Seay (’12) 3/9/23

John Marshall Hagewood (’66) 5/16/23

Joel L. Creasy (’69) 3/12/23

Carolyn Fredericks (’67) 5/18/23

Karle J. Dyer (’67) 3/12/23

Michael David Luther (’00) 5/18/23

Robert Sinclair Daniel (’71) 3/19/23

Thelma Hardison Buhler (’58) 5/28/23

Robert L. Farmer (’82) 3/20/23

Katherine Brown Philips (’93) 6/3/23

Michael Bernikow (’89) 3/22/23

Duane Douglas Cox (’99) 6/7/23

Elizabeth Juanita Dockery (’97) 3/22/23

Linda Joyce Ehrenthaller (’80) 6/7/23

Mary Ann Downing (’63) 3/24/23

Margaret Fort Meggs (’44) 6/7/23

James T. Buford (’65) 3/25/23

Larry Wayne Ellis (’75) 6/13/23

Marvin Dale Ficklin (’81) 3/30/23

William H. Price (’62) 6/14/23

Bennie L. Buchanan 3/31/23

Charlotte M. Jolly (’59) 6/19/23

Dotson Guinn 3/31/23

Brian D. Coons (’96) 6/21/23

Dawson W. Durrett (’53) 4/1/23

Cathi Maynard 6/23/23

Jonell Amos 4/3/23

Michael H. Waye (’77) 6/24/23

Cynthia Diane Redd (’89) 4/3/23

Yvette Renee Walker (’93) 6/25/23

Richard Ewing Elliott (’55) 4/5/23

William Allen Hardin (’21, ’23) 6/29/23

Cecile Doris Pace (’50) 4/5/23

Harold Gene Deep (’62) 7/5/23

Victor James Bettenhausen (’89) 4/11/23

Harold L. Barnes (’72) 7/8/23

W. Thomas Hurt (’56) 4/11/23

Mary Ann Marks (’90) 7/22/23

Lona Gayle Bryan (’59) 4/14/23

Suzanne McWilliams Clardy (’56) 7/25/23

Kenneth Wayne Jackson (’89) 4/19/23

Mary Fessey Hackney (’75) 7/26/23

Alexander Patrick Scalise (’18) 4/28/23




Last year, these individuals and organizations established new scholarships and endowments at Austin Peay, creating lifechanging opportunities for future APSU generations. Because of their generosity, their names — or the name of someone they love — will now be associated with Austin Peay in perpetuity. An endowment is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding. Endowments are invested, and each year, a portion of the value of the fund is paid out to support the endowment’s purpose. The minimum amount to start an endowment is $25,000. A non-endowed scholarship is supported with an annual gift. This gift is paid out to support the scholarship’s purpose. The desired minimum award is $500 per year. An asterisk indicates a gift that has been included in an estate plan.

ENDOWMENTS Bill Wyatt Distinguished Professorship Endowment Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation Dr. Solie Fott Strings Scholarship Endowment Michael S. Humnicky Gracey Presidential Endowment Donald & Finley Gracey Estate *James D. Howell Scholarship Endowment James D. Howell Legends Bank Distinguished Professorship in Banking or Finance Endowment Legends Bank Mabry Vocal Music Endowment George & Sharon Mabry

Michael and Diane Armstrong Bailey APSU Scholarship Endowment Michael Bailey & Diane Armstrong Bailey *Phillip Y. Jernigan, Sr. Scholarship Endowment Phillip Y. Jernigan *Reverend Janet D. Harlow Endowment Reverend Janet D. Harlow Shawn and Dr. Marla Crow Troughton Engineering Endowment Shawn Troughton & Dr. Marla Crow Troughton Virginia Martin Leadership & Service Endowment Bryan & Candy Johnson Volpe/Dewald Agriculture Fund of Excellence Endowment Ernest & Joan Dewald Zepp Family Endowed Scholarship George Zepp

NON-ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS Andre’ Hunter Art & Design Good Citizenship Scholarship April Cody

Sanderford Study Abroad: Rome Scholarship Christopher Sanderford

APSU Citius Scholarship Brad Averitt

Taylor Kramer Women in Cyber Security Cameron Kramer & Beth Newton Kramer

2022-23 Honor Roll of Donors This list contains information compiled in a computerized database since 1986. The 2022-23 Honor Roll of Donors is dedicated to all donors who made gifts during fiscal year July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023. Every gift, regardless of amount, is needed and is appreciated by students, faculty and staff. The following listing recognizes contributors who have made cumulative lifetime gifts totaling $10,000 or more. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this listing. Please let us know of any corrections that need to be made so we can ensure accuracy in future years. If an error has been made, please accept our apologies. *Denotes individuals who are members of the Consecutive Giving Society who support Austin Peay through consecutive annual contributions. Alumni, Engagement and Philanthropy P.O. Box 4417 Clarksville, TN 37044 (931) 221-7127 E-mail: adkisonk@apsu.edu

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CUMULATIVE LIFETIME GIVING The Austin Peay Society Heritage

The Austin Peay Society Founders

($1,000,000 or more)

($100,000 to $499,999)

Anonymous Wayne & Marianne Ard The BAND Foundation Jeri K. Blick Mark Blick Larry & Vivian Carroll* Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation Cumberland Dialysis Center, Inc. Douglas & Linda Downey* Lars & Diane Eriksson* Fortera Credit Union Gladys, Hendricks & Michele Fox John & Trish Foy Finley Gracey Estate Edgar & Dorothy Groves Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation Don & Sandy Jenkins* Jenkins & Wynne, Inc. Ben & Margaret Kimbrough* Kenneth & Amy Landrum* James H. & Betty Maynard Joe & Cathi Maynard* Evelyn H. McCampbell Estate Joseph William Miles, Jr. M.D. Ron & Andrea Morton* Wilma Newton & Raymond Vares Michael & Jane O’Malley* Wayne & Bobbi Pace* SAM* Gary Scott* Howell C. Smith, Jr. & Sr. Estate

Roy C. Acuff Altra Federal Credit Union Anonymous Antonio Murgas, LLC Billy & Sue Atkins* The Ayers Foundation B & J Marine Michael & Diane Bailey* Bank of America Danielle Berggren David W. Berggren* Jeff & Sharon Bibb* Richard & Patricia Bibb* BLF Marketing Bojangles Hank & Grace Bonecutter Sara Bowman Estate Virginia Brown Mike & Katherine Cannata* Mike & Ruth Carrigan Nick & Courtney Caudill Charter Communications Chartwells Dining Services Edward W. Chester Clarksville Edelweiss Club, Inc. Clarksville Jaycees Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council Sherwin & Norma Clift Susan R. Cockrell* James & Betty Corlew, Sr. Joe & Janie Couch* Ron Crisp & Sharon Patterson-Crisp R.N. Crum Estate Cumberland Surgical Arts & Associates PPLC Ernest & Joan DeWald* Domino’s Pizza Lucy E. Dunwody Estate Earth Restorations, LLC Charles Eaves* Edscholar Tom & Karen Edwards E-Z Systems, Inc. Ruby Fisher Estate Florim USA Ray Elliott Ford, Jr. Leonard R. & Sarah Forte, PhD* Perkins Freeman Estate Furniture Connection, Inc. Lynne Garito Gary Mathews Motors, Inc. GN Funding, Inc. Bob & Marion Gossett Greenfield Pavement Coatings Greg & Linda Guinn Harvard University Herbaria & Libraries Peggy D. Harvill HCA Healthcare Foundation Heritage Bank William & Abbie Heydel*

The Austin Peay Society Governors ($500,000 to $999,999) Anonymous John & Margie Beasley* W. Cooper & Carol Beazley* Dee Boaz* Henry & Monika Bowman* Echo Power Engineering F&M Bank Google Hilda S. Hageman Estate Charles & Faye Hand F. Evans & Sherri Harvill James G. and Christa Holleman J.D. & Carolyn Howell* James Corlew Chevrolet, Inc. Emory Kimbrough Estate The Leaf-Chronicle Legends Bank John & Barbara Ogles* Mark & Martha Em Raby* Joseph & Peggy Trahern* TriStar Beverage of Clarksville Jack & Margie Turner United Community Bank

Heydel Family Foundation Amelia Lay Hodges Bob & Deborah Hulse The Jackson Foundation JCG Ventures Joint Chiropractic Jostens Shawn & Kristina Kelley Barry & Maggie Kulback* Susan Kupisch* Don & Betty Lambert Donald and Betty Lambert Estate Frank Lott & Patti Marquess* M.P. Friedman Family Foundation Lawson & Beth Mabry* Barbara Marchant Estate Mathews Nissan, Inc. John E. Mayfield Maynard Family Company John & Janet McGee Payton McNeely McReynolds, Nave & Larson Funeral Homes, Inc. Bobby & Betty Mills* Moore Construction Company, Inc. Chip & Jodi Morgan Morgan Contractors, Inc. Antonio Murgas* NorthCrest Medical Center Northern Telecom Optimize U Jimmy & Lena Orgain* Pepsi Bottling Group Planters Bank Premier Medical Group, PC The Presser Foundation Harold Pryor Harold and Larue Pryor Estate George Rawlins III Regions Bank Regions Trust The Renaissance Center at FreedHardeman University Lenora C. Reuther Estate Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling Jennie K. Richardson Estate Riverview Inn Harold & Stephanie Roberts* Jim & Nan Robertson Joe Bryan Robertson Estate Louis & Julie Robichaux* Phil & Clarinda Roe* Marshall Ross Rotary Club of Clarksville Rugraff Family Trust Bryce & Jody Sanders* Frances Schnare Jeff Stec Carl & Janet Stedman William G. & Elizabeth Stokes Estate Stokes & Sarah Brown Charitable Foundation Karen Pitts Stubenvoll Estate Avo & James Woodall Taylor Estate Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

Tennova Healthcare Shawn & Marla Troughton* The Tucker Foundation University Landing, LLC U.S. Bank U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Manufacturing Company Wendy’s James & Glema Withrow* WJZM Wyatt-Johnson

The Austin Peay Society Benefactors ($50,000 to $99,999) 3E Funding, Inc. Acme Boot Company Steve Allensworth* Michael & Therese Ansberry APSU Chi Omega Women’s Fraternity Autodesk, Inc. Brad & Lesleigh Averitt* Coy & Joann Baggett Lawrence Baggett* Ron Bailey* Barbara Beach-Seip Beachaven Vineyards & Winery Jeannie Beauchamp* David & Rebecca Bibb* Bill Roberts Marine Blackhorse Pub & Brewery Robert D. Brown Estate Bruce Silverstein Gallery LLC Brandon & Thelma Buhler* The Buntin Group Eddie & Theresia Burchett John & Lu Annette Butler* Richard W. Canady* Captain D’s Cato’s Exterminating Company, Inc. CDE Lightband John Chapman* Charter Media Kenny Chesney Chick-Fil-A Chuck’s Furniture Depot Cingular Wireless, LLC Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. Clarksville Charitable & Education Foundation Clarksville Civitan Club Clarksville Golf Association Myra Harned Cohan Estate Continental Expedited Services (CES) Copies In A Flash Jamie & Marcine Corlew Courtyard by Marriott Hester B. Crews* D & D Companies, Inc. Shandy Ellis-Brown Jolyn Farber Farm Credit Mid-America Services


DONOR LIST First Baptist Church of Clarksville First Horizon Bank Patrick & Ruth Fitch William & Tracy Frist* Funding 4 Excellence Larry & Felicia Gates Tony & C S. Gilmore* Larry & Barbara Goolsby* Forrest & Dolores Gore Grace Broadcasting Services, Inc. Mark & Camilla Green Steven & Loretta Griffy* Groves Leasing, Inc. H & R Block John & Charlsie Halliburton* HAM Broadcasting Company, Inc. Whitfield Hamilton* Richard D Hardwick Revocable Trust Todd Harvey* Rick & Sally Heydel* Amelia Lay Hodges Estate Daniel & Karen Hogue* Harold D. Hull Hazel Irwin* Johnny’s Big Burgers Rudy Johnson Kennedy Law Firm Brad & Jan Kirtley* Kroger Lamar Advertising of Clarksville John & Carolyn Lander Lawn Doctor of Clarksville Ron & Mary Ann Leath* George Lindemann Jr. Luther Tippit Trust Lyle-Cook-Martin Architects, Inc. Lyndhurst Foundation George & Sharon Mabry* James & Dorothy Mann* Vernell Marshall Estate James Maynard James McCutchen & Carol Catalano-McCutchen* Michael’s Pizza Ruth Ann Milliken Poole Estate Clark Mitchell* Montgomery County Farm Bureau Montgomery County Government Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home Linda Nichols* Vernon & Nell Warren* Novacopy Nyrstar O’Charleys Thomas & Christine Oliver Papa Johns, Inc. Robert D. Patton Picture Perfect Gallery Marvin & Ann Posey Richard & Mary Powers Wayne Prosser* Larue Pryor Radhe Corporation Rafferty’s

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Raymond James Financial Services Rehabilitation Corporation of Tennessee Renew Dental Birdie Richardson R.J. Young Company Ann Ross Johnny & Janet Rudolph Rufus Johnson Associates of Clarksville Len & Melessa Rye* Joe Shakeenab* Thomas & Betty Shaw Sodexo Operations, LLC State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Dan Moulton & Lynne Stokes* Benjamin P. Stone Brenda Stone Stone, Rudolph & Henry CPAs Arun & Shilta Subhas Richard L. Sullivan Estate Ret. Major William Sundy Estate John & Shanie Swigart* Edmund & Joyce Terrell* James & Mary Thomas Thomas Lumber Company Trane APSU Alumni Support Group TV 49 Ubiquitel, Inc. James L. Walker Estate Jamie & Natalie Walker* Wal-Mart Richard & Julia Webb* Robert & Mary Emma Welch* Wells Fargo Bank Whizz Advertising Lorraine Wilson Wyatt Farm Partnership Mark & Karen Young

The Austin Peay Society Associates ($25,000 to $49,999) Active Screen Graphics, LLC Ajax Distributing Company George Albright Estate Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity America’s Best, LLC James Amos Jr. Jim & Jo Amos Anonymous APSU Foundation Ard Construction Company, Inc. Rebecca Averitt Mark & Betty Barnett Richard & Alice Batson Barbara Beach Estate Beach Family Partners, Ltd Beach Oil Company Mitchell & Hazel Bell* Best Western Plus Mary F. Betts Estate

Michael Betts* Chris & Laura Binkley Jewel Birdsong Estate Charles Biter & Camille Holt-Biter* Jeffrey & Nancy Bowling Broadcast Electronics Dewey & Helga Browder* Hazel D. Bryant Estate Scott & Christine Bryant Spencer Buckner Buffalo Wild Wings Edward & Constance Bunio* Byers & Harvey Trent & Ashly Caffee* Bruce Childs City of Clarksville CivicBank & Trust Steve & Carol Clark* Clarksville Elite Clarksville Fencing Clarksville Floor Covering Clarksville Pediatric Dentistry Clarksville Rotary Club (Sunrise) Randy & Allison Clouser Gwen & Peggy Conner* Lawrence Conner Scott & Tammy Cowan* Tom & Fran Creech* Ned & Jacqueline Crouch* Thomas & Mary Crozier Culvers Cumberland Bank & Trust Cumberland Grille Dairy Queen Frances Daniel* Alex & Sarah Darnell Stephen Darnell DBS & Associates Engineering, Inc. Ida Deal Delta Dental of Tennessee Dex Imaging Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Direct Furniture Sales John & Sandra Dowlen DreamChasers Billy & Wendy Duvall* Elaine Eaves McCormick Ed Groves, Inc. Mac & Brenda Edington Mrs. Linda J. Edington EdSouth Dale & Emily Ellis L. M. Ellis Environmental Science Corporation Joel Evans & Minoa Uffelman* Kathleen Evans* Fairfield Inn & Suites Faith Outreach Church Larry & Marilyn Farley* Farm Bureau Insurance David & Rebecca Farris Fast Signs Fat Shack Melanie Files Joe Filippo* Five Star Media Group Jack & Marie Flood

Fuse Fireworks Richard E. & Bristol S. Gannaway Gerald Printing David Gibbs Wendell & Jean Gilbert Elke Gilreath Gish Sherwood & Friends, Inc. Anne Glass Golden Eagle Jewelry Good Neighbors Funding Futures Graftech International Lee Greenwood Joe Greer & Estella Mayhue-Greer* Roy & Barbara Gregory* Dotson R. Guinn Matthew & Kelley Guth Kevin Hackney* Sears & Paula Hallett Tommy & Nancy Hamel* William & Carlette Hardin* Mike & Teresa Hargis* Carl & Paula Henderson* Hillcrest Dental Associates Hilldale Baptist Church Hilton Garden Inn Charles Hinson & Sandra Husk David & Tracie Hogan* Robert & Nanybel Holcomb Hollis & Hollis Trucking Home-Towne Suites Sherry Hoppe Martha Kimbrough Hopson* Michael Humnicky* Daniel Hunt Gaines & Lynda Hunt* Paul & Geri Ilg* Ingersoll-Rand Charitable Foundation J. Rollins, LLC Jackson Oil Company Jamfest Events, LLC Rich Jantz* JC Penney Company, Inc. Jim Schacht, Inc. Jimmy Johns John E. Mayfield Charitable Foundation Bryan & Candy Johnson Mitchell & Cecelia Johnson* Barry Jones & Jennifer Ford* Tom & Jody Jones David & Ellen Kanervo* Gerald & Sandra Karr Bonnie Karrigan Paul Kessel Ben & Beverly Kimbrough* Cameron & Beth Kramer Bobby T. Ladd Len Rye Construction Company Mike & Kirsten Licari* Dick & Kathy Littleton Kyle & Mary Ellen Luther* Main Street Media Mandrell, Inc. Kay Martin* Larry Martin Mary’s Music

Hal & Mary Mathews* Mathews Volkswagen Kia Mathis, Bates and Klinghard Barry & Dawn Mayo Mazda of Clarksville John & Natalie McClarty* McDonald’s Leon & Harriett McQueen John & Crystal Montgomery* Montgomery Farmers Cooperative Jerry & Sharon Nass Bill & Anne Newton Nissan Motor Corporation Nova Solutions, Inc. Jeffery & Barbara Ogan* Orgain Building Supply Dewayne & Leeza Osborne Outback Steakhouse The Overlook Clarksville Jeffrey & Raquel Oxford* Pal’s Package Store Mark & Jackie Perry Tom & Susie Perry* Margaret & Bob Petrone Precision Printing & Packaging Purina Mills, Inc. Jeanie Randall* Red Roof Inn RES LLC Richard & Valerie Ribeiro Jim Richardson Patricia M. Richardson Jimmie & Sharon Ridenhour* Sal & Pat Rinella Riner Wholesale Mitch & Jenny Robinson Larry & Cecy Rocconi* James Roe* Mitchell & Shelia Ross* James W. Russell Patty Rye Screaming Eagle Ready Mix Stephen & Ann Seay* Shell Rapid Lube Shoney’s, Inc. William & Cynthia Sites* Samantha Sixieme* Tom & Kathryn Skrodzki* Skyline Auxiliary, Inc. Kevin & Tiffany Smith* Peggy Steed Knight Stella Boyle Smith Charitable Trust William G. Stokes Sammy & Cindy Stuard William Suddeath Surgical Care Affiliates Harry & Mary Tarpley* Tennessee Society of CPAs Virginia Tenney* Marjorie E. Trahern Trw Turbo Link International Two Rivers Excursions, Inc. Verizon Wireless Jeannette & Angelo Volpe Lew & Vicki Wallace* Stephen & Jane Wallace

Don Wallar Wal-Mart Foundation Zach & Leslie Walton* James Ward Wendell’s Catering Wetlands Reserve LLC Alisa White & Elliott Herzlich Jack & Debbie Wickham* Barbara Wilbur Vicki Wyatt William H. Wyatt Richard Young Zaxby’s George Zepp*

John R. Brice Carter Briggs - Nationwide Insurance Briggs Clothiers, Inc. Thomas Britton Dan & Freda Brooks* Charles Bruno Joe & Sheila Bryant* Buck Contractors Sam & Dennie Burke Hunter & Kathy Burney Sherryl Byrd Marcia Campbell* Jim & Martha Campbell Victor & Tawnie Campbell Caprigios Pizza The Austin Peay Carreca Enterprises, Inc. Society Patrons Kristopher Carroll Corky & Mary Kay Carter ($10,000 to $24,999) Charles F. Cates* ABC Nashville, LLC Cei Co., Ltd. Ibrahim Abdulkareem* Wayne & Laurie Chaffin Wayne & Betsy Abrams* Michael Cheatham* Robert & Darla Adams* Cheatham Health Care Association Jay & Gena Albertia* David & Kathryn Chesney* Fred & Janie Alexander Chili’s Grill & Bar Bailey Allen Chris’ Pizza Village American Snuff Company Floyd & Aleeta Christian* Anonymous Clark & Associates Architects, Inc. Ruth Ansberry Clarksville Association Downs Randy & Donna Anthony Syndrome Inc. Aramark Clarksville Country Club Arby’s Restaurant Clarksville Dental Center Rudy M. Argenti Clarksville Gastroenterology P.C. Aspire Clarksville Clarksville Montgomery County Edward R & Anna Kathryn Home Builders Association Atkinson Estate Clarksville Presbyterian Church Auto Masters Coca-Cola Foundation Kenneth R. Averitt, Sr. Coleman Tractor Company Averitt Hardwoods International Bud & Mary Coley B.R. Miller & Company, Inc. Coley & Coley Rentals Lina W. Baggett Comfort Suites Pradeep Baliga Jim & Angie Condra Terry & Doty Ballard Lynda Conner John & Beverly Banasiewicz Ed Cooke* Doug & Alicia Barber Louisa B. Cooke* Carl & Judy Barton Cook’s Nursery & Landscaping Batson Development Company, Inc. Ronald & Debra Cooper* Shane & Heidi Battier Donald & Brenda Corlew* Bob & Ann Baumgartner Robert & Rosemary Courboin William & Katherine Beach Harry & Louise Covington Bellsouth Telecommunications Thomas & Mary Cowan Leslie Benmark Creative Ink Eric & Elaine Berg* Tim & Jane Crocker Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Eta Crocker’s Fine Wines & Liquors Chapter Ted & Ann Marie Crozier* Margaret Bibb Ted & Betty Crozier Bikers Who Care, Inc. Cumberland Electric Membership William & Lisa Blair (CEMC) Charles & Carol Bond* Cunningham Mitchell & Rocconi Roy N. Bordes Noah & Alicia Daniel Alton & Demetra Boyd Craig & Ginny Davis* Lillian Bradley Days Inn North Landon & Jane Brake* Virgil & Ida Deal BrandCentrik Don & Anne Der James & Jan Brannen Dwight & Gloria Dickson Paul Brewster Digital Equipment Corp.

Jimmy & Martha Dixon Dollar Rent A Car Dunn Insurance Dawson & Patricia Durrett Jim & Mary Durrett Benjamin Eckart Jeffrey & Janet Edmondson Mayolta Ellis Ellis & Company Retirement Strategists Kenneth Paul Lohmeier Estate Sue & Russell Evans* Bill Evans & Mary Relling Exxonmobil Foundation Wm F Farley Foundation Matt Figger George & Myra Fisher The Florence Gould Foundation Follett Higher Education Group Football Parents Group Solie Fott* Dale & Kaye Foust William H. Foust Gladys Fox Timothy & Joelle Fox Freeman Webb Apartments Front Page Deli Rex Gandy & Laura Prange Barry Gardner Gary Lee Keckley Senior Living Ministries, Inc. Gateway Limousine Gatorade General Polymers Brad & Jane Germany Richard & Meredith Gildrie* James F. Giles The Gilroy Clarksville Golden Rule Smokehouse Grill Arthur & Martha Goldsmith James Goode Goodlark Hospital Foundation Goody’s Family Clothing Loraine K. & Howard Gossett Estate Greenfield Trucking, Inc. James Greenwald Kayla Gunter James & Lynda Gupton Jerry & Fessey Hackney Timothy & Lee Hall Richard & Nell Hardwick Mr. Averill C. Harkey Jordan & Reagan Harmon* Albert Harris & Mary Albright Durward Harris Joan Harris* Harris Propane Gas Company, Inc. Mike & Teresa Harrison Thomas & Judy Hartz Aubrey & Charlyne Harvey Mary Harvill Harvill Ross, PLLC Jana Hatcher Steven Hieber & Gina Head Hieber* Jeanne Henderson Mickey Hepner* Bill & June Heydel


DONOR LIST Hibu Hilldale Civitan Club Jim & Deanie Hite* Mark & Ricki Holleman Cheryl Holt* Price & Kay Hopson* Nancy Howell Kent Hurt & Patricia Huerta Hurt Arnold & Maureen Huskey Betsy Ignacio Illinois Tool Works Foundation Intuit, Inc. Don Irwin* Edward E. Irwin James A. Irwin J & N Enterprises, Inc. Jack B Turner & Associates David & Amy Jackson Joe Jackson Joel & Pete Jackson JB Investments Billy Joe & Carolyn Jeans Casey Jenkins & Chas Greer * Jewish Communal Fund Willie F Jobe Estate Curtis & Marsha Johnson Jennifer Johnson Terry Johnson David & Jennifer Johnston* Charlotte M. Jolly Margaret Jones Mark Kelly & Valerie A. Hunter-Kelly Kelly’s Big Burgers Steve & Lisa Kemmer* Phillip & Kathryn Kemmerly* Bill & Betsy Kimbrough Dale Kincheloe William Kleeman, Jr. Rick & Mary Konvalinka George & Rosalind Kurita Fred & Judy Landiss Janacin Lapides George & Janet Leavell* James & Martha Lester John & Nancy Leutert Jim & Jeanne Licari* Charles & Sandy Lieding* LifePoint Church Bryan & Leanne Link* Logan’s Roadhouse David & Phyllis Loos Reginald & Judy Lowe Larry & Debra Lowrance Dave & Phyllis Luther Philip & Geraldine Lyle Lynn & York Optometrists PC Malinda Mabry-Scott Main Street Photo Imaging Charles Malone Stephen Mannell Mark Manner Jerry & Jackie Marvin* Valencia May* Joe & Andrea Maynard Samuel Maynard William & Jennifer Maynard Frank McGregor

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Keri McInnis* McIntosh Construction, Inc. Dewayne & Brenda McKinney Robert & Elizabeth Mechling Mediaworks Henry & Maxine Menees Thomas & Margaret Mercer* Mercury Marine MotorGuide Middle Tennessee Nursery Association Mid-South Marketing Leo & Lillie Millan* Ron & Jan Miller* Ruth Milliken Brian & Kathryn Minniehan* The Minniehan Insurance Agency, LLC Wade & Bonnie Mitchell* Moe’s Southwest Grill Montgomery County Retired Teachers Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Montgomery County Soil Montgomery County Tennessee Craig Moore John & Donna Morgan Lawrence Morris Susanne Morris Seth & Maria Morrison* C P & Carol Morrow Ron & Linda Morton Morton Charities, Inc. Moss’s Southern Cooking MSC Insurance, LLC Bruce & Janie Myers* Nashville Road Animal Hospital Tom & Susan Nebel* Nebraska Book Company, Inc. New Car Dealers of Clarksville NIKE James D. Nixon PhD Larry & Mary Noble Dan & Dianne Nolan* Noodles and Company Norfolk Southern Foundation Gary & Joyce Norris John & Christina Norris North Meets South Northern Bank of Tennessee Alexander & Maria Ogg Old Glory Distilling Ortholink Physician Corporation Craig & Lori O’Shoney Phil & Paula O’Steen Robert & Cecile Pace Oscar & Anna Laura Page Thomas Pallen & Philancy Holder-Pallen Frank & Dianne Parcells Robert & Nancy Parker Myers & Anne Parsons Party Station Rentals John & Patsy Peay* Evans & Lori Peay Joel & Marty Pedigo Phillip & Karen Pedigo

Bob & Mary Frances Perry Keith & Sally Peterson* Joan Phifer Brayden Phillips David & Susan Phillips* Kris & Tammy Phillips* Patsy Phillips* Johnny & Donita Piper Polar Bear Ice Ted & Patsy Potter Ronny Powers Murray & Sara Pride* Prudential PenFed Realty Jeff & Margo Purvis* Quality Manufacturing Systems Whayne & Ursula Quin* Janine Rabbitt Joel & Tonya Ragland Ramada Limited Rascal Holdings, Inc. William & Paulanell Rayburn* Carmen Reagan* Eddie W. Redmon Regions Financial Corporation Matthew & Laura Reynolds Reynolds Metals Company Foundation Larry & Roberta Richardson* Bill & Jan Roberts Jeffrey & Janelle Robertson Robert & Jane Robison Danforth & Dorothy Ross Rossville Memorial Center Katherine B. Rudolph William & Linda Rudolph Frank & Cindy Rudy Susie Rudy Dustin Rushing Dickie & Missy Rye Sam Shine Foundation Christopher Sanderford Bradley Sandifer Saturn of Clarksville John Scaife & Dixie Webb Carmen Scarpa David Schmittou* Eric & Alana Schwartz Dr. & Ms. Arthur F. Scott, PhD Robert & Pat Scott* Robert & Sandie Scott* John & Cecilia Sharp Ruby Shearon Hon. Wayne & Patty Shelton* Gary & Linda Shephard Sigma Theta Tau-Nu Phi Faye Silva Ann Silverberg* I. M. Simpson Singletary Construction John & Anne Sites Sites Jewelers Six Talents Foundation Walton Smith Smoothie King Ed Sneed Nancy Sneed Southern Broadcasting Company

Patrick & Chris Sowada Martha Speake* Nell B. Spencer Estate Thomas & Laura Stamper Kassie Stanfill* State Industries, Inc. Joe & Eva Stitt Elizabeth H. Stokes Ray & Mary Stone* Whitney & Justin Swallows* Michael & Jeannette Swift Sykes Funeral Home, Inc. The Tackle Box Michael & Kelly Taff AJ & Phyllis Taylor Jaime & Stacy Taylor James & Avo Taylor Tennessee Council of Cooperatives Tennessee Farmers Cooperative Tennessee Highway Safety Office The UPS Foundation Tim & Linda Thomas Robert E. Thompson TIAA CREF Tristar Division Office Don Trotter Josephine Tuggle Estate Jeffrey & Vanessa Turner TV-43 Union Planters Bank V and R Motels, LLC Valley District Civitan Foundation Michael Van Houten Daisy Vandenburgh Vanderpoel Conservation Foundation VGW Enterprises, Inc. Jonathan & Rachel Vinson James & Trudy Waits Darol & Jan Walker Bobby & Noreen Wall Charles & Linda Wall Joel & Emily Wallace* John & Patsy Wallace* Grady & Kaye Warren Gene & Ann Washer Eunice & Wyona Washington* Waterdogs SCUBA and Safety Wayne’s Body Shop & Collision Center Jerry & Eloise Weatherspoon* Robert Weil Doug & Mary Weiland Clifton & Elizabeth Whitfield Rhet Wierzba Michael & Caron Wilbur* Josephine Dudley Williams Estate Todd & Kelly Williams Steven & Brenda Williard John & Heidi Willis Billy & Diane Wilson* Frank & Crystal Joy Wilson Wilson & Company Emily Windham Doug & Betty Sue Wise Rod & Niesha Wolfe James Wolford

Woltz Charitable Trust Women Veterans of America, Chapter 47

Ray & Martha Woodall Samuel Wootton Dwight & Brenda Work*

H.R. & Christina Wortham Roy & Carolyn Yarbrough Christine Young

ALUMNI, FACULTY, STAFF & FRIENDS BY GIVING CLUB President’s Society Sherry L. Hoppe Circle

President’s Society John S. Ziegler Circle

($1,000,000 and more)

($10,000 to $24,999)

Joe & Cathi Maynard* Michael & Jane O’Malley

Ibrahim Abdulkareem* Shane & Heidi Battier Dee Boaz* Marcia Campbell* Kristopher Carroll Jamie & Marcine Corlew Leonard R. Forte, PhD* Larry & Barbara Goolsby* Kevin Hackney* Mr. Averill C. Harkey Todd Harvey* David & Tracie Hogan* Mitchell & Cecelia Johnson* Barry & Maggie Kulback* Ron & Mary Ann Leath* Leo & Lillie Millan* John & Barbara Ogles Brayden Phillips Christopher Sanderford Bryce & Jody Sanders* Joe Shakeenab* Dan Moulton & Lynne Stokes* John & Shanie Swigart* Joseph & Peggy Trahern* Zach & Leslie Walton* Richard O. Webb* Robert Weil James & Glema Withrow*

President’s Society Sal D. Rinella Circle ($100,000 to $999,999) Billy P. Atkins* Larry & Vivian Carroll* Douglas & Linda Downey* Lars & Diane Eriksson* Janet Harlow* Sherri Harvill J.D. Howell* Don & Sandy Jenkins* Ron & Andrea Morton* Antonio Murgas*

President’s Society Oscar C. Page Circle ($50,000 to $99,999) Michael & Diane Bailey* Mike & Katherine Cannata* William & Tracy Frist* Whitfield Hamilton* Kenneth & Amy Landrum* Clark Mitchell* Jack & Margie Turner*

President’s Society Robert O. Riggs Circle ($25,000 to $49,999) Steve Allensworth* Brad & Lesleigh Averitt* W. Cooper & Carol Beazley* David W. Berggren* Richard & Patricia Bibb* Jeffrey & Nancy Bowling Joe & Janie Couch* Charles Eaves* William & Abbie Heydel* Michael Humnicky* Bryan & Candy Johnson Mike & Kirsten Licari* George & Sharon Mabry* Bill & Anne Newton Nell M. Northington Warren* Wayne & Bobbi Pace* Phil & Clarinda Roe* Shawn & Marla Troughton* Angelo & Jeannette Volpe Lew & Vicki Wallace* George Zepp*

President’s Society Philander P. Claxton Circle ($5,000 to $9,999) Anonymous James & Heather Azarigian Ron Bailey* Mitchell & Hazel Bell* David & Rebecca Bibb* Matt Blake Henry Bowman* Dustyn & Kristen Brewer Dan & Freda Brooks* Edward & Constance Bunio* John & Lu Annette Butler* John Chapman* Tim & Jane Crocker Ernest & Joan DeWald* Paul Dombrowski Jordan & Reagan Harmon* Rick & Sally Heydel* Rich Jantz* Casey Jenkins & Chas Greer* David & Jennifer Johnston* David & Ellen Kanervo* Brad & Jan Kirtley*

Jim & Jeanne Licari* Reginald Love Cecil & Mary Beth Morgan* Jeffery & Barbara Ogan* Patsy Phillips* Mark & Martha Em Raby* Harold & Stephanie Roberts* Mitchell & Shelia Ross* Thomas Rumsey Faye Silva Tom & Kathryn Skrodzki* Stephanie Steele-Nelson Sammy & Cindy Stuard Sherry & Gary Weaver* Hunter Winn

President’s Society Halbert Harvill Circle ($2,500 to $4,999) Anonymous Joe & Phyllis Avanzini Eric & Elaine Berg* Brandon Buhler* Trent & Ashly Caffee* Richard W. Canady* Tom & Fran Creech* Craig & Ginny Davis* Alex & Elizabeth Dulaney Kathleen Evans* Scott H. Freeman Elke Gilreath Maurice Grant Joe Greer & Estella Mayhue-Greer* Steven & Loretta Griffy* Steven Hieber & Gina Head Hieber* Carl & Paula Henderson* Martha Kimbrough Hopson* Don Irwin* Terry Johnson Sean D. Jones Tim & Tonya Leszczak* Gary & Mari Linfoot* Walter & Grace Lord* Lawson & Beth Mabry* Keri McInnis* Cameron McWhirter* Bobby & Betty Mills* Brian & Kathryn Minniehan* Linda Nichols* Blessing Osadare Kris & Tammy Phillips* Ronny Powers Wayne Prosser* Jeanie Randall* Jeffrey Richards Shahrooz Roohparvar David & Kristine Rudolph* Josh & Kaylee Rye Patty Rye Gary Scott*

Arun & Shilta Subhas Mark Swafford Lauren G. Woods

President’s Society Joe Morgan Circle ($1,000 to $2,499) Jay & Gena Albertia* Alexandra & Averall Anderson* Anonymous Becky Averitt Lawrence Baggett* Pat Barron* William & Carol Batson* John & Margie Beasley* Michael Betts* William & Lisa Blair Jon Brown* Trez Brown* Cody Bush* Joseph D. Calabrace Thaddeus & Carolyn Carter* Charles F. Cates* Floyd & Aleeta Christian* Steve & Carol Clark* Susan Cockrell* Ryan & Jessica Combs* Kenneth & Vivian Connelly Hester B. Crews* Ted & Ann Marie Crozier* Derek & Micah Daugherty Gordon Davenport David Deibel* Donna F. Dillingham-Evans* Billy & Wendy Duvall* Kathy & Edward Ellis Colleen Fabian Victor Felts* Joe Filippo* Marie Flood Timothy & Joelle Fox Dexter & Mary Freeman Robert & Kathy Gant* Gina Garber* James & Eva Gibson* Moniqueka Gold* Mark & Camilla Green Scott D. Greene Roy & Barbara Gregory* James & Lynda Gupton R S. Hall Tommy & Nancy Hamel* William & Carlette Hardin* Mike & Teresa Hargis* Ryne Harper Donna Harris* Gerald & Lisa Harrison* Alexis & Marlon Heaston Mickey Hepner*


DONOR LIST Barry Herring Jim & Deanie Hite* Rob & Ginna Holleman* Joby & Lori Homesley Carla Homstad Buzz & Pamela Hoon Lynda Hunt* Paul & Geri Ilg* Hazel Irwin* Rick & Angela Jeffries* Marion Jewell* Robert Joy Alexander Joyner Robert & Carrie Kendrick Kevin & Adonia Kennedy* Charles & Traci Koon* Beth & Cameron Kramer Joy Krieg Jeffrey & Donniss Leathers George & Janet Leavell* Bryan & Leanne Link* Kyle & Mary Ellen Luther* James & Dorothy Mann* Valencia May* John & Natalie McClarty* Jack McCown James McCutchen & Carol Catalano-McCutchen* Francis R. McFadden* Robin L. Mealer* Karen Meisch* Thomas & Margaret Mercer* Brian W. Meredith Ron & Jan Miller* John & Crystal Montgomery* Joe M. Morgan* Mary & Thomas Moseley* Clater & Karen Mottinger* Wendy Munnell Craig & Kristine Nakutis* Ben Hall & Leslie North Hall* Jennifer Ogle Evans & Lori Peay Diana & Zachary Pelham Frank & Heather Perez Thomas & Joy Perkins* Thomas & Suzanne Perry* Bill & Lee Persinger* David & Susan Phillips* Wes & Sabrina Powell* Murray & Sara Pride* Jeff & Margo Purvis* Kay Putty* Whayne & Ursula Quin* Harold & Lori Rager Joey & Rebecca Redman* Jimmie & Sharon Ridenhour* Edward & Karen Ritter Louis & Julie Robichaux* Larry & Cecy Rocconi* James Roe* Barry & Lianne Rollins Len & Melessa Rye* Robert & Pat Scott* Peggy Seay James L. Shelley Greg Singleton*

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William & Cynthia Sites* Jack & Michelle Smith* John & Rebecca Smith Martha Speake* Stephen Springer* Davis & Danielle Stack* Edmund & Joyce Terrell* Greer C. Tidwell Jeff & Kristi Truitt Jamie & Natalie Walker* David & Sandra Watson* George Watt* Mary Emma Welch* Sean & Dannelle Whiteside* Jack & Debbie Wickham* LaNeeca Williams* Randall & Tamika Williams YoLonda Williams* Janet Wilson* Colby & Sarah Wilson* Timothy & Mary Winters* Dwight & Brenda Work* Terry C. Yarbrough* Michael & Linda Yeary* Richard & Deborah Zembek*

Columns Club ($500 to $999) Wayne & Betsy Abrams* Scott & Beth Aleridge* Ron & Sharon Allen Anonymous Casey Arriaga* Ruben Arriaga* Josh & Betsy Baggett* John & Beverly Banasiewicz Tommy & Debbie Bates* Matt & Kim Battles Jeannie Beauchamp* Jeff & Sharon Bibb* Frederick Blanck* Charles & Carol Bond* Mary & Bernard Bricks* Dewey & Helga Browder* David Brown Ross Brown* Joe & Sheila Bryant* Spencer Buckner Brad & Sue Buky* Jeff Burkhart Sharon Burkhart Ami Bush Tom Buttery* Willard Byrom* Christa Campbell Terry Carroll Thomas & Sonya Castagna Jasmin Chambers Wesley Channels* Frank Chapa Kimberly Claar* Dallas & Mea Clark* Harlie Clark* Jonathan & Catie Clinard* April L. Cody Candice Coleman

Kara Combs Gwen & Peggy Conner* Ronald & Debra Cooper* Jeremy & Kelley Corley Emily & Barrett Crane Myea Curry* Sandy M. Dale Frances Daniel Jeremiah Delmark Dan Denton Al & Tania Diliello Matt Dyce Melissa Eldridge* Mike Elkins* Louis Eubanks Sue & Russell Evans* Bill Evans & Mary Relling Larry & Marilyn Farley* Nina K. Farr Lisa Ferguson Johannah Fine Michael & Kathleen Fisher* David & Stacey Fott* Galen & Laura Fott* Gladys, Hendricks & Michele Fox Brad & Jane Germany Monroe Gildersleeve* Richard & Meredith Gildrie* Zachary Gillman Harriett Giordano* Lettie Good* Virginia & Earl Gray Calvin Griffin Terry Allen & Debbie Griffin* Amanda Grimes Donna Gudenkauf* Jessica Nobert Hall* Steve & Deborah Hamilton Gladys Handley* Kim & Edward Hardy Bruce & Judith Harkleroad* Marc & Michelle Harris Marc A. Harris & Michelle Newell-Harris Lew Harrison Gary Hartfield Chip & Falicia Harvey* Marcus Hayes* Hillary Head* Stephanie Herndon* Leigh Hodum Cheryl Holt* Price & Kay Hopson* Garland Johnson* David & Elizabeth Jones Richard & Angela Jones Sheldon & Cynthia Jones* Andy & Susan Jordan* Steve & Lisa Kemmer* Phillip & Kathryn Kemmerly* Dewayne King Jacob Knight* Garnett & Nancy Ladd Valecia Largin Charles & Sandy Lieding* John M. Lillard Cindy & Rance Looney

Frank Lott & Patti Marquess* Nilda M. Maldonado Jerry & Jackie Marvin* Hal & Mary Mathews* Don & Sharon Mathis* Chris Mattingly* Marcy R. Maurer* Ernestin Mbi Kang Cindy McCarty* Timothy & Ellen McCollum* Catherine & Justin Meeks Greg & Ellen Menounos Tara Meyers Brian & Cyndy Morgan* Jeff Morlock & Stephanie Price Morlock Seth Morrison & Maria Sorbello Morrison* Bruce & Janie Myers* Walter S. Nash, Jr. Tom & Susan Nebel* Eddie & Tracy Nichols* Carl Nix Mark & Terri Nolan Kathryn & Aaron Olita Israel O. Olugbade Tracey Outlaw* Jeffrey & Raquel Oxford* Michael & Tara Patterson* Robert D. Patton John & Patsy Peay* Mark & Jackie Perry Keith & Sally Peterson* Larry Poe Polinus Polycarpou Reagan & Joel Prather Darrin & Courtney Pursley* Lynda Ratliff William & Paulanell Rayburn* Keith & Becky Rhine Paul & Armi Rhodes Larry & Roberta Richardson* Lon & Amber Roach Linda Wooten Roberts* Eric & Sara Robson* James Roman Timothy Ryan Kaylee & Josh Rye Robert Santos James & Catherine Schacht Eric & Alana Schwartz* Lionel & Lucile Senseney* Ann Silverberg* Chris & Julie Skelton Khandra Smalley Angelo & Beverley Sorbello Karen Sorenson* Kevin & Linda Staton* Stephanie Steele Whitney & Justin Swallows* Kenyatta Swanson Tammy & Mike Taliento Harry & Mary Tarpley* Stephanie Taylor* Dr. Kym Dukes* Gregory Troy

Jim & Sandra Tucker* David & Barbara Unruh Scotty & Callie Walden* Michael & Jessica Wall Joel & Emily Wallace* Eunice & Wyona Washington* James & Erika Watson Charles & Laura Weigandt* Tim & Tonya Weinzapfel* Jeffrey & Patty Wellington* O’Neal & Kimberly Wiggins* Thaddaeus Wilkes Dylan & Jessica Williams* Tim & Glenda Williams* Terry Williamson Billy & Diane Wilson* Donna Winkler Walker & Theresia Woodruff Jacqueline & L. Woolwine Mark Yost* Brittany P. Young Libby Zuege*

Sentinel’s Club ($250 to $499) Cesar Abanto* Jae Abel David Ambrosia Stephen Anderson Anonymous Craig Apiag William & Sherry Arrington Sherri Ashburn* Jolann Baldwin* Mary Emma Barnes* Ronnie & Lisa Barron* Charles Beckman Peggy Berry* Landon B. Bibb* Bob Bible Janie H. Blalock Bill & Mary Lynn Boakes Rita & Gary Bodensteiner Bobette D. Bouton* Jeremy & Haven Bowles* Cayce Bredlau Shelia Brigham-Jones Donna Bright Joseph & Nancye Britton* Chad Brooks* Lorraine & Delbert Brown Micahel Brown Barry & Benita Bruster* Jeff & Kathy Buder* Kurt Bujewski Mr. & Mrs. James Burgess Laurie Burney Brent & Kayla Buthje Gary & Elane Byard* Paul Byrom* Niesha Campbell Mark Campfield* Brintley Cardwell Greg Carter Sean & Gina Castleberry* Prentice Chandler*

Michael Cheatham* John Fangman & Christina Chester-Fangman* Tim & Janet Cleghern* Blayne & Kim Clements* Kellie Clouser Matthew & Julie Coffey* Michael & Beth Collier* Steve & Donna Conklin* Sheila Cook* Brian Coons* David & Mary Cooper Bob & Mary Cooper* Donald & Brenda Corlew* Stephen & Amy Corlew* Fred Corley Scott & Tammy Cowan* Ned & Jacqueline Crouch* David Crump Barry & Jencie Cummins Pat Curtis* Frederick & Angela Daniels* Neil & Shea Darnell David Davenport* Linda Davis* Mary Davis Maynard P. Davis Casey & Jessica Delgado* Buck & Christine Dellinger* Reney DiFiore Wilfred Dillard* Michael D. Dirmeier Tadry & Mary Louise Domagala* Martin Drywall Brian J. Duerr* Jimmy Dunn* Dick & Angela Dutton Sharon Edwards Jack Evans Thomas Ewing Ben Fendley Jacob Fendley Mart Fendley Anthony & Linda Fizer* Jeremy Flemmons Thomas & Faye Forsythe William H. Foust Joe B. Freeman Trent Gann John & Susan Gannon Tony & C S. Gilmore* Steve & Lauren Glass Alexa Good Gary Good Cynthia Graham-Walker Carl & Teresa Gregory Rusty & Carter Hagenbuch* John & Charlsie Halliburton* Chandler & Matthew Hamaker James & Nancy Hancock* Phil & Laura Harpel* Bill & Suzanne Harpel* Leslie Hasche Frank Hatcher Tommy & Brenda Heflin Melanie Heim Bill Hendrick

Katrina M. Herring Joshua Hiestand Rich & Shelly Holladay* Vanessa Hollis* Frances Holt Richard & Connie Horton Maurice Howard Thomas & Barbara Howell Keith Howren* Joseph Hughes Demaro & Sherry Isom Corey & Melissa Izatt Lavar Jamison* Darell & Aundrea Johnson* Elitha Johnson Letishia Johnson Lynnette Johnson Vincent Johnson* Donald Jones Andy Kean* Charles Keene* Paula & Mike Kennedy Wade & Jen Kilman Ben Kimbrough* Alaric & Katie Klinghard* Jason Knight* Tony & Eloisa Knight Mary Law* Keri Lehman Lisa Lemza Earl & Anna Linton* Carl L. Little David & Phyllis Loos William & Virginia Luffman* Vince Macciocchi David & Charla Major Richard Malone Martina L. Malvasi Era Jean Mann Jim Manning* Angela Manor* Michael May* Joe & Andrea Maynard Cayce McAlister Douglas McCain Elizabeth McCoy Duane & Milbry McDowell Kim McGowan* Camille & Bruce McMullen Leon & Harriett McQueen Keith & Cindy Mead* Bill & Julie Miener* J.R. Miller* Joseph & Melissa Miller Patrick & Dottie Miner John & Cornelia Mitchell* Jack Mitchell Wade & Bonnie Mitchell* Thomas & Teresa Mitchell Eric A. Morgan Phillip & Shannon Morrison Taylor Mott* Dory Munoz Robert & Misty Nash* Thomas & Lillian Neville Melay Nichols John Noel*

Stephen Oaks* Jimmy & Lena Orgain Oscar & Anna Laura Page Robert & Nancy Parker Joe Pappalardo* Katie Pendleton* Jake & Nikki Peterson* Parker & Caroline Phillips* Rodger & Martha Pile* Rachel & Brandon Powers* Hannah Price Wayne & Donna Price* Lisa Prichard* Eddie & Ashley Puskas* Corina Ravenscraft* Tyler Ray Dana Reeves* Gordon K. Rhine Raul & Virginia Rivera* Juliette Roake Crissy Roberts Will Roberts William Rose Ray & Julie Runyon* William Russell Dickie & Missy Rye* Michael & Nicole Rye Terry Sadler Keith Sandoval Raleigh & Angie Sapp* Perry Scanlan* Rebecca Schrecker Stephanie Schultz Gail & Tom Scillian Robert & Sandie Scott* Davina Seaborn* Matthew Seager Gray & Juletta Settle* John & Martha Shadowens* Stephanie Sheridan Shuqun Shi Kevin Short Michael & Debbie Shoulders* Dale & Clara Shrader* Jack & Joanne Sites Bryan Smith Catherine Smith Allyn Smith Kina Snyder John Spurrier* Vonda St Amant* Tracy & Michael Stanley David Steele & Sharon Silva* Eric Stephens* Lenes Suits* Matt Sundstrom Joe & Martha Swift* Tiffany Swoffard* Phyllis D. Tarkington* Cindy Taylor Roger & Deborah Teague Daniel & Casey Tenholder* Virginia Tenney* Jennifer Thayer* Will & Samantha Thomas Edith Thompson Leon Thompson*


DONOR LIST Mark & Christina Trawinski* Jeffrey & Vanessa Turner Sharon Turner* Bill & Judy Tyndal Joel Evans & Minoa Uffelman* David L. Ussery Jason A. Vatovec* Ann Lynn Walker* Beverly Walker David Watson Kathy Watson Jerry Wayman Trevor Weaver* Rick & Cynthia Webb* Larry & Patricia Wells* Tonya Wells* Colby Wherry John Whigham Aundrell L. Whitelow-Mallett Patrick & Victoria Wilkinson Stephen M. Williams Barbara Wilson* Brad Wise David & Martha Woodward Ted & Marydith Young* Robert & Nancy Zampieri Gregory R. Zieren* Dennis & Rhonda Ziolkowski Marilyn Zuege*

Century Club ($100 to $249) James Adair Ivan & Catherine Adames* Bob & Darla Adams* Marguerite Adams* Will & Katherine Adams William Adcock Quinton E. Adkins Christopher & Kimberly Adkison* Michel & Kristi Alary* Alex Allard* Kanya Allen Dean Anderson Anonymous Efrain & Jomeira Arce Ivan Aribal Mercedes B. Armstrong Sonya Arnold* Timothy & Suella Arrington* Gary M. Askew* Adam Attwood* Kevin & Dorothy Austin Rose & Lennie Austin Virginia L. Austian Lynzie Averitt Flora Awuku Brian & Jill Ayers* Brenda Bailey Kathrine Bailey* Mark Bailey Gary & MaryBeth Baker* Leigh A. Bandy Suzanne & Thomas Barksdale Laura & Chris Barnett*

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Amy Barrett Kathleen Barrett Don & Martha Sue Barry* Mark & Katie Barton* Suva Bastin* Paqueshia Baxter Christian Bayili Travis Beasley Sue Beaty* Bobby Belew* Brett D. Bender Wendell & Luvenia Bender Bruce & Renee Benefiel Saul & Megan Benowitz* Mihai & Meghan Berindean* Christian Berry Patricia Berry* Delia Betancourt Kelley Board* Nelson & Deborah Boehms* David Boen Akira D. Bolton Shelley & John Bond Cindy Borum* Billy Bottoms* Hampton Bourne Matt & Adriane Boykin Blakey & June Bradley* Landon & Jane Brake* Eddie Brewer Barbara Brown Daniel C. Browne John & Vedia Brunt Jerry & Tammy Bryant* Bernard Buchholz* Robert & Connie Buck Ronald & Mary Buck* Reese Bulmash* Jake Bumpus Al Burney Willodean Burton* Andrew Butcher Trisha Butler Jamie Byard Susan & Paul Calovini Yvette Campagna Christopher R. Campbell* Hunter Campbell Nicole Canada Jessica Cannon* Jacqueline Carey Pam Carnathan Barbara Carter Ron Carter Vanita Cash Richard Catignani* Samuel & Susan Caudill* Michael Chandler* Joseph & Rivell Chatman Judy G. Cherry* David & Kathryn Chesney* Patrick Chesney Mark & Samantha Chester* Bridget Childs Pilsik Choi* Michael Christian

Beth Christie James Church Jeffrey Clarke Christina Clayton Joan Cleary* Judy Cloud Matthew Coles* Shain Collins Amanda Combs Starr & Deborah Susan Conaty Debra & Eddie Conn Eddie & Debra Conn Phil & Tabitha Connell Ed Cooke* Louisa B. Cooke* Chrissy Cooper* Larry Cooper* David & Marsha Cooprider* Mary Jean Corbett Portia Cornelius* John Coster Donna Craig Margaret Crawford Josilynne Crimmins Adney & Velma Cross* Kristy Cunningham* Tammy L. Cunningham* Karen & Stan Curry Judy Daggett Jack & Barbara Darke* Brandon & Cayla Darnell Doris Davenport* Gregory Davis John Davis* Richard V. Davis Marilyn Day* David A. Deason Kristi Deaton Jimmy Deer* Brian & Elithia Del Giorno Elif E. Demiral Saglam* Valerie Denney Pat Dennis* Anne Der George & Denise Dettwiller Theresa Dezellem* Jason Diaz Mason & Lacey Dillon Chloe Dion Bill Dockery Glynis Doliana Hailie D. Dorthalina Alice Doss* Debby Dowlen Max & Cathy Downs* Curtis Driver* Dean & Rebecca Driver Donald Dubich Beau Dudley Jacob Duke Loretia Duncan Kallina Dunkle* Sharon Dunn Lee & Lisa Dunnam Thomas & Cary Durham* Doug & Regina Eargle*

Brenda Edington Mike Edmonds* Alex M. Edwards* Linda Eichhorn Henry Eilers Joe Elarde Joe & Mary Ellenburg* Leslie Leeann Ellis* Doug & Tina Englen* Raleigh K. Enslen John & Jeraldine Evans* Robert & Margaret Faires Dorotha Farrell* David & Rebecca Farris Kevin & Lacey Fee* Novalee G. Feichko Anthony & Kendra Felando Sara Figal Beverly Fisher Lynn Fisher* Brynna Ford Nikeda Ford* Carolyn Fort Solie Fott* Steve Frantz* Brian Freeman Amanda Gafford Jesse L. Galloway Otis Gardner* Gary Garnowski Hacop Gashian* Teresa & John John Gerkin* Tate & Nancy Gibson* Scott & Julie Giles* Keith & Mitzi Gilliam* Pattie & Paul Glass* Edward Gleichman Donna & John Glenn Timothy Glenn* Ben Glover Ken & Andrea Goble* Wes & Sara Golden Donald & Bennetta Goode* Jane Goodson* Zach & Ariane Grabill Curtis & Nancy Grant* Jerry L. Gray Johnalee Gray Kevin & Dana Gray Kimberly Greene Steve & Jen Griffey Alan & Julie Griffin* Doug Griffith Ed & Dorothy Groves Brandon Gulley* James & Rhonda Haines Lori Haines Shirley Haines* Hanna E. Hall Jerry & Carmele Hall Kim Hall Matt Hampton* Tim Hanson* Caroline Hansrote Kellie Hargis Tirra Hargrow

Jacqueline Harker* Emily Harkleroad Steve & Cynthia Harmon Ralph & Karen Harper Lee & Shelton Harrell Joan Harris* Larry & Jo Harris Leon Harris* Wyatt D. Harris Elizabeth Harrison* Christopher Hartman Nita Heilman* Kristin & Anthony Heimpel John G. Helms William & Julia Hendrich Harold & Kathy Hensley Andrea & Sal Herrera* Easton L. Herring Brianna Hesson* Bryce & Erinne Hester B.F. Hicks Nicholas Hicks Stacey & Susan Higgins* John Hill* Preston Hill* Misty Hinkle Mark & Karen Hodges* Jan Hodgson* Donald & Jean Hofe Terrence Holt Sean M. Horn Lydia Horton Jim & Regina Barry Howard Preston Howle* Amanda Hughes Jim & Emma Hughes* John & Lisa Hunt* Lorela Hunt Dennis Huntsinger* Tom Hutchins* Jill Jackson* Zoyie Jackson John & Janet Jacobs Dennis & Elizabeth James Leslie R. James Brenda Jarrell Ryan Jaynes Erica Johnson-Lockett Chuck & Becky Jones* Jasmine Jones* Kizzie Jones* Margaret Jones* Susan Jones* Melissa Jonson-Reid Michael & Barbara Karageanis* Lani & Justin Karls Dave & Linda Kautz* Rylan & Taylor Kean Scott & Jennifer Keen* Jack & Dionne Kelley James & Yvette Kidd* Laura Kidd Frances E. Kilgore Chuck & Patty Kimmel* Beth Kirby Maureen Kirkby

Becky Kiser* Nicole Knickmeyer* Charles Knight Edward Knox Austin & Megan Kramer Carol H. Krueckeberg* Krista Krueger Rosalind & George Kurita Tony & Mary Lamb* Alicia Lance Greg & Lucinda Lane* JoAnn & Dennis Latz James T. Law* Judi Leake Jackie Leatherman* Janice Ledbetter* Barbara LeJeune Rashidah Leverett* Jiang Li Jasmin Linares* Wayne & Donna Liverett Kimberly Long-Hicks* Savannah Longo Cassidy & Christopher Lovelace Melissa M. Lowe Austin Luntz Edwin Lyle Lane & Laurina Lyle Elisabeth P. Lyman Arnold & Ruth Lynch* Kenneth & Aisha Maddox Kathy Maddox Maness Clinton Magnuson Robert & Linda Mallory* Sidney & Kim Mandle Jamie & Cecelia Mandrell* Terri Manker Gary Marsh* Kay Martin* Marisol Martin Tommy & Jane Martin* Wally Mathis Sherre Maxson* Scott May Pamela May* Patricia May* Garland & Barbara Mazzei* Joseph & Ginny McCaskey Vina McCauley Chip & Marynette McClure* Bambi McCole Carol McCorkle Sheree & Preston McCormack Tom McCormick Henrika McCoy Caitlin McElroy Bonnie & David John McKay* Donald & Susan McKean Kent & Jennifer McKenzie Lynn McKinnie* Greta McMahon Doris M. McRae Rob & Patricia Meacham* Eric Meador Tramayne & Monica Meeks* John & Amye Melton*

Shelia Melvin* Presley L. Merida Dan & Catherine Middlebrooks* Jobie Miller Jeff & Gretchen Miller Dudley & Deborah Miller* Johnny & Sara Miller* Whitney Milliken Joe & Patricia Mills* Pete Miraldi* Doug & Beverly Mock* Julia Moffitt* Horace & Victoria Moncrief* David & Gina Montgomery Dawne Moore Lori & Randy Moore* Mary Moore* Tyler & Shai Moore* Jeff & Stephanie Morlock Jim Morris Jessica & Joel Morris Loretta Morris Joel Morrison David & Betty Morton Erin & Will Morton Dora Moten* Kelly Moutsos* David Moynahan & Crystal Wakoa Benjamin Murley Barry & Anna Murray* Josh & Kristi Murtha* Fred & Mechalle Myers Sam & Julia Mynhier* William & Emi Nash* Brian & Nancy Neff James Nelson Jeff & Caroline Nelson Dawn M. Nichols Arthur Nicholson Grayson Nicholson Sam Nienow Dan & Dianne Nolan* Tyler Nolting Nancy Northington* Jason & Nancy Weaver Karen Nunnally Dong Nyonna* Jeanne Odermann* Stacey Orange Russell & Patty Orr* Claire L. Overmyer Kathryn Palmore Katelyn Parker Elwyn T. Patch Katherine Patch-Sleipnes Lorneth Peters Barbara Petty Joanne Philhower John Phillips Bret & Sherry Pickering* Jennifer Pierle Eddie Pitt* Troy Platt Karissa Poe* Jason Pollard Matt Post Todd Pouliot

Michael & Christine Powell* Teresa M. Prendes-Walls Jennie Preston-Sabin* Kennetha Price Tonya L. Proctor Betsy V. Quinn Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rabkin Mike & Donna Rainey* Ashley Randolph Scott & Annette Ranger Barbara Ratchford Mike Ray* Richard Ray* Sally & Gary Raymond Carmen Reagan* Brandon & Christina Rector Gracie & Tim Reddick Ted & Missy Reece Layton Register Maxwell Remy* John & Danielle Renshaw* Faye W. Reynolds Nedra Reynolds Jason & Eve Rice Niki Rice Tom Rice Greg & Ladonna Richmond* Sims & Barbara Riggins* Luis & Lisa Rivera Allison Roberts Larry Roberts* Mary Roberts Sondra K. Robinson Michael & Jodie Robison Robert & Jane Robison Claudia Rodriguez* Lesley Rodriguez* Pete Rodriguez* Wayne S. Rogers Dave Roh* Bob Rosa* Romeo Rosales Linda Rudolph Elaina Russell* Kelvin Rutledge* Kim & James Rye Hassan Said* Victor Sanchez Min Sang Kim Bradley Saul* Melissa Schaffner Cody Schmit* David Schmittou* Christopher Schneider Tom Schoettle* Owen & Ann Schroeder* Ann Sears-Kennedy Stephen & Ann Seay* Jane Semler* Bobby & Gail Powers James & Katherine Sharp* Hon. Wayne & Patty Shelton* Kara Short* Michael & Jackie Shunick* Larry Simmons Brooke Sinclair David Smith


DONOR LIST Emily Smith Jimmy & Carole Smith* Jason Smith Shan & Susan Smith* Walton Smith David & Nancy Smithfield Ray H. Snapp Jarad & Audra Sneed John & Nancy Sneed* Alicia I. Snorton Annabelle Spencer* Kassie Stanfill* Lucia Stanton* Carl & Janet Stedman Karl & Beverley Stephens* Morgan A. Stephens Karen Stine* Shakeita Stokes Linda Stolz* Ray & Mary Stone* Lesley & David Stucker* Deborah Suiter* John A. Sullivan* Lisa Sullivan Eunice Sumbler David & Shannon Summerville Rosaleigh Tabor Randy & Dina Takemoto Ashley Taylor* Lynn & Sid Taylor* Christina Taylor Ed Taylor

Marion Teal Nancy Telford Aubrey Thessing Garold & Janet Thompson Michelle Thompson James Thweatt* AJ & Cady Tice* Nicole Todt Tony Trevathan* Michael & Joanne Tribue* Tara N. Trigo Nancy Tue Steven Tyson Dylan Usenick Sandra & Sunday Uti Greg & Margaret Utley Jon & Victoria Vaden M.G. Van Galen Sue & Kenneth Van Sant Palmer* Dallas & Jennifer Vanderford Jim & Katie Vandergriff Jody Vandergriff Brandee Vandermark Bradley Allen Vankirk* Hunter & Nancy Vaughn* Dana Vernon Evelyn & James Vick Elizabeth Viering Erin Vinson Chris Vinyard* Terry & Linda Vinyard* John Volker*

Alisa Vowell-Dodson Roger P. Waleski, Jr. Alexander & Christie Walker James & Elizabeth Walker* Dustin Wallace John & Patsy Wallace* Riley Walsh* Christian Walters Kristen L. Walters Ling & Jiang Wang James & Margaret Ward Lillian Watson Michael Waye* Jerry & Eloise Weatherspoon* Megan Weaver J.D. & Joyce Weber Ashton Weddington* Vanessa Weddington Danny & Annette Weeks* Carolyn Wells* Charlotte West* Pat West* Bobbie White Sarah Whiteford* Jimmy & Brianne Wiesner* Michele Wilberscheid Clark & Gina Wilbur Dwight Wiles Anna Williams Jimmy & Melinda Williams* Maurey Williams Onie Wooten Williams*

Sharetha Williams Shela Williams Cornelia Wills Jo Clare Wilson* Joanne & Edwin Wilson David & Debbie Winters Lakota Withrow Dickie & Glynnda Wong Jeffrey Wood Don Wood Ray & Martha Woodall Kathryn H. Woods Samantha Woodward Charlie Worsham Frank & Susan Wyatt* Pei Xiong-Skiba Jesse Yanes April Yates* Harry Young* Joshua Young Xin Zhang* Russell Zirkle Rhetta & Richard Zoog Philip Zuvichaux*


Barbara Marchant Estate Optimize U Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling Sodexo Operations, LLC Richard L. Sullivan Estate

President’s Society Sal D. Rinella Circle

President’s Society Robert O. Riggs Circle

($100,000 to $999,999)

($25,000 to $49,999)

Antonio Murgas, LLC. The BAND Foundation Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation Echo Power Engineering Fortera Credit Union Google F. Evans Harvill Estate JCG Ventures Jenkins & Wynne, Inc. Legends Bank Mathews Nissan, Inc. Harold and Larue Pryor Estate The Tucker Foundation

Altra Federal Credit Union Buffalo Wild Wings Continental Expedited Services (CES) Domino’s Pizza DreamChasers Furniture Connection, Inc. Heydel Family Foundation Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance (TOA) University Landing, LLC Wendy’s

President’s Society Oscar C. Page Circle

($10,000 to $24,999)

($1,000,000 and more)

($50,000 to $99,999) F&M Bank

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President’s Society John S. Ziegler Circle Bojangles’ CDE Lightband Chick-Fil-A Courtyard by Marriott

Dex Imaging Fairfield Inn & Suites Fast Signs Fat Shack GN Funding, Inc. James Corlew Chevrolet Cadillac Johnny’s Big Burgers Kelly’s Big Burgers Kenneth Paul Lohmeier Estate McDonalds The Minniehan Insurance Agency, LLC. Moe’s Southwest Grill Noodles and Company Planters Bank Tennova Healthcare U.S. Bank Whizz Advertising Women Veterans of America, Chapter 47 Zaxby’s

President’s Society Philander P. Claxton Circle ($5,000 to $9,999) Ajax Distributing Company Beachaven Auto Care Beachaven Vineyards and Winery

Clarksville Civitan Club Clarksville Mobile Mix and Materials (CM3) Coldwell Banker Conroy, Marable & Holleman Culvers Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (CEMC) D & D Companies Drakes Excel Athletics Five Star Media Group Florim USA Liberty Park Grill McReynolds, Nave & Larson Funeral Home Michael’s Pizza Nashville Hockey Club LP Outback Steakhouse Snap-On Tennessee Department of Health Tennessee Lottery (The Buntin Group) Waste Connections

President’s Society Halbert Harvill Circle ($2,500 to $4,999) A.C.T Brokerage, Inc. Acme Constructors, Inc. Campbell Group Caprigios Pizza Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council EdSouth Electrolux Golden Eagle Jewelry Higgins Insurance & Benefits Hilton Garden Inn Jodi’s Cabinet Sales, LLC Latoya M. Hobbs Fine Art McKee Foods Millan Enterprises, LLC Montgomery County Farm Bureau The Presser Foundation Queen City Metals Recyclops Ritter Tax & Accounting Servpro Shelbys Trio Sigma Theta Tau-Nu Phi Tennessee Farmers Cooperative Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association Traditions First Bank Trane U.S., Inc. Vanderpoel Conservation Foundation

President’s Society Joe Morgan Circle ($1,000 to $2,499) American Beauties, LLC BN Bonding, LLC Carlson Family Foundation, Inc. Circle B Angus Ranch Clarksville Finance, LLC Cumberland Tree Service, LLC Cunningham Mitchell & Rocconi Ellis & Company Retirement Strategists Federated Mutual Insurance Company Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, INC. Furniture and Merchandise Outlet Glover’s Lock Service Heritage Endodontics, PLLC J & N Enterprises, Inc. Joe C. Greer, DDS, LLC Military Order of the Purple Heart Montgomery County Republican Women Network for Good North Creek Nurseries Novelis Corporation One Hour Heating and Air/Ben Franklin Plumbing Raymon Sheppard Homes

Rehabilitation Corporation of Tennessee Renaissance Nashville Hotel Roundstone Native Seed Runyon and Runyon Scottsburg Glass Tennessee Society of CPAs Truroc Properties Wild Flour Bake Shop

Columns Club ($500 to $999) About Faces & Braces Orthodontics All Points Media Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Nu Kappa Omega Chapter Arcadia Communities Artech Holdings Limited DBA On The Stage Austin Peay State University ROTC Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Eta Chapter BFS Insurance Group, LLC. Browns Welding & Fabrication Clarksville Fencing Cleghern’s Grocery The Flip’N Axe & Rage Room, LLC Kennedy Law Firm Lawn Doctor of Clarksville Legends Smokehouse & Grill Mark Young Appraisals Marquis Software Solutions Monday Evening Music Club Morgan Contractors, Inc. NAI Clarksville O’Charleys Omni Hotel One Source Accounting & Tax Providence Builders Pure Sweat + Float Studio RB Perry, LLC Screaming Eagle Ready Mix The Star Spangled Brewing Company Textliving, LLC Traditions First Bank Valley District Civitan Foundation Wendy’s

Lamar Advertising Len Rye Construction Company LifePoint Church Midwest Systems and Services, Inc. Montgomery County Government Nashville Signs Inc. Onsite Partners, Inc. Pancoast & Associates, Inc. Pine Ridge Farm Qualified Builders, Inc. Robert W. Baird and Company Inc. Rufus Johnson Associates of Clarksville The Runners Hub, LLC. S & G Distributing Sprockets Coffee LLC Steem Master Venture Construction Company Wes Golden for Mayor Z Company

Century Club ($100 to $249) Active Network, LLC APSU Ann Ross Bookstore Bible Storage C. Blackwell Construction, Inc. Chartwells Dining Services Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Clarksville Association of Realtors Clarksville Tennis Association Fletcher Law Firm The Fox Bar and Cocktail Club Galois Mathematics Club Heritage Homes Real Estate Home Depot Leatherwood Distillery Linfoot Company, LLC Montgomery Farmers Cooperative Sanctuary On Main Scott Golf Managment, Inc. Scutt’s Driving Academy Starbucks Coffee Wilson County Fair

Sentinel’s Club ($250 to $499) Alford Plumbing, LLC AssuredPartners NL, LLC Aydelott Equipment, Inc. Baxter Lanscape Company Byers and Harvey Clarksville Disposal Criterion Capital Management, LLC Cumberland Wealth Advisors, LLC E.S.S., Inc. The Evans and Relling Living Trust Global Awnings of Louisiana Harrison Signs, Inc. Heggie Remodeling Kroger



SENIOR CLASS GIFT The Austin Peay State University Senior Class Gift is an opportunity for each class to ensure that future students enjoy the same positive University experience that they had while at APSU. The goal for each senior class is to help endow a $25,000 scholarship in their honor. Contributions of any amount are welcome. Listed below are those who quality for the Century Club and have given $100 or more. To make your senior gift, contact APSU Alumni Relations at 931-221-7979 or visit alumni.apsu.edu/seniorclassgift. Alison Abey Rachael L. Abrams Quinton E. Adkins Idris A. Ajibade Jomeira M. Arce Mercedes B. Armstrong Lynzie N. Averitt Leigh A. Bandy Shamar J. Barrett Hannah K. Bauer Paqueshia D. Baxter Christian Bayili Brett D. Bender Khaylin A. Bibiloni Kylie J. Birdwell Akira D. Bolton Ja’La E. Brazell Shelby R. Breighner Chelsea M. Brown Sara J. Brush Jayden C. Buntin Trisha M. Butler Shauna A. Caddell Nicole D. Canada Narcarsia L. Cannon Jacqueline A. Carey Katerine P. Carpio Mackenzie O. Carr Brittany N. Carty Theresa L. Cisneros Karlos Clegg Jennifer H. Coates Larry Cooper Josilynne T. Crimmins Dylan C. Crowell Bailey H. Darnell David A. Deason Peter Demilia Parker B. Denton Aisha D. Dillard Chloe Dion

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Jesse C. Dority Hailie D. Dorthalina Amanda K. Driskell Alex M. Edwards Sugely Estrada Pearson G. Ezell Amelia G. Fancher Novalee G. Feichko Amanda G. Gafford Jesse L. Galloway Jennifer Gbemudu Tyler L. Gilbert Tyliah D. Gilleylen Cornesha J. Good Veronique L. Greene Logan L. Grisham Mallory E. Grissom Marissa L. Haan Caroline Hansrote Kayla L. Henderson Lesha Henderson Shayla Henderson Karissa Hoffman Sean M. Horn Jessi S. Howell Lorela Hunt Leslie R. James Ryan H. Jaynes Stacy D. Jerome Zoe S. Johnson Madelyn D. Jones Taylor R. Kazinski Aleigha Beth B. Keeling Blair C. Lindsey Nichelle D. Long Cassidy C. Lovelace Kelly Loy DeSha M. Manchouck Ashlyn D. Manley Michael D. Matthews Samantha L. Mazula Smith

Vina V. McCauley Alora L. McCullough Sheila Melvin Brian W. Meredith Sara B. Miller Shane N. Molette Loretta A. Morris Cyril C. Neba Dawn M. Nichols Madison B. Niles Johanna L. Nolasco-Gomez Gabriela Noriega Vides Kyle H. Nunn Rocio Ornelas Amy N. Osborne Samuel K. Owoyemi Natalie J. Owyhee Aaron Parker Claribel Perez-Castillo Kara D. Pleas Sydney A. Pride Tonya L. Proctor Jessica Pulos Christine Ragsdale Jan L. Ras Graciela A. Reddick Ana K. Reyes Nathan C. Reynolds Niki Rice Katlyn Richards Tiffanee J. Rosser Young Rugenstein Matthew L. Rutter Mateja Saiz Victor M. Sanchez Stephen M. Schultz Madison A. Sears Leanne E. Sinks Erica S. Sinnott Jason A. Smith Makensie A. Smith

Alicia I. Snorton Brayden Tabb Hassan L. Taylor Janiah K. Terry Hannah L. Thompson Rayshaun L. Thompson Nicole Todt Ismael K. Tonui Tara N. Trigo Dylan Usenick Christopher J. Vanderlois Kalynn E. Vaughan Polynesian L. Walker Kristen L. Walters Marco A. Walther Sarah N. Ward Ashton Weddington James R. Welch Kimberly Williams Joshua D. Young Aracely Zarate Asante L. Zepeda

THE LEGACY SOCIETY The Austin Peay State University Legacy Society signifies a new era in the University’s effort to recognize, in a meaningful way, those who share a commitment to the institution through planned & estate giving. If you have already made provisions for APSU in your will or through another type of planned gift, or you would like more information about how to include Austin Peay in your estate plan, contact the University Advancement Office at 931-221-7127.

Jerry Addy Elizabeth Ambuhl Anonymous Wayne & Marianne Ard John & Margie Beasley Mark Blick Dee Boaz E. Henry Bowman Lallie Bridges Brandon Buhler Ciara Buxton Mike & Ruth Carrigan Michele Carter Matthew Chandler Joyce Christman Susan Cockrell William F. Cody Caleb Copeland Hester Crews Lars & Diane Eriksson

Kathleen Evans Lee Ellen Ferguson-Fish Aubrey & Judy Flagg Hendricks & Michele Fox Jennifer Freeland David Gleeson Donna Glenn John & Charlsie Halliburton Janet Harlow Kisha Harper Kishanna Hawthorne J.D. Howell Carl & Paula Henderson Phillip Jernigan Rudy Johnson Paul Killebrew Ben Kimbrough Barry & Maggie Kulback Susan Kupisch John & Carolyn Lander

Kenneth & Amy Landrum Jennifer Lindahl Diane MacDowell Alexa Massar Ellen McCollum Wayne & Jennifer Mosley Wilma Newton John & Barbara Ogles Jimmy & Lena Orgain Tracey R. Outlaw Iva Rose Patterson Robert D. Patton Lisa Perez Sandee Polier Wayne Prosser George Rawlins III Jim Robertson Phil Roe Ann Ross SAM

David Schuff Dorothy Smith Brenda Starnes Kevin & Linda Staton Carl & Janet Stedman Jack & Margie Turner Tom & Tina Twombly Bill & Judy Tyndal Ed & Denise Walls Sherry Weaver Barbara Wilbur Brandy Wilkerson Willouise Williams Kristie Winters David & Heather Wright


Office of Alumni and Annual Giving 601 College St. Clarksville, TN 37044 1-800-264-ALUM

Thank you to all of our alumni and friends who attended our 2023 Govs Gatherings and For the Peayple tour stops! We enjoyed meeting everyone in the following cities: Orlando, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Arlington, Texas

Austin, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Round Rock, Texas

Memphis, Tennessee

Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Nashville, Tennessee

Chattanooga, Knoxville, Tennessee Tennessee

Highland Village, Texas Clarksville, Tennessee

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events! To view our full event calendar, visit alumni.apsu.edu.

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