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APSU reps at Legislative Plaza for University Day

Austin Peay State University will be a part of an exciting University Day today.

From 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Legislative Plaza, Nashville, representatives from APSU will join faculty, staff and students from the five other Tennessee Board of Regents universities for TBR University Day at the Legislature.

Besides hosting a booth featuring the sciences at APSU, the Governor mascot will serve popcorn to guests from 9 a.m.-noon, while the APSU contingent, led by President Sherry Hoppe, will make calls on local legislators.
Austin Peay State University will be a part of an exciting University Day today.

From 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Legislative Plaza, Nashville, representatives from APSU will join faculty, staff and students from the five other Tennessee Board of Regents universities for TBR University Day at the Legislature.

Besides hosting a booth featuring the sciences at APSU, the Governor mascot will serve popcorn to guests from 9 a.m.-noon, while the APSU contingent, led by President Sherry Hoppe, will make calls on local legislators.

Hoppe will introduce legislators to APSU alumna Tamara Flaherty, the first Austin Peay student to earn the online M.S. in Nursing.

Now a member of the APSU nursing faculty, Flaherty is featured in the recent TBR publication, “Educating Tennessee: Tennessee Board of Regents Institutions and Providing Access to Higher Education.”

A working mother with three biological sons, an adopted daughter with cerebral palsy and three stepchildren, Flaherty says she could never have earned her master's degree in nursing had it not been offered online.

“Lack of education was the family legacy,” Flaherty says in the article. “I want future generations of my family to view a college education as not only possible but necessary.” -- Dennie B. Burke