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Austin Peay faculty and student volunteers praised in USA Weekend

May 13, 2003

Austin Peay was mentioned in USA Weekend's "Make a Difference Day" round-up, published April 25.

The University was cited along with Fifth Ward Missionary Baptist Church for its efforts to help an African-American boy who couldn't get a bone marrow transplant because no donor was available.
May 13, 2003

Austin Peay was mentioned in USA Weekend's "Make a Difference Day" round-up, published April 25.

The University was cited along with Fifth Ward Missionary Baptist Church for its efforts to help an African-American boy who couldn't get a bone marrow transplant because no donor was available.

Clarksvillian Geneva Bell coordinated a drive that added 41 names to the donor registry, according to the article. Bell made the effort part of a health fair and fun day at the church that included dental, vision and blood pressure checks; testing for sickle cell anemia; entertainment by a youth gospel choir; games; a 3-on-3 basketball tournament; child fingerprinting; free family portraits and food.

Austin Peay students and professors were among the volunteers on the project, the article reported.