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Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts associate director recognized by Kennedy Center

April 1, 2003

The Kennedy Center Partners in Education Advisory Committee recently recognized Austin Peays Marlon D. Crow for his three-year service on the national committee.

Crow, associate director of The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, was honored at the JFK Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. where he was facilitating sessions for the committee. Crow had been elected to serve a three-year term on the advisory committee by the national network in 2000.
April 1, 2003

The Kennedy Center Partners in Education Advisory Committee recently recognized Austin Peay's Marlon D. Crow for his three-year service on the national committee.

Crow, associate director of The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, was honored at the JFK Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. where he was facilitating sessions for the committee. Crow had been elected to serve a three-year term on the advisory committee by the national network in 2000.

The Partners in Education program was initiated in 1991 by the Kennedy Center to assist arts organizations across the nation in developing and/or expanding educational partnerships with their local school systems and to educate and assist teachers in their professional development.

The advisory committee assists with the evaluation and planning of the membership meetings, advises the Kennedy Center Education Department on new initiatives in professional development and advises the program on policies affecting the membership.

Crow, representing APSU, and Sallie Keith, representing the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, are one of 83 partnership teams from 43 states, the District of Columbia and Mexico, to be accepted into the Partners in Education program. It is the only team to represent Tennessee.

The local partnership facilitates the development of workshops for teachers by local musical and visual artists, in-school residencies by artists and performances. It is partially funded by the First Federal Savings Bank of Clarksville.