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Plaudits for Aug. 11, 2009

Faculty and staff at Austin Peay State University recently brought recognition to the University through their professional, scholarly and personal development activities.

Melony Shemberger, communication specialist in public relations and marketing, won first-place overall female at the Mattoon Man Duathlon (3.1-mile run, 24.8-mile bike, 6.2-mile run) held Aug. 9 in Neoga, Ill. She also won fifth place in her age group (F 35-39) in the annual Fancy Farm (Ky.) 5-K race held July 31.
Faculty and staff at Austin Peay State University recently brought recognition to the University through their professional, scholarly and personal development activities.

Melony Shemberger, communication specialist in public relations and marketing, won first-place overall female at the Mattoon Man Duathlon (3.1-mile run, 24.8-mile bike, 6.2-mile run) held Aug. 9 in Neoga, Ill. She also won fifth place in her age group (F 35-39) in the annual Fancy Farm (Ky.) 5-K race held July 31.

Gregory R. Singleton, dean of students, presented a program, titled “The Challenges and Choices of Today's College Student,” at the Kappa Alpha Order National Fraternity Leadership Program held recently in Washington, D.C. In addition, during the fraternity's national convention, he was chosen as the 2009 recipient of the Knight Commander's Accolade for outstanding alumni service to Kappa Alpha Order. He currently serves as the national fraternity's scholarship officer. Under his guidance, the overall fraternity grade-point average for all chapters is 2.846, the highest in Kappa Alpha history.

Dr. Mickey Wadia, professor of languages and literature, was appointed APSU coordinator for the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA), a higher education consortium of 24 colleges and universities that offers possibilities for students and faculty to participate in educational programs throughout the world.