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Student accepted into ‘Exploring Liberty' Institute at Princeton University

An Austin Peay State University student and former Jackson resident has added another honor to her already impressive resume.

Tamira Cole, a senior English major, has been notified of her acceptance to the 2006 Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) Exploring Liberty: Freedom and Pioneer Spirit Seminar, during June at prestigious Princeton University.
An Austin Peay State University student and former Jackson resident has added another honor to her already impressive resume.

Tamira Cole, a senior English major, has been notified of her acceptance to the 2006 Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) “Exploring Liberty: Freedom and Pioneer Spirit Seminar,” during June at prestigious Princeton University.

The IHS, part of George Mason University, sponsors more than 10 seminars annually for undergraduates and graduates. It is an all-expenses-paid program. At Princeton, Cole will join students from around the world in exploring contemporary questions of political life.

Of the more than 2,000 students who applied for the institute, only 50 were accepted. Criteria include a strong academic background, interest in public policy or journalism and two essays explaining why the applicant would be a good fit.

Among her myriad accomplishments, Cole is on the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees. She was selected to serve as a reader contributor to Seventeen magazine and was named by Glamour magazine as one of the Top 22 College Women for 2005.

At APSU, she became the first APSU student ever to be named to a USA Today All Academic Team. She was selected as chief justice of the Student Government Association Student Tribunal, president of the Residence Hall Government and 2006 Homecoming Queen. She is a Governors Ambassador and was chosen as a member of the President's Roundtable.

Since August 2002, Cole has volunteered more than 1,000 hours in community service. For her work on behalf of others, she received the 2004 Tennessee Higher Education Harold Love Community Service Award.

A magna cum laude Dean's List Scholar, she has been tapped to Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta International Leadership Honor Society, National Scholars Honor Society and Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. — Dennie B. Burke