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APSU Military Alumni Chapter endowing scholarship honoring local veteran

           CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Austin Peay State University Military Alumni Chapter hosted its second annual scholarship endowment dinner on Nov. 6 as part of the University’s Homecoming Week celebration. During the event, the chapter honored retired Command Sgt. Maj. Sidney Brown, a Vietnam War veteran and active member of the Clarksville-Montgomery County community.

           CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Austin Peay State University Military Alumni Chapter hosted its second annual scholarship endowment dinner on Nov. 6 as part of the University’s Homecoming Week celebration. During the event, the chapter honored retired Command Sgt. Maj. Sidney Brown, a Vietnam War veteran and active member of the Clarksville-Montgomery County community.

            Brown served as the dinner’s keynote speaker, and the chapter is working to endow two scholarships, with one being named in Brown’s honor. The scholarships will benefit active duty military and veteran students, their spouses and their children and APSU ROTC cadets.

            At the dinner, Brown donated $1,000 toward the scholarship named in his honor.

            “APSU has been good to me, and I am grateful to give back,” he said.

            The APSU Military Alumni Chapter was chartered on Oct. 26, 2012, to support the APSU National Alumni Association, as well as the APSU Alumni Relations Office, through direct engagement with military and veterans-based organizations at APSU and within the Clarksville community.

            For more information on the Military Alumni Chapter or to contribute to the endowed scholarships, contact the APSU Alumni Relations Office at 931-221-7979.

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Photo cutline: APSU President Alisa White, APSU Military Alumni Chapter President Joe Shakeenab, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Sidney Brown and his wife, Jimilla Brown. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU).