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Campbell new coordinator at APSU Springfield campus

           CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Rusty Campbell, coordinator for Austin Peay State University’s Highland Crest campus, wants people to know they can earn a bachelor’s degree without ever leaving Robertson County.

           CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Rusty Campbell, coordinator for Austin Peay State University’s Highland Crest campus, wants people to know they can earn a bachelor’s degree without ever leaving Robertson County.

            The four-year-old Highland Crest classroom facility in Springfield, which houses both APSU and Volunteer State Community College, now offers five full undergraduate programs, taught by APSU faculty, in criminal justice, computer science, K-6 grade teacher licensure, social work and professional studies.

            “I want them to be aware that Austin Peay is here at Highland Crest,” he said. “It’s not just a few classes. You can finish those degrees here, and we’re committed to making sure that you can get that degree.”

            Students taking classes through Volunteer State are also eligible for the APSU Promise Scholarship once they earn their associate degree, Campbell said. An unlimited number of scholarships are available for VSCC graduates who have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher.

            Campbell is at the Highland Crest campus from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and he can help steer students in the right direction in terms of admission and academic counseling. He earned his Bachelor of Art degree in history from APSU in 1995, and his Master of Art in curriculum instruction from APSU in 2000. He is familiar with the Robertson County and Cheatham County areas, having worked as a teacher and administrator at the Pleasant View Christian School. He also taught at Welch College in Nashville, where he started the school’s online learning program and served as director of Enrollment Management.

            For more on APSU classes at Highland Crest, visit the website www.apsu.edu/springfield.