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Class of 2015 graduates from APSU

More than 800 Austin Peay State University students earned their diplomas on Friday, Dec. 11, during the University’s Winter Commencement ceremonies. Dr. Nell Rayburn, professor of mathematics, delivered the keynote address at both events, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., in the APSU Dunn Center.

More than 800 Austin Peay State University students earned their diplomas on Friday, Dec. 11, during the University’s Winter Commencement ceremonies. Dr. Nell Rayburn, professor of mathematics, delivered the keynote address at both events, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., in the APSU Dunn Center.

Earlier this year, the APSU National Alumni Association presented Rayburn with the 2015 Distinguished Professor Award. She earned her Ph.D. in mathematics from Vanderbilt University, and in 1988, she arrived at APSU as an assistant professor. During her career at Austin Peay, she has received several accolades, including the Socrates Award for excellence in teaching, the Distinguished Community Service Award and the Academic Advising Award.