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APSU alumnus Wilson named coordinator of Highland Crest campus

 

           CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Vincent Wilson, a 2011 Austin Peay State University graduate, recently returned to his alma mater to serve as coordinator of APSU’s Highland Crest campus in Robertson County. Wilson previously worked as an admissions advisor in the Student Affairs Office at Madisonville Community College in Kentucky.

 

           CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Vincent Wilson, a 2011 Austin Peay State University graduate, recently returned to his alma mater to serve as coordinator of APSU’s Highland Crest campus in Robertson County. Wilson previously worked as an admissions advisor in the Student Affairs Office at Madisonville Community College in Kentucky.

            “I am delighted Vincent agreed to join our team,” Julia McGee, director of Extended Education at APSU, said. “While a student at APSU, Vincent served as a Governors Ambassador for three years, including a year on the Executive Council. He earned his master’s degree at Murray State University, and he has been working at Madisonville in a situation like the Springfield (Robertson County) campus.”

            The Highland Crest classroom facility in Springfield, which houses both APSU and Volunteer State Community College, currently has students enrolled in K-6 teaching licensure and social work programs. The facility, which is looking into expanding its degree offerings, is geared toward making a college education accessible for individuals living in and around Robertson County. Highland Crest has produced several K-6 program graduates, and this May, the campus will produce its first APSU graduates in social work.

            “There’s so much untapped potential here,” Wilson said. “We really want to get into the community and let them know we’re here and that we have resources available to them if they want to continue their education.”

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

            Wilson is at the Highland Crest campus from Monday through Friday, and he can help steer students in the right direction in terms of admission and academic counseling. In addition to earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, with a minor in international studies, from APSU in 2011, he also met his future wife on campus back in 2007.

          “Austin Peay has a rich history for me,” he said. “I first met my wife in Hand Village, and I proposed to her in front of the Browning Building. She has a master’s degree from here, so Austin Peay has a soft spot in our hearts.”

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

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