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Service-learning class helps APSU student join nonprofit's Board of Directors

           CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay State University student Emily Horton was recently appointed to the Tennessee Theatre Association’s (TTA) Board of Directors as a student representative.

           CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay State University student Emily Horton was recently appointed to the Tennessee Theatre Association’s (TTA) Board of Directors as a student representative.

            Horton worked with the TTA last semester as part of an APSU service-learning course. The public speaking class, taught by Dr. Anna Filippo, assistant professor of communication, spent the semester working to increase the organization’s online presence. Horton and other students developed social media campaigns and redesigned the organization’s website.

            “This service-learning class has been such a fantastic experience for me,” Horton said. “I look forward to being part of and raising awareness for this organization, which does so much for theater in Tennessee.”

            The TTA promotes the highest standards of theatre throughout the state by advocating for public support of theatre productions and providing professional workshops, programs and live performances in Tennessee. The APSU Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement works with faculty to develop service-learning courses each semester. Students in these courses are expected to engage in academic service learning that includes participating in 13-15 hours of community service a semester. This fall, the center is offering more than 15 service-learning classes in areas such as communication, biology, art, health and human performance, women and gender studies, sociology, history and political science.

            For more information about TTA and the course, contact Filippo at 931-221-6822. For more information on service learning, contact the center at 931-221-6590.

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