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APSU music student wins national scholarships

February 4, 2002

An Austin Peay State University student was awarded the 2001 Delta Iota Alumni Scholarship and the Sinfonia Foundation Scholarship from Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

John David Hazlett, an APSU senior, is the first recipient of the Delta Iota Alumni Scholarship and one of only three national scholarship winners out of the more than 80,000 members of the fraternity.

The son of John and Rita Hazlett, Hermitage, Hazlett is majoring in music. He is a 1998 graduate of McGavock High School.

"Music is a common bond among the brothers in the fraternity. We want to let others know how music can play an important role in enriching their lives. This is an honor," said Hazlett.

Hazlett serves as president of the Theta Tau chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and is a former alumni secretary for the chapter. He also is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, a music honor society.

The foundation awards scholarships annually for academic excellence. Winners are chosen based on faculty references, academic transcript, extracurricular activities and a written essay.

Describing the importance of the honor to APSU's department of music, Dr. Thomas King, professor of music, said, "We are as proud as we can be. Our fraternity has been on the APSU campus for 43 years, and we have applied for this scholarship with other qualified students. This is a great honor."