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Clarksville native to head APSU's EOC

February 5, 2001

John Johnson is the new director of the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) at Austin Peay.

Johnson has worked six years in the office as educational counselor. He has a bachelor's degree in administration and supervision, a master's degree in curriculum and instruction, both from APSU, and is working on his education specialist degree in administration and supervision at APSU.

The EOC, a federally funded program, helps prepare adults for enrollment in any postsecondary education institution after they have received a high school diploma or GED.

"We work with adults in Clarksville, Fort Campbell, Hopkinsville and Dover," Johnson said. "We tell them about the admission process at different universities, colleges, vocational/technical schools, proprietary schools-wherever a person is going to get a higher education.

"Our overall goal is to provide the necessary educational opportunties to adult learners so they can be aware of career opportunities that will lead to a better standard of living," he said.

Before joining APSU in 1994, Johnson was transfer coordinator for Student Support Services at Hopkinsville Community College for three years. Previously, he worked for Kroger as a customer service manager. A Clarksville native, he is a graduate of Northwest High School and received APSU's Alumni Admissions Award in the early '90s while working at Hopkinsville Community College.

For information about the EOC, telephone (931) 221-7481.