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Education students set out to recruit more education students

April 23, 2001

To get more students interested in becoming teachers, the Austin Peay State University College of Education is going straight to the source: College of Education students will serve as student ambassadors, representing Austin Peay to area middle and high schools.

The new group, Helping Our Students to Succeed (HOSTS), will talk to area students about the advantages of the APSU College of Education and will speak at functions such as Homecoming.

"During faculty retreats in 1999 and 2000, the diversity committee talked about the possibility of forming a College of Education student ambassadors group," said Dr. Bobbie Weatherly, group sponsor and APSU assistant professor of education. "The members of HOSTS will be selected each fall. Sophomores, juniors and seniors may apply if they have provisional admission to the College of Education. We're looking for a diverse group that's reflective of our student population."

Students who join the group will further their leadership and communication skills in educational environments by meeting monthly with Weatherly and traveling as teams to area schools. Students selected to serve as members of HOSTS this semester are: