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APSU to hold estate sale for newly established scholarship fund

To raise money for the newly established Sallie Ellis Endowed Scholarship Fund designated for band and education scholarships, the University Advancement Office at Austin Peay State University will conduct a two-day estate sale that will feature clothing and jewelry of the late educator.

The sale, open to the public, is scheduled for 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Friday, April 28 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 29 at the Trinity Episcopal Church Parish House, where Ellis was an active member.
To raise money for the newly established Sallie Ellis Endowed Scholarship Fund designated for band and education scholarships, the University Advancement Office at Austin Peay State University will conduct a two-day estate sale that will feature clothing and jewelry of the late educator.

The sale, open to the public, is scheduled for 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Friday, April 28 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 29 at the Trinity Episcopal Church Parish House, where Ellis was an active member.

Also, a luncheon and fashion show will be 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday, April 28. Admission for the luncheon and fashion show is $5 per person. Reservations for the luncheon only are needed by Monday, April 24 and can be made by calling University Advancement at (931) 221-7127.

All proceeds will benefit the Ellis scholarship fund.

Ellis died of pancreatic cancer Jan. 19, 2006, at Baptist Hospital, Nashville.
In the early 1960s, Ellis was among the first African-Americans to enroll at Austin Peay State College. Recipient of a band scholarship, she was active in band, college choirs and the Student National Education Association.

She graduated in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. In 1973, she completed a Master of Science in Administration and Supervision with honors, and in 1984 she earned the Education Specialist Degree with honors.

Throughout her career in education, which began in 1966, Ellis taught in several schools. From 1993 until her retirement, she taught at Burt Elementary School.

For more information, contact University Advancement at (931) 221-7127. — Melony Leazer