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U Rec director named 2008 Maxine Smith Fellow

The director of University Recreation for Austin Peay State University has been chosen by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) as a 2008 Maxine Smith Fellow.

David Davenport is one of only eight Maxine Smith Fellows selected statewide. From February-November 2008, Davenport will be spending part of his workdays at Tennessee Technological University where Dr. Robert Bell, president, will serve as his mentor.
The director of University Recreation for Austin Peay State University has been chosen by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) as a 2008 Maxine Smith Fellow.

David Davenport is one of only eight Maxine Smith Fellows selected statewide. From February-November 2008, Davenport will be spending part of his workdays at Tennessee Technological University where Dr. Robert Bell, president, will serve as his mentor.

Currently, Davenport and Bell are formulating a project for Davenport that will be of interest and benefit to both men. Besides meeting with his mentor at Tennessee Tech and continuing his APSU duties, Davenport also will be meeting two days a month at TBR with the other Maxine Smith Fellows.

The Maxine Smith Fellows Program provides opportunities for African-American employees of TBR schools to participate in a working and learning environment that will enhance their work experience and career development. The program is intended to provide an initial experience with upper-level administrative policymaking positions.

Previous Maxine Smith Fellows from APSU are Reggie Wooden, Web /Internet specialist, and Dr. Gail Robinson-Oturu, chair of the APSU Department of Music. -- Dennie B. Burke