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APSU named Best Nonprofit at Nashville Business Journal’s 2017 Best in Business Awards

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay State University was announced as the Nashville Business Journal’s Best in Business: Nonprofit winner at the organization’s 2017 Best in Business Awards Luncheon, held Tuesday, March 7 at the Music City Center in Nashville.

Austin Peay was selected from a field of nominees, with each nonprofit institution judged by an independent panel of previous winners on a number of criteria, including profitability, growth, innovation and community involvement.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay State University was announced as the Nashville Business Journal’s Best in Business: Nonprofit winner at the organization’s 2017 Best in Business Awards Luncheon, held Tuesday, March 7 at the Music City Center in Nashville.

Austin Peay was selected from a field of nominees, with each nonprofit institution judged by an independent panel of previous winners on a number of criteria, including profitability, growth, innovation and community involvement.

“It is an honor to win this award because, first and foremost, it is a recognition of Austin Peay’s commitment to our community, and our community’s commitment to us,” APSU President Alisa White said. “We serve a uniquely diverse population and have modeled our strategic plan to help our university and community grow by providing affordable, high quality degree programs. Additionally, our strategic plan encompasses a strong alliance with our local community and business leaders that is key to our success. This partnership improves our ultimate goal — student success. I am proud to accept this award on behalf of each and every member of our community.”

The Nashville Business Journal's Best in Business Awards program has been honoring excellence in business for over 25 years. This year’s award luncheon included 30 finalists for five categories, categorizing businesses from small (1-25 employees) to large (501 or more), as well as nonprofits.

To find out more about Austin Peay, visit www.apsu.edu. For more information on the Nashville Business Journal’s Best in Business Awards, including galleries and videos from the luncheon, visit www.bizjournals.com/nashville.