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The Kaye and Grady Warren Scholarship in Classical Studies

Kaye and Grady Warren taught Latin in the secondary schools of Montgomery County for over forty years.  They brought the joy of learning Latin to hundreds and hundreds of students, and in doing so they kept the Classics alive in this area.  Their love of the languages and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and their passion for teaching Latin is well known in the southeast region and in the United States because in addition to their teaching they were also very active in the Junior Classical League.  They helped countless students prepare for annual contests at the local, state, regional, and national levels.  The Warrens always came home with many ribbons and trophies whenever they took their well-trained students to a convention. Their students went off to pursue Classics at the college level and many of them graced the classrooms at Austin Peay State University. 

When the Warrens retired, the Classics faculty at Austin Peay wanted to honor their legacy.  In the fall of 2016 we established a scholarship in their names, The Kaye and Grady Warren Scholarship in Classical Studies.  This scholarship is available to the top student from Montgomery County, or the broader state of Tennessee who is majoring in some aspect of Classical Languages, and has attained the rank of Sophomore.  

The Classics faculty are grateful to all those generous souls who have contributed, and continue to contribute, to the scholarship fund.  If you would like to contribute to the fund, please contact Dr. Tim Winters, winterst@apsu.edu or 931-221-7118.  

2018-2019     Jane Seage

2017-2018     Rylee Jo Maples

Ms. Maples is a native of Sevierville, Tennessee.  She came to APSU as a freshman with a declared major in Classics.  Ms. Maples was suffiiciently well trained in Latin that she was able to bypass first year Latin and begin her studies here in the second year sequence. This allowed her to take first year Greek as a freshman. This means that by the time she graduates she will have very strong language skills and will thus be in excellent position to pursue graduate study.

2016-2017     Alexander Kee

Mr. Kee came to Austin Peay from Rossview High School. While in high school, Mr. Kee took first place in the nation on the grammar section of the National Latin Exam.  He is very active in our chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, currently serving as president, and he plans to continue a life long career in Classics either in the high school classroom or in graduate school.  Mr. Kee's teacher was Mr. Ryan Vinson.  

The Johanna W. Mitchell Award in Classics  

The Johanna W. Mitchell Undergraduate Research Fund

Johanna W. Mitchell was a life-long lover of the Latin language, and she was blessed with some very good friends.  When Ms. Mitchell passed away, her friends were looking for a suitable way to honor her, and they decided to establish a scholarship fund in her honor at Austin Peay State University where one of those good friends of hers was a faculty member.  The award was established in 2005 and the first recipient was Mr. Robert Lusk in 2006.  I am grateful to the friends of Johanna W. Mitchell for their continued support of Classics at Austin Peay.  The award goes to the top rising junior who is majoring in some aspect of Classics. 

More recently a second fund also in Ms. Mitchell’s honor was added to this.  This new fund is designated specifically for undergraduate research.  The student who accepts this award will assist a member of the Classics faculty in an on-going research project that is designed to result in a publication. This student is expected to participate in the undergraduate research forum held in the spring at Austin Peay.

If you would like to donate to either of these funds, please contact Dr. Winters or any one of the Classics faculty, or you may contact the Development Office of the university directly at (931) 221-7127.

Johanna W. Mitchell Award in Classics

2006-07        Robert Lusk

2007-08        Elizabeth Turner

2008-09        Kristen Jones

2009-10        Stephanie Dunn

2010-11        Ann Herndon

2011-12        Kayla Radny

2012-13        Caitlin Hall

2013-14        Amber Kearns

2014-15        Samantha Kolyer

2015-16        Rebecca Illig

2016-17        Grace Harvey

2017-18        Alexander Kee

2018-19        Rylee Jo Maples


The Johanna W. Mitchell Undergraduate Research Fund

2010          Melissa Douglas