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William E. & Sadako S. Newton Military Family Resource Center

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The Austin Peay State University William E. & Sadako S. Newton Military Family Resource Center – the state’s largest military student center – is open year-round. The 5,200-square-foot building at 426 College St., next to Johnny’s Big Burger, provides the University’s military-affiliated students (active-duty military, veterans, reservists, National Guard members, ROTC cadets, retirees and military families) with a one-stop shop for most of their social, financial and academic needs. The facility houses Austin Peay’s Veterans Upward Bound program, VetSuccess on Campus, the Military Student Center, a Career Services Military Advisor and a Student Success Military Affiliated Advisor. It also features a computer lab, a lounge area for watching television, eating and unwinding, tables for studying or eating and a self-serve coffee and tea bar.  It is a one-stop shop, servicing APSU military-affiliated students.

Location and Hours

Location:

426 College St
Clarksville, TN 37040

Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Student Resources

Contact:

Walter Lord

Walter Lord, MG(RET.)
Military Advisor in Residence
Office 112
lordw@apsu.edu
(931) 221-7549

 

Duties:

  • Advises the university president and senior leadership team on military/Veteran issues
  • Leads university’s outreach to the military and Veteran community
  • Advocates for military-affiliated students at the university’s senior leadership level
  • Serves as an advisor to the APSU Institute for National Security and Military Studies

Contact:

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Scotty Martin
Academic Coordinator / Instructor
Office 105
martins@apsu.edu
(931) 221-7807

Veterans Upward Bound

Duties:

  • To inspire confidence, explore educational options, and create individual success plans toward academic and career goals.
  • To link eligible adult Veteran learners to resources that lead to higher-education enrollment and continuous quality of life.

Contact:

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Christina Hicks
VetSuccess Counselor
Office 104
christina.hicks2@va.gov
(615) 983-4354

VetSuccess

Duties:

  • Guidance and support with VA education benefits (for veterans, service members, and eligible dependents) as well as vocational exploration and assistance in selecting a suitable career/major
  • Assistance in VA-related issues/questions or concerns
  • Coordination with school faculty/staff to provide Veteran specific service as well as help in locating community and other resources         

Contact:

Robert Torres

Robert Torres
Veteran and Career Advising Coordinator
Office 106
torresr@apsu.edu
(931) 221-7930

Career Services

Duties:

  • Provide services to military affiliated students as they transition from military service/college into the civilian workforce.
  • Services include resume writing, mock interviews, STRONG Interest Assessment, and job/internship search assistance.
  • Provides assistance with federal applications and reviews the process of resume building and applying for a position within USAJOBS.gov web site.

Contact:

LaTara Hopson

LaTara Hopson
Military Affiliated Student Success Professional
Office 113
hopsonl@apsu.edu
(931) 221-6347

Student Success

Duties:

  • Point of Contact for students utilizing TN Strong
  • Educate and advise students on their military educational benefits, including but not limited to: Chapter 33 Post 9/11; TN Strong, Army Ignited, Chapter 1606 MGIB-SR; Chapter 35 DEA, Air Force Tuition Assistance.
  • Advise and assist Military-affiliated Students on degree/program changes and help understand required classes needed to stay on academic path for graduation.
  • Work with Military-affiliated Students who have received academic alerts to help get them back on track. Offer encouragement, motivation and inform them of university resources such as the learning center, the writing center, and other departments that can assist throughout their academic journey.

Contact:

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Jasmin Linares
Director of the Military Student Center
Office 101
linaresj@apsu.edu
(931) 221-7338

Military Student Center

The Military Student Center offers programs throughout the academic year to address the unique challenges our Military-Affiliated student population faces.

 

The Military Student Center Provides: 

  • A computer lab with online access, a printer, and CAC readers.
  • A dining area to eat, study, or talk with your peers.
  • A lounge to unwind and relax. 
  • Events include educational, informational, and family-oriented programming throughout the year.
  • Programs throughout the academic year that address the unique challenges facing our student population.
  • Student/Peer Coaching - staff provides guidance and advice on how to navigate college and transition from military to college life. 
  • Texts for Vets relies on student textbook donations to provide textbooks for fellow students, free of charge. (first-come, first-served program)