Go back

Tennessee National Guard honors APSU for its support of the military

tng
The Tennessee National Guard presents President Licari with an award.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – On Feb. 2, Austin Peay State University Athletics hosted its Military Appreciation Day during the men’s basketball game, and during a break in the action, the Tennessee National Guard (TNG) took the court for a special presentation.

That’s when Sgt. 1st Class Michael Howard presented APSU President Mike Licari with the Tennessee National Guard Partnership Award. The University received this honorable award because of its longstanding support of the TNG and for Austin Peay’s strong support of its military students.

“At Austin Peay, we take our commitment to our military-affiliated students very seriously, and because of the sacrifices these individuals have made for our nation, we continue to push ourselves to find more ways to serve them,” Licari said in July. He made those comments when Austin Peay became the first University in Tennessee to offer in-state tuition rates to all of the nation’s military-affiliated students, which includes active-duty military personnel, veterans, reservists, National Guard members and their eligible family members.

Austin Peay is the state’s largest provider of higher education to military-affiliated students, with about 25 percent of the University’s students having a military connection. Last year, APSU opened the 5,200-square-foot Newton Military Family Resource Center – the largest, by far, military student center in Tennessee – and in November, the University inducted the inaugural members of its new APSU Military Hall of Fame.

The University’s ongoing support of the military is also evident in the success of its Army ROTC program. Austin Peay’s Governors Guard has earned the General Douglas MacArthur Award an astounding eight times. The U.S. Army presents the award each year to the top eight Army ROTC programs in the country.

During the Feb. 2 Military Appreciation Day men’s basketball game, the University also honored nine APSU cadets who are Distinguished Military Graduates. That means they are in the top 20 percent of Army ROTC graduates in the nation, which consists of between 6,000-6,300 cadets at 275 schools.

Austin Peay’s Distinguished Military Graduates are:

For information on Austin Peay’s support of the military, visit www.apsu.edu/military.  

News Feed

View All News
april-2024-costem-vr-project
Molecules in Motion: APSU students harness VR to break ground in chemistry education

On the third floor of the Sundquist Science Center, a group of enterprising Austin Peay State University students are pushing the boundaries of virtual reality, one molecule at a time.

Read More
APSU Children’s Choir performs at Opryland
APSU Children's Choir performs at Opryland

The Clarksville Children's Chorus, featuring students from APSU's Community School of the Arts, performed at the Tennessee Music Educators Conference at Opryland on April 11, showcasing their exceptional talent and collaboration with APSU musicians.

Read More
april-2024-maisie-williams
APSU grad student Maisie Williams earns prestigious poetry fellowship at Boston University

APSU graduate English major Maisie Williams is taking her talents to Boston University's MFA program this fall after earning a highly competitive poetry fellowship. As a first-generation college student, Williams credits her success to the opportunities and support she has received at Austin Peay.

Read More