CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Board of Regents recognized the generosity of two longtime Austin Peay State University supporters on April 23 by presenting Ken and Amy Landrum with the 2013 Regents Award for Excellence in Philanthropy.
The Landrums, both 1964 graduates, moved to Florida after Amy retired from a 30-year teaching career and Ken retired from a 32-year career with the National Life and Accident Insurance Co., but their philanthropic personalities have kept them close in spirit to APSU.
In a recent stroke of extraordinary generosity, the Landrums named APSU as a major beneficiary in their wills. That gift is one of the largest the University has ever received.
“I would not have been able to attend college had Austin Peay not been there,” Ken said a few years ago. “Over the years, Amy and I have been the beneficiaries of help from other people. Now we want to do the same – help young people attend college. Someday, they will be able to give back too.”
But the Landrums weren’t done giving to their alma mater. The couple also endowed the Ken and Amy Hope Landrum Scholarship, which provides several Austin Peay State University students with the opportunity to earn a college education. The couple presently gives 11 scholarships to students studying math, computer science and education.
For more information about the 2013 Regents Award for Excellence in Philanthropy, contact the University Advancement Office at 931-221-7127.
Photo cutline: APSU President Tim Hall joins Amy and Ken Landrum as Fran Marcum with the Tennessee Board of Regents presents the couple with the 2013 Regents Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU).