Go back

APSU Board of Trustees Awards

At the summer meeting, the Board of Trustees approve the recipients of three awards to deserving alumni/friends/organizations. The awards are: APSU Philanthropist of the Year, Govs Who Lead Through Military Service, and Govs Who Lead Through Service. The criteria and previous recipients of the awards are listed below. 
Selection Process:
A call for nominations will go out from the Office of University Advancement each year on March 1 and close on May 31. A special committee organized by the Office of University Advancement will select honorees. The Committee will review all application materials in light of the selection criteria and recommend a slate of recipients to the university president for the upcoming year. If the initial call for nominations does not yield a sufficient number or quality of applicants, the Committee may issue an additional call for nominations. Nominees cannot receive the same award two consecutive years; there must be, at minimum, one year between receiving the same award.
Recognition Process:
Recognition will take place at events deemed appropriate by the university in conjunction with the honoree’s calendar. Such events include Tower Club Annual Dinners and Foundation Meeting Dinners.

 

APSU Philanthropist of the Year

This award recognizes an individual or organization that has given a large amount of resources to Austin Peay State University. More than one individual or organization may receive the award dependent on the merit of nominations received, which will be given on an annual basis. A minimum of the criteria for the award must be met for the award to be given out.
Criteria:
  • Generous giving of resources to Austin Peay State University.
  • Significant influence on others to become involved in fundraising or supporting APSU.
  • Exceptional civic responsibility and integrity.
  • A continued commitment and philanthropic effort that has improved the quality of life for Austin Peay State University.
 
2020 - Joe and Cathi Maynard
2019 - Wilma Newton
2018 - Doug and Linda Downey

 

Govs Who Lead Through Military Service

Austin Peay State University established the Govs Who Lead Through Military Service award to give special recognition to an individual or organization who demonstrates support of APSU through leadership, service and advocacy. His/her efforts have provided honor and distinction to APSU. More than one individual or organization may receive the award dependent on the merit of nominations received, which will be given on an annual basis. A minimum of the criteria for the award must be met for the award to be given out.
Criteria:
  •  Service, leadership, or advocacy to Austin Peay State University.
  • Exceptional civic responsibility and integrity.
  • This individual must fall into one these three categories: is a veteran, active duty, or significantly supports the APSU military community.
 
2020 - Retired Lt. Col. Thomas E. Mercer Sr.
2019 - Jack Turner
2018 - Lt. Gen. Ron Bailey

 

 

Govs Who Lead Through Service

Austin Peay State University established the Govs Who Lead Through Service award to give special recognition to an individual who demonstrates support through leadership, service and advocacy. His/her efforts have provided honor and distinction to APSU. More than one individual or organization may receive the award dependent on the merit of nominations received, which will be given on an annual basis. A minimum of the criteria for the award must be met for the award to be given out.
Criteria:
  • Service, leadership, or advocacy to Austin Peay State University.
  • Exceptional civic responsibility and integrity
 
2020 - Tom and Susie Perry
2019 - Ben Kimbrough Sr.
2018 - Jim and Mark Holleman