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Student Leaders

Jeremy Lane Chisenhall
Lane Chisenhall | Junior, Political Science major
Jeremy Lane Chisenhall was the first APSU student ever to be appointed to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission as a student representative. The Commission coordinates and provides guidance to all state higher education institutions.
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Carrie Taylor
Carrie Taylor | Senior, Communication major
Carrie Taylor received Alpha Delta Pi’s Collegiate Ruth Pretty Palmer Panhellenic National Award, which is presented to undergraduate and alumnae members of Alpha Delta Pi based on outstanding service and commitment to the Panhellenic experience. This is one of the top honors an undergraduate can receive from Alpha Delta Pi.
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Courtney Cousin
Courtney Cousin | Senior, Business major
Courtney Cousin was selected as a recipient of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award. This award was named for a late member of the Tennessee General Assembly, and recognizes public service work of students, faculty and staff.
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Ari Ruiz
Ari Ruiz | Junior, Communication major
Ari Ruiz was selected as one of five students to serve as Vice President of Communications for the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference (SEIFC). SEIFC is a voluntary membership leadership development experience for fraternity men. Ruiz will assist with the planning and implementation of the 2018 SEIFC Leadership Academy.
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Shaeleigh Jacobs
Shaeleigh Jacobs | Junior, Psychology major
Shaeleigh Jacobs was selected as one of six students in the country to serve as a Conference Coordinator for the Coalition for Collegiate Women’s Leadership. Jacobs will assist with the planning and implementation of the 2018 CCWL Annual Conference for Greek Women Leaders from across the southeast.
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Program Spotlights

Celebrating 25 Years

Celebrating 25 years
Celebrating 25 Years

On Aug. 25, the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center kicked-off a celebration of its 25th anniversary with trivia, refreshments and mementos for those in attendance. The Center, established in 1991, was formally named in 1992 in honor of the first African-American graduate from APSU. An intense desire of African-American students in the late 1980s and early 1990s to have a special place on campus to focus on their culture and contributions led to the establishment of the Center. The author Alex Haley, a Tennessee native who wrote “Roots,” was featured as part of the opening ceremonies in 1991.

APSU Day of Giving

Govs Give
APSU Day of Giving


Student Affairs participated in the #GOVSGIVE campaign with an initial goal of $10,000. Student Affairs gained 123 donors during the fundraising initiative. The funds raised were designated for the African American Cultural Center Discretionary Fund, African American Graduate Recognition, APSU Food Pantry Discretionary, Fraternity & Sorority Leadership, Hispanic Cultural Center Discretionary, Military Student Center Texts for Vets Program, Career Services Discretionary and SA Fund of Excellence.


Staff Spotlights

Claudia Rodriguez
Claudia Rodriguez | Director of the Little Govs Child Learning Center
Claudia Rodriguez served on the Two Rivers Association of the Education of Young Children as a Board Member, a Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance Advisory Committee Member, on the Clarksville/Montgomery County Pre-K Advisory Committee, on Nashville State Community College Early Childhood Advisory Committee, and was part of the Clarksville Area Family Childcare Provider Association. Rodriguez provided trainings and workshops for her staff, as well as at statewide conferences, including “Shaken Baby Syndrome” and “Before You Begin: New Caregivers” at Tennessee Childhood Online Training System. Staff training included such topics as “Creating a Classroom that Works,” and “Be Safe: Emergency/Disaster Procedures in the Classroom.” Rodriguez has over 25 years of experience with young children and families, and has a M.S. degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education.
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Amanda Walker
Amanda Walker | Director of Career Services
Amanda Walker earned her Ed.D. degree at Delta State University in August. During 2016-17 she served as chair of the Nashville Area Career Fair Consortium and was a group mentor for Leadership Clarksville 2016. Walker, along with three faculty members, obtained a $15,000 Tennessee Board of Regents Student Engagement, Retention, and Success grant, which is a one-year pilot program intended to increase the retention and career readiness skills of underrepresented minorities, including nontraditional students, economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities, all in the sophomore year. Walker presented “The Key to Retention, Job Placement, and Student Success” at the Southern Association for College Student Affairs annual conference in Jacksonville, Florida, and facilitated an online presentation, “Experiential Education Recruitment Value: A Correlational Study of Large and Small Companies” for the National Career Services Conference.
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