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The ANTS Center Staff

Ashley Kautz (she, her, hers), Center Director

Ashley Kautz Headhshot

 

Ashley transferred to APSU where she received her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. She started her higher education career in Enrollment Management; there she worked as an Admissions Counselor to recruit students and help minimize enrollment barriers. Ashley completed her Master’s Degree in Higher Education: Student Personnel from the University of Mississippi. As a transfer student and former enrollment specialist, Ashley is eager to help students become connected to resources available on campus and increase student success through involvement. In her free time, Ashley loves to travel, read, hike, and do anything else that involves the outdoors.

 
Tina Sanders (she, her, hers), Graduate Assistant 

Photo of Graduate Assistant, TinaTina is currently pursing her Master's of  Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Student Assistants

AveryI am a freshman at APSU this year and I am majoring in history. I like to read, watch movies, and play with my dogs.

Fun fact: I am a huge baseball and football fan.

Scholarship Student Callie PhotoCallie is a sophomore nursing major. She grew up in White Bluff, TN, and graduated from Creek Wood High School. She has always been interested in the medical field and will graduate in 2025. Her favorite hobbies are playing volleyball and she enjoys spending time with her dog and four cats. 

Fun Fact: Callie’s favorite season is fall.

Scholarship Student Ethan PhotoEthan is currently a sophomore at Austin Peay and his major is Radiology. He enjoys watching science fiction movies, reading, hunting and fishing in his free time. 

Fun Fact: Ethan can play the guitar.

EmersonEmerson is in G.O.M.B. and plays the trombone. Emerson enjoys drawing and playing video games. 

Scholarship Student EV PhotoE.V.'s major is Mechanical Engineering and is technically a freshman, but took dual-enrollment courses in high school so she is ahead of traditional freshman credits. They enjoy metal, plants, and creating artwork, like characters. They also enjoy listening to music and playing video games.

Jenn PhotoJennifer is an adult-learner majoring in Sports Communication. Her goal is to work within the NHL organization interviewing players and coaches. She was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO. and has spent the last 8 years moving around the U.S. as a military spouse. Clarksville has been her favorite place to live. Jennifer is not a regular mom, but a cool mom to three kids (13, 10, 8). She has been involved with the ANTS Center for two years, leads Adult Café twice a month, is president of Tau Sigma National Honor Society, and writes for The All State. In her downtime, she enjoys attending Nashville Predators games, concerts, and taking adventures with her camera.

Student Assistants Julie PhotoJulie is a junior who is majoring in Agriculture with a concentration in Vet Technology. She loves spending time with her family, babysitting, and playing with animals. When she isn't doing one of those, she likes to read or go fishing. 

Scholarship Student Trinity Photo Trinity is majoring in Psychology Sciences. She loves to help anyone in need. She is hoping to become a mental health counselor after she graduates. She has always wanted to help others in any way that she could. Trinity’s hobbies are hiking or doing anything outdoors. 

Fun Fact: 

Trinity is an avid Harry Styles and One Direction fan.

Tyler

Tyler is a freshman majoring in business marketing. He likes playing all sports and racing cars. 

Fun fact: He can do a backflip when nobody is watching.

 

 

 



Transfer Student Leaders (TSLs)
 
TSL_AntonioAntonio recently transferred to APSU as a freshman and is majoring in Music Education with a concentration in vocals. He plans to teach choir at the high school level. Within his position as a TSL, Antonio hopes to make sure students feel accepted and comfortable so they can be their most successful while obtaining their degree. In his free time, Antonio loves reading, watching movies and spending time with his family and friends- including his chihuahua, Bella, and identical twin brother, Andreas.
TSL JenniferJennifer is an adult-learner majoring in Sports Communication. Her goal is to work within the NHL organization interviewing players and coaches. She was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO. and has spent the last 8 years moving around the U.S. as a military spouse. Clarksville has been her favorite place to live. Jennifer is not a regular mom, but a cool mom to three kids (13, 10, 8). She has been involved with the ANTS Center for two years, leads Adult Café twice a month, is president of Tau Sigma National Honor Society, and writes for The All State. In her downtime, she enjoys attending Nashville Predators games, concerts, and taking adventures with her camera.
TSL RiannaRianna is a senior who is majoring in Leadership Organizational Administration. After receiving her bachelor's degree, she plans to continue her education by obtaining a masters in African American Studies. Her goal is to teach at the college level so she can be a mentor to young adult students. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends, call her mom, and watch Netflix. 
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