Leave a lasting legacy or make a tribute by purchasing a personalized brick paver that supports Austin Peay State University. The pavers will be installed between the Marks Building and Blount Hall, on the John Morgan Walk of History, named in honor of APSU alumnus and former Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor, John Morgan.
The 4-by-8 pavers are $250 each, which can be paid in a single payment or five installments of $50. Each paver has up to three lines of text available with a maximum of 20 characters per line (including spaces). Your contribution is tax deductible, and a portion of your brick’s proceeds will go toward the National Alumni Association Scholarship.
Brick orders will be fulfilled and installed annually. Confirmation of installation will be sent to you upon completion. A formal naming ceremony will take place in 2017. Make a commitment today, and become a founding member of the John Morgan Walk of History. Only a few bricks remain before the completion of this initial campaign.
Support APSU students while also having your own little piece of Austin Peay State University.
Leave your legacy with your name and graduation year.
- Recognize your child for his/her accomplishments and/or graduation.
- Remember a loved one.
- Pay tribute to someone.
In October 2010, John Morgan was named chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents—the state’s university and community college system. He retired from that post in January of 2016 after having led the system’s transformation to become more comprehensive and student-focused. During his tenure, Morgan successfully guided the TBR system’s plans to address the demands of the Complete College Tennessee Act, enacted by the General Assembly in early 2010. As one of the architects of the law, Morgan played a key role in crafting a clear vision of higher education improvement during his term as deputy to then-Governor Phil Bredesen. During his time as chancellor, the number of degrees awarded from the TBR’s six universities rose about 3.6 percent, and the number of associate degrees and certificates awarded by community colleges increased more than 40 percent. Before his retirement, Morgan spent nearly 40 years of service with the state in various roles, including a time as comptroller of the Treasury for the State of Tennessee.
For many students like Alexis, financial support creates more opportunities to concentrate on academic studies, participate in campus activities, pursue scholarly interests and serve outside the classroom rather than having to work to support themselves and defray tuition costs.
“Because I received the APSU National Alumni Association Scholarship, I have seen the firsthand benefits of this award. I have been able to focus on my studies and my academic career without worry of having to work to pay for school,” she said. “As a result, I have been able to spend the time that I may have had to work to support myself to give back to Austin Peay and the community around me.”
Alexis has joined several campus organizations, including the Psychology Club and the Active Minds Chapter, and she volunteers for local soup kitchens and mentors underprivileged children.
“Because of these experiences, I have been able to develop myself in ways that make me a better leader, student and overall person,” she said. “This scholarship has truly had an impact on my education and has helped me to succeed.”