SLICE OF LIFE -- McGee photo

Hopkinsville native and Austin Peay State University alumnus John McGee recently contributed more than $50,000 in gold coins to the APSU Foundation to establish the Golden Eagle Graduate Scholarship Endowment to benefit APSU students.


Hopkinsville native donation

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — APSU alumnus John McGee recently made a contribution of more than $50,000 in gold coins to the APSU Foundation to establish the Golden Eagle Graduate Scholarship Endowment to benefit APSU students. McGee made the gift to commemorate his “Golden Graduate Year,” which is the 50-year anniversary of his graduation from Austin Peay in 1969. Mr. McGee later made an additional gift, bringing his donation total to over $60,000.

“I just want to give back,” Mr. McGee said. “Austin Peay treated me kindly. It gave me the background I needed to be successful.”

A Hopkinsville native, McGee is a 1962 graduate of Hopkinsville High School. After high school, he entered the military and served three years on active duty, two years on active reserve and one year on inactive reserve. He then earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Austin Peay, and went on to have a vibrant career in business. During his corporate career, he provided a number of APSU graduates from the President’s Emerging Leaders Program with career opportunities.

Over the years, McGee has attended many Governors sports games and has served as a member of the APSU National Alumni Association Board. He and his wife Janet have contributed to many academic and athletic initiatives for the University. The McGees currently live in the Dallas area near their two daughters and two grandsons.


Columbus State University

COLUMBUS, Georgia — Columbus State University announced that Hailee Molinelli made the Fall 2019 President’s List. Molinelli is a Core Curriculum major at CSU from Fort Campbell.

The President’s List represents the pinnacle of academic achievement at CSU, recognizing students who have achieved a semester grade point average of at least 3.80 GPA (on a 4.00 scale) in at least 12 semester credit hours.

University of Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — A total of 12,050 students enrolled during the 2019 fall semester at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s).

The UA Dean’s and President’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to graduate students or to undergraduate students who take less than a full course load.

The following local students made the Dean’s list for fall 2019:

Isabela Cristina Ortiz, of Fort Campbell and Emerson G Barlow, of Hopkinsville.

Freed-Hardeman University

HENDERSON, Tennessee — Freed-Hardeman University congratulates more than 600 students who were named to the Fall 2019 Dean’s and President’s Lists.

Jamie Boyd of Hopkinsville was named to the Dean’s List. Boyd is majoring in missions.

Skylar Ray of Hopkinsville was named to the President’s List. Ray is majoring in nursing.

Braylin Mitchell of Cadiz was named to the President’s List. Mitchell is majoring in photography.

Kayley Wadlington of Cadiz was named to the President’s List. Wadlington is majoring in K 8 Interventionist.

Full-time students who achieve a 3.40 grade point average are named to the Dean’s List. To be on the President’s List, a student must be full-time and have a 4.0 grade point average.

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