HCCHS TRIO TALENT SEARCH PARTICPANTS TRAVEL TO AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY
On Tuesday, April 23rd, Hopkins County Central High School TRIO Talent Search participants
toured Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. Upon arrival to APSU,
the students attended an admission session where they learned about various aspects
of the university, including housing, meal plans, and student organizations. The students
also learned about two postsecondary TRIO programs offered at APSU: Educational Opportunity
Center (EOC) and Student Support Services (SSS).
The Madisonville Community College TRiO program serves Hopkins, Muhlenberg and Crittenden
counties. J Nora Anderson is the TRiO Talent Search advisor at Hopkins County Central
who arranged this college visit for the participants. Other TRIO Talent Search staff
include Anna Leasure, Director, Wes Ausenbaugh, Corey Downey, Advisors, and Marcia
Evans, Administrative Advisor. Offices are located in the John H. Gray Building on
the Madisonville Community College North Campus.
Once on the tour, the students received an up close and personal view of the APSU
campus. This included visits to the Foy Athletic Center and the newly-built student
housing complex, which included a tour of a typical two-person dorm room. The group
also visited various classroom buildings on campus, including the Morgan University
Center and the science building. This college visit and other TRIO Talent Search services
provide participants with information to assist participants in making a wise choice
for their college studies that best fits their academic interests and personal needs.