A student's GovLife
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A student's GovLife

Every student’s story is unique, but they all share a common thread – Austin Peay has helped its students find the leader within. We invite you to meet current and past students and discover how each #GovLife is leading through excellence.

Emmanuel Méjeun in MMC
Emmanuel Méjeun – ('17), M.A. Music

“Everything about my story is tied to music: it’s my passion, it’s my love, it’s going to be my job — It’s everything to me.”

Alexis Larkin in University Center plaza
Alexis Larkin – Senior, Marketing

“Because I made the decision to come to Austin Peay, I’ve been exposed to so many people and different ways of life that I wouldn’t have if I had chosen to stay in Ohio for school.”

Joy Cheatham poses in Maynard Math and Science building
Joy Cheatham – Graduate, Predictive Analytics

“Many companies have teams with members in multiple locations, and APSU’s online classes, projects and discussions has really helped me grow as a leader.”

Natalie Castillo poses in front of Clement
Natalie Castillo – Senior, Psychology

“I like to think everyone is a superhero, but we just have to unlock our own unique superpowers — and a degree in psychological science is going to help me unlock and use my superpower.”

Josh Rees poses in Harned building
Joshua Rees – Junior, Foreign Language/Spanish

“My professors at Austin Peay have always asked me to think about how I can take what I’m already good at and use that to help a bigger group of people than I have before.”

Jenny Hernandez in Foy workout room
Jenny Hernandez – Senior, Health and Human Performance

“When people ask me about Austin Peay, I tell them the truth: I love this campus and it’s the best choice I could have ever made.”

Alexis Hill poses on softball field
Alexis Hill – Senior, Biology

“Austin Peay has treated me way better than I ever thought it could have, and if I had to do it all over again, I’d still choose to go this University.”

Waqas Ahmed poses in Sundquist
Waqas Ahmed – Senior, Biology/Pre-Med

“I think every kid thinks about going away for college, but when I visited Austin Peay, I fell in love with this place and its opportunities.”