A degree from Austin Peay is only the beginning of your journey. For more than 90 years, Govs have leaned on the education they received here and transformed it into rewarding careers around the world, defining their fields and living out their dreams.
Here are a handful of examples:
- Bill Heydel ('57) co-founded Cracker Barrel.
- The Hon. Mary C. Noble ('71, '75) became the first woman to serve as chief judge of the Fayette County Circuit Court in Kentucky.
- Bonnie Sloan ('73) became the first deaf player to play in the NFL.
- Dr. J. Lannett Edwards ('89) conducted postdoctoral research in cloning with Dr. Ian Wilmut, who successfully cloned Dolly the sheep.
- George Sherrill ('99) was named to the 2008 MLB All-Star team.
And while they may have different majors or took different paths to get where they are today, all Govs started here.
There's a family feeling and a feeling of community that I think is really unique to Austin Peay. That's what's really special to me - the people of Austin Peay and Clarksville embrace you ... There's this feeling at Austin Peay that, no matter where you're from, you're welcome here.
Supporting Alumni Success
Through your time at Austin Peay, you’ll be engaged in the basics, reasoning, awareness, and values. And through this engagement you’ll understand yourself better; grow personally and professionally; give more than you take; and, achieve.
Yet our support of your success doesn’t end with a diploma.
The Office of Career Services
Research job opportunities in the Career Services library, have your cover letter professionally critiqued, or publish your resume for potential employers on Jobs4Govs. Our Office of Career Services serves both students and alumni.
Connect and network with fellow Govs around the country, long after you’ve left Clarksville. There are more than 35 alumni groups, from San Francisco to New York, representing athletes, dancers, military service people, and more.