A long time ago and in a place far, far away, I earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. Other than the rare occasions that I stayed with hospitable classmates or lived off the kindness of strangers, I made the 1.5 hour one-way commute to Clarksville from Hickman County for my last three semesters of undergraduate work. It was a place far, far away to finish my degree, a drive that stretched my time and financial resources to the point that some days I wondered if it was going to be worth it all.
Well, it was worth it, a tremendous return on my investment. I was pleased to read today in my Austin Peay (Let’s go Peay!) alumni magazine that Hickman County is a lot closer to a Bachelor of Business Administration from AP than it was 15 years ago. Austin Peay and Nashville State Community College will offer, beginning this Fall 2009 semester, all the courses required for the B.B.A. degree at the Renaissance Center on State Route 46 in Dickson. This is such a great opportunity for people in the area to start or return to higher education and earn a Bachelor’s degree.
For more information, visit www.apsu.edu/dickson .