Officials with Austin Peay State University announced today that active duty and military veteran students who graduate from the local university in December will receive a APSU military coin in addition to their diplomas.
The military and veteran graduate recognition and coin presentation ceremony, is scheduled to take place at 5 p.m., Wednesday, December 12th in the Music/Mass Communication Building Mabry Concert Hall.
The military service members and veterans receiving the coin will graduate from APSU on Friday, December 14th.
The guest speaker for the coin presentation ceremony will be the Director of the U.S. Army Manpower Analysis Agency at Fort Belvoir, Virgina, Brigadier General Robin Mealer.
Officials say APSU created its own coin to honor military students and veterans with the coin described as an antique bronze color coin finished with black enamel.
The first set was cast in 2011.