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MTSU’s Day on the Hill includes outreach to govern...

MTSU’s Day on the Hill includes outreach to governor, key leaders

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Middle Tennessee State University trustees, administrators and faculty turned Nashville True Blue recently during the institution’s annual legislative outreach at the State Capitol.

A delegation that included President Sidney A. McPhee, Board of Trustees Chairman Steve Smith, Trustee J.B. Baker and former House Speaker Beth Harwell, who now serves as a distinguished visiting professor, met with Gov. Bill Lee, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and House Speaker Cameron Sexton, along with several key legislators, on Feb. 25.

Members of MTSU’s delegation at the Feb. 25 Day on the Hill visit to the Tennessee Capitol pose for a photo with Gov. Bill Lee and Lt. Gov. Randy McNally. Pictured from left are McNally; MTSU Board of Trustees Chairman Steve Smith; former House Speaker and current Distinguished Visiting Professor Beth Harwell; Trustee J.B. Baker; Lee; MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee; Joe Bales, vice president for university advancement; and John Hood, director of government and community affairs. (MTSU photo by James Cessna)

Members of MTSU’s delegation at the Feb. 25 Day on the Hill visit to the Tennessee Capitol pose for a photo with Gov. Bill Lee and Lt. Gov. Randy McNally. Pictured from left are McNally; MTSU Board of Trustees Chairman Steve Smith; former House Speaker and current Distinguished Visiting Professor Beth Harwell; Trustee J.B. Baker; Lee; MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee; Joe Bales, vice president for university advancement; and John Hood, director of government and community affairs. (MTSU photo by James Cessna)

Several lawmakers and key aides attended a lunch hosted by the university to recognize students serving as legislative aides through College of Liberal Arts and student journalists covering the General Assembly through a class offered by the College of Media and Entertainment.

Many True Blue alumni serving in the legislature wore their True Blue colors to show support for MTSU, with many stopping by the university’s table in the Cordell Hull Office Building to sample a bottle of the university’s award-winning chocolate milk.

MTSU student legislative interns along with faculty, staff and administrative representatives pose for a photo with state Sen. Shane Reeves of Murfreesboro, Tenn., second from left, and state Rep. Mike Sparks of Smyrna, Tenn., third from right, during the university’s Day on the Hill visit Feb. 25 to the Tennessee Capitol in Nashville, Tenn. (MTSU photo by Andrew Oppmann)

MTSU student legislative interns along with faculty, staff and administrative representatives pose for a photo with state Sen. Shane Reeves of Murfreesboro, Tenn., second from left, and state Rep. Mike Sparks of Smyrna, Tenn., third from right, during the university’s Day on the Hill visit Feb. 25 to the Tennessee Capitol in Nashville, Tenn. (MTSU photo by Andrew Oppmann)

“It was so wonderful to reconnect with our friends and supporters in the General Assembly and the state administration during our annual Day on the Hill,” McPhee said. “We were proud to report on the progress of our many ready-to-work programs and our success in producing college graduates for the state’s economy.”

McPhee and professor Charlie Apigian, co-director of the university’s Data Science Institute, also talked about MTSU’s recent announcement about its newly created Tennessee Data Initiative. Beginning this fall, MTSU will offer a bachelor’s degree of data science as well as a graduate certificate geared toward working professionals in the emerging field.

— Andrew Oppmann (Andrew.Oppmann@mtsu.edu)

Members of MTSU’s delegation attending the Feb. 25 Day on the Hill visit to the Tennessee Capitol in Nashville, Tenn., meet with Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, far left. Pictured with him, from left, are MTSU Board of Trustees Chairman Steve Smith; Joe Bales, vice president for university advancement, in back; MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee; and Trustee J.B. Baker. (MTSU photo by James Cessna)

Members of MTSU’s delegation attending the Feb. 25 Day on the Hill visit to the Tennessee Capitol in Nashville, Tenn., meet with Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, far left. Pictured with him, from left, are MTSU Board of Trustees Chairman Steve Smith; Joe Bales, vice president for university advancement, in back; MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee; and Trustee J.B. Baker. (MTSU photo by James Cessna)

Members of MTSU’s delegation attending the Feb. 25 Day on the Hill visit to the Tennessee Capitol in Nashville, Tenn., pose for a photo with Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton, center. Pictured from left John Hood, director of government and community affairs; Trustee J.B. Baker; MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee; Sexton; former House Speaker and current Distinguished Visiting Professor Beth Harwell; former Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey; and MTSU Board of Trustees Chairman Steve Smith. (MTSU photo by James Cessna)

Members of MTSU’s delegation attending the Feb. 25 Day on the Hill visit to the Tennessee Capitol in Nashville, Tenn., pose for a photo with Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton, center. Pictured from left John Hood, director of government and community affairs; Trustee J.B. Baker; MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee; Sexton; former House Speaker and current Distinguished Visiting Professor Beth Harwell; former Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey; and MTSU Board of Trustees Chairman Steve Smith. (MTSU photo by James Cessna)


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