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Remembering John Moseley

» By Lauren Cottle

News Editor

John Moseley, APSU professor for 18 years, died Sunday, Feb. 9, at Gateway Medical Center. He was involved in the communications department at APSU, including audio and video production.

“He brightened the room,” said Carrie Daniels, APSU’s women’s basketball head coach. “He did so much good, not just for APSU, but for the Clarksville community and the world.”

Daniels said APSU and Clarksville are “a better university and community for having Moseley here.”

Moseley helped bring new equipment to the communications department, including the television master control suite and studio in the Dunn Center and the audio/video equipment in APSU’s mobile broadcast van.

Moseley received the Department of Communication’s Faculty of the Year award in 2012, as well as the 2012 Harold Love Community Service Award from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

“Anyone who has met or interacted with him, remembers him,” said communication professor David von Palko. “We will miss him greatly, and the university is diminished by his passing.”

Moseley was involved in community service projects such as Camp Rainbow, Special Olympics, Buddy Ball and Bikers Who Care. He was also the organizer of the APSU Haitian Relief Effort Telethon.

“Moseley was a very integral part of the communications department and other activities in the community,” said Christian Hodges, graduate assistant for APSU sports production. “He helped me get involved in what I do now.”

In addition to video production, Moseley played an assortment of instruments, including piano, bass and guitar.

“He had a deep sense of empathy and care for his students and his profession,” Hodge said.

In lieu of flowers, the Moseley family is asking for donations to be made to Tennessee Special Olympics or Bikers Who Care in the professor’s name.

“This is what my father would have wanted,” William Moseley posted on the John Moseley Facebook page. “He will be missed and never forgotten, thank you again for your support.”

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home on Madison Street.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12. TAS

About Lauren Cottle

Lauren Cottle is a senior English major and history minor at APSU. She is currently the Perspectives Editor at The All State. She is also involved in PELP, the Laurel Wreath Society and Phi Alpha Theta.

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