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Veteran, actor and DWTS winner J.R. Martinez speaks to students

In April 2003, 19-year-old J.R. Martinez was driving his unit in a Humvee in Iraq when the front left tire hit a roadside bomb. “Within a matter of seconds, this Humvee was now engulfed in flames,” Martinez said. He was trapped inside the fire for five minutes. In the years ...

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John Quiñones gives keynote address at APSU, stresses race equality

John Quiñones, ABC News correspondent and host of “What Would You Do?,” stressed to students the importance of race equality and journalism and shared anecdotes during his visit to APSU on Wednesday, April 1. Quiñones, who has worked for ABC News since 1982, was the keynote speaker for the Department ...

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Speaking of unity: Tuohy shares unique life experiences

–shamilton10@my.apsu.edu Collins Tuohy, daughter of the Tuohy family depicted in the film “The Blind Side,” came to visit APSU on Monday, Feb. 11, speaking in Clement Auditorium as this year’s Unity Celebration speaker. Currently serving as a board member of the Make It Happen Foundation, Tuohy brought a dynamic speech ...

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Unity speaker Tuohy to discuss ‘The Blind Side’

–lsapp@my.apsu.edu Collins Tuohy is the daughter of Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy, better known as the real-life counterparts of Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw’s characters in the hit sports drama “The Blind Side.” Collins Tuohy will speaking in conjunction with the event Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in Clement ...

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