Governor proclaims Graduate Education Week March 31 – April 4

Governor proclaims Graduate Education Week March 31 – April 4  Graduate education attracts more than 45,000 students to Tennessee’s universities each year from around the world. More than 14,500 graduate student degrees are awarded each year, contributing to the state’s economic growth and stability. To recognize and honor the strengths and contributions of graduate students and their scholarly activities across the state, Governor Bill Haslam has signed a proclamation declaring March 31 through April 4, 2014, as Graduate Education Week in Tennessee. Students from several Tennessee Board of Regents institutions will join others displaying their poster abstracts in the Legislative Plaza during the week. Students participating include: Veronica B. Mullen, Austin Peay State University  Population demographics and site-fidelity among cave-dwelling bats of Dunbar Cave, Montgomery County, Tennessee Anca Traian, Middle Tennessee State University  The Effect of Paid Maternity Leave on Participation in Government Assistance Programs Jeremy Woody, Milligan College  Academic Integrity Issues in Occupational Therapy Programs: A National Study  Maged Mikhail, Tennessee State University  Development of Intelligent Decision Fusion Software System for Structural Health Monitoring of Aircraft Structures Sarah Dillon, Tennessee Technological University  Roller-Compacted Concrete (RCC) Using High Volume Substandard Fly Ash Ashley Parker, The University of Memphis  Fungal and Bacterial Infection Mitigation with Antibiotic and Antifungal Loaded Biopolymer Sponge  Mustafa Hussein, University of Tennessee Health Science Center  Exploring Variation in State-Level Rates of Prescription Drug Utilization   For more information, contact:  Pamela L. Knox, PhDAssociate Vice Chancellor for Academic AffairsTennessee Board of Regents1415 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 324Nashville, TN 37217-2833Phone:  615.366.3975Fax:  

The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving approximately 140,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.