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Two Brothers Recognized by Austin Peay State

Two undergraduate brothers were recognized with prestigious awards by Austin Peay State University. Tyler J. Hagemann (Zeta Tau–Austin Peay State ’17) was recognized with the Mr. Governor Award and Colin A. Crist (Zeta Tau–Austin Peay State ’19) received the Harvill Citizenship Award. Tyler is the third KA in a row to receive the Mr. Governor Award.

“My experience at Austin Peay and as a KA has taken me to Trinidad and Tobago, multiple province councils (one as PUC), and various new-chapter initiations.” – Tyler Hagemann

Each year, the Mr. Governor Award is given by the Student Government Association (SGA) and honors one graduating male for his outstanding service and achievement as an undergraduate student. To be eligible, a man must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be involved in extracurricular activities, and have held leadership in a registered student organization.

The Halbert Harvill Civitan Citizenship Award is given to the member of the graduating class selected by the faculty for having made an outstanding contribution to good citizenship during his or her college career. The award is given to the student who has made the best use of his or her abilities and has worked unselfishly for the betterment of fellow students and the school community. It is not based on popularity, athletic prowess, or scholastic achievement.

Tyler J. Hagemann

From Clarksville, Tennessee, Tyler quickly became involved on campus by joining the President’s Emerging Leaders Program at Austin Peay State University. He served in Student Government as a Justice, was inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon math honor society, and initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa national honor society.  Tyler has served the Zeta Tau Chapter as Community Service Chair, Number VI, and Number III. Tyler graduated in May 2019 Suma Cum Laude and is pursuing teaching high school mathematics.

Colin A. Crist

Colin Crist majored in physics and minored in mathematics and military science. He was heavily involved on campus, being the founding president of his university’s Relay for Life, holding numerous positions on his univerisity’s Student Government Association, as well as being involved with the Interfraterinty Council. In addition, Colin held multiple positions in his KA chapter, to include brotherhood chair, social chair, Number IX, and Number III. He commissioned through ROTC as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He is currently attending the Armor Basic Officer Leader’s Course at Fort Benning, GA. Upon reaching the rank of Captain, he will transfer over to military intelligence. 

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