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Dr. MaryLou Apple recognized by Women in Higher Education in Tennessee (WHET)

June 8, 2015

Dr. MaryLou Apple, president of Motlow College, was recently recognized by Women in Higher Education in Tennessee (WHET) during the Middle Tennessee Regional Conference held at the Motlow College Smyrna Center.

While she has been an active member of WHET throughout her time in higher education, Dr. Apple has served as the presidential advisor for the past three years.

"At the conference, Dr. Apple was recognized for her years of service as well as her contributions to higher education throughout Tennessee," said Ruth Ann Holt, director of Columbia State's Clifton and Lawrence County campuses and Middle Tennessee representative for WHET.

The recognition comes on the heels of Dr. Apple's tenure at Motlow College where she has served as president for the past nine years. She is set to officially retire on June 30, 2015.

"WHET wishes Dr. Apple the best in her retirement," added Holt.

According to the WHET website, the organization provides opportunities for members in higher education to engage in cultivating their personal and professional potential. WHET strives to create a path for its members that will lead to continuity in growth and achievement.

WHET is comprised of 15 different institutional members which include Belmont University, Cleveland State Community College, Columbia State Community College, Cumberland University, Motlow College, Middle Tennessee State University, Pellissippi State Community College, the Tennessee Board of Regents, Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Newborn, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University, the University of Memphis, the University of Tennessee Space Institute, Vanderbilt University and Volunteer State Community College.

The organization's members participate in regional events as well as a state-wide conference held each fall. For more information about WHET, log onto

Dr. MaryLou Apple was recently honored by Women in Higher Education in Tennessee (WHET) for her years of service to the organization. Seated in front from left; Rhonda Cotham, Dr. Apple and Donna Dunaway. In back; Laura Jent, Cindy Logan, Patty Moore, Greer Alsup, Erica Lee, Jan Rogers, Regina Burden, Moneda Grimes, Melody Edmonds, Vickie Nolan and Brenda Cannon.