Newton Military Family Resource Center Staff
Jasmin Linares, US Army Veteran
Jasmin Linares is the Director of the Newton Military Family Resource Center at Austin Peay State University. She is an Army Veteran who served as an active duty and reserve soldier since 1996; she retired in 2019. She completed her Bachelor of Science in General Business from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Art in Foreign Language from Austin Peay State University, and a Master of Science in Management from Austin Peay State University. She started working for Austin Peay in 2007 as a Veteran Affairs Technical Clerk and then as a VA Counselor in 2012. In November of 2013, she assumed the duties of the Military Student Center (now the Newton Military Family Resource Center) Coordinator and has been in that role since. In February 2022, her position was elevated to Director. She oversees the Green Zone Ally program and serves as a member of the Military Education Task Force at Austin Peay State University. She is also a member of the Montgomery County Veteran Coalition in our community. She is passionate about helping those who are serving or have served and their families achieve their educational goals and assist in the transition from military life to college life, is her way of paying it forward. Her personal interests include traveling the world, dancing, and spending time with her beautiful daughter Valerie and her cats.
Dana Chadwick, US Army Veteran
Dana Chadwick is the Office Supervisor of the Newton Military Family Resource Center at Austin Peay State University. She is an Army Veteran who served as an active duty and reserve soldier since 1989; she retired in 2009, with one OIF deployment in 2006. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies -- Education from the Austin Peay State University in 2010. She started working for APSU MSC (now NMFRC) in February 2022. Prior to coming to APSU, she was an elementary school teacher for 12 years; specialized in grades 3rd through 6th. Her desire is to serve our military community by helping military-affiliated students achieve their educational goals and help make the transition from military life to civilian life easier. When she is not working, she spends her time with her ever-growing family.
Graduate Administrative Assistant (GAA)
Devin graduated from Austin Peay in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Broadcasting, while also playing for the APSU Govs football team. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Media Management. His hobbies include punting, videography, and editing.
Marshall Hayes, US Army Veteran
Social Work Intern
Marshall Hayes is an Army Veteran. Marshall joined the Army in 1995 as an Intelligence
continued working for the federal government in various roles until 2019. In the Fall of 2020, Marshall began attending APSU to work on a bachelor’s degree. Marshall is now scheduled to finish his Master’s in social work in May of 2023. Early after joining APSU Marshall discovered the Military Student Center in the basement of the MUC. Since that moment Marshall has been a guest or student worker. The now Newton Military Family Resource Center has been just that to the Hayes family. At one point Marshall attended APSU with 3 of his 4 son’s all of whom are military-affiliated. The support of the NMFRC has been a great
blessing to the Hayes family.
Riley D. Walsh, US Army Veteran
VA Work Study
Riley D. Walsh is a former Army veteran who served in the 163rd Military Police Investigations Detachment who recently completed his Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing and has begun his Master's degree in Healthcare Administration. Riley is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and serves as the executive chairman of the Healthcare Administrations Cohort. Among his pastimes are hiking, cooking/baking, touring the world, and spending time with his three dogs, DesiMay, Leia, and Baby Rue. "As a GreenZone Ally, it is a pleasure to continue supporting those who serve and their families as a lifelong desire to continue giving back to all those who serve."
Allysha Cunningham, US Army Veteran
VA Work Study
Allysha is an U.S. Army Veteran who served for three years as a Combat Engineer with the 39th B.E.B. at Fort Campbell, KY. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science. She enjoys weight-lifting, competitive swimming, reading psychological thrillers, cooking, learning to play the drums, and going to rock concerts to see her favorite bands. Allysha plans on attaining her Personal Fitness Trainer and Nutrition Coach certificate in hopes of becoming a fitness professional and trainer in the future.
Gregory Miller, US Army Veteran
VA Work Study
Greg is an Army Veteran that served 4 years on Active Duty. He is currently a VA Work Study who is pursuing his Bachelor Degree in Communications, with a concentration in Sports Communication media. He is also a member of the Clarksville Animation Club. Some of his interests include finding new music, laughing to some comedy, and driving to places with no destination.