By RAVEN JACKSON | Staff Writer

On Saturday, March 12, at 6 p.m. APSU President Tim Hall and his wife Lee, will host the 27th annual Candlelight Ball.

The social event will be held at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Nashville. Profits will support various scholarships at APSU.

A new addition to the Candlelight Ball this year is the recognition of two individual awards.

The Wendell H. Gilbert Award and the Spirit Award will be given to two individuals who have brought recognition, exceptional achievement or contribution to the university.

The recipients of the awards were announced during a luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 1.

The recipient of the Gilbert Award will be Wendell Gilbert. Gilbert is a retired Army brigadier general and graduate from both the U.S. military Academy at West Point and George Washington University. For 17 years, Gilbert served as the university’s vice president for Developmental and University Relations.

Gilbert has also been awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award and emeritus.

He has contributed his time to Leadership Clarksville, the Clarksville Area of Commerce and AUSA National Resolutions Committee. Gilbert was named deputy to the governor for homeland security and was placed as former governor Don Sundquist’s chief of staff in 2002.

Britney Campbell will receive the Spirit Award. Campbell is an APSU alumna and assistant vice president and marketing officer for Legend’s Bank. Campbell has also served as a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Business Development Committee, YMCA board, APSU Governors Club, Leadership Clarksville, Clarksville Young Professionals and Rivers and Spires Committee.

Reservations for the ball cost $150 for each person or $2,500 to sponsor a table of 10. Table hosts are still needed for the event.

For ticket reservations or more information, contact the APSU Alumni Relations Office at 221-7979.

The event also has a Facebook page dedicated to providing information on this year’s event that can be accessed by typing Candlelight Ball in the search bar.

Blocks of rooms can be reserved by calling 1-800-Hiltons or 615-620-2150 by asking for the Austin Peay room block. TAS