Candlelight Ball


 

Candlelight Ball is an Austin Peay State University tradition with a proud history as one of APSU’s premier community events.

Wendell H.  Gilbert saw the opportunity to raise funds for deserving students who needed academic financial support. A retired Army brigadier general and former APSU vice president for development and university relations, Wendell H. Gilbert is the founder of the signature Candlelight Ball….he depicts what it means to be a “true Governor”.  Because of his passion and the support from APSU alumni and friends, this event has raised over $360,000 in scholarship funds. Proceeds from the Candlelight Ball continue to raise funds for scholarships. Over 22 APSU students have been provided financial assistance and scholarships because of the generosity of our underwriters and guests.

Proceeds of the ball have:

  • Supported the restoration/ renovation of the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill
  • Provided financial support for the APSU Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Funded the establishment of a scholarship endowment that continues to benefit deserving student recipients. Over $360,000 in scholarship funds have been raised.

Austin Peay State University’s 34th Annual Candlelight Ball 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Omni Nashville Hotel
250 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

To rsvp please click here. 

For questions, please call the APSU Alumni Office at 931-221-7979.


Candlelight Ball Awards 

 

Wendell H. Gilbert Award

The Candlelight Ball Award honors a person who has done one or all of the following:

  • Significantly contributed to Austin Peay State University by sustained service 
  • Has made a significant contribution to the university
  • Has brought recognition to the university by his/her success

The honoree exemplifies excellence and integrity and has inspired others by his/her accomplishments.

2017 Wendell H. Gilbert Award Recipient: Maggie Kulback '77

 

Spirit Award

The Spirit Award is given to an individual who has done one or all of the following:

  • Significantly contributed to Austin Peay State University by sustained service
  • Has made a significant contribution to the university
  • Has brought recognition to the university by his/her success

The honoree exemplifies excellence and integrity and has inspired others by his/her accomplishments.

2017 Spirit Award Recipient: Terry Griffin
 

To rsvp for the Candlelight Ball click here.  


Candlelight Ball Underwriters