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APSU supporters Bibb and Lott honored with TBR's Chancellor Award

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Last month, during Austin Peay State University’s 58th Annual Tower Club Dinner Meeting, longtime APSU supporters Jeff Bibb and Frank Lott were honored with the Tennessee Board of Regents’ 2016 Chancellor Award for Excellence in Philanthropy.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Last month, during Austin Peay State University’s 58th Annual Tower Club Dinner Meeting, longtime APSU supporters Jeff Bibb and Frank Lott were honored with the Tennessee Board of Regents’ 2016 Chancellor Award for Excellence in Philanthropy.

“For nearly two decades, Jeff Bibb and Frank Lott have quietly supported Austin Peay State University, with many in the community not realizing how vital they are to this institution,” TBR Chancellor David Gregory said. “Austin Peay is a stronger institution because of their support and generosity, and their creative talents will allow this institution to attract new students and connect with successful alumni in the coming years.”

In 1998, Bibb and Lott’s company, BLF Marketing, donated its creative services to help rebrand and promote Austin Peay’s baseball program. That program is now a major contender in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Both men have continued to support the University’s athletics programs through scholarships for students and internships with the department’s video communication services. Bibb and Lott also helped fund the Dr. Leon Bibb scholarship, which is awarded annually to a graduate student “with excellent integrity and character, a desire to complete a graduate degree at APSU and a commitment to the success of the APSU athletics program.”

In the summer of 2014, Austin Peay unveiled a new athletics logo and branding packet. Bibb and Lott also worked with University staff on this project.

The Tower Club was chartered in 1958, making it Austin Peay’s first private support organization. The intention of the charter members was to gather once a year, have a prominent speaker and make an annual gift.