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APSU to begin new history scholarship endowment at Oct. 26 dinner


To celebrate the accomplishments and service of World War II veteran and faculty emeritus Preston John Hubbard, Austin Peay State University will hold a dinner to raise money for a scholarship endowment in his honor.

The Preston Hubbard Scholarship Dinner will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26 in the Morgan University Center Ballroom. Cost is $25 per person, with the proceeds benefitting the scholarship fund to help deserving history students.

The deadline to make reservations is Friday, Oct. 19.

The event will recognize Dr. Preston Hubbard, who taught history at APSU for 33 years.

Hubbard suffered and survived the Bataan Death March and the brutality of more than three years as a prisoner of war, in the hands of the Japanese during World War II. After the war, he came to APSU as a student and later as a professor.

After retiring from APSU, he penned his story in the book “Apocalypse Undone,” (Vanderbilt University Press, 1990).

The goal of the scholarship endowment is $25,000. APSU will name the Morgan University Center colonnade in honor of Hubbard upon reaching the goal.

The evening also will include recognition of the new APSU Military Alumni Chapter.

For more information or to make reservations for the scholarship dinner, call 931-221-7127. If interested in becoming a member of the APSU Military Alumni Chapter, email Alumni Director Nikki Loos Peterson at - Dr. Melony Shemberger