Columbus State University will hold its 27th annual Black Applause Banquet on Friday in the Cunningham Center's Blanchard Hall.
Keynote speaker will be local real estate agent Travis Chambers.
A 6:30 p.m. reception will be followed by dinner.
A CSU Black History Mont tradition, the event will feature recognition of some outstanding high school and CSU students.
The Dr. John Townsend Achievement Award will be presented to a local individual or service group.
The event is presented by CSU's Office of Diversity Programs and Services.
Tickets are $25. Call 706-568-2273.