TROY’s Monroe County Alumni Chapter to host conversation with the Chancellor scholarship fundraiser on July 23

The Monroe County Alumni Chapter will host a scholarship fundraiser on July 23 featuring a conversation with TROY Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr.

The Monroe County Alumni Chapter will host a scholarship fundraiser on July 23 featuring a conversation with TROY Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr.

Troy University’s Monroe County Alumni Chapter will host a conversation with TROY Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. on July 23 in Monroeville. Proceeds from the event will benefit the scholarship fund of the Monroe County Chapter.

The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Vanity Fair Golf Club, 613 Golf Drive in Monroeville.

Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are $30 for basic dinner or $50 for Scholarship Level tickets. Reservations are required by July 15. A cash bar will be available, and dress for the event is business casual.

A native of Mobile, Dr. Hawkins was named Chancellor of Troy University on Sept. 1, 1989, and is the longest-serving chief executive officer of a public university in the United States.

He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Montevallo and his doctorate from the University of Alabama. Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree in 1967, Hawkins was commissioned a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and served as a platoon leader during the Vietnam War.  For his combat duty, he received the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and a citation from the Korean Marine Corps.

Dr. Hawkins has overseen an era of change and growth at TROY, as he led the merger of the worldwide Troy State University System into the unified Troy University, an initiative called “One Great University.” More than $375 million has been invested in capital improvements by the Hawkins Administration, including new academic buildings on all four of TROY’s Alabama campuses. Dr. Hawkins served as the catalyst for the University’s evolution to an international institution, as TROY has attracted record numbers of students from other nations and established international partnerships and teaching sites around the world. During his tenure, academic standards for admission have been increased, new degree programs were established in all academic colleges and TROY athletics joined the highest level of NCAA competition.

Most recently, under Dr. Hawkins’ leadership, the University was designated as a Doctoral University by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, setting the stage for the University’s efforts to become a research university.

For additional information about the event, contact Marthe Weaver at 251-282-0853 or by email at martheweaver@yahoo.com.

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