Alumni

Alumnus Hank Erwin recounts “Woodlawn” story

August 30, 2016
By Savanah Weed

Troy University students heard about the events that inspired the faith-based football movie “Woodlawn” when alumnus Hank Erwin visited the campus on Monday, Aug. 22.

Erwin, whose experiences as chaplain for Birmingham’s Woodlawn High School football team in the early 1970s inspired the film “Woodlawn,” began his collegiate career playing baseball for Troy State University…

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‘Become more interesting’ should be goal of entering college students

August 15, 2016
By Clif Lusk

National journalist and author Tom Foreman told new students at Troy University to walk through doors and make those doors matter.

Speaking to TROY’s Odyssey Convocation for new students, Foreman, an alumnus who is a journalist at CNN, challenged the entering class to become “interesting people” and take advantage of opportunities that TROY presented.

“The…

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Highest ranking woman in U.S. military history is TROY alumna

August 2, 2016
By Greg Phillips

The most powerful woman in the U.S. military earned a master’s degree from Troy University.

Earlier this year, Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson was named commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (NORTHCOM), making her the first female combatant commander in the country’s history.

“While I recognize it’s…

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