Close to 130 students will receive diplomas during fall commencement ceremonies at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus on Monday, Dec. 16.
The ceremony is set for 7 p.m. in the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts on the Montgomery Campus.
TROY alumnus Jeff Coleman will deliver the keynote address during the ceremony. Coleman earned an MBA from TROY’s Dothan Campus, graduating with the Dean’s Award, the highest award given to a graduate student in recognition of scholastic achievement, leadership and service.
Coleman is chairman of Coleman World Group, a family owned moving, storage, relocation and transportation business that was established in 1914. The company operates 70 offices in 23 states with more than 500 agents and is one of the world’s largest moving and relocation companies.
In 2003, Coleman was named Alumni of the Year for Troy University Dothan, and he earned the Champion of Life Award at the 2016 Dollar General Bowl. He is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Alabama and a 2015 graduate of the Air War College National Security Forum. In 2014, he completed a nine-year appointment on the Alabama Commission on Higher Education where he served as chairman for two years. In 2017, he was appointed to serve as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Alabama (South).
In September, TROY officially opened the Coleman Center for Early Learning and Family Enrichment, an early learning center that provides care and education to children from 6 months to 4 years old. The building and the center are named in honor of Coleman’s father, James F. Coleman, the longtime chairman of Coleman Worldwide Moving. The family’s donation made the center possible.
Coleman is a candidate for U.S. Congress, representing Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District.
He and his wife, Tiffany, live in Dothan, and they three daughters and a son-in-law.