Health Fair, Heritage Week events held at Dothan Campus beginning April 18

Heritage Week events feature a healthy fair, picnic and a lecture on Dothan's history.

Heritage Week events feature a healthy fair, picnic and a lecture on Dothan's history.

Troy University invites the public to the annual TROY Health and Wellness Fair and other Heritage Week events at the University’s Dothan Campus beginning April 18.

Vendors from the medical community will attend the fair to answer questions, give advice and administer health screenings, such as vision assessments, blood pressure checks, glucose testing, oximetry levels, hearing screenings and more.

Vendors include the Alabama Extension Cooperative, Center for Vein Restoration, Vision Center South, House of Ruth, Houston County Chiropractic, Spectra Care Health Systems, Southeast Health Fitness, Deep South Home Medical Equipment and Complete Hearing, ADPH HIV Prevention and Care, Wiregrass United Way 211 and Houston County Public Health. LifeSouth will also be on campus holding a blood drive.

This event is open to TROY students as well as the general public. The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Harrison Room in Malone Hall.

The fair is part of the Dothan Campus’ annual Heritage Week, which is celebrated each spring and consists of a series of student and community events, including a picnic and the Woodham Memorial Lecture.

This year’s lecture speaker is Troy Dothan alum Scotty Kirkland, an award-winning author who is the Coordinator of Exhibits, Publications, and Programs at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Kirkland will speak on “Bad, Bad Dothan: The Dothan Riot of 1889” that erupted between area farmers and Dothan’s marshal in the wake of Populist political tensions. This riot is memorialized in one of the first of Dothan’s downtown murals.

The schedule of events for Heritage Week is as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 18 — Health and Wellness Fair, Harrison Room, 9 a.m.-noon
  • Wednesday, April 19 —Picnic on the Quad, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Grab and go dinner boxes will be available at the Switchboard and Adams Hall from 5-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 20 — Woodham Memorial Lecture, Harrison Room, noon-1 p.m.
  • Friday, April 21 — Honors Convocation. The Honoree Reception begins at 5 p.m. in Everett Hall, and the ceremony begins at 6 p.m. in the Sony Auditorium.