Montgomery faculty, staff and students celebrate Homecoming

October 27, 2017

Students, faculty and staff at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus decorated pumpkins, posed for photos with T-Roy and enjoyed good food and music Thursday afternoon during the campus’ homecoming celebration.

TROY will welcome Sun Belt Conference opponent Georgia Southern to Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday for Homecoming. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.

This year’s Homecoming theme is “Falling for TROY,” and special celebrations have been held this week in honor of the University’s 130th anniversary of its founding.

“Events like Thursday’s Homecoming celebration provide an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to come together and show their TROY spirit,” said Amy Waters, director of community outreach at the Montgomery Campus. “It also helps students understand that they are an important part of a larger TROY family.”

The Trojan spirit was on full display Thursday as Dr. Lance Tatum, vice chancellor of the Montgomery Campus, announced the campus’ representative to the Homecoming Court. Jernigan Crowder will represent the Montgomery Campus in Saturday’s Homecoming parade in Troy and be recognized with the Homecoming Court during pre-game activities.

As the campus representative, the senior sociology major from Hope Hull received a course scholarship from the Montgomery Campus and also received a scholarship from TROY’s Montgomery Metro Alumni Chapter.

Barbecue was provided by Fire Meats Wood food truck. Participants also brought canned food items to Thursday’s celebration that will be donated to the Montgomery Area Food Bank.

The event was planned by the Montgomery Campus Homecoming Committee made up of: Taylor Valenta, Breanna Gentry, Jim Smith, Amy Waters, Sharon Everhardt, Ashley Caldwell, Sherry Boles and Erich Grommet.