Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has declared Sept. 3 as College Colors Day in the state of Alabama, and TROY Trojan fans are being asked to show their spirit by wearing TROY clothing or colors.
College Colors Day is a national celebration dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that make the college experience great. Since its inception in 2005, College Colors Day has grown rapidly across the country. Each year thousands of organizations and millions of individuals participate by donning the colors of their favorite college or university throughout the day.
College Colors Day strives to advocate for higher education through celebrating the achievements of colleges and universities, increasing public awareness and advocating for higher ed’s fundamental importance.
Gov. Ivey was joined on the steps of the Alabama Capitol last week by representatives of the Alabama Higher Education Partnership and students and mascots from the state’s 14 public colleges and universities for the proclamation ceremony.
Maxwell George, TROY’s Student Government Association President, encouraged all TROY students to demonstrate their Trojan pride not only on College Colors Day but throughout the year as well.
“Wearing your TROY colors and gear often makes a huge impact on our school spirit,” George said. “Students here should take pride in showing off their TROY colors. Showing your Trojan pride not only impacts the morale of students at Troy University, it also shows future students and others outside of Troy that we love our University and we are proud to be TROY Trojans.”
Director of Alumni Affairs Faith Byrd also encouraged alumni and supporters of the University to get involved by showing off their Trojan pride on Sept. 3.
“We have so much to be excited about and proud of at TROY. College Colors Day is a perfect opportunity to display your Trojan pride by wearing your TROY colors and demonstrating your love for our University,” Byrd said. “I want to encourage all of our alumni to celebrate TROY on Sept. 3 as we recognize College Colors Day in the state of Alabama and to continue to support our University throughout the year. Let’s show everyone what it means to be a true Trojan.”