TROY to celebrate Lamar Higgins at memorial service Friday

The ceremony, which is open to the public, begins at 10 a.m. Friday in the Claudia Crosby Theater at the Troy Campus.

The ceremony, which is open to the public, begins at 10 a.m. Friday in the Claudia Crosby Theater at the Troy Campus.

A memorial service for Troy University Trustee Lamar P. Higgins will be held Friday, May 28, in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. The service will begin at 10 a.m.

The ceremony is open to the public and can also be viewed online on the University’s Facebook page and www.troy.edu/live.

Higgins, who passed away in April after an extended illness, was TROY’s first African-American Board of Trustees member and the first African American elected to a leadership position on the Board as Vice President Pro Tempore. In addition, during his time as a student at TROY, Higgins became the first African American to be elected as Student Government Association president, a position he held for two terms. He also was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Professionally, Higgins was a partner in Fine Geddie and Associates.

Speakers at Friday’s ceremony include Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor; Janice Hawkins; C. Gibson Vance, President Pro Tempore of the TROY Board of Trustees; and retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Edward F. Crowell.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Lamar P. Higgins Endowed Scholarship fund. Donations can be made online or by check, made payable to Troy University Foundation notating the scholarship on the memo line, and mailed to 301 Adams Administration Building, Troy, AL 36082. For additional information on the scholarship, call 334-670-3608.

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