Larry A. Peevy, President and Head of School of Tallulah Falls School, will deliver the keynote address for the Troy University Honors Convocation at 7 p.m., April 19 in Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.
TROY students will be recognized for their achievements during the event. In order to account for social distancing, award recipients may invite two guests and only faculty or staff presenting awards can attend. The event will be streamed through the Troy University Facebook page.
Among the awards to be presented are the Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching, presented to an outstanding faculty member, and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards, given to a senior male and female student and to a distinguished faculty or staff member.
The Ingalls Award is given annually to the teacher on the Troy Campus who has “most diligently, effectively and cheerfully conducted his or her classes during the current academic year.” Students nominate faculty members for the award, and a committee of students and faculty advisors selects the recipient.
The Sullivan Award, which is presented at select colleges and universities throughout the United States, recognizes recipients for their excellence of character, humanitarian service and spiritual qualities. The award has been presented annually at TROY since 1981 with nominations for the awards coming from students, faculty and staff.
A native of Alabama and a graduate of Mobile’s Murphy High School, Peevy has lived in Georgia for the past 39 years.
Peevy served in the military for 23 years, beginning with service as an enlisted man in Vietnam. He later served with the 121st ARCOM in Birmingham, where he was instrumental in developing the retention program for the U.S. Army Reserve. He received a direct commission as a Captain and served on active duty during Desert Storm.
Peevy had a 35-year career in higher education, serving in top academic administrative positions at the University of Montevallo, Georgia College and State University and Georgia Military College.
He joined Tallulah Falls School as President and Head of School in 2007. During his tenure as president, the school has grown by more than 400 students and has achieved a reputation of national prominence. In 2016, The Tallulah Falls School Board of Trustees named the Upper School Academic Complex in his honor.
Peevy earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Montevallo and later returned to the university for his master’s in education administration and his Ed.S. degree in administration. He continued his advanced studies in Administration of Higher Education at the University of Alabama, and in 2017, he was honored by Piedmont College with an honorary Doctor of Education degree.
He has been married to his wife Dinah for 49 years; they have two children and four grandchildren.