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Troy University to honor Lamar Higgins’ legacy with endowed scholarship

Troy Univeristy has created the Lamar P. Higgins Endowed Scholarship fund in memory of Trustee Lamar Higgins.

Troy Univeristy has created the Lamar P. Higgins Endowed Scholarship fund in memory of Trustee Lamar Higgins.

Troy University will honor the trailblazing legacy of Trustee Lamar Higgins with an endowed scholarship.

Higgins, who passed away in April, was TROY’s first African American Board of Trustee member, serving from 1996 until his passing. In addition, during his time as a student at TROY, Higgins became the first African American to be elected as Student Government Association (SGA) vice president and president. He held the distinction of being the first person to be elected asSGA President twice, the second time without opposition. He also was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

“Lamar Higgins was a true groundbreaker and a visionary leader who helped transform Troy University into the diverse, global community that it is today,” said Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Walter Givhan, Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Economic Development. “Lamar was passionate about giving everyone an opportunity for a first class education, and we felt it only appropriate to honor his legacy through a scholarship that will give that opportunity to a future generation of leaders.”

Funds are still being raised to establish the scholarship. To contribute to the Lamar P. Higgins Endowed Scholarship fund, make a check payable to Troy University Foundation, notating the scholarship on the memo line and mail to 301 Adams Administration Building, Troy, AL 36082; call 334-670-3608 or give online at donate.troy.edu

In addition, Higgins will be honored during a memorial service on Friday, May 28 at 10 a.m. in Claudia Crosby Theatre on the Troy Campus. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the scholarship fund.

Click here for more on Higgins’ life and contributions to TROY.

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