Tag Archives: Dr. Jack Hawkins

Troy University pays tribute to long-serving Trustee Gerald O. Dial

January 10, 2020
By Andy Ellis

For Troy University Trustee Gerald Dial, December brought with it a pair of honors that he never dreamed he would receive.

In a span of two days, the Delta, Alabama native, who has been a member of the University Board of Trustees since 1991 including two terms as the board’s President pro tempore, had a…

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ACHE honors Hawkins for 30 years as Chancellor at Troy University

December 12, 2019
By Andy Ellis

The Alabama Commission on Higher Education on Friday honored Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. for reaching a milestone of service at Troy University.

ACHE Chairman Charles E. Sanders, Jr. read a resolution into the record calling Dr. Hawkins “a champion for higher education” in Alabama and recognizing him for 30 years of “outstanding service to…

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Helen Keller Lecture speaker Erik Weihenmayer encourages TROY students to be ‘climbers’

October 21, 2019
By Andy Ellis

At the age of 14, Erik Weihenmayer was gripped by fear – fear of the rare eye disease Retinoschisis that was robbing of him sight, but even greater, fear of all the things he would miss out on in life without his sight.

Weihenmayer, an adventurer, author and motivational speaker, addressed students, faculty, staff…

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