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New endowed scholarship will help Phenix City residents attend TROY

Phenix City Mayor Eddie Lowe, and wife Deborah, present $15,000 to Troy University. The funds will help endow a scholarship for Phenix City residents.

Phenix City Mayor Eddie Lowe, and wife Deborah, present $15,000 to Troy University. The funds will help endow a scholarship for Phenix City residents.

Four years ago, when Phenix City Mayor Eddie Lowe and his wife Deborah held their first charitable ball, they hoped the event would be a success—what they experienced was overwhelming.

The event sold out in its first year, and has done so every year since despite moving to larger venues.

“It’s been amazing,” Deborah Lowe…

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Troy University, Troy Bank and Trust partner to launch IDEA Bank, entrepreneurship program

Troy University officials today accepted a $500,000 donation from Troy Bank and Trust to fund the creation of a new entrepreneurship program.

Troy University officials today accepted a $500,000 donation from Troy Bank and Trust to fund the creation of a new entrepreneurship program.

A historic bank building in downtown Troy, Ala., will soon house a new kind of bank, one dedicated to investing in student entrepreneurship.

Recently purchased by the Troy University Foundation, the former bank building on Troy’s downtown square will soon house the IDEA Bank, an initiative of the Sorrell College of Business aimed at cultivating…

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Giving to TROY creates opportunities for students

Rachel Freeman, a recipient of the Lance Robert McLendon Scholarship, said donors make positive impacts on the lives on students.

Rachel Freeman, a recipient of the Lance Robert McLendon Scholarship, said donors make positive impacts on the lives on students.

Donors who contribute to Troy University’s Annual Fund help the University in a variety of ways, from supporting groundbreaking research by faculty members, to helping purchase equipment and resources.

But perhaps the most lasting impact made by TROY donors are the many students who attend TROY with the help of Annual Fund supported scholarship programs.

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TROY sophomore creates scholarship fund to aid fellow students

Cole Debardelaben, a sophomore from Deatsville, has created a scholarship fund which will help students in need pay for additional school expenses.

Cole Debardelaben, a sophomore from Deatsville, has created a scholarship fund which will help students in need pay for additional school expenses.

It is ordinary for a university to award scholarships to its students; however, what is extraordinary is awarding a scholarship funded by another student.

Troy University sophomore Cole Debardelaben, a computer science major from Deatsville, Alabama, worked with the Office of Development and the Troy University Foundation to create the Robert N. “Cole” Debardelaben Current…

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