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PowerSouth Invests in the Troy University IDEA Bank

PowerSouth CEO Gary Smith, center, with Troy University Senior Vice Chancellor Walter Givhan and Associate Vice Chancellor Rebecca Watson.

PowerSouth CEO Gary Smith, center, with Troy University Senior Vice Chancellor Walter Givhan and Associate Vice Chancellor Rebecca Watson.

For almost 80 years, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative has played a major role in providing power to people and businesses across the state of Alabama and within the northwest region of Florida. Now, PowerSouth and its CEO, Gary Smith, are providing the power of support to Troy University in the form of a generous donation for the TROY IDEA Bank. 

An initiative of TROY’s Sorrell College of Business housed…

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Success predicated on planning, perserverance

TROY's Sorrell College of Business will house its IDEA Bank in the former Regions Bank building on the Square in downtown Troy.

TROY's Sorrell College of Business will house its IDEA Bank in the former Regions Bank building on the Square in downtown Troy.

Sorrell College of Business students need to have a plan of action in order to succeed, and one TROY alumnus has donated funds to help team students with business mentors to accomplish that mission.

Dr. Harrel McKinney, a 1962 graduate, founded Alabama Reference Laboratories, Inc. in 1972. In 2003, he was named the Distinguished Leadership…

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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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