Tag Archives: Jack Hawkins

TROY celebrates 30 years of Dr. Hawkins as Chancellor

September 3, 2019
By Greg Phillips

The morning of Sept. 1, 1989, was a momentous one at Troy University.

For the first time in 25 years, a new Chancellor had been named to lead the institution, following Dr. Ralph Adams’ retirement.

It was a time of uncertainty for TROY faculty and staff, who had great respect for Adams and his decades…

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Alumnus, Medal of Honor recipient Bennie Adkins to sign books at Troy University on Sept. 29

September 24, 2018
By Andy Ellis

Troy University alumnus and Medal of Honor recipient Bennie G. Adkins will sign copies of his book “A Tiger Among Us: A Story of Valor in Vietnam’s A Shau Valley” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Troy University.

Held in conjunction with the University’s annual Military Appreciation football game, the book signing with…

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Vollrath’s opera ‘The Quest’ finds new audience through YouTube

August 27, 2018
By Andy Ellis

An opera written and composed a Troy University music professor in the 1960s and only performed on three consecutive nights in 1966 has now been reprised for a larger audience on YouTube.

Dr. Carl Vollrath wrote the two-act opera, “The Quest,” during his doctoral studies at Florida State University. The opera is based on the…

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