Panama City Beach Optimist Club creates new endowed scholarship for TROY

Left to right: Randy Phillips, Craig St. Martin, Robert Draper, Becky Watson, AVC for Development, and Matthew Wright, Enrollment Coordinator.

Left to right: Randy Phillips, Craig St. Martin, Robert Draper, Becky Watson, AVC for Development, and Matthew Wright, Enrollment Coordinator.

Keeping with their creed to be “just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own,” the Panama City Beach Optimist Club recently partnered with TROY to create a $25,000 Leadership Endowed Scholarship.

In a typical year, organization member Bob Draper said the group would host local events for the youth…

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Col. Felicia Burks honors family with scholarship

Col. Felicia Burks honors her family's support and encouragement through the establishment of an endowed scholarship.

Col. Felicia Burks honors her family's support and encouragement through the establishment of an endowed scholarship.

Now Chief of the Diversity and Inclusion Division, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, Col. Felicia Burks has achieved a life and career she said would not have been possible without the support of leaders, mentors, friends, family, faith and a college degree from Troy University.

“I think about legacy building,” she said. “I…

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Sherri and Barry Scarborough Give Generous Endowed Scholarship to TROY Students

Sherri and Barry Scarborough have established the Sherri Ingram Scarborough and Barry Scarborough Leadership Endowed Scholarship.

Sherri and Barry Scarborough have established the Sherri Ingram Scarborough and Barry Scarborough Leadership Endowed Scholarship.

Sherri and Barry Scarborough landed together at Troy State University in 1986 through a twist of fate and with the help of a Ford Ranger pickup truck.

Sherri came to TROY with her best friend from Haines City, Florida, after her friend had received a scholarship. However, just two days before classes were to start,…

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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…

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