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Hoover Residents Sue and Lewis Rushing donate $1.5 Million to Troy University

Sue and Lewis Rushing of Hoover, Ala., stand in front of Rushing Hall, the Troy University residence hall which has been renamed in their honor.

Sue and Lewis Rushing of Hoover, Ala., stand in front of Rushing Hall, the Troy University residence hall which has been renamed in their honor.

Troy University’s New Hall, the residence hall which opened in 2015 at the Troy Campus, will have a new name thanks to a $1.5 million donation from alumni Sue and Lewis Rushing.

The Board of Trustees voted unanimously in May to rename the residence hall Rushing Hall in honor of the alumni couple, who are both…

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TROY Senior Vice Chancellor Givhan named Alabama Historical Commission Chairman

Senior Vice Chancellor Walter Givhan will serve as chairman of the Alabama Historical Commission.

Senior Vice Chancellor Walter Givhan will serve as chairman of the Alabama Historical Commission.

TROY University’s Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Economic Development Gen. Walter Givhan has been named Chairman of the Alabama Historical Commission.

The AHC is the state’s official historic preservation agency. According to Givhan, the members of the commission are the “keepers of heritage.”

The commission is responsible for conducting geographic surveys and handling the…

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Watson named associate vice chancellor for development at Troy University

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Rebecca "Becky" Watson has joined the Troy University staff as associate vice chancellor for development.

Rebecca “Becky” Watson of Birmingham has been named as associate vice chancellor for development at Troy University. Watson began her duties on June 5.

“Becky has extensive experience in friend-raising and fundraising, and she will be a valuable addition to our team,” said Walter Givhan, Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Economic Development.

Watson comes…

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Cassandra King receives Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize

Troy University presented the Hall-Waters Prize to author Cassandra King. Left to right, Dr. Kirk Curnutt, Walter Givhan, King and Gregg Swem.

Troy University presented the Hall-Waters Prize to author Cassandra King. Left to right, Dr. Kirk Curnutt, Walter Givhan, King and Gregg Swem.

Cassandra King, author of five novels including the critically acclaimed “Moonrise,” has received Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize.

Presented during a luncheon on Friday at the International Arts Center on the Troy Campus, the Hall-Waters Prize recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to Southern heritage and culture in history, literature or the arts. The…

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