FROM THE DESK OF THE CHANCELLOR
One of my favorite sayings is “great universities stir great emotions.” This is
especially true when a university reaches signifcant milestones. Troy University will
celebrate such a landmark in 2012, our 125th birthday.
The cover story of this issue of the Troy Magazine is dedicated to the celebration
of our 125th year. Our readers will learn about signifcant celebrations of this
landmark and can learn some interesting facts about our rich history that they may
not know. Our coverage of the 125th birthday is not limited to the pages of this
magazine, however, as the University has established a website for our alumni and
friends to share their favorite Trojan memories and photos from their University
days. Read more to fnd out how you can get involved. We want your comments,
your memories and your photos.
On the international front, we report on study-abroad trips our students have
taken to China, Europe and South America. I really believe that for students to
be prepared for this global economy, they have to have exposure to people from
other cultures and other countries. It has been a remarkable experience to see these
students go away, many of whom have traveled so little, and yet come back not only
appreciating the world around them, but more importantly appreciating this great
country. That’s what a study-abroad program produces.
This issue also includes our honor roll of donors, which is a small way of thanking
those who have helped advance Troy University over the past year. In an era of
tight state budgets, extramural support is crucial to our future. Those people whose
names appear in this honor roll will make a huge difference in the evolution of
TROY from a good university to a great university.
In closing, I hope you enjoy this edition of The Troy University Magazine. I extend
a special invitation for you to join us on campus in February for the offcial celebra-
tion of our 125th year of service.
Jack Hawkins, Jr., PhD.