Long-time TROY faculty member
honored with Malone Award
Dr. Fred Meine, professor of public administration
and former director of TROY’s Florida Region, has
been awarded the Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Distin-
guished Faculty Award.
Dr. Meine, who joined the TROY faculty full time
in 1994, was presented the award by Chancellor Jack
Hawkins, Jr. and Senior Vice Chancellor for Aca-
demic Affairs Earl Ingram during the University’s
annual Faculty and Staff Convocation Aug. 12 at the
The award consists of a $1,500 cash prize and a
medallion to be worn with academic regalia. The
award is made possible through a $100,000 endow-
ment by the SouthTrust Corp. Wallace Malone,
former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive
Offcer of SouthTrust, served as a TROY trustee
“Dr. Fred Meine is an extraordinary leader
and teacher,” said Chancellor Hawkins. “He has
demonstrated the highest standards of excellence
throughout his career at Troy University and it is an
honor for us to honor him.”
Alumnus encourages students to make
the most of their college experiences
Alumnus Carl Cole welcomed new students to
the Troy Campus in August during the University’s
seventh annual Odyssey Convocation.
Cole, a partner in the law frm of EysterKey in
Decatur, was the keynote speaker for the event,
which is designed to introduce new students to the
University’s customs, traditions, people and places.
Cole earned a bachelor’s degree in political science
in 1997 and was named the University’s Political
Science Student of the Year in 1995.
Cole encouraged students to enjoy their Troy
University experience and take advantage of the
many opportunities to become involved in campus
life. He also urged students to place a priority on
their academic experience, both inside and outside
The convocation also featured a welcoming ad-
dress by TROY Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., and
the traditional lighting of the Odyssey fame.
Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (left) and Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor
(right) present Troy University’s highest faculty award, the Malone Award to Dr. Fred Meine (center).
Alumnus Carl Cole addresses students during the University’s Odyssey Convocation.