What a great time to be a Trojan! This year, we marked a milestone in the history of Troy University as we
celebrated our 125th birthday as an institution. The highlight of the celebration came in February with our
125th Birthday Gala event on the Troy Campus.
During that celebration, we launched the public phase of our “Building Beyond Boundaries” Capital
Campaign, which is changing lives by providing deserving students with scholarship opportunities and ensuring
they have quality facilities in which to learn.
This year has also seen the dedication of the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy on our
Troy Campus, as well as the dedication of the new home of the Confucius Institute at Troy University in
Bibb Graves Hall and the ribbon cutting for the beautiful new Trojan Arena, which will be home to our
Trojan basketball, volleyball and track programs. Additionally, we celebrated the groundbreaking for our new
Riverfront building in Phenix City and the announcement that our new academic building in Dothan will be
named in honor of Mr. James F. Coleman.
2011-2012 has yielded many success stories from across the University, including the designation by the
Princeton Review as a “Best in the Southeast” institution for the eighth year in a row. Additionally, the
University was listed as a military friendly school by G.I. Jobs and as a “Top Tier University in the South” by
U.S. News and World Report.
The Office of Development wants to thank each of you who give so willingly to Troy University – either
through a current gift of money or property, or through a planned gift. In this edition of the TROY Magazine,
we are pleased to recognize all of you who gave during our last campaign year. Students today and for
generations to come are benefiting from your generosity and with each gift, the value of your Troy University
degree is heightened.
We also want to invite you to come back to TROY whenever you can. Come and see your dollars at work!
Dr. Jean W. Laliberte
Associate Vice Chancellor for Development
From the Associate
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