Fall 2014 Magazine - page 18-19

TROY Magazine
TROY Magazine
Troy University Alumni
Hillary Hall (2013) to Tyler Dent
Kala Brittnee Moore (2010) to Chad Edward Langston
Katie Danielle Day (2013) to Jacob Thomas Strickland
Katharine Grace Dozier (2012) to Herbert William Rice Jr.
Katie Marie Hyatt to Ryan Colbert Williams (2010)
Christina Marie Horton (2012) to Stephen Christopher Addy
Kayla Harris (1999, 2002) to Josh Hughes
Laura Anne Tew (2011, 2014) to Nicholas Alexander Oliver (2012)
1949 - Emmett Lee, Jr.
1957 - Jerry M. Johnson, Sr.
1959, 1970 - Ann K. Gilchrist
1977 - Raymond Hugh Patterson
1977 - James T. “Jimmy” Sanborn
1989 - Melvin Sherman
Troy University Alumni
Troy University Friends
Barbara “Bobbie” Swisher
Tom Jones
Max Lenker (1972)
will retire as
president of RaceTrac Petroleum,
Inc. on Dec. 31. Lenker began
his tenure with the Atlanta-based
convenience store operator as
a company pilot in 1974. He
served in many capacities with
the company, including the real
estate department, vice president
of purchasing and executive vice
president, before being named
president of RaceTrac in 1986. Prior
to joining the company, Lenker
served as a helicopter and airplane
pilot in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air
Force during the Vietnam War.
Dr. Craig Pouncey(1980, 1985)
was recently named superintendent
of the Jefferson County School
System. He most recently served
as chief of staff of the Alabama
Department of Education during
which time he was responsible
for day-to-day operations of the
department including financial
matters. Dr. Pouncey also served
as deputy state superintendent
for administrative and financial
services in 2010, assistant state
superintendent in 2005 and director
of administrative and financial
Michael D. Snow(1983)
been named president and chief
executive officer of TeamHealth, one
of the nation’s largest providers of
hospital-based clinical outsourcing
in multiple departments, including
anesthesia, hospital medicine and
emergency medicine. Throughout
his career, Snow has held numerous
executive-level positions in
healthcare, including president
of HCA Inc.’s Gulf Coast Division,
executive vice president and chief
operating officer of HealthSouth
Corp., and president and chief
executive officer of Surgical Care
Affiliates, among others.
Col. Richard H. Boutwell
(1991) took command of the 99th
Air Base Wing at Nellis Air Force
Base in Nevada during a change
of command ceremony in June.
As commander of the 99th Air
Base Wing, Col. Boutwell oversees
Nellis Air Force Base, Creech Air
Force Base and the 2.9 million-acre
Nevada Test and Training Range.
He is responsible for three Groups
and 14 Squadrons. Col. Boutwell
entered the Air Force in 1991 as a
distinguished graduate of TROY’s
ROTC program. He earned his
wings at Vance Air Force Base,
Okla. in 1993. He is a command
pilot with more than 3,500 flying
hours and was a demonstration pilot
for the USAF Air Demonstration
Squadron, the “Thunderbirds.”
He also has flown 149 hours in
combat and served in Operations
Uphold Democracy, Southern
Watch, Northern Watch and Provide
Michael Murders (1998)
been named as the new chief
academic officer at Arkansas Tech
University’s Ozark Campus. Most
recently, Murders was an instructor
at Arkansas Tech-Ozark. Prior to
that, he was an adjunct instructor
at Rose State College in Oklahoma
City and an assistant professor of
aerospace studies for the Air Force
ROTC at the University of Arkansas
in Fayetteville. Retired from the
U.S. Air Force, Murders served as
an academic instructor and lead
recruiter and trainer for the Air
Force ROTC, as well as a NATO staff
officer instructor in Afghanistan and
the Netherlands.
Steven Hood(2000)
has been
named interim vice president for
student affairs at the University
of Alabama. Hood has served as
executive director of housing and
residential communities at Alabama
since 2011.
is the disability
practice manager at Wettermark
Keith LLC in Birmingham. He was
named the Graduate Political
Science Student of the Year for
2006-2007, before completing
his juris doctorate degree at
Birmingham School of Law. Brian
lives near Birmingham with his wife,
Miranda, and daughter, Caroline.
Kelli Roberts (2008, 2010
founder and director of tourism
and finance for the Russell County
Convention and Visitors Bureau, a
division of the Phenix City-Russell
County Chamber of Commerce.
She founded the new organization
in 2011 and has been with the
Chamber for nine years. Roberts
is president of the Chattahoochee
Valley chapter of the TROY Alumni
Association and a founding member
of the Phenix City-Russell County
Emerging Leaders.
Angela Robinson(2008)
been named associate dean of the
Early Childhood Care and Education
Program at Albany Technical
College. A native of Bainbridge,
Ga., Robinson previously served as
the director of the Early Childhood
Care and Education Child
Development Demonstration Center
at Albany Tech.
Will Bowman(2011)
won The Southern League’s Visiting
Clubhouse Attendant Award for
the second year in a row. Bowman
joined the staff of the Montgomery
Biscuits, the Double-A Southern
League affiliate of the Tampa Bay
Rays, in 2012.
has been
named vault teller at ServisFirst
Bank’s Old Shell Road location in
Mobile. She most recently served as
vault teller for BankTrust.
A natural-born Trojan, Barrett Finlay Hicks, born
Sept. 23, 2013, son of current student Rachel Hicks
and Brandon Hicks, is the grandson of Alumni Affairs
Director Faith West Ward (’81, ’87) and Alumni
Association past-president Randal H. Ward (‘77).
Former Troy University football
head coach and athletic director
Tom Jones passed away July 15
at his home in Lowndesboro,
Ala. Jones was 90.
“The thoughts and prayers of
the Troy Athletics Department
and Troy University are with the
family of Coach Tom Jones,”
Athletic Director John Hartwell
said. “The outpouring of
support his family has received
from the TROY family since his
passing expresses the tremendous impact he had on the
University. Coach Jones served as a great ambassador
for Troy University and for amateur sports in Alabama.
The number of young lives he influenced will be his
Jones served as TROYs head coach in 1972 and 1973
and led the then Red Wave to a Gulf South Conference
Tom Jones
title in his final season. Jones’ squad finished 6-1 in the
Gulf South, which included a run of six straight wins by
a combined 143-37 margin.
Jones was an assistant coach at Auburn (1966-71)
under Shug Jordan and coached the Tigers’ freshman
team. Prior to Auburn, Jones was the head coach and
athletic director for 11 years at Robert E. Lee High
School in Montgomery and was the head coach at
Hayneville (Ala.) High School for seven years.
A native of Tallassee, Ala., Jones was standout at
TROY as both a football and baseball player. Jones was
one of the first inductees into the Alabama Sports Hall
of Fame.
A Navy veteran of World War II, Jones is survived
by his wife of 64 years, Evelyn, his son, John Tom
Jones (Pam); daughters, Paula Turner (Marion), Joni
Leigh Combs (Gary), Susan Valerie Jones; sister,
Bill Ham; brother, Thomas Melvin Jones; and three
A third-generation Trojan, Emory Banks Drinkard, was born on
September 12 to Rob (’09) and Morgan (‘10) Hooper Drinkard. She
is the granddaughter of Jim (‘82) and Martha Lynn Hawkins (‘82)
Drinkard, and Mike and Carlene Hooper. Her great-grandfather,
Dr. R. Douglas Hawkins, has served on the Troy University Board of
Trustees for more than 30 years. Emory looks forward to wearing
lots of cardinal and yelling “Go Trojans” for many years to come.
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