Benefit roast raises nearly $200,000 for endowed scholarship
The food may have been tasty, but the main course at a benefit roast held March 17 was Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr.
The Jack Hawkins, Jr. Leadership Scholarship Roast hosted by the University’s Board of Trustees and emceed by Retirement Systems of Alabama director Dr. David Bronner, raised nearly $200,000 for an endowed scholarship established by the trustees in honor of Dr. Hawkins’ twentieth anniversary as head of the multi-national university.
Roasting Dr. Hawkins was Trustee President Pro-tem Dr. R. Douglas Hawkins; the Rev. Glenda Curry, former Troy State University Montgomery president and current rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Birmingham; Bruce Higdon, a fraternity brother of Dr. Hawkins’ and a Pensacola, Fla.-based corporate safety consultant; Mrs. Janice Hawkins, and Dr. Hawkin’s two daughters Katie Hawkins Beall and Kelly Hawkins; and Troy Trojan standout and All-Pro Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware.
“I’m proud of Troy University and I want to thank Dr. Hawkins for his vision and leadership,” Ware said.
Dr. Hawkins deflected the spotlight from himself saying “the most important ingredient (of the roast) is our students.”
“Troy University is posed for success. We are proud of the progress we have made and we really believe that the sky is the limit for this great place we call Troy University,” he said.
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