November 22 was Terry Everett’s day.
Troy University celebrated the career
and service of the former Alabama
congressman, dedicating R. Terry Everett
Hall and cutting the ribbon of the Everett
Congressional Library on the University’s
Dothan Campus. And, Dothan Mayor
Mike Schmitz proclaimed the day “Terry
“I am humbled and very thankful for
what Troy University has done,” Everett
said during the ceremony at the Dothan
Campus. “I very much admire Dr.
Hawkins and what he has been able to do
here at Troy University.”
Everett served in the House of
Representatives from 1993-2009. During
his tenure in Congress, Everett served on
the House Committee on Agriculture, the
House Committee on Armed Services,
the House Veterans Committee and
the Permanent Select Committee on
Prior to his public service, Everett
enjoyed successful careers as a newspaper
executive, a farmer and a contractor. He
served four years in the U.S. Air Force as
an intelligence specialist in Europe.
The Troy University Board of Trustees
set the stage for the Nov. 22 celebration in
July when it voted to rename the Library/
Technology Building on the Dothan
Campus in Everett’s honor. At that time,
Everett said he hoped that would provide
inspiration to young people.
“I would like it to be a beacon for young
people to understand you are only limited
by your desire and your dreams and what
you’re willing to work for,” Everett said
during that meeting.
Everett, who served 16 years in
Washington representing the state’s
Second Congressional District, echoed
those sentiments at the Nov. 22 ceremony.
“I would hope that when young people
see this hall that they can recognize, that
Troy University dedicates R. Terry
Everett Hall at Dothan Campus
By Andy Ellis