Troy physicians William P. Stewart (left) and
J.O. Colley, Jr. present the deed to Beard Hospital to the
college in 1965 with no strings attached. Valued at $250,000,
it ranked as the largest gift to the college at that time.
Troy State College
offcially became Troy
State University on Dec.
TROY’s nursing school was established in 1969.
accepts its frst offcial foreign exchange
student in 1971.
In 1974, TROY
establishes its frst
international sites in
Europe in contract with
the U.S. Air Force.
The Phenix City Campus opened in 1975 as a branch of the main campus in Troy.
TSU-TV, known today as
TrojanVision, began broadcasting in 1975,
offering two hours of daily programming
broadcast Monday through Friday.
WTSU radio begins
broadcasting as a National Public Radio
affliate in 1977 with the help of “Harry,”
a computer capable of performing 1,280
different functions and playing much of
the 18 hours of music featured daily on
the 50,000-watt station.
Current Chancellor, Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., was appointed to the post in 1989.
In 1991, the Ala-
bama Supreme Court heard arguments on
the Troy Campus and TSU-TV broadcasts
the session live, a frst for the state’s
A 1991 study by
USA Today fnds the Troy Campus to be
the safest campus in Alabama and one of
the 15 safest campuses in the nation.