TROY Dothan Campus to celebrate Heritage Week

Posted: Wednesday, 07 April 2010

DOTHAN—Troy University will celebrate its ties to the Wiregrass region during Heritage Week on the Dothan Campus April 19-23.

For more than 20 years the Dothan Campus has celebrated its history in the Wiregrass with the Heritage Week festivities, which include a number of free events that are open to the public.

“It’s a week in which we recognize the special relationship we have with this community,” said Bob Willis, dean of student services.

Activities during the 2010 Heritage Week will include:

  • Monday, April 19: The Troy University Community Band of Dothan will give a free concert at 6 p.m. inside Sony Hall.
  • Tuesday, April 20: Karen Spears Zacharias, author of “Will Jesus Buy Me a Doublewide?” will deliver a lecture in Sony Hall starting at 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Continuing Education Center. Admission is free.
  • Wednesday, April 21: The annual spring picnic for students, faculty and staff will be held on the Dothan Campus quad from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. That evening, Holocaust survivor Ann Rosenheck will deliver a lecture inside Sony Hall starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.
  • Thursday, April 22: The annual health and wellness fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon inside the Harrison Room in Malone Hall. Admission is free.
  • Saturday, April 24: Students, faculty and staff will gather for the Spirit of Service Day project at Kelly Springs Elementary School from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

For more information about Heritage Week events, contact Willis at 334-983-6556 or rwillis@troy.edu.