Troy University to recognize students at annual Honors Convocation April 15

Posted: Tuesday, 09 April 2013

TROY - Troy University students will be recognized for their achievements during the University’s annual Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15 in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

Milton Jones, President of Christian Relief Fund, will serve as the keynote speaker for the convocation, which recognizes student achievement for the academic year.

Among the awards to be presented are the Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching, presented to an outstanding faculty member, and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards, given to a senior male and female student and to a distinguished faculty or staff member.

The Ingalls Award is given annually to the teacher on the Troy Campus who has “most diligently, effectively and cheerfully conducted his or her classes during the current academic year.” Students nominate faculty members for the award, and a committee of students and faculty advisors selects the recipient.

The Sullivan Award, which is presented at select colleges and universities throughout the United States, recognizes recipients for their excellence of character, humanitarian service and spiritual qualities. The award has been presented annually at TROY since 1981 with nominations for the awards coming from students, faculty and staff.

In addition, students from each of the University five colleges will be recognized for their achievements, including those inducted into various honor societies.

In his work as Christian Relief Fund president, Jones has focused on the care of AIDS orphans in Sub-Sahara Africa. He has also served as a preacher and campus minister in both Texas and Washington.

Jones has authored eight books including a touching tale of one of his heroes with Cerebral Palsy, Sundays with Scottie. He is married to Barbie Jones and has two sons, Patrick and Jeremy.

Founded in 1971 by Amarillo businessman and preacher Baxter Loe, Christian Relief Fund is a non-profit relief organization based in Amarillo, Texas with a focus on rescuing orphans and vulnerable children from poverty. CRF operates child sponsorship programs that are dedicated to providing food, clean water, education, spiritual training, health care and disaster relief to the glory of God worldwide.