Troy University to recognize students at Honors Convocation April 20

Posted: Friday, 17 April 2015

TROY - Troy University students will be recognized for their achievements during the University's annual Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 20, in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

Max J. Roberts, chief executive officer of Barnes & Noble College, will serve as the keynote speaker for the convocation.

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's five colleges will be recognized for their achievements, including those inducted into various honor societies.

Roberts joined Barnes & Noble in 1996 after having held a number of senior executive positions at diverse retailers, including Petrie Retail, R.H. Macy & Co., and May Department Stores, as well as at the global public accounting firm of Touche Ross & Co. A Certified Public Accountant, Roberts graduated cum laude with a degree in accounting and business administration from Oklahoma Christian University.

During his tenure at Barnes & Noble College, he has directed the company's continued expansion, nearly quadrupling the number of institutions served by the company.