PHENIX CITY - Troy University's Vice Chancellor for the Phenix City Campus, Dr. David White, will receive the Distinguished Citizen Award in June from the Boy Scouts of America Chattahoochee Council.
The award recognizes individuals who have made a significant positive impact on the community, said George Henington, Muskogee District Executive for the Chattahoochee Council.
"The award itself recognizes individuals that conduct themselves and exhibit the traits of the Scout Oath and Law," Henington said.
Dr. White will receive the award on June 9 at 6 p.m. during a dinner at the riverfront Courtyard Marriott in Phenix City. The event also serves as a fundraiser to support Scouting in the local community.
"Scouting is one of the many organizations that have made the Phenix City and Columbus area strong," Dr. White said. "Scouting builds leaders, the lifeblood of any community. It's an organization run largely by volunteers who build their communities by building its youth. I'm honored to be recognized by such a great organization and such a great city."
Dr. White has been with Troy University for more than a decade. Before taking over leadership of the Phenix City Campus, he served as the director of the University's Southeast Region, overseeing 23 site locations in six states. Before coming to TROY, Dr. White served 26 years with U.S. Army as an infantry officer, retiring with the rank of colonel.
Dr. White lives in Columbus, Ga., with his wife of 45 years. He has two grown sons and seven grandchildren.