DOTHAN-About 135 Troy University students will participate in commencement exercises on Sunday, Dec. 18 in the Dothan Civic Center.
The exercises begin at 3 p.m.
The keynote speaker for this fall's commencement is longtime educator Dr. Imogene Mixson, who was recently honored as one of the University's Alumni of the Year for 2016.
Dr. Mixson earned her bachelor's degree in English education from TROY in 1959. She began her education career at Dothan High School, where she taught English for seven years. From there, she went to work at Enterprise State Community College as an English instructor and English Department chair for 15 years. She also later served as an instructor and English Department chair at Wallace Community College-Dothan before being named academic dean in 1983. She also served as interim president of both Wallace Community College-Dothan and Alabama Aviation and Technical College-Ozark.
The Skipperville native has served as secretary and member of the executive and development committees of the Alabama Humanities Foundation Board of Directors.
Dr. Mixson currently serves as a member of TROY's Planned Giving Advisory Board and the Trojan Shield Society. She also is an avid supporter of the University's All-Steinway Initiative and is an endowed scholarship donor.