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School of Accountancy named in honor of Enterprise native William H. Carr of Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

Troy University and Sorrell College of Business names its School of Accountancy in honor of William Carr. Photo includes Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Dean Judson Edwards, William Carr and Doug Mims standing in front of the School of Accountancy sign.

Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business has named its School of Accountancy in honor of Enterprise native William Carr, founder and managing partner of the accounting firm of Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC.

Carr was honored Thursday, Sept. 8 during the School’s Accountancy Day festivities on the Troy Campus, where the School’s name was officially changed by Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr.

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The Story Behind the Name: SORRELL

As the faculty, staff, and administration of the Sorrell College of Business continue to look forward, it is important to remember, acknowledge, and thank those who came before us and built the strong foundation of excellence for the Sorrell College. Jeff and Anise Sorrell from Saco, Alabama left a long-lasting legacy impacting thousands of students at Troy University. Their bequest of $4,500,000 in 1980 laid the groundwork for the Sorrell College of Business. Jeff Sorrell was a local business man who owned four cotton gins when cotton was king, but shifted to pasture as the farming opportunities changed. Mr. Sorrell owned close to 40,000 acres of land in the area at one point in time. He often quoted the old cliché “They are not making any more land.” Anise Sorrell worked in the office keeping the books – Mrs. Sorrell was an avid reader and lover of education. Through wise management, business acumen and remarkable work ethic Mr. and Mrs. Sorrell accumulated wealth in a lifetime – during a period of time when fortunes were hard to come by. Wealth did not change Mr. and Mrs. Sorrell. They remained unpretentious and lived simply. The “Brown Hat” worn by Mr. Jeff Sorrell, signifies the importance of work ethic, being entrepreneurial, humble, honest, and ethical. These are important lessons that we strive to instill in our Sorrell Business students.

A talented Sorrell College of Business student entrepreneur (recent graduate), Aaron Wilhite, produced the video to tell the Sorrell story.




Sorrell Highlights

Wesley Swanzy sworn in as Chief of Staff to the Chief Financial Officer at USDA.

Sorrell College graduate Secures a Presidential Appointment at USDA

A Sorrell College of Business alumnus has been appointed by the President of the United States to a post in the Department of Agriculture.

John Robert Lewis Hall on the Troy, Alabama campus

Master of Science in Sports Management Recognized Among Nation's Best

Nine degree programs at Troy University have been recognized as being among the nation’s best by, a trusted resource for program rankings and higher education planning. Leading the way was TROY’s Master of Science in Sports Management program, coming in at fourth nationally, according to the Best Master’s in Sports Management Degree Programs.

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Alabama DHR and Small Business Development Center Team to Train SNAP Recipients in Entrepreneurship

A partnership between the Alabama Department of Human Resources, Troy University’s Small Business Development Center, and the Sorrell College of Business will provide non-academic entrepreneurship education to SNAP benefit recipients.

A group of students standing by a table and LEGO blocks.

Play Gets Serious in Sorrell College of Business Classes

Dr. Frank Thompson and Dr. James Montgomery, assistant professors in the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University, have earned the distinction of certified facilitators of the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY® Method.



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Sorrell College of Business students are Globally aware, Engaged with the business community, Ethical decision makers, Knowledgeable to compete, and Successful.

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Risk Management and Insurance

TROY’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in global business and a concentration in risk management and insurance highlights the importance of risk management within the context of a global business framework. Our program will offer you opportunities to obtain proficiency in risk management and insurance concepts as they are applied to servicing both commercial and personal insurance needs.

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