As we reflect on 2017, your friendship is among our most treasured blessings.

Merry Christmas
Jack and Janice Hawkins
and the Troy University Family


Members of TROY’s Alpha Tau Omega fraternity forged deeper bonds as they walked 123 miles from Troy, Alabama, to Panama City, Florida’s Pier Park raising $43,000 for Jeep Sullivan’s Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures in order to benefit wounded veterans.

Lifetime memories were made as dance and theatre students studied and performed in Pietrasanta, Italy, during the inaugural Danza in Arte a Pietrasanta (DAP) Festival.

Friendship and understanding were celebrated as men and women from around the globe joined together for International Peace Day at the International Art Center at Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park.

Students from Alabama’s colleges and universities were empowered to bring change to their campuses by examining food and housing insecurity among college students as TROY’s Office of Civic Engagement teamed up with non-profit organization Alabama Possible at this year’s Hungry for Justice Summit.

Children living in Pike County, Alabama, were provided with a greater sense of food security    as student organizations worked together to collect more than 7,000 food items during TROY’s annual Can Castle Contest hosted by the Office   of Civic Engagement.

The life of the late Charles Cahn Baum was commemorated as his family dedicated the Rosa Parks Museum atrium in his memory.

The University’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program allowed accounting students to provide low-income and elderly individuals with a stress-free tax season.

The Men of TROY captured the attention of the nation when an evening of raw athleticism and solid coaching led them to their first victory against an SEC school—LSU. At the end of their season, TROY’s football team tied for the Sun Belt Championship title and earned their spot at the 2017 New Orleans Bowl.

TROY athletes found joy in serving others by participating in community service projects such as Habitat for Humanity, Empty Bowls, the Special Olympics, nursing home visits and reaching at local schools.

The men of TROY’s chapter of FarmHouse began a new legacy by becoming the first known school-based organization to endow a research grant for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society focusing on Hodgkin’s Disease.

The University was honored to bring joy and happy memories to the family of the late, celebrated illustrator and art professor Woodi Ishmael by reuniting Candi Ishmael Buist with one of her father’s original paintings.

TROY Trojans, past and present, are leaving legacies for new generations of students by creating endowed scholarships that will last for years to come.

Emotional healing and the promise of the future were celebrated at the Rosa Parks through art shows such as “Veterans’ Voices.”

Design inspired by Fred “Nall” Hollis’ original
works on display within the Nall Gallery
at TROY’s International Arts Center

Christmas ornament inspired by Nall’s “Violata Pax Dove,” featured in the Daniel Foundation of
Alabama Plaza located on the Troy Campus

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