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clock counting down to the 125th birthday and an
opportunity to make a gift to TROY online.
In addition, visitors to the site can share how Troy
University has touched their lives by submitting
personal stories, photos and videos. Stories should
be no more than 500 words and should be sent in
the body of an email to If
there is a photo to illustrate the story, attach it to
the email. If you are sharing photos only, please
include only one attachment per email and be
sure to include a short caption about the image.
The University will hold a 125th Birthday Gala
Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 11. The afternoon
of activities will get under way with the second
induction ceremony and reception for the TROY
Shield Society, the University’s planned giving
society. A gala dinner will be held, including a
125th birthday celebration, the kickoff of the
public phase of the University’s Building Beyond
Boundaries Capital Campaign and recognition of
the Circle of 125 giving society and the Shield
The Circle of 125 is a special group of donors
who contribute $500 or more to help fund
the 125th celebration activities and a special
scholarship. Benefts to Circle of 125 members
include a listing of members’ names on plaques
which will be housed on all of TROY’s Alabama
campuses, the ability to purchase two tickets to
the celebration dinner and a special gift from the
University. For additional information about the
Circle of 125, contact the Offce of Development at
Also in February, TROY will take the birthday
celebration global. On Feb. 24 , simultaneous
celebrations will be held at TROY campuses and
sites worldwide, beginning at noon on the quad
on the Troy Campus. TROY alumni and friends
are encouraged to stage their own birthday
celebrations, document them with photographs or
video and share those images with the University
Also as a part of the birthday celebration, Troy
University will present several performances of
the play, “Band Geeks,” written by TROY alumnus
Tommy Newman. The play will be performed on
March 30 and 31 and April 1 on the Troy Campus,
on April 20 and 21 at the Davis Theatre for the
Performing Arts on the Montgomery Campus and
on May 11 and 12 in Birmingham. The play will
also be performed in the Columbus/Phenix City
area, in Dothan and on the Emerald Coast in fall
For updates on upcoming celebration events, visit
the celebration website at