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TROY Magazine
Rendering of new residence hall
Construction of a new 376-bed residence hall at TROY is under
way, adding much-needed student housing, with a values-oriented
In collaboration with St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church
in Troy and the Archdiocese of Mobile, the residence hall will
feature a Newman Center, a Catholic ministry center found on
secular university campuses throughout the world and on more
than 270 campuses in the United States.
While housing in the residence hall will be open to all University
students, Catholic students, as well as students of faith, may
take part in Newman Center activities and attend events in a
2,300 square-foot chapel that will be the centerpiece of the
Construction on the $11.8 million residence hall is expected to
be completed in August 2013.
TROY Forges Alliance with
Catholic Church for New Dorm
Troy University welcomed John Hartwell to the Trojan family in September as the
University’s new director of athletics.
Hartwell, who served for the past nine years as the senior executive associate athletics
director at the University of Mississippi, replaces Steve Dennis, who announced his
resignation in July after leading the athletics program for more than seven years.
“I can’t tell you how proud and excited that my family and I are to become members
of the Trojan family,” Hartwell said. “That’s one of the things that I have noticed in a
very short time – that it truly is a family, and we are so excited to be part of that – and
we look forward to big things to come in the future for TROY athletics.”
Hartwell, a 1987 graduate of The Citadel who also holds a master’s degree in sports
administration from Georgia State, managed the growth of the Ole Miss athletic budget
from $26 million in 2003 to more than $47 million in 2012.
“At the end of the day, the vision is: a constant commitment to a maximum effort
for three things – academic excellence, positive social development and winning
championships,” Hartwell said. “You’ll hear me say winning the right way. We are
not about being competitive; we are about winning. All of that is lost if you don’t go
about it the right way. We are going to do things in a first-class manner. There will be
no sacrifice of doing things that way; at the end of the day we’re going to win and be
Hartwell is married to Dr. Heather Seale Hartwell, and they have two daughters, Lauren
who is 3, and Madison who was born on May 28. Hartwell also has a 20-year-old son,
New Athletic Director Hartwell
stresses academic excellence, social
development, winning championships
John Hartwell