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TROY Magazine
TROY Magazine
Great universities teach students to communicate,
think critically, and to transform facts and figures
into ideas and solutions. If that is all we are doing,
however, we have failed as an institution of higher
learning. I am proud to report that we are doing more
at Troy University. We are ensuring that each student is
introduced to the Trojan Way, which promotes civility
to others and personal responsibility.
This issue of the Troy University Magazine
features the opening of a special residence hall
complex, the Newman Center, which is designed
to provide an alternative to traditional on-campus
living by providing housing for students who say
the values-centered principles of the Trojan Way are
important to them. This partnership between the Troy
University Foundation and the Mobile Archdiocese
of the Roman Catholic Church is important to the
mission of Troy University to help shape the values of
our students.
We cannot grow the next generation of leaders by
ignoring values education. I was jolted by the results
of a recent survey in which 94 percent of respondents
said lack of civility is a problem. Forty percent of
those surveyed said that universities were places of
incivility. We at TROY are committed to keeping our
University a place where our students not only do
well, but also do good.
This issue also profiles several outstanding
individuals who have earned Alumni of the Year
honors: Andy Davis, Sandi Gouge, Bobby Terrell
and Lon Wise. We also profile our alumnus who will
receive our Distinguished Leadership Award, the
highest honor we award TROY graduates. This year’s
recipient is Maj. Gen. Walter Givhan of Air University
at Maxwell Air Force Base. All of these recipients are
true Trojans and greatly deserve these honors.
We also provide coverage in this issue of an honor
that means a great deal to our University and to me
personally. This summer, Troy University was chosen
by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great
College to Work For.” There are more than 5,000
colleges and universities in the United States, and only
90 received this recognition, so this honor is a singular
point of pride. I should add, however, that this award
also reflects the outstanding quality of our faculty and
staff. I believe we have the best caliber of faculty and
staff that I have seen in my 25 years as Chancellor of
Troy University. They make TROY a great place to
work by putting our students first every day.
In closing, I repeat a request I have made before:
Let us know what you are doing! Keep in touch by
submitting information on career and family milestones
to this magazine. Your classmates want to read about
you and we want to hear from you. It’s as simple as
submitting your information via this email address:
Jack Hawkins, Jr., Ph.D.
TROY’s College of Education
has launched a new after school
tutoring initiative in partnership
with AT&T Alabama and Troy
City Schools that aims to help
Charles Henderson High School
students find success and stay in
Officials with AT&T Alabama
on Aug. 7 presented a $22,750
AT&T Aspire Contribution to
TROY to fund the After School
Success Program, which will
launch at Charles Henderson
High School this school year.
The program will work to assist
9th and 10th graders through
after school tutoring in math,
science and English.
TROY students will provide
mentoring and after school
tutoring and TROY faculty will
coordinate and make weekly
activity-based presentations on
various topics.
In addition to faculty and
students in the College of
Education, members of the
101 ELITE Men campus
organization at TROY will
provide mentoring and support
to students involved in the
program focused on developing
positive behaviors.
TROY Launches After
School Success Program
Pictured left to right are Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Dr. John Schmidt, Senior Vice
Chancellor for Advancement and External Relations; Dr. Kathryn Hildebrand, Dean of the College of Education; Dr. Dianne
Gossett, Associate Dean of the College of Education; Dr. Jason Wingate, Secondary Coordinator; and Fred McCallum,
President of AT&T Alabama.
Major General Walter D. Givhan
to Receive Distinguished Leadership Award
Troy University will honor alumnus Maj. Gen. Walter D. Givhan of Air
University at Maxwell Air Force Base as the University’s 13th Distinguished
Leadership Award recipient during homecoming on Oct. 5.
Gen. Givhan, who received his Master of Science in international
relations from Troy University in 1989, serves as Commander of the Curtis
E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education and Vice
Commander of Air University. The LeMay Center is responsible for the
research, development and production of Air Force doctrine and input for
joint and multinational doctrine development activities.
A native of Safford, Ala., Gen. Givhan graduated from Morgan Academy
in Selma and the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was a
National Merit Scholar.
Gen. Givhan served as the U.S. air liaison officer to the commanding
general, French ground forces, for operations Desert Shield and Desert
Storm, and he led the effort to rebuild the Afghan air force as Commanding General of the Combined Air Power Transition Force.
The general has commanded a combat training squadron, an operations group, an air base wing, an air expeditionary wing and the Air
Force Institute of Technology.
His previous staff assignments include deputy military assistant to the Secretary of the Air force, Chief of the Congressional Action
Division for the Air Force Legislative Liaison, Chief of the Combat Forces Division, Directorate of Programs, and Director of the
Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff Executive Action Group. Gen. Givhan delivered the spring commencement address to
graduates on TROY’s Montgomery Campus.
Major General Walter D. Givhan