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Andy Davis
Since May 2012, Andy Davis has served as president of Carney Hospital in Dorchester,
Mass. The 1992 TROY graduate began his career as a Certified Public Accountant and member
of the health care services team for an accounting firm in Pensacola. In 1998, he joined Baptist
Health Care in Pensacola as the hospital’s director of internal audit. While at Baptist Health
Care, Davis also served as a member of the measurement team for patient satisfaction.
In 2000, Davis joined Health Management Associates and was appointed to a series of
posts, including assistant chief financial officer for a hospital in Anniston, Ala., chief financial
officer in Van Buren, Ark., and then chief operating officer for the Franklin Regional Medical
Center in Louisburg, N.C. Davis later led Sandhills Regional Medical Center in Hamlet, N.C. as
the hospital’s chief executive officer before being named chief executive officer of the Davis
Regional Medical Center in Statesville, N.C. During his tenure at Davis Regional, he oversaw
the successful expansion of the hospital’s cardiology service line, the development of a geriatric
unit and renovations to the hospital’s behavioral health and obstetrics services.
A hallmark of Davis’ career has been in consistent involvement in community organizations
and charities, including local chambers of commerce, the United Way, Rotary, hospice
organizations and workforce development programs. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s
degrees from TROY and is a former member of the TROY basketball team.
Davis and his wife, Sonya, are the parents of a teenage daughter.
Sandra Gouge
Sandra Gouge has more than 35 years as a professional in both the business and academic
worlds. She currently serves as President of Gouge Marketing Group, LLC, an integrated
marketing management and education firm.
Gouge devoted many years of her professional career to Troy University, retiring in 2010
after more than six years as Associate Vice Chancellor for Marketing and Communication.
Prior to that post, she served as Chief Advancement Officer/Executive Assistant to the
President and as Dean of Students on TROY’s Montgomery Campus. In addition, she has
previously served in the following roles on the University’s Montgomery Campus: adjunct
instructor, registrar, director of the Learning Resource Center, director of admissions and
academic adviser.
Gouge and her husband, Fred, are lifetime members of the Troy University Alumni
Association and were founding members of the TROY Shield Society. The couple resides in
Troy and has one son, Cooper, a TROY alumnus.
Gouge is a member of the Administrative Council at Troy’s First United Methodist Church,
the Board of Directors of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, the Troy Rotary Club, the
Montgomery Chamber of Commerce and the Pike County Chapter of the Troy University
Alumni Association. She previously served as a member of the Alumni Association Board
of Directors and the Board of Directors of the Johnson Center for the Arts. Gouge also is a
member of the Robert E. Lee High School Hall of Fame in Montgomery.
Bobby Terrell
Bobby Terrell is Founder and Chairman of the Board of Terrell Enterprise, Inc., a
company he began in 1975 to provide quality furniture and service to the education market
in Alabama. Today, the Greenville-based business not only provides furniture solutions for
schools but also for commercial, healthcare, hospitality and government applications. Through
a partnership with Sport Court, the family-owned and operated business now also supplies a
safe, high-performance modular sport surface to customers.
A 1959 graduate, Terrell was a member of both the TROY basketball and tennis teams
during his time at the University. Immediately following graduation, he coached football and
girls basketball in Blakely, Ga., before going to work for GMAC in Lake City, Fla. Terrell
moved back to Greenville in 1964 and worked with American Seating Co. until 1975 when he
decided to launch his own business.
An active member of the Greenville community, Terrell has coached little league baseball
and football teams, been a member of the Jaycees and the Elk’s Club, an elder at Walnut Street
Church of Christ and a lifetime member of the FDA Dunk Club at Fort Dale Academy due
to his dedication and service to the school’s basketball team. He also made annual missionary
trips to Guyana, South America for 22 years.
He is married to the former Mary Lou Brannon and the couple has four children, 10
grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Both are lifetime members of the TROY Alumni
Association and active members of the Butler County Alumni Chapter. Terrell regularly
attends TROY football and basketball games and always encourages young people in his
community to attend TROY.
Lon Wise
Lon Wise is the oldest living TROY football player. He and his wife, Mary, met during their
time at what was then Troy State Teachers College. Lon was a junior starting guard on the Red
Wave football team and Mary was a transfer student when the two met in September of 1938.
Mary went on to become Miss State Teachers College in 1938. The couple was married on
Dec. 26, 1940.
Following graduation, Wise left to fight in World War II. He landed on Omaha Beach
D-Day-plus-two and fought in the Battle of Brittany, the Battle of the Bulge and throughout
Germany. Following the war, he served for a time as an agent with the Federal Bureau of
Investigation before returning to his true calling – teaching.
During his career in education, Wise served as principal of five schools in Escambia
County and was the first principal of Pine Forest High School where he stayed until his
retirement in 1980. The school’s stadium is named in his honor.
Wise’s legacy in education is one of building a school’s faculty to be the best it could
be. Even in retirement, he remained active for more than 10 years as the Secondary School
Association representative for Northwest Florida.
He and Mary have been married for 72 years and have three sons and three daughters. Wise
has continued to be an avid supporter and contributor to Troy University through the years.
Up until 2012, the couple regularly made the trip to TROY each year for Homecoming and to
attend the annual World War II era alumni reunion.