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TROY Magazine
A donation made by Troy University fraternities and sororities
will help save the lives of children in need of heart surgeries in
developing countries.
TROY alumnus Dr. William Novick (1975), founder of the
International Children’s Heart Foundation (ICHF), was presented
with a check for $8,000 from TROY Greek Week co-chairs
Scott Hubbard of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and Morgan
Blankenship of Phi Mu sorority. The funds were raised through
events held during the University’s annual Greek Week activities
during the spring semester.
Since 1994, the mission of the International Children’s Heart
Foundation (ICHF) has been to bring the skills, technology and
knowledge to diagnose and care for children with congenital
heart disease to developing countries that request help. Through
the use of teams of professionals from world class cardiac
care centers, ICHF travels to developing countries performing
operations and educating local health care professionals. Since
its inception, ICHF teams have performed more than 6,000
operations in countries on all continents.
The donation not only went to a good cause, but also served to
demonstrate the spirit connecting Greek organizations, regardless
of their university affiliation, said Chris Hager, coordinator of
student involvement and Greek Week advisor. A fundraiser
to benefit the ICHF was being planned last year by Greek
organizations at the University of Alabama, but it had to be
canceled after a tornado ripped through Tuscaloosa on April 27,
(left to right) Chris Hager, Morgan Blankenship, Dr. William Novick (75) and Scott Hubbard.
Donation from Troy University Greek
Organizations to Help Save Lives
TROY alumnus Andrew
Dickinson has joined the
Alumni Affairs staff as
membership coordinator.
In his new position,
Dickinson will assist chapters
in managing and developing
alumni events, serve as a
liaison between alumni
chapters and the University,
promote University programs
and events within the chapters,
recruit new dues-paying
members and further work
to cultivate and maintain
relationships with alumni.
Dickinson (2009, 2011)
holds bachelor’s and master’s
degrees in sport and fitness
management and served as
a graduate assistant to the
director of development
and annual giving for Trojan
athletics. He is a former
member of the TROY
baseball team.
“I couldn’t be any happier
to begin my career at Troy
University,” Dickinson said.
“I had a great opportunity to
play baseball at TROY, then
continued on as a graduate
assistant within the athletic
department so I am excited
to be able to help TROY
continue to grow and excel.”