Fall 2014 Magazine - page 6-7

TROY Magazine
Dr. Diane Orlofsky, professor in the John M. Long
School of Music at Troy University, has been awarded
the Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Distinguished Faculty
Dr. Orlofsky, who joined the TROY faculty in 1986 as
an assistant professor of music and music education,
was presented the award by Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr.,
Chancellor, and Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor
for Academic Affairs, during the University’s annual
Faculty/Staff Convocation on Aug. 8, at the Troy
The award consists of a $1,500 cash prize and
a medallion to be worn with academic regalia.
The award is made possible through a $100,000
endowment by the SouthTrust Corporation. Wallace
Malone, former chairman of the board and chief
executive officer of SouthTrust, served as a TROY
trustee from 1975-1995.
Dr. Orlofsky conducts the University’s Concert Chorale
and Frequency, TROY’s vocal jazz ensemble. Under
her direction, the ensembles have been selected to
perform in January at the Alabama Music Educators
Association’s In-Service Conference.
left to right: Dr. Jack
Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor;
Dr. Orlofsky; Dr. Earl
Ingram, Senior Vice
Chancellor for Academic
Affairs; and, Dr. Dionne
Rosser-Mims, associate
professor in the College
of Education and the 2013
Malone Award recipient.
Cullman businessman and Troy University
Trustee Roy H. Drinkard was honored for his
service to the University with an honorary
Doctor of Laws degree during summer
commencement exercises. A native of
Falkville, Drinkard served in the United
States Marine Corps during World War II and
was first appointed to the TROY board in
2000. He is president and CEO of Drinkard
Development in Cullman.
Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Walter D. Givhan has been
named Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement and
Economic Development at Troy University.
Givhan, a native of Safford, Ala., who earned a master’s
degree from TROY, retired this year as a major general
in the U.S. Air Force, serving as Vice Commander of
Air University in Montgomery, where he oversaw all of
the Air Force’s higher education—with the exception
of the Air Force Academy—including the Community
College of the Air Force, the world’s largest community
college system. He has also served as a Deputy Assistant
Secretary of State in charge of U.S. global assistance
programs and as Commandant of the Air Force Institute
of Technology in Dayton, Ohio, the Air Force’s graduate
school of engineering and management as well as
its institution for technical professional continuing
In his role at TROY, Givhan
will lead development and
outreach efforts, including
fundraising, sponsored
programs, governmental
relations and marketing and
communication. In addition,
he will lead the University’s
efforts at promoting economic
development across the state
and region.
Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor
(left), and Gerald Dial, President Pro-
Tem of the Troy University Board of
Trustees (right), presented Drinkard
with a framed honorary degree and
academic regalia.
Maj. Gen. Walter D. Givhan
TROY Magazine
Cullman businessman and TROY Trustee
Roy Drinkard uses a $2 bill as his calling
card – placing his face over that of Thomas
Jefferson’s and using a rubber stamp to affix
his name and address.
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