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TROY Magazine
Rendering of new residence hall
Troy University students will soon see the demolition of
Alumni Hall, the male residence hall built in 1966, and
the construction of a new, state-of-the-art facility that will
house 428 students.
The construction project, still in the planning stages, will
have 280 single-bed suites, 68 double occupancy suites
and 12 handicapped suites on four floors totaling 118,754
square feet. The entire project is estimated to cost $15.6
million, including $500,000 in technology costs.
“Our new Alumni Hall will be equipped with the very
latest in high-technology amenities that can be used
for both academic study and recreation,” said Dr. Jack
Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. “We will never build another
traditional-style dormitory at Troy University because
we have learned that our students respond to residence
halls that could be more accurately called ‘learning
Demolition on the current Alumni Hall is expected to
begin in June 2014, with completion by August 2015.
New Residence Hall
to Replace Alumni Hall
The Sorrell College of Business and the Manuel H.
Johnson Center for Political Economy have named
Tara Morelock as development coordinator. In her new
role at the University, Morelock will create and execute
comprehensive development strategies, build donor
and alumni relationships, and develop external funding
sources for the College and the Center.
“This position is particularly exciting for me because
I am a Sorrell College of Business graduate myself,”
Morelock said. “I am looking forward to building
relationships with alumni, community outreach projects
and engaging individuals with the College of Business
Morelock Named Development Coordinator
and the Johnson Center to enhance our mission to prepare
our diverse student body to become ethical professionals
equipped to compete in the global business environment.”
Dr. Judson Edwards, dean of the Sorrell College of
Business, said the addition of a development coordinator
was an important step for the College and the Center.
“We greatly appreciate the support we receive from
alumni and friends,” Dr. Edwards said. “We use donations
to support strategic objectives, provide travel funds to
students for field experiences throughout the world and
supply financial awards to recognize excellence in student
performance. We also use donations to sponsor research
symposia and colloquiums where scholars, community
leaders and students share knowledge – with the hope
of influencing our students to provide ethical business
leadership upon graduation.”
For information about the College of Business or the
Johnson Center and available giving opportunities, contact
Morelock at 334-808-6621 or email at