TROY Associate Provost to speak at Phenix City commencement ceremony

Posted: Tuesday, 09 December 2008

PHENIX CITY—Dr. Hal W. Fulmer, Troy University’s associate provost and dean of undergraduate studies, will deliver the keynote address to graduates at TROY’s Phenix City Campus during commencement on Wednesday, Dec. 17.

The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. EST at the Columbus Civic Center. About 170 graduates are expected to participate.

A noted writer and speaker in the fields of communication, journalism and speech, Dr. Fulmer has co-authored a workbook on public relations and co-authored more than 100 articles, conference presentations, chapters and reviews. He has also presented more than 500 workshops, lectures and speeches on a variety of communication topics. His most recent work includes co-authoring a book on success industries scheduled to be published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

Dr. Fulmer was named dean of the College of Communications and Fine Arts in August 2002 at Troy University. He served as interim associate provost for Troy University from January to August 2004 and was then named associate provost following a national search.

Dr. Fulmer earned his bachelor's degree in communication arts and public relations from Georgia Southern in 1981 and his master’s degree in speech communication in 1982 from the University of Georgia. He also earned his doctorate in rhetorical theory and criticism from Louisiana State University in 1985.

He is a Florida native who grew up in Albany, Ga., where he graduated from then-Albany Junior College (now Darton College) in 1979 earning an associate degree in journalism