Troy University to dedicate Alabama's newest College of Education building

Posted: Friday, 23 January 2009

TROY – Gov. Bob Riley, State Superintendent of Schools Joe Morton and Troy University officials will officially dedicate the state’s newest education college building Tuesday, Jan. 27.

The University’s College of Education, which has inhabited McCartha Hall since 1949, will consolidate all of its classes and faculty offices into 90,800 square-foot Jack Hawkins, Jr., Hall – providing education students a more streamlined educational experience.

Gov. Riley, president of the University’s Board of Trustees, will provide the dedicatory address for the event that begins at 3 p.m. inside the building located on University Avenue.

Named in honor of Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., by the Board of Trustees, the building includes 12 classrooms, two technology teaching laboratories, three counseling laboratories, three conference rooms, and a faculty work room. Two of the 12 classrooms are interactive video conference classrooms. The building’s atrium houses the Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame.

Participating in the dedication services that will include a formal ribbon cutting, in addition to Gov. Riley, is:

  • Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr.
  • State Superintendent of Education Joe Morton
  • Mayor Jimmy Lunsford
  • Dr. R. Douglas Hawkins, President Pro-Tem, Board of Trustees
  • Mr. Lamar P. Higgins, Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Ed Roach, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
  • Dr. John Schmidt, Senior Vice Chancellor
  • Dr. Doug Patterson, Senior Vice Chancellor (retired)
  • Dr. Lance Tatum, Dean, College of Education
  • Mr. Bob Howell, Emcee
Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

On Tuesday, Troy University officials will officially dedicate Jack Hawkins, Jr., Hall, the University's newest academic building and home to its College of Education. The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. and features Gov. Bob Riley offering the dedicatory address. (TROY photo/Kevin Glackmeyer)