Gov. Riley to officially dedicate TROY's Jack Hawkins, Jr. Hall

Posted: Thursday, 22 January 2009

Jan. 27, 3 p.m.: The official dedication of Troy University’s new College of Education building, named in honor of Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. will begin at 3 p.m. Gov. Bob Riley will deliver the dedicatory address.

Jack Hawkins, Jr., Hall is the first College of Education building to completely house all faculty and classes within the College, to be constructed on a university campus in Alabama since 1969. Troy’s last solely dedicated College of Education building, McCartha Hall, was constructed in 1949.

Media covering this event are asked to be in place no later than 2:40 p.m. The ceremonies, to include a ribbon cutting, will take place inside the first-floor atrium, designated as the Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame. Accommodations are being provided for video placement on raised platforms in the rear of the main hall of the building.

Following the exit of the stage party at the conclusion of the ceremony, media wishing to conduct one-on-ones with principal parties will be escorted to the third floor conference room. The window on this opportunity is 15 minutes.

Media parking for the event will be available across University Avenue from the building, in the grassy area between the Shackelford Quad and the Math and Science Complex. Primary consideration for this parking area will be given to microwave/satellite trucks.

Participating in the program will be:
  • Gov. Bob Riley
  • 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, Master of Ceremonies
Please confirm you organization’s attendance via email to Any special coverage requirements should also be directed to