TROY Dothan Campus to celebrate Heritage Week

Posted: Monday, 30 March 2009

DOTHAN—Members of the Wiregrass community are invited to celebrate Heritage Week at Troy University’s Dothan Campus with a series of free events April 13-17.

For more than 20 years Troy University’s Dothan Campus has celebrated its ties to the Wiregrass with Heritage Week.

“It’s a week in which we recognize the special relationship we have with this community,” said Bob Willis, dean of student services.

Heritage Week events are free and open to all students, alumni and members of the public.

The celebration begins on Monday, April 13, with a performance by the Troy University Community Band of Dothan at 7 p.m. in Sony Hall inside the Library Technology Building.

On Tuesday, April 14, the College of Arts and Sciences will host the annual John Woodham Memorial Lecture Series. Dr. Reiff Lafluer, an associate professor of mathematics, will deliver a lecture tilted “What is Math and Why Do We Do It?” at 4 p.m. in Sony Hall.

On Thursday, April 16, the Student Government Association will host the annual Spring Picnic for students, faculty and staff on the quad from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for evening students.

Faculty, staff and students will gather on Friday, April 17, for the annual Spirit of Service Project. From 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. volunteers will clean up the Harrison Walking Trails located behind Malone Hall. The trails, which are open year-round to walkers and bikers from the community, will host the 2009 March of Dimes March for Babies event on April 25.

Heritage Week will conclude April 17 with the annual Honors Convocation at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. Awards recognizing outstanding achievements will be presented to 50 students.

For more information about Heritage Week events, contact Willis at 334-983-6556 or