MEDIA ADVISORY: Trojan Dining Center to open; BB&T chief to speak at TROY

Posted: Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Trojan Dining Facility to open

Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m.: Troy University officials will officially open the new Trojan Dining Facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The ceremony will take place on the University Avenue entrance (near the round-about).

Because of the ceremony and game day, there are numerous road closures for the campus. These closures will be initiated at 8 a.m. University Avenue will be closed from George Wallace Drive to the west side of Alumni Hall (the turn into the Alumni Hall parking lot adjacent to Janice Hawkins Park).

Media should enter campus through the west entrance via University Avenue, turn and come through the Alumni Hall parking lot and turn right onto Luther Drive (this is the road that runs in front of Alumni Hall). Designated parking will be available for the media in the street in front of Alumni Hall. University Police will allow media to pass through the barricades at this location.

Media covering this event are requested to be in place no later than 11 a.m. Please contact Clif Lusk via email at or cell at 334-268-9982 to confirm attendance or for more information.

BB&T chief to speak at TROY

Sept. 29, 6 p.m.: John A. Allison, IV, former chairman, CEO and president of BB&T, will speak on the Troy Campus in the Trojan Center Theater. This lecture, free and open to the public, is also open for news coverage.

In 2008, Mr. Allison was runner up to Warren Buffett as Morningstar CEO of the Year. Through his leadership, the BB&T Charitable Foundation has supported more than 60 "morality of capitalism" programs nationwide. Mr. Allison's lecture is presented by the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy.