TROY Commencement set for May 15 in Dothan

Posted: Tuesday, 03 May 2016

Dothan - About 160 Troy University students will participate in commencement exercises at the Dothan Civic Center on Sunday, May 15.

The event begins at 3 p.m. and features 111 students receiving undergraduate degrees, while 46 students will receive graduate degrees.

The keynote speaker will be retired Army Brig. Gen. Rodney D. Wolfe, who previously served as Deputy Commanding General/Assistant Commandant for the U.S. Army Aviation Center at Fort Rucker.

Wolfe's military decorations are numerous and include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Soldier's Medal and 44 others. Wolfe was inducted into the US Army Aviation Hall of Fame in 2007.

Wolfe retired from active duty in June 1989 and was employed by Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, Conn., from 1989 to 1994. From 1995 to 2010, Wolfe was employed by Raytheon Company, formerly Hughes Aircraft Company.

Wolfe is currently the chairman of the Friends of Fort Rucker. He is a past president of the Army Aviation Association of America (2009 – 2010) and past district governor of Rotary International (District 6880, Lower Half of Alabama).

Wolfe's military education includes the Army Command and General Staff College, the Army War College, the Management Executive Course at the Center of Creative Leadership, and Capstone.

He and his wife, Elleen, have two children and five grandchildren. They currently reside in Enterprise.