Tag Archives: Speech

Alumnus Hank Erwin recounts “Woodlawn” story

August 30, 2016
By Savanah Weed

Troy University students heard about the events that inspired the faith-based football movie “Woodlawn” when alumnus Hank Erwin visited the campus on Monday, Aug. 22.

Erwin, whose experiences as chaplain for Birmingham’s Woodlawn High School football team in the early 1970s inspired the film “Woodlawn,” began his collegiate career playing baseball for Troy State University…

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Secretary Merrill urges students to overcome obstacles to achieve success

July 22, 2016
By Clif Lusk

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill challenged graduates at Troy University to be prepared to overcome roadblocks to success and live a life of service to others.

His remarks came during the University’s summer commencement exercises Friday in Trojan Arena, where about 500 students participated in the ceremony representing 21 U.S. states and seven countries…

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