World affairs group signs deal with Troy
Brad Harper, Montgomery Advertiser4:12 p.m. CDT September 7, 2016
A group that regularly brings in prominent, global speakers has signed a partnership with Troy University and its Montgomery campus.
It’s a deal that could help both parties. The Alabama World Affairs Council is a non-profit focused on helping people understand the world stage – from economic shifts to political upheaval. It will add to the curriculum at TroyMontgomery, including hosting a series of daytime
lectures at the school’s Rosa Parks Museum. Meanwhile, the school will work to expand the non-profit’s presence.
AWAC President Grant Hammond said the deal with the state’s “international university” seems like a natural relationship. Troy enrolls students from 76 countries.
Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. said the deal will help the school keep pace with the world of the future.
“The world is changing, and we want to change with it,” Hawkins said at a Wednesday ceremony in downtown Montgomery. “That’s why we’ve embraced the concept of becoming an element of the global village.”
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