"It's an extra special day to be a Trojan," said a Troy University Administrator.
Its game day at Troy University and one alum is hitting all the right notes.
"I know have the opportunity to give back to be a major donor to the university," said Dr. Manuel Johnson, Chairman of Johnson Smith International.
Dr. Johnson, BB&T, and the Charles Koch Foundation raised funds to give Troy a $3.6 million gift.
The money will support the newly created Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy.
The Johnson Center is a part of the College of Business and will be housed inside of Bibb Graves Hall.
The Hall is currently undergoing an extensive restoration.
"We were thrilled when the governor committed to make this renovation possible," said Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. of Troy University.
“It really doesn't matter what you're looking at, it's what you see that counts," said Chancellor Hawkins
And Troy's vision is clear.
“The purpose is to bring in the highest quality of economic professors and recruit from around the country to establish the strongest economic department in the south," said Johnson.
“It opens up a whole new avenue of opportunities for students and faculty," said Chancellor Hawkins.
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