Troy Hicks, a recent graduate of Wallace Community College – Dothan, was the 2020-2021 Student Government Association President. After graduating from Ariton High School, Troy enrolled at Wallace-Dothan, where he served as a Diplomat both his freshman and sophomore years. When asked why he picked Wallace-Dothan, Troy stated, I noticed the endless opportunities that Wallace offered. After graduating from high school, I was unsure of a major. Still, when I looked into this community college, I noticed all the opportunities at Wallace from career tech, health science, and academic transfer options. Also, Wallace was very affordable compared to other colleges. Mainly, it was very close to my home in Ariton. When I toured the campus, I knew Wallace was that place for me. Both the staff and advisors were terrific, so I decided to make Wallace my choice after high school.
Troy participated in the Wallace Leadership program is known as Diplomat. The Diplomat is a selected group of students who serve as the official representative of the College to the public. “Being a Diplomat built my character as a person,” Hicks said. “I came to love serving others, and that’s what it’s all about for me. I love helping others reach their full potential by serving them.”
Hicks said that he made life-long friends while attending Wallace, and he knows that he will miss them as well. “The friends I made are like family. Although I designed my classes for two days a week to stay around Ariton, I found myself traveling to Dothan four days a week,” he said. “It’s because those friends had a positive effect on my life in such a short amount of time. I loved hanging out with them no matter the travel time. We even attended church together, and afterward, we hung out. Now I realize that we all have truly grown from this experience.”
Currently, Hicks is attending Troy University in Troy, AL, for the Fall Semester of 2021. He is majoring in physical education at the BS level with plans to receive the same toward his master’s degree. After graduating from Troy University, Hicks plans to impact youth through sports and physical activities. He believes that physical education is the doorway to continue his passion for serving others and changing lives.