Troy University alumnus Earl Franks and wife Carol Franks, a TROY Faculty member for nearly 30 years, have taken to hear President John F. Kennedy's admonition that "to those whom much is given, much is required." The Franks made a planned gift to TROY and have established scholarships that will help students attend the University. Carol said both she and Earl benefited from scholarships and other financial aid as students. Establishing a scholarship is a way to give back and help another generation of students find a path towards success. "Public education afforded us an opportunity to fulfill our dreams," Earl said. "We just wanted to try and help other students with their education." TROY has been an important part of the Franks' lives for many years, Carol said. Earl graduated with a bachelor's in music education in 1986, earned a master's in 1989 and an education specialist degree in 1999. Carol has taught in the John M. Long School of Music since 1982. The two met at TROY and married in 1987.
"We think it is very important to give back to the institution that has played such a large role in our careers," Earl said. "We believe in helping others fulfill their dreams as others have helped us. What better way to give back than to help make a difference at Troy University?"
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