Eight TROY students receive Lamar P. Higgins Leadership Award

February 14, 2024

The award recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding leadership and service to others.

Eight students recently received the prestigious Lamar P. Higgins Leadership Award, named in memory of Troy University’s first African-American Board of Trustees member, during the 21st annual John R. Lewis Leadership Conference.

In addition to being the first African-American Board of Trustees member, Higgins was the first African-American elected to a leadership position on the Board as Vice President Pro Tempore. During his time as a student at TROY, he became the first African-American to be elected as Student Government Association President, a position he held for two terms. He was also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Professionally, Higgins was a partner in Fine Geddie and Associates.

The Lamar P. Higgins Leadership Award recognizes students who exhibit a commitment to serving others and who have demonstrated outstanding leadership during their time at TROY. This year’s award recipients are as follows.

Teyshaun Williams is a senior from Hoover, Ala., majoring in cyber security. During his tenure at TROY, he has been involved with Freshman Forum, the SGA Presidential Cabinet, the Homecoming Committee and Executive Office as the Freshman Forum Director, 101 E.L.I.T.E. Men, Trojan Ambassador, NPHC Executive Board, Troy University Social Media Ambassador, The 87, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. as President. After graduation, he plans to jump immediately into the workforce and seek positions in the cyber security and information technology field.