William Rodney “Ronnie” Capps taught Educational Leadership (EDL) in the College of Education at Troy University Dothan Campus, 1998-2004. Capps began his career as a teacher and retired as a Currituck County Schools Superintendent, then became a professor at Troy State University at Dothan, AL. He was selected as the College of Education Outstanding Faculty Member for 2002-2003, retired in 2004, and passed away Oct. 13, 2006.
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“Acer platanoides is a fast-growing, deciduous tree commonly 40 to 50 feet in height in cultivation, but can reach up to about 100 feet. It grows in temperate zones (USDA hardiness zone 4 through 7A). Typically, the tree has an oval or rounded crown with a central leader and heavy, dense leaf canopy. The bark of the tree is gray and very smooth as a sapling, developing shallow and regular grooves with age. Acer platanoides is common throughout the Northeast, ranging as far south as North Carolina and Tennessee and as far west as Minnesota, and has a broad distribution due to its extensive planning as a street and ornamental tree and its successful naturalization to nearby woodlots, forest edges, roadsides and fragmented forests. From there it has moved on to less disturbed habitats.” [Source: http://www.columbia.edu/itc/cerc/danoff-burg/invasion_bio/inv_spp_summ/Acer_platanoides.html ]
The “For More Info” Project is a joint venture of The Wiregrass Archives and the Troy University Libraries funded in part by a generous grant from the Historic Chattahoochee Commission Seed Grant Program. Begun in 2015, “For More Info” provides a place to find biographical information and images of the people honored in the Memorial Tree Program established by the Dothan Beautification Board in 1991 and continued at Troy University Dothan Campus.
“For More Info” also provides organizational histories and biographical sketches concerning named buildings, rooms, and other facilities on campus.