The Phoenix statue is meant to symbolize TROY’s commitment to international education and represent a token of thanks for the support shown by the citizens of the Chattahoochee Valley. The Phoenix is a symbol of rebirth and it does reflect what has happened in this community,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. “Troy University has enjoyed a long relationship with the city of Phenix City, and it was through that partnership that we were able to utilize this land for our Riverfront Campus. This Phoenix is a gift from the artist Huo Bao Zhu and Troy University as a tribute to the people of this community and is a reflection of the rebirth we are seeing here along the river. Location: On the Phenix City Riverwalk near the University’s Phenix City Riverfront Campus