Richardson named to ‘The 87’

Published 4:53 pm Wednesday, December 20, 2023

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One of Greenville’s own and a former Eagle, has been selected as a member for Troy University’s group of select students – “The 87.” Nathaniel Richardson, a 2021 graduate of Fort Dale Academy, was named to the elite student group and acknowledged in a Dec. 12 announcement. 

Recipients were honored during a reception by Troy Chancellor, Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. and First Lady of Troy, Janice Hawkins, on Dec. 4 at the Chancellor’s residence on campus.

Formerly Who’s Who, “The 87” recognizes juniors, seniors and graduate students who have excelled in campus leadership and in their academic area. Students are selected on the basis of academic standing, community service, leadership ability and potential for continued success.

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Richardson is a member of the university’s Kappa Beta chapter of the national fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega (ATO), which boasts the longest consecutive streak winning the group’s prestigious Tru Merit Award for its annual Spring Break Walk Hard event.

At Fort Dale Academy, Richardson played on the Eagles’ tennis, football, and basketball teams.

Troy University is a public, international university with over 22,000 students and 154,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit