Statement from Herb Reeves Regarding Student Death

Posted: Saturday, 28 December 2013

Statement from Herb Reeves, Dean of Students, Troy University

The Troy University family is saddened to learn of the death of Kimberle Johnson, a 21-year-old, junior Social Work major from Montgomery. Ms. Johnson was the victim of a shooting incident early Saturday morning in Montgomery. Anytime there is a loss of life, it is tragic. Our thoughts are with Ms. Johnson’s family and friends, as well as the other victims of this senseless tragedy.

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Becky Lareau wins Vergil Parks McKinley Award at Troy University

Posted: Thursday, 19 December 2013
Dr. Bice

TROY - Becky Lareau, telecommunications account specialist/supervisor at Troy University, has won the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award.

Lareau, who has been employed by the University since 1995, received the award on Wednesday during the annual Faculty/Staff Holiday Luncheon on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor presented the award to Lareau, who was nominated by Drexel Hughes, telecommunications supervisor.

The McKinley Award is the highest honor that Troy University gives to a non-faculty staff member. It is presented quarterly to an employee who has demonstrated outstanding attitude, innovation and work ethic. The award was established by former Texaco CEO John McKinley in honor of his father, Vergil Parks McKinley, who was a Troy University professor during the early 20th century and was key to the development of the University’s athletic program. Winners of this award receive an engraved clock and a $1,000 stipend.

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City of Montgomery’s Anita Archie urges Troy University graduates to be themselves

Posted: Wednesday, 18 December 2013

MONTGOMERY - Anita Archie, the executive assistant to the Mayor of Montgomery, urged Troy University graduates in Montgomery on Monday to be honest and true to themselves as they pursue success after graduation.

“Be true to yourself and the people in your life,” Archie said. “Believe in yourself.”

Archie delivered the keynote address to graduates during the fall commencement ceremony for the Montgomery Campus on Monday, Dec. 16, at the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts. Some 182 students received degrees this fall at the Montgomery Campus.

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Rev. Bernice King to kick off Leadership Conference Celebrating African-American History Month

Posted: Wednesday, 18 December 2013

TROY - The Rev. Bernice King, the youngest daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be the keynote speaker at the annual Leadership Conference Celebrating African-American History Month at Troy University in February.

The theme for this year’s event, which will be held Feb. 7-8, is "Leadership, Unity, Empowerment: Celebrating the Civil Rights Legacy." The conference was launched in 2002 and seeks to bring individuals together to promote dialogue that fosters multicultural collaboration and equip diverse leaders with the tools to better serve their organizations and communities. The conference is co-sponsored by Troy University and the City of Troy.

King will provide the conference’s opening address. The opening session is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 7 in the Trojan Center Theatre on the Troy Campus. The conference will continue on Feb. 8 with plenary sessions scheduled for the morning hours and culminating with a closing luncheon and awards ceremony.

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ACOM Dean Dr. Craig Lenz urges TROY graduates to 'do your best'

Posted: Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Dr. Bice

DOTHAN - Dr. Craig J. Lenz, dean and senior vice president of the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, urged Troy University graduates in Dothan on Sunday to pursue excellence at whatever job they find after graduation.

"Once you are in an organization, do the best that you can for that organization," Lenz said. "Be ready to do anything that you have been offered to do, sometimes even if you are not ready for it or prepared. Have a positive attitude and say 'I can do it anyway.'"

Lenz delivered the keynote address during the fall commencement ceremony for the Dothan Campus on Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Dothan Civic Center. Some 128 students received degrees this fall at the Dothan Campus.

Lenz urged graduates to do their best at whatever job they find in order to create opportunities for professional advancement.

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Bice encourages TROY graduates to 'create their own path'

Posted: Friday, 13 December 2013
Dr. Bice

TROY - Alabama Superintendent of Education Dr. Tommy Bice encouraged Troy University graduates to pursue their own direction in life during Friday's fall commencement ceremonies at Trojan Arena on the Troy Campus.

About 440 students received degrees this fall, including students from 20 U.S. states and 14 nations outside the United States.

"As you leave here, throw away your store-bought map and create your own path," Dr. Bice said. "Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your voice."

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Senior art students present theses in Malone Gallery

Posted: Thursday, 12 December 2013

TROY – Senior art and design students are exhibiting their final thesis works through Friday in Troy University's Malone Gallery.

A reception in their honor is from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 in the Gallery.

The students' projects range from art that draws awareness to social issues to a fully designed bakery, a magazine targeting college-age people and bicycle trail promotion.

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ACOM Dean Dr. Craig Lenz to speak to Troy University graduates in Dothan

Posted: Monday, 09 December 2013

DOTHAN — Dr. Craig Lenz, dean and senior vice president of the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dothan, will deliver the keynote address to Troy University graduates during the fall commencement ceremony for the Dothan Campus on Sunday, Dec. 15.

The ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. at the Dothan Civic Center. About 128 students are set to receive degrees this fall at the Dothan Campus.

Dr. Lenz has more than 30 years of experience in clinical medicine and medical education. Before coming to ACOM in September 2010, Dr. Lenz was Senior Associate Academic Dean/Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he was one of two founding deans of the college. He previously served as Dean at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific at Western University, and chairman of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM)'s Dean's Council.

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City of Montgomery's Anita Archie to address Troy University graduates at the Montgomery Campus

Posted: Monday, 09 December 2013

MONTGOMERY — Anita Archie, the executive assistant to Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, will deliver the keynote address to Troy University graduates during the fall commencement ceremony for the Montgomery Campus on Monday, Dec. 16.

The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. inside the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts. About 182 students are set to receive degrees this fall at the Montgomery Campus.

As executive assistant to the mayor, Archie supervises the planning and risk management departments. She is also responsible for human resources, special project management and mayor-city council relations.

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Troy University commencement set for Friday

Posted: Monday, 09 December 2013
Dr. Bice

TROY – State Superintendent of Education Dr. Tommy Bice will deliver the keynote address at Troy University's commencement exercises on the Troy Campus Friday.

This fall's graduating class includes students from 20 U.S. states and 14 nations outside the United States. About 440 students are expected to participate in the exercises that begin at 10 a.m. in Trojan Arena.

Dr. Bice was appointed Alabama's State Superintendent of Education in November 2011. Prior to his appointment, he served as Deputy State Superintendent of Education for Instructional Services. Dr. Bice has also been Superintendent of the Alexander City School System, a high school principal, a career tech director, an alternative school teacher and director, a special education teacher and residential school director, and early childhood teacher and parent trainer, and began his career as a teacher at the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. He serves as an adjunct professor of Educational Leadership at Auburn University.

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Troy University launches study abroad scholarships for students

Posted: Monday, 09 December 2013

TROY - Troy University is launching a new program to support its students who wish to study abroad.

The program, the Chancellor's Award for Global Competitiveness, will make available a significant number of $750 scholarships this year for eligible TROY students participating in Troy University-approved study abroad programs. The scholarships will be funded, in part, from the University's Car Tag Scholarship Program.

"Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience for our students," said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. "Today's world requires a broader understanding of people from other cultures and with understanding comes appreciation. One of our goals as Alabama's International University is to prepare our students to be competitive in the global marketplace, and study abroad opportunities are a wonderful part of that process."

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Troy University Community Band to present free Christmas concert at the Dothan Campus

Posted: Friday, 06 December 2013

DOTHAN—The Troy University Community Band of Dothan will ring in the holiday season with a performance of classic Christmas songs during a free concert on Monday, Dec. 9, at the Dothan Campus.

The performance will start at 6 p.m. in the Sony Hall auditorium inside Everett Hall. The concert will include a variety of traditional and modern Christmas favorites.

The Troy University Community Band, under the direction of Jim Choate, is made up of local musicians of all ages and backgrounds including TROY alumni.

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Troy University to present annual ‘Sounds of the Season’ on Dec. 5

Posted: Thursday, 05 December 2013

TROY — Troy University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts will present “Sounds of the Season,” a traditional holiday celebration, on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

The production, entitled “Illuminations,” will feature performances by the Symphony Band, Collegiate Singers, Troy Dance Theatre, Concert Chorale, frequency, Gospel Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Opera Workshop, POPulus, Guitar Ensemble, an Irish Duo and a number of faculty soloists.

The holiday celebration is the opening concert of the 2013 Middle School Southeastern United States (SEUS) Honor Band weekend and is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the John M. Long School of Music office at 334-670-3322.

Following the production, the University’s Student Government Association will host a tree-lighting ceremony in front of Smith Hall.

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