Rosa Parks Museum to host free screening of slavery documentary "Traces of the Trade"

Posted: Friday , 31 January 20

MONTGOMERY — Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will explore the legacy of the slave trade through a screening of the Emmy-nominated documentary "Traces of the Trade: A Story from Deep North" and a workshop led by one of the film's producers on Feb. 6-7.

In "Traces of the Trade," Producer/Director Katrina Browne tells the story of her forefathers, the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. The film follows Browne and nine fellow family members on a remarkable journey, which brings them face-to-face with the history and legacy of New England's hidden enterprise.

The Rosa Parks Museum will host a screening of the film on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. inside the museum auditorium. A discussion of the film will be led by Juanita C. Brown, a co-producer of the film and educational program officer for the Tracing Center, which works to expound on the work of the film by promoting dialog about the legacy of the U.S. slave trade.

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Commission authorizes TROY to offer new degrees in Florida

Posted: Friday , 31 January 201

TROY - Florida residents now have five more degree options from Troy University's eTroy Campus to augment.

The Florida Department of Education – Commission for Independent Education has approved the University to begin offering the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, the Master of Science in Nursing, the Master of Environmental and Biological Sciences, the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management, and the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs.

"We are pleased to offer these new programs to Florida residents," said Dr. Lance Tatum, Vice-Chancellor for TROY's Global Campus, the arm of the University that oversees its operations online and outside the state of Alabama where the public university is based.

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Air Force general urges cadets to be creative as future officers

Posted: Friday , 31 January 201
Dr. Gordon Mosley

TROY - An Air Force general focused on initiative and creativity with Troy University USAF ROTC cadets on Jan. 23.

Lt. Gen. David S. Fadok, president and commander of Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, made the remarks during a visit with the cadets of Detachment 017. In his role at Air University, Fadok is responsible for military education, the Officer Training School and for ROTC officer commissioning.

"One of the things I hope these cadets take out of this is to show initiative in creativity when they come on active duty, and to have perseverance," he said.

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Association taps TROY marketing professor as Outstanding Educator of the Year

Posted: Thursday , 30 January 2014
Dr. Gordon Mosley

TROY - Dr. Gordon G. Mosley, Associate Professor of Marketing in Troy University's Sorrell College of Business, has been named the 2014 Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators (ACME).

Selected for his outstanding record and contributions to marketing education, Dr. Mosley will be officially recognized during ACME's annual business meeting on March 14. ACME is one of 10 professional associations included as a part of the Federation of Business Discipline organizations. Dr. Mosley will also be recognized, along with Educators of the Year from the nine other FBD organizations during the Federation's banquet on March 12.

"Dr. Mosley is respected by all who come into contact with him - students, faculty colleagues and staff," said Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. "Along with his service to students and the University here in Troy, he has made a significant contribution by teaching in our international locations over the past decade. We are all very proud that ACME recognizes his achievements and has chosen to honor him in this manner."

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Updated statement on weather related closings

Posted: Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Troy University campuses in Troy and Montgomery will remained closed on Thursday due to continued weather-related issues resulting from the Winter Storm.

TROY campuses in Dothan and Phenix City will open at 1 p.m. on Thursday.

University officials will continue to monitor weather conditions. Additional updates, if necessary, will be made available at http://sos.troy.edu/.

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Updated weather-related closings

Posted: Tuesday , 28 January 2014

Due to weather conditions associated with the winter storm, Troy University has announced additional closings.

Closures today, Jan. 28, include:

  • All Alabama Campuses
  • Northwest Florida Sites
  • Albany, Georgia Site (closing at 5 p.m.)
  • Augusta, Georgia Site
  • Brunswick, Georgia Site (closing at 6 p.m.)
  • Columbus/Benning, Georgia Sites
  • Sumter, South Carolina (closes at noon)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • All Alabama Campuses
  • Columbus/Benning, Georgia Sites

University officials will continue to monitoring weather conditions. Additional updates will be made available at http://sos.troy.edu/.

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Troy University campuses closed Tuesday, Wednesday

Posted: Monday , 27 January 2014

TROY - All four Alabama campuses of Troy University will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 28 and Wednesday, Jan. 29 due to the potential for wintry weather.

All classes are canceled and campus offices will be closed at the Troy, Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City campuses. University officials will continue to monitor the winter storm situation and make additional determinations if necessary.

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TROY's Davis Theatre will host the high-flying comedy "Bring It On: The Musical" on Jan. 31

Posted: Friday, 24 January 2014

MONTGOMERY - Troy University's Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts will take audiences inside the high-flying world of competitive cheerleading with a performance of "Bring It On: The Musical" on Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m.

Inspired by the hit film "Bring It On," the musical tells an all-new story featuring a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts. The New York Times called the show, "Impossible to resist!"

Uniting some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, "Bring It On: The Musical” features an original story by Tony Award winner Jeff Whitty ("Avenue Q"), music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda ("In the Heights"), music by Pulitzer and Tony Award- winning composer Tom Kitt ("Next to Normal"), lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green ("High Fidelity") and music supervision by Tony and Grammy Award winner Alex Lacamoire ("In The Heights"). The production is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler ("In the Heights").

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Troy University to host Global Open House on Feb. 20

Posted: Thursday , 23 January 2014

Troy University will host a Global Open House and Career Chat on Thursday, Feb. 20 to assist prospective students in the areas of academic strategy for career development, financial assistance and admissions and credit transfers.

Events will be held at the University's four Alabama campuses and 22 of its Global Campus locations, as well as online. Those wishing to participate can register by location online at http://www.troy.edu/openhouse. Registration deadline for the events is Monday, Feb. 17. Times vary by location.

Application fees will be waived for those who apply for admission to TROY during a Global Open House event at a location or online on Feb. 20.

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Troy University to host film series, teachers' workshop focusing on the civil rights movement

Posted: Thursday , 23 January 2014

DOTHAN - Troy University's Dothan Campus library will host a series of documentary film screenings and a teachers' workshop in February exploring the Civil Rights Movement in America.

"Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle" is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America's civil rights history. NEH has partnered with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to develop programmatic and support materials for use at local libraries and other venues.

The Dothan Campus library is one of about 470 institutions across the country awarded a set of films chronicling the history of the Civil Rights Movement. The powerful documentaries include riveting new footage illustrating the history of civil rights in America. In addition to the film screenings, all of the events will feature lectures and discussions led by TROY faculty members. All screenings will start at 7 p.m. in the Sony Hall Auditorium inside Everett Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Troy University students prepare to ring in Chinese New Year with Jan. 31 celebration

Posted: Thursday , 23 January 2014
Chinese New Year

TROY - The Troy University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) will celebrate the New Year of the Horse with the annual Chinese Spring Festival Celebration on Friday, Jan. 31 at the Troy Campus.

The event will include traditional Chinese food and a variety of entertainment provided by TROY students.

"The Spring Festival is an event of vital significance in China," said Jack Dong, president of CSSA. "We are excited about the performances we have scheduled and traditional Chinese food will be served. We hope the community will join us for this wonderful night."

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W.A. Gayle Planetarium to close for major digital upgrade starting Jan. 24

Posted: Tuesday , 21 January 2014

MONTGOMERY — The W.A. Gayle Planetarium will soon be getting a major digital upgrade to its decades-old projection equipment, resulting in a more dynamic, immersive experience for viewers.

The planetarium will be closed for the duration of the upgrade project, from Friday, Jan. 24, through March 1.

Planetarium Director Rick Evans said the current analog projector, a 45-year-old Spitz STP star machine that has been in use since the planetarium first opened in 1969, runs on outdated technology that is difficult to operate and maintain. The star machine mimics the night sky by projecting light through hundreds of tiny holes onto the darkened dome ceiling, and is operated using some 300 knobs and controls.

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Phenix City Mayor Eddie Lowe to address TROY graduates in Columbus

Posted: Tuesday , 21 January 2014

PHENIX CITY — Eddie Lowe, the Mayor of Phenix City, will deliver the keynote address to Troy University graduates on Friday, Jan. 24, during the joint fall commencement ceremony for the Phenix City Campus and the Columbus/Ft. Benning Site.

The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. EST inside the Columbus Civic Center. About 259 students received degrees this fall at the Phenix City Campus and the Columbus/Ft. Benning Site. About 100 will participate in Friday's ceremony.

Lowe became Mayor of Phenix City in November 2012. He is also the Senior Vice President of CB&T of East Alabama, responsible for the operation of all branches.

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Business start-up seminar begins February 27

Posted: Tuesday , 21 January 2014

DOTHAN - Troy University, in cooperation with the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, will host another NxLeveL for Business Start-ups Planning Series in Dothan on February 27th.

The nine-session course is designed for people who want to start a business and need the skills to test the feasibility of their business concept, said Judy Callin, a senior consultant with the University’s Small Business Development Center.

During the course, participants will develop a business plan that acts as a blueprint for their start-up venture.

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History lecture series will focus on “Yellowhammer War”

Posted: Thursday , 16 January 2014

TROY - Troy University’s McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Southern History will this year focus on Alabama’s role in the American Civil War.

Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of History and Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society, the lecture will be at 5 p.m. on Feb. 3 in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

This year’s speaker is Kenneth W. Noe, Alumni Professor and the Draughon Professor of Southern History at Auburn University. An expert in the American Civil War and Appalachian history, Professor Noe is the author or editor of six books, including the Pulitzer Prize-nominated “Perryville: The Grand Havoc of Battle,” and his most recent edited work, “The Yellowhammer War: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama,” available from the University of Alabama Press, and forms the foundation of his McPherson-Mitchell lecture.

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Former ambassador to Georgia to serve at TROY

Posted: Thursday , 16 January 2014

TROY - Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Georgia Kenneth Yalowitz will serve as Troy University's Ambassador-in-Residence this spring, and will give a public address on Jan. 30.

A Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, Yalowitz served as ambassador to Georgia from 1997-2001, and was ambassador to Belarus from 1994-1997. During his service in Georgia, he was recognized by the State Department for his efforts to prevent the spread of the Chechen war into Georgia.

"Ambassador Yalowitz's experience in Georgia led to his selection as this year's ambassador-in-residence primarily because of the University's partnership with the Georgia Institute of Public Affairs. His unique perspectives will give our students a first-hand look at how the former Soviet bloc state operates in a new geopolitical climate," said Dr. Jim Rinehart, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Rev. Bernice King, Judge Penny Brown Reynolds highlight Leadership Conference at TROY

Posted: Thursday , 16 January 2014

TROY - The Rev. Bernice King and Judge Penny Brown Reynolds will be the keynote speakers for 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, the youngest daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will provide the conference's opening address, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 7 in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. Reynolds will deliver the speech during the conference's closing luncheon set to begin at Noon on Feb. 8 in the Trojan Center Ballrooms.

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Troy University to host series of presentations on Alabama regiment's role in World War I

Posted: Thursday , 16 January 2014

TROY - Troy University will commemorate the centennial anniversary of the start of World War I by hosting a series of presentations by Nimrod Frazer on an Alabama regiment's role in the war.

The University's four Alabama campuses will host "The 167th (Alabama) Infantry Regiment in World War I" over the coming months, beginning with a Jan. 28 presentation on the Troy Campus. That event will begin at 1 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theatre.

Frazer, author of the upcoming book "Send the Alabamians: WWI Fighters in the Rainbow Division," will also present on at 6 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the Rosa Parks Museum Auditorium on the Montgomery Campus; at 6:30 p.m. on March 25 at The National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Ga.; and at 1 p.m. on April 17 in the Harrison Room in Malone Hall on the Dothan Campus.

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Troy University to host seventh annual Southeastern United States Honor Choir

Posted: Thursday , 16 January 2014

TROY - Nearly 200 students representing 17 high schools from Alabama, Georgia and Florida will take part in the seventh annual Southeastern United States Honor Choir Jan. 17-18 at Troy University.

Guest clinician for the annual event is Dr. Randall Hooper, Director of Vocal Activities at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Dr. Hooper conducts the University Chorale, Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus, University Singers and the Chamber Singers while overseeing the master's program in choral conducting and teaching undergraduate courses in conducting and music education.

Dr. Hooper earned the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Texas State University, the Master of Music degree in choral conducting from Baylor University and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from Louisiana State University. Prior to joining Texas A&M-Commerce, Dr. Hooper held similar positions at Tennessee Tech University, Georgia State University and taught high school choral music for 11 years in Texas.

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Troy University students to celebrate King’s legacy through weekend service projects

Posted: Wednesday , 15 January 2014

TROY - Troy University students will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King this weekend by taking part in several service opportunities in the surrounding community.

Operating under the theme, "Strengthen Our Community, Bridge Barriers, Create Meaningful Change," the Martin Luther King Weekend of Service will provide service opportunities for students on Friday, Saturday and Monday. The weekend event is a project of the University’s Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement.

"We are looking forward to this weekend. Dr. King's life was marked by service and this weekend will honor his legacy," said Jonathan Cellon, Coordinator of Service Learning and Civic Engagement in the University Center for Student Success. "Through the service projects planned, students will have an opportunity to address some of our community’s most critical needs."

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Troy University students to celebrate King’s legacy through weekend service projects

Posted: Wednesday , 15 January 2014

TROY - Troy University students will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King this weekend by taking part in several service opportunities in the surrounding community.

Operating under the theme, "Strengthen Our Community, Bridge Barriers, Create Meaningful Change," the Martin Luther King Weekend of Service will provide service opportunities for students on Friday, Saturday and Monday. The weekend event is a project of the University’s Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement.

"We are looking forward to this weekend. Dr. King's life was marked by service and this weekend will honor his legacy," said Jonathan Cellon, Coordinator of Service Learning and Civic Engagement in the University Center for Student Success. "Through the service projects planned, students will have an opportunity to address some of our community’s most critical needs."

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Troy University to present free Chinese language/culture course for local businesses

Posted: Wednesday , 15 January 2014

DOTHAN - Troy University will present a free six-week course on Chinese language and culture at the Dothan Campus designed to help local businesses looking to get involved in the world's second largest economy. The first class in the series will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Presented by the Confucius Institute at Troy University, the course is designed to help local companies and organizations looking to do business in China gain a better understanding of Chinese culture and phrases. Classes will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. inside the Harrison Room in Malone Hall.

"Troy University is proud to offer this valuable learning opportunity for businesses in the Dothan area," said Dr. Don Jeffrey, Dothan Campus Vice Chancellor. "Business leaders who understand how to make meaningful connections with China will have an edge in today's global economy."

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Troy University to play host to National Endowment for the Humanities grant-writing workshop

Posted: Tuesday , 14 January 2014

MONTGOMERY - Troy University will play host to a National Endowment for the Humanities grant application-writing workshop on Feb. 5 at the University’s Montgomery Campus.

Dr. John Cox, Senior Program Officer of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), will lead the workshop, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Gold Room of Whitley Hall. Admission is free but preregistration is required at www.alabamahumanities.org/grants/neh-grant-workshop.

Presented by Troy University in partnership with the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the workshop is designed to raise awareness of funding opportunities in the humanities and will cover useful information for anyone interested in applying for an NEH grant. Dr. Cox will present an overview of endowment programs and special initiatives, discuss issues involved in the writing and review of applications and facilitate a mock peer-review panel.

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Libby Rowe exhibit opens at Troy University's Malone Gallery

Posted: Tuesday , 14 January 2014
Libby Rowe Exhibit

TROY - The work of artist/photographer Libby Rowe is being featured in an exhibit at Troy University's Malone Gallery of Fine Arts.

Rowe's "Learning Feminine: Posture" will run Jan. 16 through Feb. 13, culminating with a lecture by the artist. The work was previously exhibited as a part of the 7th Feminist Research Conference in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Rowe, currently the head of the photography area at the University of Texas San Antonio, exhibits her photographs and mixed media objects and installations throughout the country, as well as internationally. Among her notable exhibitions are: the Grand Prix FotoFestival 2010 in Lodz, Poland; the Newspace Photo Center in Portland, Ore.; the Photo Center Northwest and Fotocircle Gallery in Seattle, Wash.; the Sol Mendick Gallery at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pa.; and, the Zone Gallery in Kansas City, Mo.

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Rosa Parks Museum's "wishes" project puts students' hopes for community improvement on display

Posted: Monday , 13 January 2014

MONTGOMERY - An exhibit on display this month at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum collects wishes for positive social change from Montgomery area students inspired by the life and legacy of Rosa Parks.

In August 2012, to celebrate the 100th birthday of Rosa Parks and honor her lifelong commitment to making positive social change, the Rosa Parks Museum launched the "100 Wishes for Rosa Parks" project with the aim of collecting wishes from local students looking for change in their own communities. Since then, the museum has received more than 3000 wishes, not only from students in the Montgomery area, but around the world, all outlining the various ways in which students’ would like to see their communities and their world improved in their lifetimes.

Through a series of graphic design workshops held with area high school and college students, the Museum has turned these "wishes" into art in the form of a series of posters, 100 of which are on display in the Rosa Parks Museum exhibit hall through Jan. 31.

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Wiregrass Archives Director Martin Olliff named to the Academy of Certified Archivists

Posted: Monday , 13 January 2014

DOTHAN - Dr. Martin Olliff, director of the Wiregrass Archives at Troy University's Dothan Campus, has recently been named a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists, a professional organization recognizing excellence and experience in the archival profession.

Olliff completed the qualifying exam last fall and was inducted into the society on Nov. 1, 2013. "I'm honored to receive this recognition and pleased to take on the Certified Archivist's enhanced responsibility to promote best practices in archival applications as well as superior archival education and training," Olliff said.

Olliff has 17 years of experience as an archivist, including serving as director of TROY's Wiregrass Archives since 2002. Before that, he was a faculty member at the Auburn University Archives.

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TROY Dothan Campus public safety coordinator publishes fifth textbook

Posted: Thursday , 10 January 2014

DOTHAN - James L. Smith, Troy University's coordinator for public safety at the Dothan Campus, has recently published his fifth textbook, "Crisis Management for Law Enforcement." The text, published by Carolina Academic Press, will help law enforcement leaders form a foundation for decision making during emergencies and time-limited events.

Smith has previously published textbooks regarding weapons of mass destruction, tactical medicine and law enforcement leadership. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Criminal Justice Department at Troy University, teaching in the classroom on the Dothan Campus and online with eTROY.

As coordinator for public safety, Smith oversees all aspects of safety and security for TROY's Dothan Campus. He has more than 25 years of law enforcement experience, and served as the chief of the Cottonwood Police Department before coming to TROY. Prior to that, he was a captain in the Dothan Police Department where he served as executive assistant to the police chief and as 911 Coordinator for the Dothan/Houston County communications district.

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Troy University Theatre and Dance production selected for regional competition

Posted: Thursday , 10 January 2014
Dr. Bice

TROY - A production of the Troy University Department of Theatre and Dance has been selected for regional competition in the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival.

The production, "Single Girls Guide," was performed on the Troy Campus in October. Set in the stylish world of 1964 Manhattan, the musical follows Emma Woodhouse, who is about to turn 30 years of age and is under the gun to get married when she takes over a household advice column. In a bold move, she plucks a single girl from obscurity and sets out to transform her life, setting into motion a wave of excitement that culminates in hilarious calamity at Truman Capote's Black and White Ball.

The musical is based on the book by Gordon Greenburg. TROY alumnus Tommy Newman co-authored the original script and the production features music and lyrics by Newman. Troy faculty member Adena Moree served as the production's director. Chris Rich served as scenic and lighting designer and Tori Lee Averett was the production's choreographer.

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Athletic Training Program ranks first in Alabama

Posted: Thursday , 09 January 2014

TROY - Troy University's Athletic Training Program ranks first in the state for its first-time pass rate for the Board of Certification, which holds the only accredited certification program for athletic trainers in the United States.

TROY athletic training graduates taking the certification exam outdistanced their nearest competitors, students at the University of Alabama, by 8 percent.

"This achievement truly represents the exemplary teaching efforts of the Athletic Training Program faculty, headed by Dr. Amanda Benson," said Dr. John Miller, Interim Dean of the College of Health and Human Services.

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Candlelight vigil set to honor memory of students killed over the holiday break

Posted: Thursday , 09 January 2014

TROY -- A candlelight vigil has been set for Wednesday, Jan. 15 on the Bibb Graves Quad to honor the memory of four students who died in off-campus incidents over the Christmas break. The event is set for 4:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

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Troy Mourns the Death of Football Player Jadarius Garner

Posted: Thursday , 02 January 2014
Dr. Bice

TROY, Ala. - The Troy University Athletics Department is saddened to announce the tragic passing of football student-athlete Jadarius Garner, who died near his hometown of Clarksdale, Miss., on Thursday, Jan. 2.

"This is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers go out to Jadarius’ family in this time of grief," Troy football head coach Larry Blakeney said. "Jadarius was a well respected member of our football team and his loss will be felt by all of us."

Garner, 20, just completed his second season with the Trojans after transferring to Troy from Jones Community College in Mississippi. He appeared in all 12 of Troy’s games this past season and was named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 9.

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Statement

Posted: Wednesday , 01 January 2014

The Troy University family is saddened to learn of the death of TROY freshman student Kristin Fuller, 18, of Luverne, earlier today, as the result of an incident in Crenshaw County. That incident remains under investigation by the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Department.

The University extends its most sincere sympathies to the Fuller family during this difficult time.

A Troy University student, 19 year-old Taylor Driggers, of Brantley, has been arrested and charged with manslaughter by Crenshaw County Sheriff's Department. Driggers signed with TROY to play football in Feb. 2013, but he has yet to join the team. It was anticipated that he would join the team in the spring or summer of 2014.

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