Troy University, Jefferson Davis Community College sign Reverse Transfer agreement

Posted: Thursday, 05 March 2015
Reverse Transfer Agreement

BREWTON – Troy University and Jefferson Davis Community College officials signed an agreement that would enable transfer students to complete their associate's degree while pursuing their bachelor's degree.

The Reverse Transfer agreement permits former Jefferson Davis Community College students who transfer to Troy University to transfer eligible credits back to JDCC for the purpose of attaining an associate degree. Students qualified for reverse transfer will have earned at least 15 semester credit hours from JDCC, will have earned at least three semester credit hours from Troy University, and will be in good standing at both institutions.

Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, said there has always been a strong link between the Alabama Community College System and TROY and that such agreements make good sense.

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Find the good in life's struggles, alumnus tells Troy University students

Posted: Thursday, 05 March 2015
Mackenzie Westmoreland

TROY – Troy University alumnus Mackenzie Westmoreland told students on the Troy Campus on Tuesday to find the good things that grow out of life's struggles.

Westmoreland, a director and producer with Historia Films who lost his sight due to diabetic retinopathy in 2009, delivered Troy University's 20th annual Helen Keller Lecture on Tuesday in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. The lecture is designed to promote awareness of people who excel in their chosen fields despite physical or mental challenges.

"We often experience fear of the unknown, but the unknown is also the address of potential and possibility," Westmoreland said. "We must reach an awareness that good things can be found in life's struggles and that success can be found despite our failures."

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Chinese New Year opportunity for promoting relationships

Posted: Wednesday, 04 March 2015
Chinese New Year

MONTGOMERY - Celebration of a new year and Alabama's ties with China was the dual focus of the Confucius Institute at Troy University's event at the Montgomery Country Club on Feb. 26.

Highlighted by a keynote address by Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield, the evening event provided a platform to discuss Alabama-China business relations as well as the University's impact on the state and in language and culture education in places like Montgomery's LAMP school.

"It is through the sharing of the economy and education and culture that creates the bridge that creates the ability to recognize that we are different as governments, but we may not be so different as people and that's what's important," Canfield said. "Troy University has been a very strong partner in this effort, and … we have been the beneficiary of the leadership at TROY."

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TROY to host free conference for parents, teachers of gifted students

Posted: Monday, 02 March 2015

DOTHAN - The seventh annual Gifted Education Conference for parents and teachers of high-ability K-2 students will be held at Troy University's Dothan Campus on Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Michelin Room in R. Terry Everett Hall.

This year's theme is "Growing 21st Century Leaders."

The free event is sponsored by the College of Education and is aimed at helping parents and teachers better meet the needs of high-ability students in kindergarten through second grade.

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Alumnus to deliver 20th annual Helen Keller Lecture at Troy University

Posted: Monday, 02 March 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 10 a.m., Claudia Crosby Theater: Troy University alumnus Mackenzie Westmoreland will deliver the 20th annual Helen Keller Lecture at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3, in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

Westmoreland is a director and producer with Historia Films. His first feature film, "The Historian," was recently released across numerous on-demand platforms and was winner of "Best First Feature Film" at the 2014 Long Island International Film Expo, as well as taking awards for "Best Actor" and "Best Supporting Actor."

The lecture is designed to promote awareness of people who excel in their chosen fields despite physical and/or mental limitations. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

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Troy University to host middle school students for Model United Nations assembly

Posted: Monday, 02 March 2015

TROY - Nearly 200 middle school students will tackle global issues and gain insight into the history and culture of other nations March 5-6 as they gather at Troy University for the Southeast Alabama Model United Nations (SAMUN) Assembly.

During the two-day event, which is sponsored by the Wiregrass Writing Project and the Southeast Alabama Regional Inservice Center at Troy University, 34 delegations from Brewton City, Dothan City, Ozark City, Troy City school systems, and Houston Academy from the Alabama Association of Independent Schools will dress in costumes native to the country they represent and meet together to debate issues and pass resolutions.

"This Model United Nations event provides students with a new awareness of the world and international affairs," said Terry White, program development specialist for the Southeast Alabama Regional Inservice Center at Troy University. "Model United Nations can help students build self confidence and provides them an opportunity to learn by doing. During this assembly, they will have the opportunity to develop consensus-building, research and communications skills."

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Troy University's Small Business Development Center plans tax workshops for March 5

Posted: Wednesday, 25 February 2015

DOTHAN - Troy University and the Alabama Department of Revenue will sponsor two sessions of the New Business Tax Workshop on the Dothan Campus on March 5.

The free workshops, arranged by TROY's Small Business Development Center, will be offered from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., and repeated from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Continuing Education Center on the second floor of Adams Hall on the Dothan Campus.

ADOR staff members will address sales tax, property tax and withholding tax topics during the workshops, which offer an excellent opportunity to ask tax questions and network with resource representatives and other participants. An overview of Alabama's business tax electronic filing programs will also be presented. Information about Alabama's new ONE SPOT, a free internet filing and payment portal that allows business taxpayers to file and pay state, county and city sales, use and rental taxes all in one place will be made available.

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Alumnus to deliver Troy University's Helen Keller Lecture on March 3

Posted: Tuesday, 24 February 2015

TROY - Film producer/director and Troy University alumnus Mackenzie Westmoreland will deliver the University's 20th annual Helen Keller Lecture on March 3.

The lecture, which will begin at 10 a.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus, is designed to promote awareness of people who excel in their chosen fields despite physical and/or mental limitations. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Westmoreland is a director and producer with Historia Films. His first feature film, "The Historian," was recently released across numerous on-demand platforms and was winner of "Best First Feature Film" at the 2014 Long Island International Film Expo, as well as taking awards for "Best Actor" and "Best Supporting Actor."

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Simulation brings awareness to the challenges of poverty

Posted: Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Poverty Simulation

MONTGOMERY - Eye-opening. It was a descriptor used frequently Thursday night in Gold Room of Whitley Hall on the Montgomery Campus as students and community residents caught a glimpse of what it is like to face poverty.

Presented by Troy University and Alabama Possible, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing poverty and its root causes, took participants through four, 15-minute "weeks" and presented them with the challenges that many area families living in poverty experience every day.

"I thought it was a very interesting activity," said Andrea Lane, a graduate student in TROY's clinical mental health counseling program. "The things we had to deal with were frustrating and demonstrated what people facing poverty would actually experience."

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Media Advisory

Posted: Monday, 23 February 2015

Troy University to celebrate All-Steinway announcement during Tuesday night event

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., John M. Long Hall: Troy University will hold a celebration of the University's All-Steinway Initiative at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday in the band rehearsal room of John M. Long Hall on the Troy Campus.

ACCESS Support Center Open House

2 p.m. Thursday, February 26; Extended Learning Center, South Brundidge St., Troy: Troy University's ACCESS Support Center will host an open house and showcase of the Pike County Virtual School at its headquarters at 1101 South Brundidge St. in Troy.

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Walk Hard 2015 to benefit vets, first responders

Posted: Monday, 23 February 2015

TROY - Troy University fraternity members will walk for wounded warriors, veterans and first responders during Alpha Tau Omega's Walk Hard.

The 128.3-mile walk will commence at 8 a.m. on March 6 on the Troy University Quad and will wrap up on March 11, with a reception at the Pier Park Boardwalk in Panama City Beach, Fla. Sixteen brothers of Alpha Tau Omega will participate in the five-day walk, fourteen for the first time.

All proceeds raised from this year's walk will be donated to Wounded Warrior Project and Jeep Sullivan's Outdoor Adventures. The organization offers wounded warriors, veterans, and first responders an opportunity to refresh and recharge while enjoying nature.

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Troy University to take delivery of state's largest collection of new Steinway pianos

Posted: Saturday, 21 February 2015

TROY - Troy University will celebrate the delivery of the largest current collection of new Steinway pianos in the state on Monday, culminating its initiative to become an All-Steinway School.

The delivery will bring the John M. Long School of Music's inventory to 29 Steinway pianos, including the first two Sterling Steinways ever produced.

Troy University began the All-Steinway initiative in fall 2013, with a formal announcement of the effort taking place last March. All-Steinway Schools are institutions that have only Steinways or Steinway-designed pianos such as Boston or Essex in their inventory. Troy University is the first Steinway University in the state of Alabama and the 17th in the world to feature only Steinway pianos.

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TROY Campus Kitchen to take part in "Raise the Dough" fundraiser

Posted: Thursday, 19 February 2015

TROY - The Campus Kitchen at Troy University will compete with other schools in the Campus Kitchens network during an online fundraiser the week of Feb. 20-27.

The "Raise the Dough" campaign seeks to raise funds to support that Campus Kitchen's weekly operations at TROY, nutritional education efforts and future plans for community gardening.

Last fall, Troy University became the 40th school in the nation to join the Campus Kitchens Project, which seeks to fight hunger and reduce food waste by turning unused food from campus dining facilities into meals for local residents in need.

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