Author to discuss biography of Robert Trent Jones Tuesday at Highland Oaks in Dothan

Posted: Friday, 22 May 2015

DOTHAN - History professor Dr. James R. Hansen will discuss his award-winning book, "A Difficult Par: Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf," during a book talk on Tuesday, May 26, at the Highland Oaks Golf Course in Dothan. The event will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

This book talk is part of the public programming planned by the local hosts of "The Way We Worked," a Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street program traveling exhibition on display at Troy University's Dothan Campus library through June 25. The local hosts are TROY and The Cultural Arts Center of Dothan. For more info, visit, or contact Dr. Martin Olliff at

Hansen's profile of renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones is an expertly researched and written reflection on the life and career of one of the most prolific, well-respected and transformational figures in the history of golf. "A Difficult Par" focuses not only on Jones' achievements in design and architecture, but also on the personal and financial challenges that he faced throughout his career. It won the Herbert Warren Wind Award for best golf writing in 2014 from the U.S. Golf Association.

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Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce President urges TROY graduates to keep learning

Posted: Thursday, 21 May 2015
TROY Dothan Campus Commencement - Matt Parker

DOTHAN - Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce President Matt Parker urged Troy University graduates on Monday to become lifelong learners equipped to make a difference in their communities.

"You are opening the door to a lifetime of learning potential," Parker said.

Parker delivered the keynote address to TROY graduates during the spring commencement ceremony for the Dothan Campus on Monday, May 18, at the Dothan Civic Center. About 150 students received degrees this spring in Dothan.

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Maj. Gen. Seng encourages TROY graduates to be lifelong learners

Posted: Thursday, 21 May 2015
TROY Montgomery Campus Commencement

MONTGOMERY - U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jocelyn M. Seng on Tuesday encouraged Troy University graduates at the University's Montgomery Campus to commit to being lifelong learners.

Nearly 160 graduates received degrees during the ceremony on Tuesday night inside the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts on the Montgomery Campus.

"There is likely a common theme running through each mind tonight - that you have made it and you need to give yourself a break," Seng said. "Pause if you must, but don't stop now. You've got this. Making a commitment to lifelong learning and possessing drive and perseverance are the keys to success. Learning shouldn't stop when you leave TROY. A degree doesn't mean you are done learning. I challenge and encourage you to strive to learn something new every day."

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Alabama HOBY Leadership Conference brings student leaders to Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 20 May 2015

TROY - More than 300 rising high school juniors will descend on Troy University to attend the Alabama Leadership Seminar's Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Conference May 29 - 31.

The event marks the 11th time in the conference's 31-year history in Alabama that it will be held at the University.

Modeled after HOBY's World Leadership Congress, and part of the HOBY program, the seminar provides an opportunity to build on leadership skills already possessed by the student ambassadors. Students are nominated by their respective high schools and are chosen to attend based on emerging leadership ability, the ability to work well with others, a desire for new pursuits and a willingness to learn and share.

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TROY to host several camps for summer 2015

Posted: Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Troy University Summer Camps

TROY - Troy University will host several camps throughout the summer, offering a variety of educational opportunities for students and adults.

The Wiregrass Math, Science and Technology Leadership Academy will be held June 1-5 on the University's Dothan Campus. Made possible through a grant from the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, the Leadership Academy is designed to improve teacher quality through a series of science, math and technology-themed workshops and activities.

Troy University's Sound of the South marching band will offer its annual Summer Music/Leadership Camp June 14-18 on the Troy Campus. The camp will feature instruction in concert band, percussion ensemble, drum major, majorette, dance and color guard.

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Troy University's online Master of Public Administration program ranked among nation's best

Posted: Friday, 15 May 2015

TROY - Troy University's online Master of Public Administration degree program has been recognized among the top 50 best programs in the nation by online business education and career guided, Top Management Degrees.

The ranking combines the results of two of the most influential higher education rankings in order to give a well-rounded ranking of the available programs. The data was additionally calculated with each school's average graduate school tuition and average early career salary to factor in a return-on-investment on the program. Finally, each school was ranked on an accreditation from the NASPAA, the highest recognized global accrediting body of master's degree programs in the fields of public policy, public affairs and public administration.

"Public administration is a complex field that mixes business, policies and public impact," said Tammie Cagle, editor of Top Management Degrees. "An online master's degree in public administration can provide the critical preparation for upcoming public and nonprofit leaders and is flexible enough to fit into the complex schedules of today's professionals."

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'Online Military Education' ranks Troy University in its top 15 best online programs for 2015

Posted: Friday, 15 May 2015

TROY - Online Military Education has ranked Troy University in its top 15 best online programs for military and G.I. Bill.

TROY came in at No. 11 in the ranking for its "long history with the military" and the "strong focus on the vibrancy and strength of its community."

The rankings also noted the University's TROY for Troops Center, which facilitates veterans' needs across the academic spectrum and brings focus to support military students' academic and career success. Centers are located on both the University's Troy and Montgomery campuses, as well as virtually through the Blackboard academic learning environment.

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Troy University mourns untimely death of Arts and Sciences Dean James Rinehart

Posted: Monday, 11 May 2015
Dr. James F. "Jim" Rinehart

TROY - Dr. James F. "Jim" Rinehart, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of international relations at Troy University, died on Sunday in a Montgomery hospital. He was 64.

Dr. Rinehart had served as dean since 2012 and previously served as associate dean from 2008 to 2012, and chair of the Department of Political Science from 2001-2008.

"Troy University has lost a true Trojan," said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. "Dr. Rinehart's 20 years of service to Troy University as a professor and later as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences was characterized by dedicated service, effective leadership, and a commitment to putting students first. He and his wife, Betty, have made a huge difference in the life of our University and the Troy community, and he will be greatly missed."

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Chukwu challenges fellow TROY graduates to 'make the most of every moment'

Posted: Friday, 08 May 2015
Mac-Jane Chukwu

TROY - Troy University graduate student Mac-Jane Chukwu of Lagos, Nigeria, encouraged her fellow graduates to devote themselves to the service of others, dream big and make the most of every moment.

Chukwu, who received her Master of Science degree in international relations with a focus in national security affairs, delivered the keynote address during Friday's commencement ceremony inside Trojan Arena on the Troy Campus.

More than 880 students, representing 30 states and 14 countries, received degrees during the spring commencement.

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New Johnson Center director named

Posted: Thursday, 07 May 2015
Dr. Stephen C. Miller

TROY - Troy University officials have named Dr. Stephen C. Miller Director of the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy in the Sorrell College of Business.

Dr. Miller joins the Center from Western Carolina University where he most recently served as director of the university's accreditation committee and was an associate professor of economics. He joined WCU's economics faculty in 2006.

"Under Dr. Miller's leadership, I am confident the Johnson Center will continue on its path to becoming one of the leading free-market policy centers in the country," said Dr. Judson Edwards, Dean of the Sorrell College of Business. "In addition to his strong...

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