Troy University has been recognized by Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Military Times and more as having some of the best undergraduate programs in the Southeast and nation. Whether you are graduating from high school, transferring from a two-year school, or completing your degree as a working adult, TROY offers a wide variety of associate and baccalaureate degrees that will open doors to career opportunities.
Graduate study can help you achieve your career goals! Holders of advanced degrees will be in high demand in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and U.S. Census data shows that advanced degrees increase pay and prosperity Troy University’s Graduate School offers advanced degrees in all five of the University’s academic colleges: education, business, arts and sciences, health and human services, and communication and fine arts. In addition, TROY’s commitment to flexibility means that you have in-class, online and blended options. Plan for your next career by completing your graduate education at TROY. Innovation, knowledge and creativity are all elements for success. Get started today!
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Campus visits are the most important aspect of the college decision making process. Visits give you the opportunity to discover what makes our unique University the right fit for you. TROY welcomes you to come and see what makes our campus different, one that you will want to consider your home away from home.
We invite you to register for a visit Monday - Friday at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. or on specified Saturdays for a TROY Tour or Trojan Day event.
*Students interested in visiting other Alabama campuses must contact the specific campus for visit information and registration as available dates and times vary.
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Global Campus meets the needs of working adults, including military, government agency civilians, teachers and future business leaders who want the opportunities that come with earning a degree. Because adult learners often have different educational needs than traditional students, courses are provided at times and in formats designed around people who work and have other commitments for their time.
Are you curious about learning in the online environment? Would you like to take an online class, but feel that you need more information? Discover more about learning in the online environment, the skills and technologies that are required, as well as some helpful tips on how to become a successful online student.
Janice Hawkins’ career has been marked by a strong commitment to education and public service. In her roles as Troy University First Lady and as educator of the visually impaired, Mrs. Hawkins has provided leadership in a variety of areas. Her vision and efforts have ensured that TROY’s “culture of caring” is as alive today as it was in the early days of the University. Credited to her influence on the Troy, Ala. Campus are houses dedicated to sororities, completion of the Olmsted plan for landscaping and parks, creation of the annual Helen Keller Lecture Series and more.
Mrs. Hawkins’ tireless efforts have raised funds to support scholarships and endowments, and she is committed to preparing students for life after college by teaching etiquette and protocol for business and formal functions. Mrs. Hawkins supports the University’s commitment to the military. Through her influence, the TROY for Troops program was established.
A supporter of the arts and humanities, she is instrumental in the University’s dance, theatre and musical events. Currently, Mrs. Hawkins is involved in spearheading the renovation of the Cultural Arts Center for Troy’s campus, which includes a park named in her honor by the Troy University Board of Trustees, an amphitheater, the new home for 200 Terra Cotta Warriors and other sculptures, and the renovation of Stewart Hall, which will serve as the new home for the arts and design program and two galleries. Also a supporter of college athletics, Mrs. Hawkins is a fan of University athletes and teams.
The Chancellor’s home is the front door of the University, and Mrs. Hawkins has assured that hospitality is the hallmark of Troy University by opening the home to the public and University community. With her husband, she personally honors graduating seniors and their families by hosting breakfasts in the Chancellor’s home before each commencement on the Troy, Ala. Campus, and she opens her home by hosting dozens of student groups throughout the year.
A gourmet cook, as well as a gifted hostess, Mrs. Hawkins has directed the publication of three Troy University cookbooks, with proceeds from book sales benefitting student organizations.
Mrs. Hawkins has served Alabama in many capacities, including Chair of the Alabama Historical Commission, the Board of Directors for the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the Alabama Board of Interpreters for the Deaf, and the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind.
Mrs. Hawkins earned a Bachelor of Science degree from David Lipscomb University and a Master of Science from the University of Alabama in Birmingham with a major in special education for the multiple disabled with emphasis on the visually impaired. She also has completed postgraduate courses. She continues to speak nationally on education of the blind and visually impaired.
While Troy University is a priority for Mrs. Hawkins, the focus of her life is her family. She is a committed wife, mother and grandmother. Dr. and Mrs. Hawkins have two daughters, Katie and Kelly, both graduates of Troy University. Katie is married to Maj. Dan Beall, USAF, and they are the parents of Noah and Ellyotte. Kelly is an Alabama Assistant Attorney General and married to Adam Godwin, a coach in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization and former All American baseball player at Troy University. Kelly and Adam are the parents of Micah Mae.