Meet the Freshman Forum Directors

Paris Fountain

Office: Freshman Forum Director

Hometown: Auburn, AL

Major:Exercise Science

Classification: Sophomore

Paris Fountain

Why I chose TROY: Growing up in Auburn, AL I always thought that Auburn University was where I was going to college but as it got closer to time to choose a school, I knew I wanted to get away from home. Troy University was the first school that I toured as a high school junior and I absolutely fell in love with the campus so I decided not to tour any other schools and call TROY my home. As I was touring, I could sense the Trojan pride & community on the campus!  One of the main things that attracted me to Troy University was the many opportunities to be involved and be a leader on campus instead of just being another number.

Activities: Freshman Forum, Phi Mu, The Redeemed, Student Alumni Association, Honors, RHA

Words of Encouragement: Troy University is going to be the best decision you will ever make! I know it's the best decision I have ever made! As a freshman your first few weeks can be very intimidating and scary, but I would encourage you to make an effort to get involved in any way that you can and soon you will see that Troy has so much to offer! Troy University will provide you with so many enriching opportunities that will help shape you into the best person you can be. The lessons you learn here will assist in building your brighter future and stay with you for the rest of your life. I hope you have a great year at Troy! Go Trojans!

Michael Ingram

Office: Freshman Forum Director

Hometown: Helena, AL

Major: Accounting

Classification: Sophomore

Michael Ingram

Why TROY: Coming into my senior year of high school, I had very little ideas about where I wanted to go to college. I applied to over six different schools in addition to Troy University. I never really considered Troy, because both of my parents went here and I just wanted to do something different. When I came to tour the campus, however, everything changed. It was the first time I began to realize what Troy had to offer: engaged faculty that truly care about their students, generous scholarships, prestigious degree programs, competitive athletic teams, and a family atmosphere felt by students all across campus. I left the campus that day fully assured that Troy was going to be my future home.

Activities and Honors: This past year, I was a member of Freshman Forum, as well as being a Millennium Scholar and a part of Campus Outreach, Alpha Tau Omega, Alpha Lambda Delta, and the Chancellor’s List.

Words of Encouragement: My advice to all incoming and current Troy University students would be to get involved. There are countless opportunities to be taken advantage of at Troy, but you have to be willing to go out and get them. College is a time to better yourself in several aspects of life. So study hard, step out of your comfort zone, make new friends, take pride in being a Trojan, and in four years you’ll walk away with so much more than just a degree. My hope for all students is that they fall in love with Troy and embrace all that this university has to offer. God bless and go Trojans!

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