Fall 2014 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Students

2014 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Students Group Photo

Mac-Jane Chukwu is from the famous city of Lagos, Nigeria. She loves to learn and has been teased for not taking time to have fun; but that is not true and she is indeed a bundle of talents. She is the author of Open Secret and is currently working on another book. Having obtained her bachelor’s degree in International Relations, she is now pursuing her master’s in this field with a dream of specializing in National Security Affairs; she hopes to become the first youngest female president of Nigeria.  With her background in media production, Mac-Jane is equally interested in building people, hence her involvement in projects that encourage positive change. She is the Executive Vice President of the International Student Cultural Organization (ISCO), currently the Graduate Administrative Assistant with the career services at Troy University, and founder of Tower of Hope Teaclub, a foundation to help troubled street girls. Like Joseph in the Bible, Mac-Jane wears a coat of many colors!

Douglas Dyer is from the small town of Frostproof, which is surrounded by orange groves and lakes in central Florida. Growing up there instilled a love for bass fishing, which occupies most of his free time. A senior decathlete for the Troy University track and field team, Doug now lives in the dorms at Troy University. He is a Bio-medical Science major who is also pursuing a Leadership Development minor during his four years of undergraduate studies. Doug plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in May, 2015, and further his education in medical school starting August, 2015. He has aspirations of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. This will allow him a platform to spread the love and word of God to people at home and abroad.

Jonathan Ginyard is a senior at Troy University with a major in sport and fitness management and a minor in leadership development. Troy is actually his hometown. Since high school, Jonathan has been big on community service, participating in and helping various organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, and the Key Club just to name a few. Jonathan also began taking classes at Troy University his junior year of high school through a dual enrollment program called Global Studies. He enjoyed that experience, which is why he chose to continue attending Troy University after graduation. Jonathan plans to graduate in the fall of 2015 and to pursue a career in sports management or, if that doesn't work out, a career in coaching football on the junior high/high school level because he has a passion for helping kids and the game of football.

Pierce Godwin grew up in Montgomery, Alabama. At a young age, Pierce realized his passion for public speaking and debate. While attending Saint James High School in Montgomery, he was very involved with speech and debate and other government programs. After graduating in 2012, Pierce enrolled in Troy University as a Multimedia Journalism major. While at TROY, he was involved as the 2012-2013 Freshman Forum President, a 2013 Troy University IMPACT Leader, 2012-2013 Student Governmental Affair Council Member, and a member of a Greek organization. Pierce hopes to graduate from TROY by May 2015, and pursue law school at Tulane University.

Quentin Helms was born in the small farm-town of Slocomb, Alabama. He was raised on a working cattle and row-crop farm and still lives there when he isn't at TROY. Quentin was raised in a very musical family and is currently on scholarship at TROY to sing bass in multiple choirs and ensembles on campus. He is very involved with music both at school and at the church he attends. Quentin is a Criminal Justice major with a Homeland Security focus and Leadership Development minor. After graduating in fall of 2015, Quentin hopes to obtain a job with a local sheriff’s department and gain experience before he proceeds to the federal level of law enforcement.

Jamila Holmes grew up in a town named Marianna, Florida, about thirty minutes south of Dothan, Al.  This is where her parents instilled in her the value of being a hard worker and standing on your own two feet. After attending Marianna High School, where she participated in a number of organizations, she then turned her attention to the United States Army as a member of the Alabama National Guard. After completing this major goal in her life she then decided to attend Troy University to obtain a major in Human Service and a minor in Leadership Development. She is set to graduate in spring 2015. Upon graduation she plans to use her training at an extension program in Florida in the area of human resources personnel. 

Sam Johnson is from the small town of Social Circle, Georgia, which is a suburb of Atlanta.  Since graduating from Eastside High School in Covington, Georgia, where he ran track and field, cross country, played baseball, and swam, he has continued his track and field career at Troy University, where he is a senior decathlete and pole vaulter. At TROY, he is a Communication Studies major with a minor in Leadership Development.  He plans to graduate from TROY in the summer of 2015 and enroll in Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina in the fall to become a church-planter and pastor.  He plans to gain pastoral experience at an established church before planting a church in the Long Island area of New York.

Alyssa Lester is a senior at Troy University with a major in political science and leadership development as a minor. She is from Robertsdale, Alabama, a city located near the beautiful white sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast. Although she is an only child, Alyssa thoroughly enjoys spending time with her family, especially her cousin who currently lives in Florida with Alyssa’s goddaughter. Alyssa will  graduate in May 2015 and is excited to continue on to graduate school. She plans on obtaining a Master’s  degree in Criminology. During her time at TROY, Alyssa has worked summers at her home town’s local police department. Alyssa is also the current secretary for Troy’s Political Science Club. Despite her busy schedule, Alyssa always tries to make time for her family and friends.

Jonathan Messer is from Kinsey, Alabama. He spent the majority of his childhood outdoors and developed a love of nature. In 2008 he began his study of medicine as a Wilderness First Responder. He completed his Emergency Medical Technician certification at the age of 18.   He then began working with youth with Mission Wilderness Associates as an assistant instructor out of Salem, Oregon. Jonathan came to Troy University to pursue a degree in Biomedical Science.  He is an Honors Student and was the Troy University Honors Alliance president. Jonathan spent this summer as a white water rafting and climbing guide for Lake Geneva Youth Camp in Wisconsin.  Jonathan has simultaneously been pursuing a minor in Military Science with ROTC where he held the rank of Cadet Major and was the Battalion Executive Officer for Troy University and Auburn University at Montgomery. He will commission in December as a 2nd LT in the United States Army. 

Jessica Maney is from the small town of Shalimar, Florida, near Destin. She was fortunate to be raised by parents who ensured that she was instilled with Christian ideals whilst getting a good education at a private Christian school in Niceville, FL. In high school, Jessica participated in many extracurricular activities including being Drum Major for four years.  Jessica plans to graduate in December with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences and minors in Honors Studies and Leadership Development. Following graduation, Jessica plans to attend medical school either at the University of Alabama at Birmingham or she may pursue career in the military and attend the Uniformed Services University.  Jessica has a passion for pediatric oncology and hopes to one day help children with cancer.

Olivia McCool is a twenty-year-old student from the Druid City, more formally known as Tuscaloosa, AL. Upon graduation from Tuscaloosa County High School at the ripe age of sixteen, she packed up and moved to Troy. Pursuing a BSBA in Accounting along with a minor in dance as well as participating in the Honors Program, she devotes the majority of her free time to her academics. As an active member in her sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta, and several other campus organizations, she has grown to love Troy University and everything it has to offer. She plans to stay in Troy to pursue a Masters of Accountancy and then sit for the CPA exam. She aspires to move to a large metropolitan city where she can be an auditor for a corporate firm and travel all across the country.

Hannah McLean was born and raised in Trussville, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham. Hannah graduated from Hewitt Trussville High School and received two cash scholarships to attend the college of her choice. Hannah grew up doing pageants and most recently represented Troy in the 2014 Miss Alabama USA pageant in Montgomery. She is currently a junior at Troy University where she is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, and a Leadership Development minor.  After graduating from TROY in 2016, Hannah hopes to attend grad school at UCLA or the University of Miami and obtain a Master's in Sports Management.  She is currently employed by the Birmingham Barons.

Darren Parks is from the small country town of Odenville, north of Troy in the Birmingham, Alabama area. He has attended different Churches in the region where he enjoyed choir, drama, and other small groups. At a young age he noticed the values of service for community, and since then has strived to make small steps in order to help others. During high school, Darren played Football for the Saint Clair County Fighting Saints, and in College he studies Chemistry. Just recently he has become involved in the Chemistry Club where he hopes to increase campus awareness and provide useful resources for students studying science courses. Darren hopes to attend Graduate School for Chemistry, where he may have the opportunity to explore different fields. He hopes to study a topic with plenty of opportunity for industrial use.

Daniel Patrick is originally from Columbus, Georgia. Though he was born with only 3 fingers on one hand, he still has a full-sized heart. He enjoys spending time with children and spent 3 summers working as a camp counselor at a local YMCA Camp in Wetumpka, AL, where he now resides. Since a young age, Daniel is very passionate about communicating and leading, which is exactly what he is working on at Troy University by majoring in Communication and minoring in Leadership Development. He is blessed to have 2 Godly parents who have raised him to love God and serve others. While in high school, he had the opportunity to serve as an intern with a non-profit communication and leadership organization called the Institute for Cultural Communicators, which allowed him to travel much of the United States teaching and learning more about what he loves.

Lance Rainey was born in Montgomery and later moved to Millbrook, Alabama. Having two parents with Computer Science degrees and working in the computer field, he inherited the interest for tinkering with computers. Through the course of high school, Lance took two years of trade school for Computer Technology, after which he was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society for completing those years with a 4.0 GPA. After high school, he moved to Troy, Alabama, where he is studying for a degree in Computer Science with a minor in Leadership Development. He currently works for Troy University as an IT Technician where he hopes to acquire a full-time position until his graduation in fall 2015. After getting his degree, Lance would like to get a career in the Computer Security field.

Valerie Roney was born in Dothan, Alabama, but has moved around the state several times, living in Alabaster, Mobile, and graduating from high school in Helena, a suburb of Birmingham. Valerie is an Honor’s Student studying Accounting and Leadership Development at Troy University. Since attending TROY, she has been treasurer of the Circle K International service club, a sister of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and a member of three honor societies. Valerie plans on graduating from TROY in the December of 2015. After graduating, she hopes to attend Ohio State University where she will begin working towards a master’s degree in Accounting and her CPA. After earning her CPA, Valerie hopes to work for an accounting firm as an auditor, but her ultimate goal is to one day work for The Walt Disney Company.

Will Spivey is a Senior Athletic Training major with a Leadership Development minor from Montgomery Alabama. He served as Freshman Forum President 2011-2012 summer orientation IMPACT leader in 2014. Will is a member of First Baptist Church in Troy, where he leads worship in the college ministry. Will has walked with the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity two times from Troy University to Panama City Beach in efforts to raise money for the Wounded Warrior project. Will has a heart for people and believes in establishing intentional discipleship relationships with younger students in an effort to mentor them spiritually and develop mature followers of Christ in the process. Will plans on attending seminary at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary after the completion of his undergraduate degree. Will plans on one day becoming a pastor of a church and leading a congregation focused on glorifying Christ.

Amber Voss was born in Vail, Colorado, and moved to Wetumpka, Alabama, in 2000. Amber has had a passion for learning how our government operates since she became involved with the Alabama YMCA Youth in Government programs in the 8th grade. She continues to give back by being involved with the college staff for the conferences. After graduating from Edgewood Academy in Elmore, she decided to further her education at Troy University where she is studying Political Science and Leadership Development. She has been very involved on TROY’s campus as a leader and follower in several organizations. Amber's involvement includes Greek life, the Student Government Association, Trojan Ambassadors, Relay For Life, YMCA Collegiate Legislature, the Wesley Foundation, and the Political Science Club. Amber plans on graduating in the spring of 2015. Upon graduation, Amber plans on serving others and possibly furthering her education.

Sarah Wentworth is from Leeds, a small town outside of Birmingham, Alabama. From a young age, Sarah developed a strong sense of perseverance, which has helped her succeed through many difficult challenges. She attended Leeds High School, where she participated in a number of different activities including: Band, Honor Society, LHS Track and Field, and Theatre Club. In her spare time she likes to read, write, draw, and review movies, books, and products. Sarah is currently attending Troy University, where she is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Marketing with a minor in Leadership Development. After graduating, Sarah plans to join a local company and prepare to open her own business: a cosplay cafe and bookstore. Sarah also plans to venture into other areas of business with help from her older brother and mentor, Derrick Wentworth.

2014 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Students

2014 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Students Group Photo

Andy Adamson is a junior History major, with minors in Leadership Development and Philosophy. He graduated as valedictorian in 2011 from First Assembly Christian School in Ashland, Alabama. While there, he was president of the beta club and scholars bowl team for two years, and captain of the varsity baseball team for one year. He came to TROY in the fall of 2011 on the Chancellors scholarship. While at Troy, Andy has served on the leadership team for Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, leading weekly Bible Studies, and being involved in intentional mentoring roles for underclassmen. Andy is currently seeking publication in the fields of fiction and existential philosophy. Upon graduating, he plans to work in a ministry position with Troy Chi Alpha.

Jared Archer, a senior from Alabaster, Alabama, who came to TROY on a Millennium scholarship, is completing a major in Communications and a minor in Leadership Development. Jared has worked steady jobs since he was fifteen and feels called to the ministry, beginning with ministry to youth. During high school Jared was an avid volunteer in youth and children’s ministry. Once arriving at TROY, Jared joined the Baptist Campus Ministries and served two terms on the Leadership team as the Communication Chair in 2011 and as a member of the Campus Involvement team in 2012. Jared also became a full-time resident at the ministry building. Jared interned on the Birmingham-based Rick and Bubba radio show and at Hephzibah Baptist Church where he has led in several youth functions including weekly service and annual youth retreats. After graduation, Jared hopes to attend seminary and further his education to help him spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and eventually pastor a church wherever God leads him.

Nateisha Bates is a 21-year old senior from Anniston, Alabama, who is majoring in Political Science with a minor in Leadership Development. She graduated with honors from Saks High School in 2010. While at Saks, Nateisha was an active member of the Saks High School volleyball team and a member of the cheerleading squad. At TROY, she has been active in many organizations including the Political Science Club, Omicron Delta Kappa Society, the Pre-Law Society, and the College Democrats. Nateisha was selected as one of three young women to represent Troy University at the Statewide Leading Edge Institute. Nateisha serves as the Southern Region lead for the 2014 Project Alabama and also as the Parliamentarian for the M.I.S.S. Elite Society. After graduating from Troy University, Miss Bates plans on attaining a dual degree that includes a J.D. Degree in Criminal Law and a master’s in Public Policy. Nateisha hopes to actively practice law, with aspirations of becoming a U. S. Attorney.

Joshua Vincent Bailey, originally from Cullman, Alabama, is a sophomore at Troy University with a double major in English and History as well as a minor in French. Josh graduated from West Point High School where he was involved in track, Math Team, and the INSPIRESS Program, where he partnered with UAH, NASA, and Boeing. He is now a Millennium scholar and a member of the Honors Program. Josh is also a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and Baptist Campus Ministries, where he plays guitar in the praise band and is a part of the Leadership Team. Josh plans to graduate from Troy University with his Master's in History and teach at the collegiate level while he strives to obtain his Doctorate Degree.

Meagon Bean is a 21-year old senior from Troy, Alabama, who is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Leadership Development. While in high school, Meagon served as the President of Future Business Leaders of America and Health Occupations Students of America. She graduated with an Advanced Academic Diploma from Charles Henderson High School in 2010. Shortly after graduation, Meagon began her journey at Troy University in the summer of 2010 with a Upward Bound Scholarship. Meagon is an active member of TROY’s Psychology club, Psi Lambda. In her spare time, Meagon enjoys volunteering to help feed the local elderly. Upon graduation in July, Meagon plans to attend graduate school and pursue a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health. Her goal is to work with young children who have mental disabilities.

Jerry “Ryan” Butterworth is from Oxford, Alabama, majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Leadership Development. He believes his years at TROY have been the greatest five years of his life. Ryan has been in the Wrestling Club, on the Rugby Team, served with Campus Outreach, and most very importantly has the honor of being a brother of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, where he has served as the Campus Involvement chair, Standards chair, and the Secretary. But, Ryan is also a Specialist in the Alabama National Guard who says he is proud to stand ready to not only protect the State of Alabama, but is ready if a national disaster strikes and would count it an honor to serve even in times war to protect the United States of America. Ryan is an Athlete, a Soldier, a Friend to those in need, and definitely a Troy Trojan.

Lyle Caughran is a 23-year old senior from Headland, Alabama, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Leadership Development. Lyle graduated in the top 10 percent at Headland High School in 2009 and continued his education at Wallace Community College Dothan Campus. While at Wallace he was a Wallace Ambassador, Vice-President of Phi Theta Kappa, and received his Associates in Science, Magna Cum Laude. Lyle transferred to TROY in the fall of 2012 on a Phi Theta Kappa and Excellence in Leadership Scholarships. While At TROY he has been inducted to Pi Sigma Alpha, maintained a 3.7 GPA and has been hired as a Community Assistant at the Pointe At Troy where he serves the residents. After graduating at the end of summer 2014, Lyle hopes to attend law school at the University of Florida.

Lauren Taylor Cox had a unique upbringing with her father serving in the United States Army. She has lived in many states, including Georgia, Colorado and, North Carolina; and in foreign countries including South Korea, where she graduated from high school in 2012. With these life experiences, Lauren has thrived in her two years at Troy, as a Chancellors Scholar. While Lauren is obtaining her BSN in Nursing, one can see her heavily involved at the Baptist Campus Ministries as part of the Leadership Team and Praise Band. She also marched with the Sound of the South as a member of their Colorguard team. After graduating with honors the Fall of 2016, Lauren hopes to start a family and work as a stay-at-home mom.

Nyari Chanakira is a senior from Harare, Zimbabwe, majoring in Hospitality and Tourism and minoring in Leadership Development. In 2008, Nyari came to the US as an exchange student and attended Lakeview Academy in Gainesville, Georgia, where she served as the ladies tennis team captain in 2009. She began her undergrad American experience at Brenau University where she won the Miss Brenau Scholarship award and was crowned Miss Brenau in 2010. Nyari transferred to TROY in 2012 to further her passion in Hospitality and Tourism. She currently serves as the President of International Students Cultural Organization, (ISCO), President of Campus Awakening, Treasurer for Troy University African Student Association TASA, Senior Resident Assistant and was a 2013 IMPACT new student orientation leader. Last fall she was selected to co-host the President of Malawi, Madame Joyce Banda. After graduating in December of 2014, Nyari plans to obtain a Master’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism and later a culinary arts degree. She hopes to work for the UN in the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) department.

Rob Evers is a junior, Millennium Scholar, from Baker, Florida, majoring in Economics with a minor in Leadership Development. Rob served on Freshman Forum and following his freshman year took full advantage of the diverse opportunities at Troy from getting SCUBA certified to learning the basics of theatrical lighting without leaving the Troy Campus. Rob is also a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity on campus and has formerly served as Director of Public Relations and Alumni Affairs. Off campus, Rob remains very active in the Youth Leadership Foundation of Florida, an organization run by the Military Order of the World Wars that offers week long leadership conferences for emerging High School leaders across the state, on the Campuses of FSU and FIT. Upon graduation from Troy Rob hopes to start a small business and one day go into Public Service.

Eric Reese Finch Jr., from Americus, Georgia, is the eldest of two children. He is a junior Criminal Justice major and Leadership Development minor. Eric is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., and holds the position of chapter reporter and delegate for his chapter on the Non Pan Hellenic Council board. During his time at TROY he has also been a part of the African American Alliance and served as treasurer with the Troy Weekend Association. In his years at TROY, Eric has also been involved serving with the Boys and Girls Club, Colley Center, Campus Clean Up, Troy Elementary School, and the Charles R. Drew Blood Drive. After college he plans to pursue a career in the Air Force as an officer, and while he is on active duty he plans to further his education and continue to become a more effective leader. Mr. Finch’s favorite quote is from Dr. Benjamin E. Mays: “Whatever you do, strive to do it so well that no man living, no man dead, and no man yet to be born, can do it any better.”

Danny Finley, a senior from Birmingham, Alabama, graduated as Valedictorian from the Alabama School for the Blind in 2010. There he was president of Mu Alpha Theta, Beta Club, and SGA. He also was captain of the track and field team, swim team, and the wrestling team where he won the state title in 2010. Finley attends TROY on a Leadership Scholarship and returns to his High School each summer to help with summer enrichment programs, and has been named both Junior and Senior Counselor of the year. Danny is active in the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity where he has served in several roles including Social Action Chairman and Reporter. He has been involved in many service projects including blood drives, campus cleanup, book drives, Que-4 Change, and Boys and Girls Clubs. In 2013 he received the Superior Service Award from his fraternity and has served as a Teacher's Assistant in the Pike County schools. Danny will graduate in 2014 with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Leadership Development after which he plans to attain a Masters in Social Science Education.

Taylor Foxx is a junior Communications major, with minors in Leadership Development and French. He graduated as salutatorian in 2011 from Eastwood Christian School in Montgomery, Alabama. Taylor earned the rank of Eagle Scout, and had the opportunity to scuba dive in the Florida Keys and backpack in the untouched wilderness of New Mexico. He came to TROY in the fall of 2011 on the Millennium scholarship. While at Troy, Taylor has served on the leadership team for the Baptist Campus Ministries, but his passions lie with serving the international student population at Troy. On campus, Taylor writes for the university's student paper—the Tropolitan, and is president of Tea for Troy, an organization that seeks to connect the international and national communities through the global experience of tea culture. Taylor has visited 11 countries in Europe and spent 3 months in Europe over the summer. Taylor is currently engaged to his best friend, a French citizen, and will marry her this summer in South France. Upon graduating, he hopes to work with international students and eventually move abroad to serve his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on the mission field.

Michael Haney is a junior from La Porte, Indiana, majoring in Sports Fitness Management with a minor in Leadership Development. Mike is a sports enthusiast who possesses a passion for golf and hopes to one day teach at the International Junior Golf Academy. His other desire is to be a part of the Chicago Cubs organization in the marketing department or even become a scout as well. He is an active member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity where he serves currently as Vice President. Mike is enrolled in the minor in Leadership Development because he knows that developing his leadership skills will help him be successful in any future endeavors. Mike has the desire to also be a motivational speaker to teach younger kids to have the desire to be better and get an education.

Jessica Hubers is a senior honors student from Hoschton, Georgia, majoring in General Business with a minor in Music. She graduated with honors from Mill Creek High School in 2010. There she was involved in marching band, having served as section leader, and Tri-M music society While at Troy, Jessica has been involved with the Sound of the South marching band, Delta Mu Delta honors business society, and Sigma Alpha Iota, a women’s music fraternity. In Sigma Alpha Iota she has served as fraternity education and fundraising chair. After graduating, Jessica hopes to pursue a career involving music with hopes of one day working for Music For All, a non-profit organization that cultivates high school marching band students through camps and competitions, or opening her own instrument store. She also hopes to see the world and travel to many countries.

Kaitlon Isom is a junior at Troy University pursuing a degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Leadership Development. During high school she was a barrel racer for the National Barrel Horse Association and the Tennessee High School Rodeo Association. She graduated from Hackleburg High School in Hackleburg, Alabama. Kaitlon then began her studies at TROY that same year, after receiving the Leadership in Excellence Scholarship. At Troy, Kaitlon is a member of the Chi Omega Fraternity, the Broadcasting Club, the Society of Professional Journalists, Silver Wings Service Organization, and she volunteers at TrojanVision, the student-operated news station on campus. Kaitlon is also an alumnus of the Junior National Young Leaders Conference and the Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference. Upon graduation, Kaitlon hopes to either attend law school or work in the production aspect of journalism.

De’Anthony J. Johnson is a senior at Troy University majoring in Human Services with a minor in Leadership Development. He was born in Selma, Alabama, and chose Troy University because of his mentor Major Larry D. Spicer Sr. who studied at Troy State University in the late 70’s. While at TROY, De’Anthony has been involved with various campus organizations, including Student Support Services, 101 ELITE Men. He is a member of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and is eager to begin his career of service to his country as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer in the United States Air Force once he attains his commission this May upon graduation from Troy University. De’Anthony is a servant leader who possesses both a drive to excel and care for people. He wants to be true to the three Air Force Core Values of “Integrity First, Service before Self, and Excellence in all we do.”

Ian Kent is a senior from Dothan, Alabama, majoring in Computer Science, and double minoring in Cyber Security, and Leadership Development. He graduated from Northview High School. While at Northview, Ian was active in the Dothan Dolphin swim team, where he swam competitively for 11 years—starting while in grade school, he was team captain for 2 years. He was also active in the Boy Scouts of America, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout, as well as Brotherhood in the Order of the Arrow. At TROY, Ian founded Troy University Humans vs. Zombies, and takes an active role in leading it each year. After he graduates, Ian aspires to become a software engineer for either Bethesda or Blizzard.

Zachary Seth Kinard is a junior at Troy University and an honors graduate from Satsuma High School in Mobile, Alabama, where he graduated near the top of his class. After receiving the Millennium Scholar’s Award, he began his studies at Troy University in 2011. He is pursuing a History major with a concentration in American History, and minors in Leadership Development and Geography. When not reading mountains of historical tomes, he is a member of the Troy History Club, an initiate into the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society and a volunteer at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama. After graduating in May 2015, he plans to get a Master’s Degree in Public History and extoll to the masses: the fun and enjoyment that can come learning more about history.

Samantha LeAnne Kitchens is a senior from Troy, Alabama, pursuing a degree in Secondary Math Education with a minor in Spanish. Miss Kitchens is a graduate of Charles Henderson High School, where she was actively involved in many organizations. Samantha chose to attend TROY after participating in the Global Studies Dual Enrollment Program during her junior and senior years at CHHS and receiving the Chancellor's Scholarship. Samantha is an active member of Chi Omega sorority and also serves as the Secretary of the Square Root of C Math Club and Pi Mu Epsilon National Math Honor Society. After graduating from Troy University, Samantha plans on attaining her Masters and Doctorate in Math Education. Samantha hopes to teach at the collegiate level, with aspirations of working in Administration.

Darante’ Martin is a senior from Dothan, Alabama, majoring in Social Science, with a concentration in Leadership Development, and a minor in Business Administration. During high school, Darante’ presided over and founded four campus ministries which all continued to thrive after his departure. Leadership, music, and ministry are the three primary passions of his life, which he creatively combines to serve his congregation and other organizations. Darante’ uses his leadership studies as he serves as the pastor of a growing church plant and manages several entrepreneurial business ventures. Upon graduation, Darante’ plans to pursue a professional graduate degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. In the future, he looks forward to planting multiple churches, establishing a leadership training and consulting firm that assists leaders, organizations and corporations of all sizes while pursuing personal and professional business ventures to fund his passion for philanthropic endeavors. He also plans on pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry with a concentration in urban church growth from Ashland Theological Seminary.

Paige McAndrews is a junior from Eufaula, Alabama, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications with a minor in Leadership Development. She is a Chancellor’s scholarship recipient and has been active on campus since her freshman year. In her three years at TROY she has been active in many organizations including the International Student Cultural Organization, Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society, Conversation Partners, and Communications Club. Paige has held numerous positions within these organizations including Vice-President of Publicity for the International Student Cultural Organization and Treasurer of the Communications Club. She currently works for the university as a Telemarketer. After she completes her bachelor’s degree Paige hopes to continue on to pursue her masters in Strategic Communications and start her professional career with Southern Company or one of its subsidiaries.

Anna Bay McCord is a junior at Troy University from Andalusia, Alabama. Miss McCord is a Psychology major minoring in Leadership Development. During her three years at TROY, Anna Bay has been involved with many organizations such as Chi Omega sorority, Freshman Forum, Student Government Association, College Republicans, and Trojan Ambassadors. Anna Bay also works in the Student Development office on Troy's campus. Outside of college, she is very involved with volunteering with the Kids Against Prescription Pills program in which she travels to the various middle schools and churches in Covington County and speaks on the dangers of prescription pills and alcohol. After graduating in December of 2014, Anna Bay plans to attend graduate school at the University of Alabama for a higher degree in psychology and then obtain a license to become a substance abuse counselor.

Jarrod Morgan, a senior from Madison, Alabama, is pursuing a major in Political Science and a minor in Leadership Development. Since coming to TROY in the Fall of 2010, Jarrod has been able to serve the students of TROY University by assuming various leadership and followership roles in many areas. As a freshman, Jarrod was selected as a member of the Freshman Forum and a member of Alpha Tau Omega. As a Sophomore Jarrod was elected to serve on the Executive committee of the Student Government Association and served as Vice President of Records and Publicity for Troy University's Inter-Fraternity Council. While no longer serving in SGA or the IFC Jarrod still has an active role in Alpha Tau Omega, serving the younger brothers and helping them reach their full potential as leaders.

Hannah Nix, a graduate of Mosley High School in Panama City, Florida, is a junior majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Leadership Development. Hannah attends TROY on the Chancellor’s Scholarship and the Trojan Opportunity Scholarship. At TROY she has been a member of the Student Government Association, Math Club, and Conversation Partners. She has served as Historian for Freshman Forum, and she is the current President of the Student Alumni Association. Hannah is also a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority where she has served as VP of Operations, VP of Finance, and is currently VP of Campus Relations. She has been inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies and was recently selected as a member of Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities. Last summer, she interned at the Naval Warfare Surface Center in the Hyperbaric Electrophysiology Laboratory. Upon graduating, Hannah hopes to graduate with Magna Cum Laude honors and to have a career that is challenging yet fulfilling.

Emmie Phelps is a senior Theatre Major with an emphasis on costume design and technology, and a minor in history. Miss Phelps graduated fourth in her class at Holmes County High School in Bonifay, Florida. She received the Chancellors Scholarship, Opportunity Scholarship, and Theatre scholarship at Troy. Emmie is a member of the Troy Honors department, as well as a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society. Emmie serves as the president of Alpha Psi Omega and Troy's chapter of Artists Striving To End Poverty. In Fall of 2012, Emmie’s costume design for Crimes of the Heart was recognized by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. She is currently designing A Midsummer Night’s Dream that will be performed in early May. Emmie currently holds a 3.76 GPA and will graduate May 2014. Upon graduation, Emmie will pursue a Masters of Fine Arts in Costume Design.

Zahra Qureshi is a junior from Dothan, Alabama, pursuing a degree in Psychology with a minor in Leadership Development. Zahra attends TROY on the Chancellor’s Scholarship and the Trojan Student Government Association Scholarship. At TROY she has been involved and has held many leadership positions, including Freshman Forum Director for 2012-2013, Trojan Ambassador and SGA Publicity Chair. Zahra is a member of the Iota Kappa Chapter of Chi Omega sorority where she has served on the executive board as the New Member Educator and currently serves as the Sisterhood Chair. She is also actively involved with the Honors Program, Conversation Partners, Miss Elite, and Psi Lambda. She has been inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, Psi Chi, and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies. Zahra was recently selected as a member of Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities at TROY. In 2012, she was awarded Troy University’s Most Outstanding Freshman of the Year award. Zahra believes in striving to give her best at TROY and she wants to give back to the school she is passionate about. Upon graduation from Troy University, Zahra plans to pursue a career as a speech therapist for autistic children.

Anna Skipper is a senior from Luverne, Alabama, who is majoring in Human Services with a minor in Leadership Development. She is a 2008 graduate of Highland Home School, where she was secretary of the Student Government Association and actively involved in many other organizations. Anna began her college career at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Greenville, AL. During her time at LBW, she was Vice-President of the Student Government Association and placed second in the Miss. Lurleen B. Wallace Pageant. Anna became a Troy Trojan in 2010 where she has found her passion for wanting to help children and families of abuse and neglect. Once Anna graduates in May, she plans to become a caseworker to help children live a better life.

Sabrina Stone is a senior Psychology Major from Outer Banks, North Carolina, with a double minor in Dance and French. She is a recipient of the Chancellor's Scholarship and will be graduating with an Honors degree. Sabrina also finished her French minor on a scholarship funded study-abroad trip to Paris, France. Her academic acknowledgements include being a nominee for Omicron Kappa Delta, being inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta as a freshman, and being on the Chancellor's List every semester but one. Her extracurricular activities include being an officer for the Psychology Club on the Troy campus, being the President of the Troy Dance Club, being a dancer in the Troy Dance Theater (previously named Troy Dance Repertory Ensemble) for three years, and being a member of Circle K, the Troy Spectrum Alliance, and the University Honors Alliance. After graduating, she will be earning her Doctorate in Holistic Psychology with hopes of one day owning her own private practice.

Morris Turner is a junior from Mobile, Alabama, who is majoring in Finance with a minor in Leadership Studies. Upon graduation, Morris plans to pursue a master’s degree. Shortly afterwards, he plans to begin a career in Financial Planning. Morris is a member of Campus Outreach where he seeks to lead, love, and serve faithfully. As a freshman, Morris was awarded the Freshman Image Award, by the on-campus organization—NAACP. Morris’ love for Jesus drives him to teach and share his faith through leading Bible studies and, also, sporadic life instances. Morris is, also, a writer for The Urban Gospel Mission, where he focuses on some of the most relevant topics of today. In Morris’ free time, he enjoys reading, watching movies, and competing in sports.

Parker Warren is a junior at Troy University pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Leadership Development. Parker is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, but attends TROY on the Excellence in Leadership Scholarship. Parker has been involved on campus through Freshman Forum, Omicron Delta Kappa honor society, Lambda Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Phi Sigma honor society, and an IMPACT New Student Orientation leader. Parker is also involved with Greek life and is currently the President of FarmHouse Fraternity. After graduation from TROY, Parker plans to attend law school either at the University of Alabama, or Cumberland School of Law. Parker’s reason for being a leadership minor is not only to develop the skills to be successful, but to be a person of value and to make an impact of future generations.

Denorris (Taylor) Watkins is a graduating senior from Montgomery, Alabama, majoring in Human Services with a minor in Leadership Development. He is a member of the Troy University Gospel Singers and has served as the Librarian within the organization. He is a dedicated volunteer at Bridge Builders Alabama as he serves as a facilitator in their summer camp. He is a member of a community service and social organization called the Academia Society. Upon graduating, Denorris plans to continue is education by receiving a master’s degree in Children’s Counseling at the University of North Carolina located in Charlotte, North Carolina and hopes to work with non-profit youth developmental organization.

Ryan Patrick Williams is a senior from Daphne, Alabama, with a major in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. Ryan is a Chancellor’s Scholar who is double minoring in French and Theatre Arts. The acting bug bit Ryan when at an early age he performed in church, school and community theater productions. Ryan has been acting professionally since age 10 and can been seen in such movies as Trouble with the Curve, alongside Clint Eastwood, Secrets in the Fall, In Gramps’ Shoes, Night Claws, Cruiser, and Grim Reapers. Balancing a rigorous academic schedule and extracurricular activities is a delicate process and he hopes to use the negotiation skills he’s developed when he becomes a career diplomat. He currently serves as secretary-general of the Troy University Model United Nations team and also has been active with the College Democrats. He is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Societies.

Bethany Wilson is a junior at TROY from Elba, Alabama, pursuing a degree in Broadcast Journalism, with a minor in Leadership Development. Bethany was Valedictorian of Elba High School’s Class of 2011. Bethany has been involved and has held many leadership positions at TROY, including involvement with the Student Government Association, Community Service Chairman for Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and has been a Conversation Partner. She was President of the American Red Cross Campus Club in 2013 and now serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Advertising and Public Relations Society, Fundraising Chairman of the Troy University Broadcasting Club, and President of the Delta Delta chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority and has also served Kappa Delta as Vice President of Member Education and Vice President of Public Relations. Upon graduating from TROY, Bethany plans to attend the University of Alabama to obtain her Master’s Degree in Public Relations and Advertising.

Guanyu Zhang is from Henan, China. After graduating from Luoyang Foreign Language High School, she began attending Troy University in Fall 2011. Currently she is a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. Guanyu is a Millennium scholar and is enrolled in the Honors Program. She served as the vice president of International Students Cultural Organization (ISCO) and treasurer of the neuroscience club in Spring 2013. She was also a mentor at the Noble Manor assisted living facility last year. She is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Psi Chi Honors Society, and the Alabama Counseling Association. She has been to two state-level conferences, including the Annual Undergraduate Psychology Conference and Alabama Counseling Association Annual Conference where she gave poster presentations; she recently directed a video which won a statewide language video contest sponsored by the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers (AAFLT). Guanyu has a 4.0 GPA. Upon graduation she hopes to pursue Master’s and Doctoral degrees in psychology.

Fall 2013 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Students

Fall 2013 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Students Group Photo

Alexandra Alexander is senior from Austin, Texas, majoring in Sports and Fitness Management with a minor in Leadership Development. Alexandra graduated from McNeil High School in Austin, Texas, where she played on the varsity level as a freshman as well as competed on the top level of her traveling volleyball team. From there she continued her journey with volleyball, receiving a Full Scholarship to play volleyball at Troy University from 2010-2014. Even though Alexandra is very busy with volleyball, she knows her priorities, which has resulted in being a part of the 3.0 Club at Troy University many semesters. Alexandra will graduate in May 2014, and will benefit from the skills and knowledge she learned from the leaders in her life who have inspired her to use her degree to become an Event Manager.

James (Daniel) Arnette is a senior from Crestview, Florida. Daniel is pursuing a degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Leadership Development. He is an active member of the Troy University Christian Student Center, having served on the Leadership Team as President for two years. Daniel has a passion for third world missions, having traveled to Honduras, Haiti and East Africa. He also enjoys hunting, fishing and golf. After graduating from Troy, Daniel plans to seek a master’s degree in Environmental Sustainability en route to becoming an environmental consultant for large companies throughout the world.

Jackie Osborne Barnett is a senior at Troy University majoring in History with a minor in Leadership Development. Jackie is a native of Enterprise, Alabama, where he graduated from Enterprise High School with an advanced diploma and was top in his JROTC class. Jackie serves on the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) that constantly trains and prepares to help the community during a disaster. Jackie has maintained a GPA above 3.0 and was recently inducted into the Honors History Society, Phi Alpha Theta. Jackie hopes to become an officer of Phi Alpha Theta society during his senior year. After graduating from TROY, Jackie plans to pursue a master’s degree in History and looks forward to using the skills he has acquired at Troy in his future career as a Marine Corps infantry officer.

Andrew Borland is a senior from Auburn, Alabama attending TROY on a Leadership Scholarship. He is pursuing a major in Broadcast Journalism and two minors in Political Science and Leadership Development. He is involved with the Troy University Wesley Center and has an interest in political news from both the left and right political spectrum. He is currently hoping to either get a job as a producer for a local news network, or to work at a radio station. The motivational drive for him is to achieve better cooperation between people by always striving to be open-minded and factual in reporting. His motivation for obtaining a Leadership Development minor is to receive the skills necessary to be effective in delegation to help others reach their leadership potential.

Kelley Curran is a junior from Houston, Texas, majoring in Sport and Fitness Management with a minor in Leadership Development. When she is not in the classroom, Kelley competes for the Troy Volleyball team as a defensive specialist. She is also a Millennium Scholar and plans to graduate in December 2014. After graduation, Kelley plans to travel overseas and compete in one of the European professional volleyball leagues for a few years. She then plans to return to the States, preferably the West Coast, to get her graduate degree in Sports Administration and then pursue a career helping elite athletes succeed: either as an Athletic Director of a major division 1 university or as a director of team operations for a professional team, both of which will allow her to draw upon the knowledge and skills she has gained as a leadership scholar.

Jason (Trey) Davis is a senior criminal justice major concentrating in homeland security as well as minoring in Leadership Development. Jason is from Crestview FL where he graduated from high school in 2010. After being accepted to Troy University, Jason was awarded the Chancellor’s Scholarship. During his time at TROY, Jason has served as a Trojan Ambassador, a member of habitat for humanity, Lambda Alpha Epsilon, worked on campus as a lifeguard and held several offices in Sigma Chi fraternity. Jason has also participated in several community service activities and is most proud of his service in helping construct a new handicap accessible children’s playground at Troy Parks and Recreation. Jason plans on entering the coast guard and after serving there he hopes to become a U.S Federal Marshall.

Kristilee Ginther is a senior from Orlando, Florida majoring in Political Science and minoring in Leadership Development. Her career ambition is to attend a Top 50 Law School specializing in Real Estate Law. Kristilee has recently finished an internship with Walt Disney World, a Fortune 100 company, and is currently interning with Troy's Cable 52 news station. Her academic scholarships include the Chancellor's award, the Trojan Opportunity Scholarship, the Miss America Academic Achievement award, and the Miss Florida Academic Achievement award. Kristilee is the featured twirler for the Sound of the South marching band, a previous member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor's Society, a previous Freshman Forum member, the Vice President of the Pre-Law society, a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Society, a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, and has been on the Chancellor's Honor Roll list throughout her time at TROY.

Jonathan Honea is a junior from Homewood, Alabama, majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Leadership Development. Jonathan is a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity on campus at Troy University and a member of Lambda Alpha Epsilon Troy University’s Pistol Team. Jonathan also attends Jefferson State Community College where he is studying to become a Paramedic. Jonathan spends his spare time trail running, hiking, climbing, kayaking, and many more outdoor activities. After college Jonathan plans on going into the Firefighting field. He plans to work in Hoover, Alabama or Mobile, Alabama as a Paramedic Fire Fighter. Jonathan then hopes to one day work at his dream location of Tampa, Florida. Jonathan believes in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

Abigail Jones is a senior from Alexander City, Alabama, majoring in Mathematics with a minor in Leadership Development. She is a transfer from Central Alabama Community College where she graduated in 2012 with an Associate in Science degree. While at community college, she was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa honor society and was the Vice President of Leadership of the Omicron Upsilon chapter. Abigail is a Chancellor’s scholar and received the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship. She was inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon math honor society her junior year at Troy University. Abigail is currently a Resident Assistant at the Newman Center. She is an active member of the Math Club and Baptist Campus Ministries. Upon graduation, Abigail plans to pursue a master’s degree in Mathematics and later work for the government.

Cesar Jaurequi graduated from Pell City High School and is now a junior at Troy University majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and pursuing a Leadership Development minor. He was awarded a Leadership Scholarship and The Chancellor's Scholarship. As a freshman he was selected to be a member of Freshman Forum. Cesar has been actively involved in the Civic Scholar Program, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Newman Center, and Resident Assistant at Trojan Village. He was also given the opportunity to represent the students of Troy University in a Board of Trustees meeting and was selected by the Dean of Students to give incoming freshman a presentation on the Trojan Way. With an undying passion for communication, he dreams to one day achieve his life goal, which is to work for a national news station using his skills in both English and Spanish.

Torey Marbury is a senior from Childersburg, Alabama, majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Leadership Development. A graduate of Childersburg High School, Torey has been active in several community service organizations such as Big Brother Big Sister. He is also President of the Computer Science Club and a Charter member of the Business fraternity, Phi Beta Lambda. Torey has side jobs including being co-founder and vice-president of a production company called LNEM (Late Nights, Early Mornings) and he working on a small game for his portfolio and an instant messenger. Torey is also employed by Sodexo on the Troy campus where he works during school athletic events. After graduation, Torey plans to obtain his Master’s in Computer Science and work for a big name company in California or own his own Business.

Taylor McGraw is a junior from Macon, Georgia. She is majoring in Political Science with an International Relations concentration and minors in both Leadership Development and Spanish. McGraw is a member of the Troy University Women's Golf team. She has been All-Academic American since coming to TROY, and is part of the Troy Athletic sports team, receiving the highest GPA award. McGraw is a member of the Alpha Lambda Honor Society and the Political Science Club. This past summer Taylor served as an IMPACT Orientation leader. She was selected from a large group of students along with 13 others to represent the University in welcoming the new freshmen class. Taylor plans to graduate in May of 2015 and to begin attending Law School that Fall.

Taylor McQueen is a transfer student from Gulf Coast State College in her hometown of Panama City, FL. She is now a senior at Troy University and is pursuing her degree in Communications with a minor in Leadership Development. Taylor was selected as a Trojan Ambassador, and is excited to be able to communicate with potential students all of what TROY has to offer. Taylor is team member at Chick-Fil-A in Troy, and her campus involvement includes participating on the leadership team of Campus Outreach, a member of International Justice Mission (IJM), and Stella’s Voice—a nonprofit organization which rescues orphaned girls who might become victims of sex trafficking. After Troy, Taylor hopes to use her degree in communications and leadership to pursue ministry opportunities serving younger students in her community.

Jessica New is a senior from Huntsville, Alabama who is majoring in Psychology and minoring in both Spanish and Leadership Development at TROY. She was given the Millennium Scholarship and is a part of the University Honors Program. She also is a student worker for the University Honors Department. Jessica is involved in many organizations on campus, such as Trojan Swing Dance Club, Environmental Club, University Honors Alliance, and Circle K International. She has served as Vice President of the University Honors Alliance, as well as Vice President and President of Circle K. She is currently serving on the Alabama District of Circle K’s board as Lieutenant Governor of the Capital Division. After graduation from TROY, Jessica hopes to pursue her master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

Courtney Odom is a transfer student from Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette, Alabama. She is a native of Atmore, Alabama, where she graduated from Escambia County High school. She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Leadership Development. Courtney is a very involved member of Chi Alpha Student Ministries. She is also a member of New Beginnings Assembly of God in Troy where she teaches children’s church on Sunday mornings. This summer Courtney had the opportunity to go to Romania, where she ministered through puppets and skits to Gypsy and Romanian villages. After Courtney graduates from Troy she plans on using her degrees and her experience to become a youth pastor.

Mandy Pascal is a senior from Montgomery, Alabama pursuing a degree in Multimedia Journalism and a minor in Leadership Development. Mandy graduated from Robert E. Lee High School with an advanced diploma and was in the top 20 of her graduating class. At TROY, Mandy is a member of the Palladium yearbook staff and a sister of the Iota Kappa chapter of the Chi Omega sorority. After graduating, Mandy hopes to find a job writing for either an entertainment or fashion magazine. She knows her journalistic and leadership skills have prepared her for her future career—and to help her make a difference in the lives of others and in the organizations to which she belongs and leads.

Haley Phillips is a senior from Navarre, Florida, majoring in Communications with a minor in Leadership Development. Haley is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, and serves the office of Publications. During the summer of 2012 she served in Northern California at JH Ranch, whose focus is family reconciliation through the love of Christ. In 2013, Haley was selected to be an IMPACT New Student Orientation Leader. Haley is involved in the First Baptist Church where she has held many leadership positions, including leading a group of freshmen girls and participating in “Open Gym” which is a way to get students to be part of the local church. Haley loves her family and is honored that her father served in the USAF for twenty-seven years. Through his military moves Haley developed a desire for adventure, traveling, and meeting new groups of people. Haley will graduate in July 2014 and, inspired by her family, wants to find a place to serve others.

Jamarlo Phillips is a senior at Troy University from Smiths Station, Alabama, where he graduated from Smiths Station High School with an advanced diploma. He is pursuing a major in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Leadership Development. Jamarlo is involved with Troy University’s television station, Troy Trojan Vision News, providing news, educational, entertainment and sports programming. Jamarlo serves as an anchor and reporter on the live 30-minute program. He serves as the president of the Xi Beta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Troy University. After graduation, he hopes to become a news anchor/reporter after serving in the United States Air Force. He plans to begin his journalism career in a small rural area and then has hopes in being promoted and recruited by other top news stations.

Dakota Punzel is a senior Sport and Fitness Management major from Elkhart, Indiana. He is minoring in Business and Leadership Development. Dakota is beginning his third year as a resident assistant in Alumni Hall, and has recently been promoted to the role of senior resident assistant. He was an IMPACT leader in 2012, and has also been a part of the SGA, and the resident housing association. His real passion though, is with his fraternity: Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE.) He has served as secretary, sergeant-at-arms, and social chair of TKE. He currently holds the positions of president and recruitment chair of the fraternity. Through the fraternity he has attended numerous leadership conferences and workshops. He plans on continuing his involvement with the fraternity throughout his life. Through Dakota's work with TKE's national philanthropy, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, he has also established his career goals. He now wants to work with St. Jude's fundraising company; ALSAC. He wishes to intern with ALSAC next summer, and eventually take on a full-time marketing or fundraising position there.

Zach Ronkainen was born in Florida, and raised in Enterprise, Alabama. He graduated from Enterprise High School in 2009, and is now majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Leadership Development. Zach had planned to go immediately into the military, but he suffered an injury to his arm shortly after graduation and could not pass the physical; so he decided to attend TROY. This was a blessing in disguise because he instantly fell in love with this school and became very involved on campus. He is a past president of Delta Chi fraternity and is Vice President of Publicity and Records on the Inter Fraternity Council this year. He is also the Vice Wing Commander for the Air Force ROTC detachment, and is active in the Trojan Air Club, the Student Alumni Association, and Lambda Alpha Epsilon—the criminal justice organization. Upon graduation from Troy, Zach will be commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force where he will be a Navigator stationed in Pensacola, Florida. Zach looks forward to someday having a beautiful family and eventually settling in Alabama.

Doyle (Trey) Stewart is a senior from Birmingham, Alabama; majoring in English and double minoring in Business and Leadership Development. He graduated from John Carroll Catholic High School and received a leadership scholarship to TROY. Trey is currently active in the Troy Catholic Newman Center and Campus Outreach—a non-denominational organization where people meet weekly to learn about Jesus, interact socially, and devote themselves to serving others. Trey has had a variety of jobs, including working in the psychology department as a teacher’s assistant and at two Psychology Conferences. After graduation, Trey hopes to publish a science fiction adventure novel he is writing, which he hopes will be the first in a series of novels. Trey plans to either continue with graduate studies or pursue a law degree.

Jonathan Strickland, from Demopolis, Alabama, is a Music Industry major with a minor in Leadership Development. He was drawn to TROY because of the Music Industry program. He is a senior and will be graduating in the Fall of 2014. He has an affinity for music in multimedia, including movies, documentaries, sitcoms, cartoons, shows, and especially video games. He wants to compose music for the media. His primary instrument of study is the classical guitar, which is why his nails are long on his right hand. This minor was attractive to him because he believed it was compulsory to learn these skill-sets and harness them to ensure his success. He is internally focused and relies heavily on feelings and intuition. The Leadership minor has helped him branch out and be comfortable with new faces, places, and situations.

James Travis is a senior from Shreveport, Louisiana, majoring in Communications with a minor in Leadership Development. While attending C.E. Byrd High School, James was a member of the football team and a track captain while giving back to the community as an Eagle Scout. James graduated with honors and furthered his education at Troy University as a football walk-on. While attending Troy University, James has joined the Tropolitan, TROY’s student newspaper, and is responsible for creating both TropNews.com and a Tropolitan phone app in the near future. James is also responsible for creating WireGrassStudentRadio.com while on internship for WTBF radio station. James’ personal brand and website RawTalentOfficial.com is about creating habits and technology which improve the lives of entrepreneurs. James future plans include world travel and expanding Raw Talent into an online business.

Spring 2013 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Students

Spring 2013 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Students Group Photo

Cassdon Dwain Abercrombie is a senior from Louisville, Alabama, who is majoring in Sport and Fitness Management with a minor in Leadership Studies. Cass is an Alumni Scholar as well as a Troy University athlete; he is pitching for the fourth year on the Troy Trojans baseball team. Cass plans to graduate in July of 2013. After graduating from Troy University, he plans to expand a family business located in Barbour County, Alabama. With the expansion, Cass looks forward to using the knowledge and skills obtained through his degree to help develop the rural area and offer an array of recreational opportunities in the community.

Emily Allbritton is a senior from Prattville, Alabama, majoring in Communications with a minor in Leadership Studies. She is a Chancellor’s scholar and was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society her freshman year. Emily is currently a Resident Assistant and served as a 2012 IMPACT Leader. She is an active member of the Newman Center and Circle K International and has held positions such as Service Chair and Lieutenant Governor. Emily is the treasurer of the Communications Club and Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society. She is a recent initiate of Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society. Upon graduating, Emily plans to pursue a master’s degree and hopes to work for Troy University in the Admissions Office or the Center for Student Success.

Hillary Ann Anderson is a junior Broadcast Journalism major with a contract in Public Relations and a minor in Leadership Studies. She graduated from Rehobeth High School in Rehobeth, AL. Hillary ranked 15th in her class of 160 and received the Trojan Opportunity Scholarship as well as several Miss Alabama/Miss America Pageant related scholarships. In her three years at Troy University, Ms. Anderson has seen first-hand how servant leadership is the only attitude to follow. Through her work with the local chapter of the Boys and Girls Club program she uses the Character Counts, character education program, to mentor future leaders of tomorrow. Upon graduation, Hillary plans to attend New York University School of Law and later house her own Public Relations Company, New You PR, where she will provide services in marketing, advertising, public relations, and legal services.

Robert Baldwin, II is a senior from Brewton, Alabama. He is a Political Science major with a Public Administration concentration and a minor in Leadership Studies. A graduate of T.R. Miller High School, where he was the President of the choral group, he was involved in, Pep Club, Trio Upward Bound Program, Boy Scouts of America, and took advantage of the dual enrollment program as a transition to the university. Robert is very active at Troy. He is currently the president of 101 E.L.I.T.E. Men, a member of the Troy University Gospel Singers and a member of the collegiate singers. He is also active at his church in Troy where he is a part of the choir and teaches Sunday School. After graduation from Troy Robert wants to attend law school at the University of Alabama and become an adoption lawyer in the states of Alabama and Texas.

Lydia Beumer is a junior Marketing major with a minor in Leadership Studies from Dothan, Alabama. Upon acceptance to Troy University, she was awarded the Chancellor’s Scholarship. She graduated from Northside Methodist Academy in 2010 with honors. While in high school, she served as senior class treasurer and Civitan Club treasurer. A second generation Trojan, she was raised with a love for Troy which led to her attendance at Troy University for the past two and a half years. Upon graduation, Lydia plans to find a job and later go to graduate school. She also plans to become a licensed massage therapist and hopefully work for a professional or college athletic team in the marketing department or as a massage therapist.

Christopher Brooks is a junior Accounting major and Leadership Studies minor from Geneva, Alabama. In 2010, Christopher graduated with honors from Geneva High School, and earned a Leadership Scholarship to Troy University. Since coming to Troy in the fall of 2010, Christopher has served as an IMPACT New Student Orientation Leader, Trojan Ambassador, and Resident Assistant. He has also been very active in the Greek Life of Troy University. Christopher is a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and currently holds the role of Vice President for his chapter. Also, he has persevered as the Inter Fraternity Council Vice President of Recruitment and Academics and now holds the office of President. After graduation, Christopher plans on attaining his CPA certification and practicing public accounting.

Ryan Cain is a senior at Troy University from Montgomery, Alabama. He is an English Major with a Minor in Leadership Studies. He graduated from Evangel Christian Academy in Montgomery where he served as Student Government Chaplain. During his four years at Troy, Ryan served in the Sound of the South and at the Baptist Campus Ministries and currently serves as percussionist for the Worship Team at Chi Alpha Campus Ministries. Ryan has served on campus for three years as a Resident Assistant in Alumni Hall. He hopes to continue teaching at the high school level and, eventually, the college level while pursuing a seminary degree in order to serve in a Christian ministry. Ryan enjoys writing as a hobby and intends to become a published fiction-writer, children’s author, and literary scholar.

Alicia Clampett is a senior from Valley, Alabama, majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish and a contract in Public Relations. In 2009, Alicia graduated from Valley High School as Valedictorian of her 137 student class. Alicia is now a Chancellor’s Scholar at Troy University. She is involved in many organizations on campus including serving as Secretary of the Mu Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Phi Kappa Phi, Lambda Pi Eta, and the Trojan Ambassador Association. While at Troy, she has been a part of the Student Government Association Traffic Appeals Board, the National Broadcasting Society, and Freshman Forum. Last spring she was selected as Phi Kappa Phi’s Most Outstanding Senior for the highest GPA. While at Troy, she has maintained a 4.0 GPA. After graduating in May of 2013, Alicia plans to obtain a Master's degree in Communications and Public Relations and later work for a professional sports team or network.

Shanna Cobb is from Baker, Florida. She graduated Cum Laude from Baker School in 2010. She attended Troy University on the Chancellor's Scholarship, holding a GPA of 3.6 or higher since her entrance. Shanna has made The Provost's list every semester, and made the Dean's List. She is majoring in English and minoring in Leadership Studies. Shanna is on track to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Troy University in May 2013. She will attend graduate school to earn her Masters and Doctoral Degrees in English-Creative Writing. Shanna aspires to become a collegiate professor, as creative writing is her passion and teaching this subject is her goal. Each goal she has set for herself, in every adversity, she has reached due to her striving persistence.

Miranda Dawn Cutts is a junior from Brewton, Alabama pursuing a degree in General Business, with a minor in Leadership Studies. She graduated from T. R. Miller High School in May 2010, and began her studies at Troy University that same year after being awarded the Troy University Chancellor’s Award. Miranda has been a member of the Sound of the South Color Guard for three consecutive years and is currently the Color Guard Captain. She has worked with several organizations and campaigns on the Troy campus and enjoys being an actively involved student. Miranda will graduate in 2014 and hopes to use her degree to accomplish her dream of starting her own successful business.

Torrian Jamar Davis is a Senior History Major with a minor in Leadership Studies at Troy University. After finishing his studies at Troy University, Torrian plans to attend The University of Chicago where he will matriculate into the Physical Therapy program. He is a native of the great city of Mobile, Alabama. Torrian is currently employed at Troy Elementary, where he serves as a teacher’s aide and office assistant. He currently serves as Vice President of 101 E.L.I.T.E Men, is a Chairperson for the Relay for Life program at Troy University, and a mentor to his fellow Trojans. Torrian is a constant community service volunteer and is a firm believer that life isn’t measured by what you do for yourself, but what you do for others.

Matt Dobson is a junior from Crestview, Florida, and is currently on the Millennium Scholarship majoring in Psychology with a minor in Leadership Studies. He is the former Vice-President of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He has been involved in a wide range of organizations such as Freshman Forum, Trojan Ambassadors, PsyChi, Momentum ministries, and is also a member at Southside Baptist Church in Troy. During his summers he has served with Student Life summer camps where he has come into contact with thousands of students and has had the opportunity to share the Love of Christ with them. Matt will be graduating in December 2013 with a 3.8 GPA. After graduation, Matt will attend Southeastern Theological Seminary where he will work to receive his Master of Divinity.

Cody Farrill is a graduate of A. Crawford Mosley High School in Panama City, Florida. He was recently elected SGA President with his term beginning in April 2013. He is a Senior Millennium Scholar minoring in Leadership Studies and majoring in Political Science with a concentration in American Politics. While at Troy, he has served as an IMPACT New Student Orientation Leader, Freshman Forum Director, the Vice Chairman of College Republicans, Trojan Ambassador, and is currently the Vice President of Campus Activities for the Student Government Association. He is also a member of the FarmHouse Fraternity and has served as Campus and Community Relations Chairman, Philanthropy Chairman, and is currently Chapter President. He has been inducted into the Pi Sigma Alpha, The Order of Omega, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Mortar Board honor societies. Upon Graduating Summa Cum Laude from Troy, he plans to attend The University of Florida, where he will study Environmental Law and Urban Development.

Jonathan Zachary Ginyard is a 21 year-old senior at Troy University majoring in Sport and Fitness Management with a minor in Leadership Studies. He is also a native of Troy, Alabama, where he graduated from Goshen High School and has been involved with the Mentoring Matters Program, Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, and Relay for Life. At Troy University, Jonathan is a member of 101 Elite Men and the KHP Club and is employed with the university’s physical plant and the Troy Parks and Recreation Department. Upon graduation he plans to obtain a master’s degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and pursue his career in coaching and eventually become an athletic director.

Kayla Frye is a junior from Monroeville, Alabama. She is an English major with a minor in Leadership Studies and Political Science. While attending Troy University, Kayla has served as Freshman Forum Treasurer, a member of the Food Advisory Council at Troy (FACT), IMPACT Leader, Hall Ambassador, Circle K Secretary, Trojan Ambassador, and SGA Supreme Court Justice. She has also worked for Troy University's Department of Art and Design. She has received various academic awards, including the Excellence in Leadership Scholarship and Jim Stephens Foundation Scholarship. Kayla has been named to the Provost's List, Chancellor's List, and the College of Communication and Fine Arts High Honors List. Upon graduation, Kayla plans on attending law school and getting her Master's degree in English Literature studies.

Ashley Hall is a 22-year-old senior Broadcast Journalism major with a minor in Leadership Studies from Luverne, Alabama. Ashley was a very athletic student in high school, where she played basketball volleyball, softball, cheered, and ran track. Ashley graduated with honors and furthered her education at Troy University where she received a full scholarship to run track. She has been a sprinter for the Troy University’s Track and Field Team for 4 years. While getting her education and running track, Ashley has joined Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and holds the treasurer, community service, and step coordinator positions. Even though it may seem like Ashley is a very busy woman, she has also been a part of the 3.0 Club at Troy University many semesters.

Hayley Hinote is a junior from Pace, FL. She is a Millennium scholar, pursing a degree in Human Resource Management and a double minor in Leadership Studies and Broadcast Journalism. Hayley currently serves as the National Panhellenic President, Trojan Ambassador, Resident Assistant of Pace Hall, sister of Chi Omega sorority and member of Order of Omega. At Troy she has served as the Career and Personal Development Chair for her sorority, the Vice President of the National Panhellenic Council, a SGA Senator, founder of the Food Advisory Council, and member of Freshman Forum. Hayley believes in life-long learning and giving and strives to uphold these beliefs daily. After Troy, Hayley plans to earn her MBA, and after begin a career as a Human Resource Manager for a Fortune 500 company.

Vallon Victoria Holley was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, and grew up in Mobile, Alabama as an only child raised by her mother. In her twenty-three years of life, Vallon has become a very accomplished young woman. In high school she was always an honor roll student and was an active member of various clubs, such as S.A.D.D., S.A.V.E. and H.O.S.A. She was also an active student in her high school’s J.R.O.T.C program. Vallon graduated from high school in 2007 and enlisted in the United States Air Force Reserve in May of 2009. In 2010 she enrolled in Troy University where she is an active student. Vallon is a member of the NAACP, UAC and Psi Chi psychology club. She spends much of her free time volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club and Sav-a-Life. She will be graduating as a Psychology major and a Leadership Studies minor in May 2013.

Jacob Isdell is a junior from Pell City, Alabama who is pursuing a minor in Leadership Studies and is currently trying to find the major that is best suited for him. He graduated with an Advanced Academic Diploma from Pell City High School in 2010. While in high school he served as vice president for the French Club and participated in Key Club. He is currently involved in Troy University’s Relay for Life where he is head of the online committee. His philosophy is to be a positive influence to which he comes in contact, and to live life to the fullest. Jacob’s goal in life is to become the best person he can be and to provide the best care for his future family.

Dwayn Jackson is a senior Criminal Justice major with a minor in Leadership Studies. Dwayn plans to work in federal law enforcement in the area of computers and cyber-crimes; and he has a deep passion for this area. Dwayn is from Baltimore, Maryland, and has lived in Texas, New Jersey, and North Dakota, but now lives in Montgomery, Alabama. He has also visited 5 different countries—Canada, Romania, Germany, Iceland, and Russia— while serving in the United States Air Force. He is a Security Forces member of the Air Force, which in the civilian world, is equivalent to a police officer. He enjoys the Air Force life and he loves to travel and meet new people from all walks of life. Dwayn’s current hobbies are to shoot weapons at a gun range, travel, and play Xbox when he has free time to enjoy these leisure activities.

Jarred Jones is a senior from Troy, Alabama, majoring Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Leadership Studies. A graduate of Charles Henderson High School, Jarred has been involved in community organizations such as the Boys and Girls club, Red Cross of Pike County, and a regular volunteer at the Colley Senior Complex. He is also involved in campus organizations such as National Association of Black Journalists, National Broadcasting Society, and has worked with Trojan Vision news. Jarred is also employed at Studio 52 here in Troy where he is an Associate Producer and an Assistant Director. After graduation, Jarred plans to obtain his masters in communication and work in the field of television and cable.

Jillian Jordan is a senior from Brewton, Alabama. Her major is Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Leadership Studies. Jillian served on the executive board for Chi Omega fraternity as New Member Educator and also served as PR and Marketing Chair. She is a Phi Theta Kappa Scholar and Leadership Scholar. She was chosen as a member of the Order of Omega Honors Society which recognizes the top three percent of Greek students. Jillian is a part of SGA where she now serves as a member of the Supreme Court. She has a heart for mission work and spreading the love of Christ. She worked as a Missions Mobilizer for Lifeway Christian Camps. She currently works part time as a News Content Consultant Specialist at WSFA 12 News in Montgomery, Alabama. Jillian enjoys spending as much time as she can with her parents, brothers and grandparents. She loves to travel and is an advocate for adventure and spontaneity. Upon graduation from Troy University, she plans to pursue a career as a reporter.

Theresa Kiernan is a junior from Bedford, New Hampshire, majoring in Communications with a double minor in Leadership Studies and Spanish. She received the honor of being named Troy University's Outstanding Freshman of the Year in 2010/11 and is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society and Who’s Who of Troy. Theresa is active in the Catholic Newman Center where she currently serves as the President. She is also the co-founder and vice president of the Trojan Swing Dance Club. Theresa received the Millennium Scholarship and has maintained a spot on the Chancellor’s list throughout her college career. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Troy University, Theresa hopes to use the skills she has acquired to serve in ministry and leadership.

Amber Mahand is a senior Health and Human Service Major from Birmingham, Alabama, with a minor in Leadership Studies. Upon graduation in July, she plans to attend grad school and pursue a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology. Her goal is to work with young children who have communication disorders. Amber began her journey at Troy University in the fall of 2009 with a Leadership Scholarship. She has been an active member of the Troy University Gospel Choir and has served as the Public Relations Chair. Amber is a co-founder of the Miss Elite Society and served as the Community Service Chair. She currently serves as the Vice President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Amber is also on the campus and faculty involvement committee for Relay for Life.

Jessi Meeks is a senior Criminal Justice major and Leadership Studies minor from Elberta, Alabama. She spends her summers working as a manager at Waterville, USA. Her school time is filled with being a student worker to the Troy University Registrar, Vickie Miles. Jessi is an active member of Alpha Phi Sigma, the criminal justice honor society. She is also a member of Lambda Alpha Epsilon and the Pre-Law Society. Upon graduation, Jessi plans to pursue her Juris Doctorate degree has already received scholarship offers from two outstanding schools of law. Her passion is juvenile justice and family law. She cannot wait to see what her future will hold. Jessi is thankful to all who have been a part of her journey thus far as a Troy Trojan!

Ryan Murchison is a senior from Pensacola, Florida, majoring in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security and a minor in Leadership Studies. Ryan is a 2007 graduate of Pensacola Catholic High School where, upon graduation, he received the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship. At Troy University, Ryan found a second home when entering the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps of Detachment 017 on Campus. Ryan has held multiple positions within the AFROTC to include Physical Fitness Officer, Flight Commander, and now currently serves as the Detachment Cadet Commander. After graduation in May of this year, Ryan will continue his journey in the Air Force as a Space and Missile Officer while continuing to further his education. After he retires from the Air Force, Ryan hopes to work with Federal Law Enforcement.

Tram Ngoc Nguyen is a junior Accounting major. She was the delegate of Vietnam in JENESYS (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for students and Youth). After she graduated from Le Quy Don Gifted High School, she attended Troy University in Fall 2010 with the Chancellor's Scholarship. She has been very active in the International Program as a tutor in English at the Second Language Center, Social Activities Chair in International Students Cultural Organization (ISCO), and as a Representative of the International Program in the University Activities Council. She is a student in the Honors Program, member of the Accounting Society, member of Circle K International, recipient of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, and will be initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa. She is trying to maintain her 4.0 GPA until graduation, take the CPA Exam, and apply for employment with one of the Big Four accounting firms.

Carter Pierce is a junior from Pensacola, Florida, pursuing a major in Business Finance and a minor in Leadership Studies. In 2010, Carter graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, and arrived at Troy University as a recipient of an Opportunity Scholarship. He has been involved in many organizations at Troy, including Freshman Forum, Student Government Association, University Activities Council, Baptist Campus Ministries, and Omicron Delta Kappa. He has served as the President of Residence Hall Association, Vice President of Finance for Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, and a Resident Assistant. He was also selected for Who’s Who Among Students of American Universities and Colleges in 2012. Upon graduating with honors, Carter plans to obtain a Master’s degree in Business Management and later become a Chief Financial Officer.

Courtney Ranes is a senior at Troy University. She came from Henderson, North Carolina, to pursue a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics on a Millennium Scholarship. She is in the Air Force ROTC Program as well as the Honors Program. Courtney is the president of the Square Root of C Math Club as well as an active member of the University Honors Society. Courtney is a member of Pi Mu Epsilon and works as a tutor and lab administrator for the Computer Science department. After graduation, Courtney will enter the United States Air Force as a Second Lieutenant in the field of Cyberspace Operations. While in the United States Air Force, she plans to continue her education by completing a Master's degree in Computer Science.

Jaquon Robinson is a senior student athlete at Troy University. He is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Leadership Studies. Jaquon initially attended USAFA after graduating from high school in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed one year at the Academy before transferring to Troy University and becoming a member of the Trojan football team for three years in a row. Jaquon has maintained a 3.0 GPA at Troy. He expects to graduate in May 2013, and after graduation he has aspirations of becoming a professional football coach, player, an executive chef, and an executive coach among other things.

Tiffany T. Slater is a junior from Columbus, Georgia, majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Leadership Studies. Tiffany attended Shaw High School and graduated with honors in 2010. While attending Troy University, Tiffany has been active on campus, as well as in the community. She is the Vice President of the University Activities Council, Public Relations chair of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Vice President of the M.I.S.S. Elite Society, a delegate for the National Pan-Hellenic Council, a member of the Mu Alpha chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and a member of the Troy Track & Field team. Tiffany has maintained a 3.7 GPA, and after graduation she plans to obtain her Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology.

Parker Smith, a 20-year-old senior at Troy University, graduated with honors from Pike Liberal Arts School in Troy. In high school, Parker was part of two state championship football teams and was voted the team’s most valuable offensive lineman. Some other high school awards include: Mentoring Matters Most Influential Mentor, Fellowship of Christian Athletes “Athlete of the Year” and the 2010 J.O. “Tip” Colley Award, given annually to Pike County’s most outstanding Scholastic Christian Athlete. Parker is a Broadcast Journalism major with minors in Mathematics and Leadership Studies. He is a Chancellor’s Scholarship who is involved in many organizations including Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, ODK, IFC, NBS, Who's Who among Students in American Universities & Colleges, Troy Trojan Vision News, and the Student Government Association, where he serves as Vice President of Legislative Affairs. Parker loves to go on mission trips to spread the word of God. Last summer he went to Zambia, and this spring break he will be going to Argentina.

Adrian Tatum was born to Harold and Leletta Tatum in Honolulu, Hawaii, on February 29, 1992. She has an older brother Alexander Tatum, 25. The majority of her childhood was spent in Montgomery, AL where she graduated from Booker T. Washington Magnet High School. She now attends Troy University majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Leadership Studies. She is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. She has been crowned first runner up Miss Xi Beta 2012, Miss Congeniality, and People’s Choice in the Miss Black and Gold Pageant. Upon graduation, Adrian will receive her commission into the United States Air Force through TROY’s AFROTC Detachment 017. As a member of the Air Force, Adrian Tatum plans to further develop the leadership skills she obtained through AFROTC and her Leadership minor at Troy University.

Chastan Thomas is a senior from Phenix City, Alabama, majoring in Criminal Justice, with a concentration in Homeland Security, and a minor in Leadership Studies. Chastan uses his leadership studies as he manages several businesses in Troy, Alabama. At TROY, Chastan has been a member of Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society, and a member of Lambda Alpha Epsilon American Criminal Justice Association. Chastan has also served as Vice President of the Pre-Law Organizational Society, Vice President Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, and President of the Philosophy Organizational Society. Upon graduation, Chastan plans to pursue a professional graduate degree in law. In the future, he looks forward to attaining his own law firm in the state of Alabama.

Emily Thomasson is a junior Accounting major from Andalusia, Alabama. She graduated at the top of her class at Straughn High School in 2010, where she was involved in Student Government Association, Envirobowl, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Relay for Life, and majorette captain. She is attending Troy on the Chancellor’s Scholarship, and maintains a 3.76 GPA. Emily is a member of the University Honors Program, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Troy Accounting Society, and also serves as Treasurer for the University Honors Alliance. She has also recently become a student member of the American Institute of CPAs and of the Alabama Society of CPAs. Emily hopes to graduate with Magna Cum Laude honors and to have a career that is challenging yet fulfilling.

Kyle Thommesen is a Junior Marketing major in Troy’s Sorrell College of Business. He is a Millennium Scholar and will graduate in May 2014. Kyle is an Honors student. He was the recipient of the Emma Coburn Norris Peak Award for Freshman Honor’s Scholar of the Year in 2011. Along with the Honors program, he has also been a member of Troy University’s Men’s Golf team for three years. Not only does the Men’s golf team have the highest team GPA on campus, but it was also recognized as having one of the top 12 golf team GPA’s in the country in 2012. Kyle Thommesen is on the Student Advisory Board for the Manuel Johnson Center for Political Economy.

William Thompson is a junior at Troy University, pursuing a degree in Political Science with a minor in Leadership Studies. A native of Montgomery, Alabama, William is formerly a member of the Troy University men’s golf team, and the Student Government Association Supreme Court. In February 2012, William was elected SGA President by his peers, and will serve in that capacity until April of 2013. William, a Chancellor’s Scholar, maintains a 3.8 GPA at Troy. Additionally, he has served in numerous different political campaigns, including Bradley Byrne’s gubernatorial campaign, and Martha Roby’s campaign for the District 2 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. After graduation from Troy, William plans to attend law school either at the University of Alabama, or Cumberland School of Law.

Summer Wells is a senior from Dothan, Alabama who is majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Leadership Studies. Summer is a graduate of Dothan Christian Academy and continued her education at Wallace Community College in Dothan where she received the Cunningham Scholarship for classical piano. She is a Leadership and Phi Theta Kappa Scholar, as well as a member of Lambda Pi Eta and Omicron Delta Kappa honors societies. Summer was also selected for Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Summer is the vice president of the Communications Club, and the Founder and President of Troy’s Stella’s Voice on Campus. She has worked for Troy University’s Admissions department and given many tours to prospective students. Summer intends to continue her education through attending Asbury Theological Seminary.

Patrick Stephen Williamson is a Senior Risk Management & Insurance major with a minor in Leadership Studies from Birmingham, Alabama. He is a Leadership Scholar that has served in many leadership roles. He has been an SGA Senator since the fall of 2012 and served as the president of the Pre-Law Society since the fall of 2011. As a member of Farm House fraternity, he served in various positions, including Assistant Recruitment chair from 2009 – 2011, and Social Chairman from 2010 – 2011. Recently he was selected for the Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities and has served as an executive member of Trojan Ambassadors since the fall of 2012. He is heavily involved with many community venues, including the First Baptist Church of Troy, and has been serving as a head coach for Upward Basketball since fall 2011.

Tim Winters is a senior from Pace, Florida, majoring in History, with a minor in Leadership Studies. During high school, Tim served on staff for many youth events through the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, even serving as the Shepherd for the first junior high event in almost four years. Tim is a recipient of the Chancellor's Scholarship Award as well as the 2011-2012 Colonial Dames of America Outstanding Paper Award. Tim has held many leadership roles during his time at Troy University, including two terms as Vice President of Phi Alpha Theta, Technological Editor for The Alexandrian, President of the Troy University Philosophy Society, 2012 Mission Chair for the Troy University Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM), and as Senior Counselor in Charge of Music at Camp Beckwith in Fairhope, Alabama.

Nichole Woodburn is a senior at Troy University. She came to Troy on a Chancellor's Scholarship and is majoring in English and minoring in history. Nichole's family traveled alongside her father's army career before settling in Dothan, Alabama, where she attended high school. She is currently the president of Phi Alpha Theta, Queen of Medieval Club, and an editor of The Alexandrian, Troy's first historical journal. Outside of school, Nichole works as a barista at Barnes and Noble and tutors for the athletic department. Post-graduation, Nichole plans to achieve her law degree.

2012 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Students

2012 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Students Group Photo

Hunter Beck is a senior from Brantley, Alabama, majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a contract in Public Relations and a minor in Leadership Studies. Hunter is a 2008 graduate of Brantley High School where the faculty named him "Good Citizenship Boy of 2008." At TROY, Hunter has been a member of the "Sound of the South" marching band for three years, a brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia social music fraternity, a member of Collegiate Singers, the Advertising and Public Relations Society, the National Broadcasting Society, the Palladium yearbook staff, Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, and he also serves as a Trojan Ambassador. He is a recipient of the J.H. and Winnie T. Hollis Foundation scholarship and receives a full tuition scholarship for his work with the Palladium. After graduation, Hunter plans to have an exciting career in Broadcast Journalism or Public Relations.

Caroline Blaylock is a senior from Jemison, Alabama. Her major is Human Resource Management with a minor in Leadership Studies. Caroline served as Panhellenic Delegate for Chi Omega Fraternity this past year. She also served Chi Omega as director of Campus Activities. Caroline was the director of Greek Week for Troy University her junior year. Her sophomore year, Caroline was chosen by the president of SGA to be the Director of Special Events for Troy University. She was a member of Freshman Forum. After graduation, Caroline plans to pursue a professional graduate degree in law with hopes of becoming a prosecutor for the state of Alabama.

Rashad Carswell is a senior from Troy, Alabama, currently majoring in Mathematics with a minor in English. A graduate of Charles Henderson High School, Rashad is very active in weightlifting and enjoying life. He is a member of the University Honors Alliance and the Computer Science club. After graduation, Rashad plans to do graduate work in the field of mechanical engineering. He is also a Chancellor's scholar.

Ashton Conley is a sophomore from Fyffe, Alabama, pursuing a major in biomedical sciences with a minor in Leadership Studies. Graduating as valedictorian from Fyffe High School, Ashton came to Troy University on both a Chancellor's scholarship and a music scholarship. She is a member of the Sound of the South marching band along with other concert bands on campus. Ashton will soon be applying for a respiratory therapy program in hopes of becoming a respiratory therapist in order to help children who suffer with asthma like she did as a child. She will use her leadership skills learned here at Troy to become the best respiratory she can be and one day have her own practice of respiratory care.

Kaitlin Conway is a senior Political Science major, with a concentration in International Politics, and a minor in Leadership Studies. Kaitlin is a Leadership Scholarship recipient and President of the Political Science Club. She is also an active member of the International Student Cultural Organization and a Conversation Partner with international students. In the past, Kaitlin has been a member of the Traffic Appeals Committee, Student Government Association's Senate, and the Sound of the South's Color guard. She participated in the Confucius Institute's trip to China this summer and spent last semester in Ghent, Belgium on a study abroad. Upon graduation, Kaitlin hopes to continue her studies pursuing a graduate degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. In the future, she looks forward to a career in the American Foreign Service as a Public Diplomacy Officer.

Kyle Crabtree is a senior from Dadeville, Alabama, majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Leadership Studies. He is currently the Inter-fraternal Council representative to the University Activities Council as well as a Chancellor Scholar. He is also a member of many other organizations at Troy University including GAMMA, Momentum Ministries, Order of Omega Honor Society, and Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society. He has served as the president of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, president of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Speaker of the House for the House of Representatives and holds honors such as Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and past Troy University Outstanding Freshman of the Year. In 2111, Kyle was selected at Troy University's prestigious Washington Center Scholarship to Intern in the Nation's Capital. After graduation Kyle will be a Leadership Consultant with the Alpha Tau Omega National Fraternity where he intends to work before pursuing a Masters of Business Administration later in life.

Candace Crook is a senior from Bay Minette, Alabama, majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Leadership Studies. She graduated from Baldwin County High school where she was a member of the marching band, Future Business Leaders of America, and vice president of her senior class. After high school Candace attended Faulkner State Community College, where she graduated in 2010 with a Associate's in Science degree. At TROY, Candice is a member of Alpha Phi Sigma criminal justice honor society, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated, and Trojan Ambassadors. Upon graduation from TROY Candace plans to attend law school at the University of North Carolina with the aim of becoming a prosecutor.

Ben Culverhouse is a junior from Montgomery, Alabama, and is currently on the Chancellor's Award Scholarship majoring in Psychology with a minor in Leadership Studies. Ben attended Enterprise High School and graduated with honors in 2009. Ben is an active member of Troy's psychology club, Psi Lambda, and is also a mentor at the Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center. Ben hopes to graduate in 2013 and then move on to pursue a Master's degree in Counseling. Ben truly hopes to learn and understand more about what it takes to become a strong motivator, hope-instilling servant leader, and loving Christian while at Troy University and contribute as much as he can to others as a counselor and as a person.

Chelsea Dempsey is a senior at Troy University pursuing a degree in Psychology with a minor in Leadership Studies. She was Salutatorian of her class at New Brockton High School in 2009. She holds a Chancellor's Award Scholarship and is vice president of Psi Chi/Psi Lambda. Chelsea recently interned at the Pike Regional Child Advocacy/Family Resource Center, and is currently the student coordinator of the mentoring program. She has presented poster sessions at regional and state conferences and coordinated the 5th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Vigil. Chelsea will graduate in May and will go on to obtain a doctorate in Clinical Child Psychology. She plans to become a Play Therapist and Forensic Interviewer.

John Duncan is a junior from Sarasota, Florida, who is majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Leadership Studies. John has served as Sergeant-at-Arms and Recruitment Chair for Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and served on the Finance committee for the Troy University Freshman Forum. John has also served as Vice President for the Inter Fraternity Council and is a member of Order of Omega, GAMMA, Troy's Lion's Club and Habitat for Humanity. He is a recent recipient of Who's Who among American College students and Universities award and was pleased to be selected as a Troy Impact Leader in 2010. After graduation, John plans to pursue his goal of working for a specialized service of the government protecting our country as a servant leader working with either the CIA or Federal Bureau of Investigation in a leadership role so that he may make a difference and save lives.

Caroline Edmonds is a junior from Morris Alabama, who is in the Honors Program and Majoring in Political Science with an American Politics Concentration and a minor in Leadership Studies. She graduated from Mortimer Jordan High School and became a recipient of the Chancellor's Scholarship. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Academic Fraternity in the field of music for women, where she is currently the Fraternity Educator Committee Head. She is also involved in many student organizations on campus including Circle K and Troy University College Republicans. She also holds the position of Relay for Life Chair in the University Honors Alliance and is the current Secretary of the Political Science Club. She is a regular member of the Wesley Foundation. In 2010, she received the Emma Coburn Norris PEAK Award and last summer she was selected as one of only three young leaders to represent TROY at the Leading Edge Institute, a program focused on the betterment of women in Alabama. Caroline's plans are to obtain a Master's and Doctorate degree in Political Science and teach at the University level.

Laura Fletcher is a Junior from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, pursuing a major in Human Services and a minor in Leadership Studies. A graduate from Northside High School, Laura came to Troy on a Leadership Scholarship and works in the Office of Leadership Development. She has held positions such as Secretary of Freshman Forum, Senator in the Student Government Association, and Co-Director for the International Student Forum. She currently serves as a Trojan Ambassador. Last summer Laura was selected as one of only three young leaders to represent TROY at the Leading Edge Institute, a program focused on the betterment of women in Alabama. Laura plans to pursue a master's degree to serve in any capacity to better the lives of orphaned and foster children.

Josiah Haggins is a senior from Atlanta, Georgia, pursing a major in Criminal Justice with a minor in Leadership Studies. A graduate from Lithonia High school, Josiah came to Troy University with a plan to excel in all his academics. He is a member of Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity Inc., where he serves as president of the Nu Chronicles Chapter After graduation, Josiah plans to work in the field of corrections and spread the Gospel.

Skye Hamilton is a senior from Abingdon, Maryland, pursuing a major in Psychology with a minor in Leadership Studies. A graduate of Joppatowne High School, Skye came to Troy with many leadership skills due to her active role in the Student Government Association and Peer Helper group at her high school. She is currently an active member of her church as well as the Circle K organization. After graduation, Skye plans to join the workforce to fund her way through graduate school, with hopes of becoming a marriage and family therapist.

Savannah Elise Harrison is a senior from Brewton, Ala., who is majoring in Print Journalism and minoring in Creative Writing at Troy University. She is a graduate of T.R. Miller High School where she was a member of Scholars Bowl, Yearbook, the National Honors Society and the dual enrollment program. At Troy, she has maintained a high GPA and developed a professional work ethic. She is a Chancellor's scholar as well as a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, Lambda Pi Eta, the Honors Program, and Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Savannah has played an active role in Troy University's student newspaper, The Tropolitan, throughout her college career; she has served as Staff Writer, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor and currently holds the position of Editor-in-Chief. She intends to pursue a master's degree after graduating in May.

Tyler Hatcher is a junior from Birmingham, Alabama majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a contract in Advertising and a Leadership Studies minor. He also works several hours each week in the Office of Leadership Development. After graduating from Clay-Chalkville High School in Pinson, Alabama, Tyler came to Troy University as a leadership scholar. Tyler has been an active student on Troy University's campus taking membership in organizations including Freshman Forum, the Student Government Association, and Troy University's news station, TrojanVision, as well as the Trojan Ambassador Association. During his sophomore year, Tyler was selected co-director of Freshman Forum. Furthermore, Tyler received the Student Government Association Foundation Scholarship for his work with the organization. After graduation Tyler plans to pursue a career in marketing and advertising. After a few years in the career world, Tyler hopes to go to graduate school and receive a master's degree for marketing.

Sarah Hutto is a senior Graphic Design major from Calera, Alabama. Sarah's experience in leadership has ranged from being captain of the Sound of the South dance team her sophomore year to being the Arts and Entertainment editor for the student newspaper, The Tropolitan. Sarah also demonstrates peer collaboration as a tutor at the Troy University Writing Center, where she works to aid students in their pursuits at better writing. In 2010, Sarah interned at Willow House (previously Southern Living at Home) as a resident graphic designer. This experience opened the door for her professional career, and she looks forward to spending her life doing what she loves: designing, leading, and learning.

Trimaine Irby is a senior from Enterprise, Alabama, pursuing a major in print journalism with a minor in Leadership Studies. A graduate of Enterprise High School, Trimaine came to Troy in hopes of mastering the craft of becoming a better writer, but has also enjoyed learning the broadcast aspect of the journalism field as well. While not an active member of the Trojan Vision team, Trimaine does, however, help anchor a church-based Teen Talk show that broadcasts on Troy cable. Following graduation, Trimaine plans to move to a bigger city in hopes of writing for a magazine and, also, plans to push and promote his Faded Ink brand (i.e., his personal blog, YouTube show, etc.) to bigger and better heights.

Quinita Jackson is a junior from Oxford, Alabama, majoring in Accounting with a minor in Leadership Studies. In 2009, Quinita graduated from Oxford High School as number 7 in her class of 250. At TROY, Quinita is a Leadership Scholar and she works in the office of Leadership Development. She is involved in many organizations on campus including Vice President of Community Service for Phi Gamma Nu Business Fraternity, The Accounting Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and the Trojan Ambassador Association. While at TROY, she has been on the Student Government Association Supreme Court, the University Activities Council, and Freshman Forum. Last summer she was selected as one of only three young leaders to represent TROY at the Leading Edge Institute, a program focused on the betterment of women in Alabama. While at TROY, she has maintained a 3.8 GPA. After graduating in May of 2013, Quinita plans to obtain a Master's degree in Accounting and later become a Chief Financial Officer.

Carri Johnson is a senior from Opelika, Alabama, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Leadership Studies. Carri is a fourth year Trojan Opportunity scholar and is currently serving as an Associate Justice for the Troy University Supreme Court. She is an active member in Kappa Delta Sorority and has served in organizations such as the Political Science Club where she was Public Relations chair and served on the Publicity committee for the Student Government Association. Carri has worked on several political campaigns such as Bradley Byrnes for Governor and Martha Roby for Congress. Carri had the distinguished honor of traveling to Washington, DC this past summer to serve as a Congressional intern in Congressmen Martha Roby's office after working to get her elected. Carri will graduate in May, and will attend the University of Mississippi Law School where she plans to obtain her Juris Doctorate. Carri has a passion for both campaign work and litigation, and has hopes of returning to Washington to continue her campaign work before settling down in the South to practice law as a prosecutor.

Tyler Johnson is a senior from Plains, Georgia, who is majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Leadership Studies and Music. A graduate of Americus-Sumter High School, Tyler came to Troy on a band scholarship to march in the Sound of the South. He is currently a member of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. After graduation, Tyler plans to commission as a Second Lieutenant and pursue a career in intelligence. Through the Air Force he plans to further his leadership capabilities and knowledge while serving those in which he is appointed to lead.

Lynsi Lewis is a senior, completing her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Spanish. Lynsi graduated as Valedictorian from Enterprise High School in Enterprise, Alabama, and was rewarded with the Millennium Scholarship from Troy University. In the past four years, she has served in many organizations including Freshman Forum, Student Government Association, as a Trojan Ambassador, and on the University Activities Council. She has also been inducted into various honor fraternities: Alpha Lambda Delta, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, and Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society. Lynsi was elected president of Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society in 2010. She was also selected as Who's Who Among Students of American Universities and Colleges in 2011. In 2011, Lynsi was awarded with Phi Kappa Phi's outstanding senior for obtaining the highest senior GPA. Upon graduating with honors, Lynsi plans to attend medical school in the fall of 2012, where she will earn a Doctorate of Medicine.

Robyn Lowe is a senior at Troy University, pursuing a bachelor's degree in Chemistry with a minor in Psychology. Though she was born in Memphis, Tennessee, Robyn spent most of her childhood moving because of her father's job. After coming to Troy on the Millennium Scholarship, Robyn has been active in organizations across campus, serving as Vice President of Chemistry Club and President of College Republicans, Mortar Board, and the University Honors Alliance. Robyn was also elected to Who's Who Among Students at American Colleges and Universities. She is a teaching assistant for the Chemistry Department on campus and is also a math instructor at Pike Liberal Arts School. The youngest of eleven children, whose ages span from 21 to 53, Robyn values family above all else. In April 2011, after nine months of RCIA classes, Robyn converted to Catholicism. Eight months later, she married AJ Lowe, and they currently serve on the leadership team for the Newman Center.

Forrest McDaniel graduated as Valedictorian from Slocomb High School in Slocomb, Alabama. He is a senior attending Troy on the Millennium Scholarship. In addition to majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Mathematics, Forrest is also working on completing the Honors Program here at Troy. In his sophomore year, Forrest became a founding member of the Computer Science Club and was also elected as the club's first president. Upon graduation, Forrest intends to pursue a career in software engineering while leaving the possibility of pursuing a graduate degree open.

Marianna Mykhaylyuk is an exchange student from Lviv, Ukraine. Marianna is a student in Lviv State Ivan Franko University in Ukraine where she is getting her master's degree in German Studies and Education. She won a full scholarship in the field of International Relations through the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Eurasia and Central Asia 2011-2012, sponsored by The US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Culture Affairs. She is currently Vice-President of International Student Culture Organization (ISCO) at Troy University. In 2010 she was a President of the NGO "Institute of Ukrainian Studies" (Lviv, Ukraine) and member of EYP-Ukraine (European Youth Parliament). After receiving her master's degree, Marianna Mykhaylyuk plans to hold a leadership role in government, presenting interests of Ukraine at the International level.

Gordon Miller is a senior Music Education major and Leadership Studies minor from Atmore, Alabama. After graduating in 2009 as the salutatorian from Baldwin County High School, Gordon came to Troy University on a Chancellor's Scholarship as well as a band scholarship. In high school, he was a member of the National Honor Society as well as captain of the Varsity Scholar's Bowl team. At Troy, he is a member of the renowned "Sound of the South" marching band, an active member of the Troy University trumpet studio, and Treasurer of the newly forming organization on campus, Students for Liberty. Upon completing his studies at Troy University, Gordon plans on continuing his education at Florida State University where he intends to work on his master's degree and doctorate in the field of Musicology.

Frederick Moore Jr. is a senior from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who is majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Leadership Studies. Frederick is a member of Omega Psi Phi Inc. at Troy University and also he is involved in NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), University Activity Council, Habitat for Humanity, Campus Outreach, Big Brother Big Sister program, and the Get Fit Kid campaign in Troy. Frederick plans to graduate in December 2012 and begin his career in the public school system as a Mathematics educator and a high school football coach. Wherever he is, Frederick plans to continuing his serving his community through empowering the youth and creating successful avenues for individuals to follow.

Melanie Newman is a senior from Woodstock, Georgia, pursuing a major in Broadcast Journalism with a contract in Sports Information and a minor in Leadership Studies. A graduate of Etowah High School, Melanie came to Troy on the Chancellor's academic scholarship and has made the Provost's List for two years. She is currently the president of the National Broadcast Society, a Trojan Ambassador, a distinguished member of Alpha Epsilon Rho (broadcast journalism honors fraternity), a member of Troy Sports Media Relations, and a Diamond Dolls group leader. After graduation, Melanie plans to become a sportscaster for a major media affiliate broadcasting live play-by-play and color commentary.

Michael Patrick is a senior from Wetumpka, Alabama, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Leadership Studies. He is an Eagle Scout from Troop 307 of Montgomery. He has experience as a shift manager, as well as work experience at the Foundation for Moral Law with former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. He is a Chancellor's Scholar and maintains a 3.9 GPA. He is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha honor societies. He is also member of the Troy University Political Science Club, where he serves as a public relations officer. After graduating from Troy, he plans to attend graduate school and eventually work for the State of Alabama to become an Alabama Legislator and United States Senator with an emphasis on promoting a free market economy and limited government.

Drew Pendergrass graduated as Valedictorian from Wicksburg High School in Wicksburg, Alabama, where he was a member of many service organizations and the concert and marching bands. He is a senior majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish and is part of the Honors Program offered at Troy University. Drew, who is attending Troy as a Millennium Scholar, is serving his second year as Treasurer for the Troy University chapter of Circle K International. He has also been a part of the choral and theatre programs on campus. Upon graduation in May from Troy University, Drew plans to attend law school, most likely in New York, and pursue a career in criminal law. Drew believes that a leader must serve first and be willing to do the same things he/she asks of others.

Reid Potts graduated from Abbeville Christian Academy in 2008. Hailing from Dothan, Alabama, and by way of the Chancellor's Scholarship, he is now a senior at Troy University working on a major in English with possibly a minor in Chinese. Reid is also fortunate enough to receive money from the reservation to which his father belongs. Reid has written for the student newspaper, The Tropolitan and helped found the Manga Club. In spring of 2011, Reid was inducted into the honor society Phi Kappa Phi and is now contemplating what to do after graduation.

Shadoe Punzel is a senior Sports & Fitness Management major with an Exercise Science minor. Originally from Elkhart, Indiana; his family relocated to Cleveland, Alabama in 2003. Shadoe was homeschooled for most of his life but graduated from Cleveland High School. Shadoe is a Millennium scholar and was selected to the University Honors Program. Shadoe serves as the Social and Philanthropy Chair of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity; where he previously served as Treasurer and two years as President. He serves as Secretary of the KHP Club, Co-Greek Chair of Circle K International, and was a delegate on the Inter-fraternity Council for three years. He has been initiated into the Order of Omega society and Phi Epsilon Kappa professional fraternity. His exemplary leadership led him to be named to Troy University's Who's Who in 2010 and to his selection as an IMPACT Orientation Leader in 2011. He works as an Intern in the Exercise Physiology Lab and plans to pursue a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology following his graduation this May.

Kari Elizabeth Regehr graduated in 2009 from Covington Academy, Alabama. She is a junior at Troy University, with a Gregory-Glenn Riley Scholarship, and majoring in Psychology and with a minor in Leadership Studies. She has served her University as the President of The Wesley Foundation, the PR Chairwoman of the Computer Science Club, and the PR Chairwoman of Die deutsche Gesellschaft (DDG—The German Society). After graduation from Troy University, Kari plans to pursue a master's degree and become a Child Psychiatrist and serve abused families. Kari believes leadership is most effective when delivered through selfless service; that's the kind of leader Kari will strive to be.

Tia Shallow is a junior from Pace, FL pursuing a degree in Biology Education. As a Millennium Scholar, Tia has sought to actively contribute to TROY through her involvement in numerous organizations including Chi Omega, SGA, Trojan Ambassador, Roteract, and Campus Outreach. She has served in a number of leadership roles, including her current positions of Alumni Relations Director for Chi Omega, Secretary of Roteract and SGA Vice President of Legislative Affairs. Through Campus Outreach Tia is learning how to better invest her life into women so that together they may learn to better glorify God and labor for His kingdom. The crux of her beliefs is that life should be one of service. She hopes to initially teach in an inner city, providing quality science education to students growing up in poverty, as well as playing her part to reduce racial hostilities.

Tierney Starks is a senior from Elba, Alabama, who is majoring in Social Work with a minor in Leadership Studies. Tierney is a 2008 graduate of Elba High School where she was a member of the Beta Club, Ambassadors, Journalism Staff, Girl Scouts, Marching and Symphony Bands, Key Club, and was an office of her graduating class. Tierney was selected as a Who's Who Among American High School Students. Tierney is a Leadership Scholar and has been a member of the Troy University Gospel Singers, African American Alliance, Circle K, and is currently the President of Sigma Alpha Sigma. She is also in the United States Air Force R.O.T.C. program here at Troy. Aside from school, she is a member of a gospel singing group called The Spiritual Soul Sisters. After graduation, Tierney plans to pursue her Masters degree in Social Work at The University of Alabama, with the ultimate goal of being a Medical Social Worker and a Marriage Counselor.

Courtney Steele is a senior from Tuskegee, Alabama majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a Leadership Studies minor at Troy University. Courtney is a profound member of the National Broadcast Society and a two-year reporter and on-air anchor for Troy University's nightly news show, TrojanVision. Courtney currently serves as student news director for TrojanVision, treasurer for Lambda Pi Eta, the communications honor society, as well as treasurer for the Troy University campus chapter for the Habitat for Humanity. During Courtney's time at Troy University, she has maintained a 3.8 GPA. After graduation, Courtney plans to obtain her Masters in Communication and pursue her broadcast journalism career by working for a local television station.

Robert Stoker is a senior Accounting major with a minor in Leadership Studies, and he is a recipient of the Chancellor's Award Scholarship. A dual US and UK citizen, he moved to Ft. Rucker Alabama at the age of ten and considers Alabama as much a home as England. Robert is an ASE certified automotive technician and holds a full-time position at Wal-Mart Logistics Distribution Center #7019. He plans to attend law school after attaining his Bachelor's degree.

Azariah Terrell is a senior from Atlanta, Georgia, who is majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Leadership Studies. Azariah is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, where he serves as keeper of Finance. Azariah serves as sergeant-at-arms, musician, and sings for Troy University Gospel Choir. He is also a member of National Association of Advanced Colored People (NAACP) and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). Azariah is a church musician for Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and World of Life Christian Center. Azariah plans to graduate in July of 2012 and after graduation, he plans on working as an on-air radio personality in Atlanta, Georgia and pursuing his acting career.

Clay Tyler is a junior at Troy University pursuing a major in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Leadership Studies. His hometown is Elkmont, AL and he attended Elkmont High School. While there he served his high school as president of the Senior Beta Club and president of Mu Alpha Theta Honors Society. Upon graduating, he was awarded the Chancellor's Scholarship to Troy University. As a freshman at Troy he was selected to be part of the Freshman Forum branch of the Student Government Association and joined the Greek system as a member of Alpha Tau Omega. His sophomore year, he served as Director of Governmental Relations for Troy University. Currently, he serves as Treasurer of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and Conference Coordinator for the Lion's Club High School Leadership Forum of Alabama. After graduating from Troy, he plans to attend graduate school to achieve a Masters in Communication and pursue a career in public relations.

Caitlin White is a senior from Jack, Alabama, pursuing a Human Services degree with a minor in Leadership Studies. She is a graduate of Zion Chapel High School where she was a member of the Beta Club, FCCLA, FCA, Drama Club, and graduated 10th in her class. Caitlin is a Leadership Scholar, works in the Office for Leadership Development, and has been very active in campus activities during her time at TROY. Caitlin is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, where she has served as Assistant Guard, and has mentored others by being a big sister. Caitlin is active in Crossroads ministries, which is a weekly worship and Bible study, and GAMMA. She also enjoys volunteering around the Pike County area, including Habitat for Humanity, Pike Manor, Colley Senior Complex, and assisting with conferences held on TROY campus. After graduating, Caitlin plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham to pursue a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy. Her future plans are to work in a Rehabilitation center where she can work with the elderly.

Jared Williams is a senior at Troy University. His major is Communication Studies with a minor in Leadership Studies. Jared is a graduate of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College where he graduated with honors as Summa Cum Laude. He served as SGA and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society President while attending community college and is still active in these organizations at Troy University. He was the co-founder of the Communications Club at Troy and currently serves as its Vice President. He is also a member of the Lambda Pi Eta National Honor Society. Jared is on the leadership team of Chi Alpha Ministries. He tries to have a servant heart in everything he does and plans to go on a mission trip to Europe this summer. He is a passionate and dedicated man who hopes to mentor others along the way. Jared looks forward to expanding his educational background with an exciting and successful career in field of Public Relations.

Jay Wise is a senior from Opp, Alabama. He graduated from Opp High School where he played football and threw for the track and field team. After high school, Jay attended Lurleen B. Wallace Community College where he served as vice president one year and president the other year of Christian Student Ministries. He was selected to be an inaugural member of Presidential Student Council. He is now attending Troy University majoring in Sports and Fitness Management and minoring in Leadership Studies. After college, Jay hopes to start working in a college athletic department and begin pursing a Masters in Athletic Administration.

Tyler Vaughn is a junior from Murphy, North Carolina, Tyler is a Millennium Scholar and is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and a minor in Leadership Studies. After his studies and research at Troy University, Tyler strives to attend medical school in hopes of becoming a doctor. He is currently a middle infielder for the Troy Trojans baseball team, who were Sun-Belt Conference Champions in 2011. Campus Outreach is a paramount part of Tyler's education and growth here at Troy, as it continues to teach him the boundless applications of discipleship, mentoring, and servant-leadership as witnessed in the gospel. Tyler is proud and thankful for the opportunities Troy has provided, and he is hopeful that his education and his experiences will allow him to inspire and influence others throughout his lifetime.

2011 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Students

2011 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Students Group Photo

Brandon Boudreaux is a senior from Auburn, Alabama, pursuing a major in broadcast journalism with a minor in Leadership studies. A graduate of Auburn High School, Brandon came to Troy on an athletic scholarship to play football for the Trojans. He is currently a member of Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity Inc., where he served as secretary and publicity chairman. After graduation, Brandon plans to become a professional athlete in football and then become an anchor for Sportscenter and pursue a career in broadcasting. His twin sister, Brittney, was in the Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Seminar last year.

Joshua Bryant is a senior from Opelika, Alabama, who is majoring in Political Science with a minor in Leadership Studies. Joshua is a Leadership Scholar and has been involved with many campus organizations while attending Troy University. He has held the positions of both President and Treasurer for FarmHouse Fraternity and is currently serving as President of the House of Representatives on campus. He has recently been tapped to become a member of the honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. Joshua is also a member of the United States Coast Guard and is enrolled in its College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative, or CSPI. After graduation, Joshua plans to pursue a professional graduate degree in law and become a part of the Coast Guard's JAG Corps.

Darin Chancellor is senior from Pottstown, Pennsylvania, who is majoring in Political Science with a minor in Leadership Studies. Darin serves as Secretary of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, is a member of the University Activities Council, and serves as a Trojan Ambassador. Upon graduation, Darin wants to go into full-time college ministry. For the past 2 summers Darin attended Summer Beach Project through Campus Outreach. While there he added to what he has learned in his leadership studies at TROY by learning how to lead as Christ led and he has been learning how to invest in other men who wish to live a life for Christ. For Darin, being a servant leader means having a burning desire and passion to serve rather than be served; that's the kind of leader Darin wants to be.

Chelsea Colvin graduated as Salutatorian from Oxford High School in Oxford, Alabama. She is a junior majoring in Accounting and with a minor in Spanish. Chelsea who is attending Troy as a Chancellor's Scholar, serves as Junior Board Representative for Circle K International and is a member of Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity. She was also a member of the 2008-2009 Freshman Forum. After graduation from Troy University, Chelsea plans to pursue a master's degree and become a Certified Public Accountant. Chelsea believes that it is much more rewarding to serve than to be served, and she seeks to do so in all areas of her life, knowing that leadership is most effective when delivered through selfless service.

Peyton Dismukes is a junior from Selma, Alabama. Her major is Broadcast Journalism with a contract in Public Relations and a minor in Leadership Studies. Peyton is a Leadership Scholar and currently serves as President of Kappa Delta Sorority where she has also held the offices of Secretary and Vice President Membership/Recruitment Chair. Peyton has served the SGA for three years as the 2008-2009 Freshman Forum Secretary and Miss Freshman Forum, 2009-2010 Freshman Forum Director, and the 2010 Homecoming Director and Senator At-Large. She was a 2009-2010 Trojan Ambassador and a 2010 Troy Fest intern. She was recently selected as a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society. Peyton hopes to, one day, have an exciting and successful career in field of Public Relations.

Adrienne Gardner is a senior from Birmingham, Alabama with a double major in Human Services and Sociology and a minor in Leadership Studies. She is a graduate of Homewood High School where she was a member of the Beta Club, Key Club, marching and symphonic bands and show choir. She was also co-founder of The Unity Club, an organization geared toward the enhancement of racial tolerance and unity at her diverse high school. Adrienne is a Leadership Scholar and has been a member of The Collegiate Singers, Troy University Gospel Singers, served as the Chaplain for the African American Alliance and is a member of Delta Epsilon Iota National Honor society; furthermore, Adrienne mentors young girls. After graduation, she plans to pursue her Masters degree in counseling at TROY, with the ultimate goal of obtaining a PhD in Sociology from Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth Garner is a senior majoring in Biomedical Sciences. Elizabeth, a graduate of Pike Liberal Arts School in Troy, is a Chancellor's Scholar and is currently the President of Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medicine Honor Society, the President of Habitat for Humanity Campus Club and the Vice-President of Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society. Previously, she has been President of the Red Cross Campus Club and the Membership and Philanthropy Coordinators in Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. Elizabeth is also researching in biology and has received a research grant from Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society. Elizabeth strives to be compassionate to all and be a Servant Leader. Upon graduating with honors, Elizabeth will be attending UAB's School of Dentistry, where she will earn a Doctorate of Dental Medicine.

Jacob Grant was born in Mobile, Alabama and attended Cottage Hill Christian Academy and graduated having been President of his class all four years. Jacob is a Chancellor's Scholar and a junior pursuing a degree in Psychology with a Leadership Studies Minor. He is a member of FarmHouse Fraternity where he has served as Treasurer and currently serves as President. He is also involved with the Student Government Association and Momentum (a student-led Sunday morning church service) Along with his involvement in organizations; he was a 2010 Impact Leader for new student orientation and currently works in the Troy University Barnes & Noble. His future plans are to continue a relationship he has with an orphanage in Guatemala, gain his Masters, and live a life of Servant Leadership.

Ashley Hayes is a senior from Jemison, Alabama majoring in Political Science with double majors in History and Leadership Studies. Ashley is a 2008 graduate of Chilton County High School where she was a member of the Student Government Association and Vice President of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. She is an Leadership Scholarship recipient, a Foundation Scholarship recipient, a member of the College Republicans, the Political Science Club and Campus Outreach. She currently works in the Office of Development. She also volunteers for the Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association. Ashley currently splits her time between her home in Jemison and her temporary home in Troy. After graduating in December of 2011, she plans to hold a leadership role in government at the state or local level.

Jacob Hulsey is a junior from Valley Grande, AL. He graduated from John T. Morgan Academy in Selma where he played football and placed third in the 3200 meter relay state track meet. Jacob is attending TROY on a Leadership Scholarship and pursuing a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Leadership Studies from Troy University. He is a member of FarmHouse Fraternity where he was elected Vice President of his pledge class and served as President of his pledge class. Jacob was selected as a member of Freshman Forum, and was a Senator for his dormitory. Jacob is now a Trojan Ambassador. His favorite pastime is the sport of Motocross racing which he and his dad participate in together. Jacob has raced in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas.

Jarrod Johnson is a senior from Ozark, Alabama—majoring in business with a concentration in Human Resource Management with a minor in Leadership Studies. Jarrod has a scholarship in TROY's Athletic Department where he works as a statistician for the volleyball and basketball teams. A graduate of Carroll High School, Jarrod was Captain of the baseball team. At TROY, Jarrod is a member of Delta Sigma Pi where he serves as Vice President of Community Service and a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity—where he serves as Treasurer; he is also a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Delta Mu Delta, and Omicron Delta Kappa. Jarrod enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time. After graduation, Jarrod plans to pursue a Masters degree in Human Resource Management.

Leanna Kennemur is a senior Biology major and Spanish minor from Florence, Alabama. Leanna graduated as Salutatorian from Wilson High School and received a Millennium Scholarship to attend Troy University. While at TROY, Leanna has held a number of leadership positions in Troy Circle K and University Honors Alliance. She is also a member in several academic organizations including Beta Beta Beta, Alpha Epsilon Delta, and the University Honors Program. Leanna is currently a student assistant in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics. After graduating in July, Leanna will attend Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University to pursue a PharmD degree in the pharmaceutical sciences. In the future, Leanna looks forward to serving the community as a clinical pharmacist.

Darreyel Laster is a junior from Pensacola, Florida, majoring in Political Science with a concentration in American Politics and taking a minor in Leadership Studies. In high school, Darreyel was drum major in the marching band, supply officer for his NJROTC unit, and President of his senior class. As a freshman at TROY, he was president of Freshman Forum and was named its Director as a sophomore. He has served two years as a Trojan Ambassador and is the newly elected SGA President. Darreyel is a member of the Pre Law Society and is active in the Baptist Campus Ministries, serving on spring break mission trips—to Peru and to the Dominican Republic. After graduation, Darreyel plans to attend law school and study Constitutional Law. Eventually, he wants to return to Florida and serve as a Statesman and hopefully eventually as Governor.

LaTyron McCall is a junior from Monroeville, Alabama, majoring in Pre-professional Biology. LaTyron is a graduate of Monroe County High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, National Beta Club, and President of his senior class. He is at the Dothan campus of TROY where he has served two years as a Trojan Ambassador, Circle K member, and is the current SGA President and a member of the Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society. When LaTyron is not busy with his commitments on campus, he lends his time and abilities in his community. He, along with several other students, volunteered at a mission house, where they served dinner to disabled, homeless people. He also participates in the Reading Is Fundamental program, where he reads to Headstart children. In 2010, LaTyron received the Excellence in Leadership and Community Service Award from Troy University. After graduation, LaTyron plans to attend medical school with aspirations of becoming an Anesthesiologist.

Aisha McClain is a senior from Grady, Alabama, majoring in Mathematics with a minor in Leadership Studies. Aisha is a graduate of Luverne High School where she was a member of Future Business Leaders of America, Health Occupations Students of America and Mu Alpha Theta Math Club. She was also active in all sports. Aisha currently works full time at "A New Beginning For You"—a local adult day care center, where she serves at the Department Head of the Alabama Cares Program for senior citizens 55 and older. She is also very active in her home church, serving as Junior Trustee, Usher Secretary, Choir Director Assistant, and as Head of the Printing Ministry. After graduation Aisha plans to move to Atlanta, Georgia to work with the Astra Zeneca Company.

John Mann is a junior at Troy University with a Print Journalism major and a Leadership Studies minor. He is a graduate of Good Hope High School in Cullman, Alabama, where he was a member of the varsity football team and the National Honor Society. John attended the University of Alabama in the fall of 2008, where he attained a 3.8 GPA and was placed on the Dean's List before transferring to Troy on a Chancellor's Scholarship. John is a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and was elected Membership Educator for 2011, as well as an Assistant Editor and Staff Writer for Troy's student newspaper, the Tropolitan. When John graduates, he wants to be an editor for a major newspaper and a writer of fiction novels.

Austin Moseris a junior majoring in Sport Management with a Leadership Studies minor. He is a graduate of Crestview High School in Crestview, Florida. While in high school he was a member of the football team and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Austin is a Leadership Scholar as well as a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity; in which he has served in various positions including: Delegate for the House of Representatives, Executive committee member, Alumni Relations officer, and Public Relations officer. Austin is also the Student Government Association representative for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and a member of the Kinesiology and Health Promotion Club. When Austin graduates, he plans on pursuing an MS degree in Sport Management.

Stephanie New is a senior from Huntsville, Alabama, majoring in European History with minors in French and Dance. While attending Grissom High School, Stephanie served as President of Images Dance Ensemble, the Student Dance Board, and Nu Delta Alpha (a national dance honor society). Stephanie is a Chancellor's scholar, member of Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, Phi Alpha Theta (the national history honor society), University Honors Program, and Mortar Board. Stephanie currently serves as Treasurer of Troy University's Repertory Dance Ensemble of which she has been a member since 2008; she is also President of the University Honors Alliance. When Stephanie graduates in May 2011 she plans to pursue a PhD in European History and hopes to serve and mentor college students as a professor.

Tyler Percy is a senior from Tonganoxie, Kansas pursuing a degree in Graphic Design with a concentration in Multimedia Design and International Studies. He recently spent 6 months living and studying in Sweden at Halmstad University. Tyler holds a Leadership Scholarship as well a departmental scholarship from the Department of Art and Design. He has won many awards for excellence in the graphic design field, in student competitions as well as in professional competitions. He is currently a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and FarmHouse Fraternity. After graduation he plans to devote his time and energy to grow his company Simple In Theory Studio (S.I.T.) which he co-founded with Aaron Johnson in 2009.

Ruzanna Pilosyan is an exchange student from Yerevan, Armenia. Ruzanna is a student in Yerevan State Linguistic University in Armenia where she is getting her bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She won a full scholarship through the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Eurasia and Central Asia 2010-2011, sponsored by The US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Culture Affairs. She is currently an active member of International Student Culture Organization (ISCO) at Troy University. In 2010 she was hostess for the annual ISCO festival in Troy campus. She held the position of Secretary for one semester in International Student Forum (ISF). After receiving her bachelor's degree Ruzanna Pilosyan plans to pursue a Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Zach Pratt is a senior from Demopolis, AL pursuing a Communication Studies degree with a Leadership Studies minor. A graduate of Demopolis High School, Zach came to school with the Chancellor's Scholarship Award. At TROY Zach has served as a Trojan Ambassador, written for The Tropolitan as a staff writer, held a couple of leadership roles on the Baptist Campus Ministry Leadership Team, and taught college Sunday School at Bush Memorial Baptist. After graduation, Zach plans to pursue a Masters of Divinity at either Southern Baptist Theological Seminary or Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and serve on the mission field as soon as possible. Zach hopes that he is able to demonstrate the values of Servant Leader of the one who said he, came not to serve, but to serve others.

Jacob Regehr is a junior from Brewton, Alabama, pursuing a major in Applied Computer Science with minors in Leadership Studies and Homeland Security. After graduating from W.S. Neal High School, Jacob went on to receive a Millennium Scholar's Award from Troy University and join its Honors Program. His freshman year he became a charter member of the Computer Science Club and its first Treasurer. That same year he was the Chairman of the Finance Committee in Freshman Forum and was also an active member of the University Honors Alliance. Jacob is currently the President of the Computer Science Club and Die deutsche Gesellschaft (DDG - The German Society) and works for the Troy University Information Technology Department as a helpdesk technician. He lives in Troy with his wife Elizabeth.

Ashley Savage is pursuing her bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Leadership Studies. Ashley is a native of the historical town of Selma, Alabama. In 2007 Ashley graduated from Selma High School with honors and was among the top 20% of her class. There she was involved in many service clubs and activities including the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and Big Brother Big Sister. At TROY she still plays an active role in those organizations, along with being involved in the NAACP and African American Alliance Association. Ashley believes that a good leader is committed to serving others and the organization. After graduating Ashley plans to get her Master's degree in psychology and focus on child psychology.

Eric Stokes is a junior from Coosa County, Alabama, pursuing a bachelor's degree in Chemistry with a minor in art. Eric was a section leader in his high school's marching band, and has attended Troy University on a Millennium scholarship. Eric has participated in many activities throughout his college career including marching for two years with Troy University's marching band, The Sound of the South. Eric is currently employed as a lab assistant in Troy's general chemistry laboratories. Eric plans to graduate in the spring of 2012, and to then continue his education towards a doctorate. After finishing his formal education, Eric plans to become a professor of chemistry in a college setting.

2010 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Students

2010 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Students Group Photo

Aaron Barr is a senior from Troy, Alabama—an Eagle Scout majoring in Political Science with a concentration in American Politics and a double minor in both Spanish and Leadership Studies. A graduate of Charles Henderson High School, Aaron holds an Excellence in Leadership Scholarship, is a member of College Republicans, Wesley Foundation and the Political Science Club—where he serves as Secretary, and Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity—where he has served two years as the True Merit officer. He has been a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Delta Epsilon Iota, Mortar Board, and Pi Sigma Alpha. After graduation, Aaron plans to attend the University of Alabama to pursue a Masters degree in Political Science.

Grady Lee Batchelor III is a senior from Double Springs, Alabama, pursuing a major in Psychology with a minor in Mathematics. Grady graduated as Valedictorian at Winston County High School where he was Captain of the football team, a member of the Scholar’s Bowl team and SGA President. Grady is a Chancellor’s Scholar, is in the Honors Program and marches the alto saxophone in the Sound of the South. Grady has been active in his fraternity and Kappa Kappa Psi national band fraternity where he has been Member-at-Large, Master of Ceremonies, and Vice President of Education. Grady will graduate Magna Cum Laude and hopes to obtain a graduate degree in statistics and become a Quantitative Psychologist.

Brandon Boudreaux Brandon Boudreaux is a junior from Auburn, Alabama, pursuing a major in broadcast journalism with a minor in Leadership studies. A graduate of Auburn High School, Brandon came to Troy on an athletic scholarship to play football for the Trojans. He is currently a member of Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity Inc., where he served as secretary. After graduation, Brandon plans to become a professional athlete in football and then become an anchor for Sportscenter. His twin sister, Brittney, is also in the Capstone Leadership Seminar.

Brittney Boudreaux is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Leadership Studies. A graduate of Auburn High School in 2007, Brittney was in many activities including the flag corps, symphonic band, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), beta club and a representative on the Student Council. In 2006, her peers elected her as homecoming queen. Brittney Boudreaux is currently in NAACP and African American Alliance Association and she volunteers with Big Brother Big Sister, and various church projects. After receiving her bachelors degree Brittney Boudreaux plans to attend graduate school at Troy University.

Jessica Bozeman, a senior from Helena, Alabama, and a graduate of Pelham High School will graduate in May with a degree in Broadcast Journalism with a Photography contract. Jessica, who is a Chancellor’s Scholar has been in various activities from service clubs to show choir, musical theater productions, and yearbook. Jessica currently works for TrojanVision News at TROY as an anchor and reporter and was the Troy University reporter during the fall 2009 semester for the CBS affiliate in Montgomery. Jessica is also the president of her church’s student organization on campus, LDSSA, and vice-president of the National Broadcast Society. She was recently named Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities.

Sharayah F. Braswell is a senior majoring in History Education. She graduated with honors from Robertsdale High School. Throughout high school, she was in marching band, symphonic band, First Priority, Interact, and FFA. Sharayah is a Millennium Scholar and also has received scholarships from the Troy Foundation and the Snook Foundation. She is a member of Phi Alpha Theta history club and was a member of the Sound of the South. Sharayah currently teaches two-year olds at The Gingerbread House Daycare in Troy. She is married to Joey Braswell and they are expecting their first child in July 2010.

Kemonia Brown is a native from Hoover, Alabama, and a graduate of Hoover High School in 2007 where she was involved in SGA, Hoover Ambassadors, TNT, Hoover belles, and The Red Cross Club. She received the character Finley Award twice and was placed on Hoover’s Wall of Fame upon graduation. Now Kemonia is a junior at Troy University with a major in Psychology and minor in Leadership Studies. She is involved in Trojan Ambassadors, SGA, Christian Student Center, Psy Chi Lambda (Psychology Organization) and Campus Outreach. Kemonia is a social butterfly with a strong passion for people. She plans to attend Graduate School in hopes of becoming a Counseling Psychologist to help others in need.

Joseph P. Callaway graduated as valedictorian at Leeds High School, where he was a three-time State Champion and state record holder. Joseph is a junior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Leadership Studies. He received Leadership and Athletic scholarships from Troy and competed two seasons with the Troy Track and Field Team finishing 4th in pole vault at the Sunbelt Conference Championships; he was elected Track Team Captain in 2009. Joseph has a 4.0 GPA, is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and Delta Epsilon Iota honor societies. Joseph serves as the SGA representative for Circle K International, secretary of the Political Science Club, and is a member of the Pre-Law Society. After graduation, Joseph plans to attend Law School then pursue a political career commencing as the Mayor of Leeds, Alabama.

Darin Chancellor is junior from Pottstown, Pennsylvania, who is majoring in Political Science with a minor in Leadership Studies. Darin serves as Chaplin of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, is a member of the University Activity Council, serves as a Trojan Ambassador and was a member of Freshman Forum. After graduation, Darin plans to move to an inner-city and work with a non-profit organization helping combat the effects of generational poverty and improve funding for better schools in those communities. Being a servant leader means to have a burning desire and passion to serve rather to be served; that’s the kind of leader Darin wants to be.

Loretta Clark is the administrative assistant in the office of Alumni Affairs for Troy University on the Troy Campus. She has over fifteen years experience in higher education alumni administrative duties and is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Political Science with a minor in Leadership Studies to equip herself with the background and experience necessary to secure a leadership role in politics. Loretta, is active in her church, lives in Troy with her husband Charlie, and is the proud mother of two children and grandmother of three girls. Loretta is proud to say that her son, Hakim, has served three tours in Iraq.

David Cloud is a junior at Troy with a Criminal Justice major and a Leadership Studies minor. He is a graduate of H.B. Plant High School in Tampa, Florida, where he was a member of the state championship football team and a Lt. Colonel and Squadron Commander of the Junior AFROTC. David is a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and was elected risk management officer for 2010. When David graduates, he wants to be commissioned into the USAF where he hopes to obtain a pilot slot. In his free time, David likes to play football, ride horses, and spend time with his family.

Corbett Cox is a junior from Dallas, Georgia—a suburban city located about 30 miles west of Atlanta. Corbett is majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Leadership Studies. In High School, Corbett exemplified qualities of a leader while in marching band where he served as a leader in the percussion section for two years. After High School, he came to TROY and played in the percussion section of the Sound of the South. After graduation, Corbett hopes to use his knowledge gained at TROY and at the Institute for Leadership Development to one day become an effective administrator at an Elementary School so he can help children learn, grow and become responsible and contributing citizens to society.

Pamela L. DeFleron is a senior from Slocomb, Alabama, studying International Business with a minor in Spanish. Pamela is a Chancellor’s Scholar who has been involved with the school and the community through a variety of organizations and activities. She is enrolled in the University Honors program, a member of Delta Epsilon Iota, and a 2009/2010 Trojan Ambassador. Pamela is also a sister of Kappa Delta sorority where she has served as the Vice President of Standards, social committee and alumnae committee head. This summer Pamela is looking forward to interning with the State Department. After graduation, she plans to find a job that challenges her and pushes her to succeed in life.

Sage Dombrowski is a junior from Huntsville, Alabama, pursuing a major in Mathematics with a minor in Leadership Studies. In high school, Sage was captain of the football team for 4 years and worked himself into a managerial position in the part-time job he held. He was awarded a Leadership Scholarship to Troy and distinguished himself by working in the office of the Director of the Institute for Leadership Development for two years. He was selected to be a Resident Assistant early at TROY—a position he has held for two years. Sage is a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity where he serves as the Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee. Sage is an active member in the Lions Club and Residence Hall Association. After graduation, Sage plans to pursue his masters in Math and later become an Actuary.

Liz Dowe is a junior from Montgomery, Alabama, who is majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a contract in Public Relations and a minor in Leadership Studies. Liz has been involved in many campus organizations. She was a member of Freshman Forum in 2007, Troy University IMPACT leader in 2009, Student Government Association Senator of Trojan Village in 2008 and an At-Large Senator in 2008 and 2009. Liz currently holds the positions of Student Government Association Clerk, Trojan Ambassador, President of Phi Mu Sorority and a member of Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society. She was recently named Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities. After graduation, Liz plans to pursue a Masters in Public Relations and Advertising.

Caleb Downing is junior from Brundidge, Alabama, who is pursuing a degree in Sports and Fitness Management with a minor in Leadership Studies. He graduated from Zion Chapel High School where he was captain of the football team and won regional competition for Microsoft Publisher in FBLA. He grew up in a military family which gave him the opportunity to live in many parts of the United States. He now works at the Barnes & Noble store located on the Troy University Campus and is part of the Troy Bass Fishing Association. After graduation Caleb plans on obtaining a Masters degree in Sports and Fitness Management and becoming a college football coach.

Jalissa Ellis is a senior from Selma, Alabama, majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a contract in Public Relations and minor Leadership studies. She is an anchor and reporter for the nightly TrojanVision News. She is a Trojan Ambassador an RA (resident assistant), was an IMPACT leader in 2008, has been involved in the Student Government Association, Conversation Partners Program, and reads for the blind on Troy University radio. Jalissa has dances for the Sound of the South and was selected Miss Black and Gold 2009 for Troy University and chosen as one of Troy’s Most Outstanding Women for 2009. Jalissa judges beauty pageants, dance, and cheerleading tryouts. She is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges, and Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society.

William Filmore is a junior from Daleville, Alabama, pursuing a major in Business Management and a minor in Leadership Studies. He recently became the Student Government Association President for Troy University. William, who is a Leadership Scholar, has been active in many different organizations at Troy University including Delta Epsilon Iota Honors Society, Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity, and Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He has had the opportunity to serve as president of Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, as a 2009 IMPACT Leader, Freshman Forum Director and the Student Government Association Vice President for Legislative Affairs. As a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, William has held the positions of Recruitment Chairman and Secretary. After graduation, he plans to continue his studies and get a Masters of Business Administration.

Rachael Gatlin is senior majoring in Nursing. She is an honor graduate from Arab High School where she was in marching band, concert band, symphony band, Beta Club, Junior Civitans and HOSA. Rachael is a Chancellor’s Scholar and also was awarded a Troy University Band Scholarship. She is a member of Student Nursing Association, Relay for Life, Sigma Alpha Iota and was a member of the Sound of the South as well as the Troy University Symphony Band. Rachael currently works as a nurse technician at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. After graduation in May, she plans to move to Birmingham to work at Children’s Hospital and pursue her Masters in Nursing.

Kyle Greenwood is a senior from Vinemont, Alabama majoring in History with a minor in Leadership Studies. After graduating from Vinemont High School in 2002, Kyle joined the U.S. Army. After spending one year as an Air Traffic Controller, he chose to join the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, where he spent the next 4 years. He was the honor graduate of his entry course, being selected top overall out of 52 successful graduates. Kyle has been to over twenty countries during his service, including two trips to Iraq. He finished his enlistment in January 2007, but he was already a full-time student athlete at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. Kyle was a member of the Governor Men’s Basketball Team his freshman year. Greenwood transferred to Troy University in the summer of 2007 and has been a member of the Trojan Basketball team for the last three years. When Kyle graduates in the summer of 2010, he plans to re-enlist in the Army and go to Officer Candidate School.

Brandon Griffin is a senior Criminal Justice major from San Bernardino County, California, with a minor in Leadership Studies. He served as an enlisted member in the U.S. Army where he was a first responder in a Military Police unit. Brandon maintains a 3.8 GPA, having been on the Chancellors list four times and the Provosts List twice. Brandon has participated in Judo, Student Support Services, and the Pre-law Society; he has also been recognized in Who’s Who Among College Students and was inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies. Brandon is the past president of the National Pan Hellenic Council and a graduate of Troy University’s renowned Forensic Psychophysiology course in Atlanta, GA. Brandon plans to continue studying and volunteering time for international diplomacy.

Tiffany Howington Eads is a junior from Monroeville, Alabama, who is majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Leadership Studies. Tiffany graduated with honors from Excel High School and is a Chancellor’s Scholar at Troy. On campus, Tiffany is president of the Pre-Law Society and is active in several other civic organizations. Off campus, Tiffany has jobs with two different companies. She holds the job of campus representative for Kaplan, a test preparation company, and she works as a cashier at a local retail store. Tiffany is married to her high school sweetheart, Joshuaway Eads. After graduation, she plans to attend law school and specialize in immigration law.

Karli Jeter is a junior at Troy University majoring in Business with a minor in Leadership Studies. Karli is a member of Chi Omega, where she has served as Director of Career and Personal Development. Currently, she is serving as secretary of Troy University’s Women’s Initiative. Last spring, Karli was named the Greek woman with the highest GPA, and she has received the Panhellenic Council’s Academic Excellence Award for 5 consecutive semesters. Karli is a Millennium Scholar and has represented Troy University at state-wide conferences such as Alabama Collegiate Summit and Alabama Collegiate Legislature. She is currently co-founding the Alabama YMCA’s newest collegiate conference, Collegiate Judicial.

Olivia Johnson is a senior from Leroy, Alabama, majoring in Human Resource Management with a minor in Journalism. She is a Chancellor’s scholar and member of the University Honors Program. Olivia holds several leadership positions including Resident Assistant of Cowart Hall and Trojan Ambassador. She is a member of Phi Gamma Nu Business Fraternity and the National Association of Black Journalists. She was a member of the 2009 Homecoming Queen Court. Her honors and awards include memberships of Alpha Lambda Delta, Mortar Board Honor Society, and Delta Mu Delta international honor society. After graduation, Olivia plans to pursue her Masters of Business Administration.

Brittney Kelley is a senior from Dothan, Alabama, pursuing a degree in International Business with a minor in Spanish. She graduated from Dothan High School with honors and is a Chancellor’s Scholar at Troy University. Brittney has been a member of the Sound of the South Marching Band and the Troy University Diamond Dolls. Brittney has been active in many different organizations including Mortar Board Honor Society, Delta Epsilon Iota Honors Society, and Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity. In 2007 and 2008, she was president of the Troy University Honors Alliance. After graduation, Brittney plans to attend graduate school and pursue a career in the tourism industry.

Andrew Lee is a junior born in Christiana, Delaware, and a graduate of Elkton High School in Maryland. Andy is majoring in Mathematics and a minor in Leadership Studies. Graduating high in his high school class, Andy intended to play soccer on the college level before developing Crones disease just before his senior year. At TROY, Andy is involved in intramural soccer, computer C++ programming and SQL programming organizations around the world and also attended International Defense and National Security Conference in Washington D.C. After graduation, Andrew plans to obtain a job in the Business Mathematics field working with numbers on a daily basis, with hopes to start a successful family soon after.

Lindsay Leverett is a senior from Jack, Alabama, majoring in Biology with a concentration in Ecology and Field Biology. Lindsay is a participant in the University Honors Program as well as a Millennium Scholar and recipient of the 2009-2010 Biology Department Scholarship. She also actively participates in the Association of Southeastern Biologists, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society. Lindsay is currently participating in her second undergraduate research project in the Botanical and Ecological Research Laboratory. Upon completion of her degree, Lindsay plans to attend graduate school to study plant biology and hopes to one day direct her own botanical research and become a college professor. Lindsay is proud to attend the same university as both her parents and excited to announce that her younger brother will join the Trojan family in the fall of 2010.

Billy Lively is a senior from Devine, Texas, who is majoring in Social Science with a concentration in Leadership and an Aerospace Studies minor. Prior to coming to Troy, Billy was a Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force for five years and deployed four times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom as an aerospace propulsion technician. While at Troy, he has served as Inspector General and is now the Cadet Wing Commander in recognition being a Distinguished Graduate from AFROTC Field Training. Billy has also served three semesters as the Trojan Air Club president. Recently, he was recognized in the Who’s Who Among College Students and has been on the Provost’s and Chancellor’s lists every semester while attending Troy. Billy is looking forward to his dream of commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the US Air Force in May 2010 and becoming a pilot in the USAF.

Amanda Lucas is a senior English major and History minor from Oliver Springs, Tennessee. She moved to Demopolis, Alabama where she graduated fourth in her class. She was a member of Who’s Who Among American High School Students for four years in row. Amanda also received the Physics and Music Award from her high school. She also was a member of the District Honor Band in 2005. Amanda is a Chancellor’s Scholar and has maintained a 3.8 GPA. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, Mortar Board, and the University Honors Program. Amanda plans to pursue a Doctorate in English and hopes to work as an editor after graduation.

Alexander McClendon is a senior English major and Chemistry minor from Asbury, Alabama. He attended Boaz High School where he graduated seventh in his class and became an Eagle Scout in 2006. During high school he was a member of Junior Civitans, Future Business Leaders of America, the National Honors Society, as well as being Co-Captain of the Scholar’s Bowl team. Alexander is a Millennium Scholar and a member of the University Honors Program. This year he volunteers with both Sigma Tau Delta, and the English Club. Alexander plans to pursue a career in Pharmacy after graduating.

April McDowell is a senior from Wetumpka, Alabama, pursuing a double major in Criminal Justice and Political Science with a concentration in American Politics. April graduated with honors from Wetumpka High School and is a Chancellor’s Scholar who has made both the Chancellor’s and Provost’s list several times. April belongs to several academic organizations including Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Phi Sigma, and the University Honors Program and also serves as Vice President of Pi Alpha Alpha. Outside of the academic arena April serves as the secretary for the Troy University Students for Life organization, and works at the on-campus Barnes and Noble bookstore. After graduating in the fall of 2010, April plans to continue her education at Troy University and receive her Master’s degree in Criminal Justice.

Thomas Patrick McGlon III is a senior from Buford, Georgia, pursuing a major in Risk Management and Insurance with a minor in Leadership Studies. As a scholar athlete he was a State Champion in 2003, and in 2004 he was named first team kicker by kicking.com for the southeast region of the U.S. Patrick came to Troy on a football scholarship, is a Chancellor’s Scholar and was recently recognized as a Who’s Who Among College Students. He is a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Trojan Ambassadors, and the SGA, serving on the traffic appeals committee and as a senator. He has assisted the Dean of Students, interned with both Lloyd's of London and All Risks Ltd in Baltimore, where he was offered a job. Patrick plans to become successful broker in surplus lines insurance and individual in life.

Natalie Pierce is a junior from Troy, Alabama pursuing a major in Sports and Fitness Management with a minor in Leadership Studies. After graduating from Charles Henderson High School, she wanted to continue the tradition of her family members and decided to stay in Troy and attend Troy University. She has been involved in many organizations on campus including the KHP Club, American Red Cross Club, and is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta. Natalie has worked at Camp Butter and Egg for the past four years and has a passion for working with kids. Upon graduating from Troy University, she plans to work at a summer camp and ultimately one day run her own ropes challenge course and team building camp.

Tiffany Powell graduated with honors from Alabama Christian Academy in Montgomery, Alabama, in 2006. Tiffany—a Chancellor’s Scholar and a senior majoring in Music Education—is President of Students for Life and the Vice President of the Collegiate Music Educators National Conference. She has participated in many music organizations including Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity for women, Troy Symphony Orchestra, the Sound of the South marching band, various concert bands, Percussion Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble. Tiffany will soon travel with the Symphony Band to record a score in the Disney studios for an upcoming Disney movie. She has been selected to Who’s Who Among American College Students. Upon graduation, Tiffany wishes to teach music in an underprivileged community and build a music program at a school that does not have one.

Ashton Rafferty is a senior from Ashford, Alabama. She is pursuing a major in Business with a concentration in Management and a minor in Spanish language. Upon graduating from high school as class salutatorian, she received a Chancellor’s Scholarship to Troy University. Ashton is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Lambda Delta, and served as a member of Freshman Forum. She plans to graduate suma cum-laude in the fall of 2010 with honors and pursue a career in the management field. Her current interest of study is hospital administration, where her management and language skills can be used to help others. In addition, after graduation, Ashton plans to pursue a Masters of Business Administration to further her career goals.

Alan Roberts graduated with honors from Wetumpka High School and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Music Education. Alan is very active in the musical performances within his school. He has performed trumpet with the Troy University Symphony Band, the Troy Symphony Orchestra, the Troy University Jazz Ensemble I, the Troy Symphony Brass Quintet, the Sound of the South marching band, the Collegiate Singers, and the Troy University Trumpet Ensemble. With the trumpet ensemble he has performed at both local and international conferences. He is currently starting a Brass Quintet. He is the president of the music education association CMENC, and has held many section leader positions throughout his school career. After graduation he plans to pursue a Masters degree in Composition.

Nicholas Shannon is a junior at Troy University, from Prattville Alabama, with a major in Pre-med /Biology and Minor in Leadership Studies. Nick is a former football player who played for two seasons, a board member on university activities council, UAC representative for SGA, a member of the NAACP, a member of African American Alliance, a member of Relay for life, and a member of 101 Elite men. Nick plans on going medical school at the University of South Alabama to become a general practice doctor to help fulfill his dreams of becoming a Doctor and opening his own clinic to help the many people in the world that are in the need of help.

Wesley Braxton Swanzy graduated from Goshen High School and is now a junior at Troy University pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business, and a minor in Leadership Studies. In addition to his off campus activities, Wesley is a member of the University’s Traffic Appeals Committee; Phi Gamma Nu Business Fraternity; Community Service Chair – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc, Xi Beta Chapter. He also volunteers with Upward bound, Habitat for Humanity, Big Brother Big Sister and Circle K. Wes is also the financial officer for AFROTC. Upon graduation he will be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and hope obtain his Juris Doctorate degree and serve as a JAG in the USAF.

Claire Veach is a senior honors student and Chancellor’s Scholar at Troy University. She is an English major and a European History minor with particular interests in African history and both Southern and Romantic Period literature. Claire graduated as Valedictorian from Dallas County High School in Selma, Alabama. During high school she participated in several leadership conferences including the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership forum, Girls State, and Alabama Governor’s School. After graduating from Troy with her BS in English, Claire will attend the University of Alabama to obtain her Masters of Library Science degree. She hopes to remain in the Black Belt of Alabama where she intends to work in rural or underprivileged areas in order to foster a community of literature and learning that, in turn, can help solve regional problems.

Caitlyn Wade is a senior political science major from Sylacauga, Alabama, with minors in both French and Leadership Studies. She has served the Student Government Association for three years beginning as Freshmen Forum President and leading to her current position as chairperson of the Constitution and Rules committee of the senate. She has been an IMPACT leader and Trojan Ambassador. She is a member of Troy University Animal Advocates. She is also a Millennium Scholar and member of several honor societies. Caitlyn is an active part of the Greek system where she serves as President of Chi Omega. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Troy, Caitlyn plans to attend law school.

Kendra Willis, a native of Bessemer, Alabama, is a senior Psychology major with a minor in Business Administration. Kendra was drawn to Troy University after cheering her Alma Mater, Bessemer Academy—where she graduated as Valedictorian—to an AISA football State Championship in 2004. In addition to being a Chancellor’s scholar, Kendra has also been active in Alpha Lambda Delta, Troy University’s Honors Program, the Universities Activities Council, and the Resident Hall Association. She served as a Resident Assistant in Pace, Cowart, and Trojan Village dormitories from May 2007 until May 2009. Kendra also worked in Financial Aid office during the summer of 2009. After graduating in May of 2010, Kendra hopes to begin her career in Student Affairs at Troy University while also working to obtain a Masters in Student Affairs Counseling.

Brian Young is a senior majoring in Sport Management with a minor in Business Administration. Brian graduated from Athens, Alabama, High School and is a Millennium Scholar and member of Sigma Chi Fraternity where he has served as President, Secretary, and Pledge Educator. In 2007, Brian attended the prestigious Sigma Chi Horizons leadership development program in Snowbird, UT. In 2009, he received the Province Balfour Award as the most outstanding Sigma Chi undergraduate in the Alabama/Gulf Coast Province. Brian is a member of The National Scholars Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Epsilon Iota, and Phi Epsilon Kappa Honor Societies. He is in the Troy University Honors Program and has served as a Trojan Ambassador for three years and as an IMPACT Leader in 2008. Brian plans to relocate and eventually pursue an M.B.A. after graduation.

2009 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Students

2009 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Students Group Photo

Luke R. Blackwell is a senior from Robertsdale, Alabama, pursuing a major in Mathematics with a minor in Leadership Studies. Luke graduated with honors from Robertsdale High School where he was a four sport competitor. He was a member of the Troy University Basketball team as a freshman and is now in Air Force ROTC where he has been responsible for commanding the AFROTC color guard at Troy’s home football games and has been a member of the Detachment 017’s Drill Team. This spring Luke earned the position of Cadet Wing Commander in recognition of his being one of the top graduates at Field Training. Upon graduation, he will be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the USAF and hopes to become a pilot, flying the CV-22 Osprey.

Steven Boydstun is a junior from Daleville, Alabama, pursuing a major in Business with a concentration in Economic Development and a minor in Leadership Studies. For his leadership accomplishments in high school he was awarded an Excellence in Leadership Scholarship from Troy University in 2006. At TROY he served as an IMPACT Leader in 2008, a member of the Sound of the South Marching Band, College Republicans, and Freshman Forum. He is currently a Trojan Ambassador, Chairman of the Governmental Relations Committee of the SGA, and Vice-President and Executive Chairman of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. After graduation, Steven plans to attend graduate school and eventually become a university administrator.

Joe Campbell is a senior from Dothan, Alabama, who is majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science. An Eagle Scout, Joe graduated in the top quarter of his class in high school and currently holds a Chancellor's Award Scholarship at Troy. On campus, Joe is active in the Student Government Association, representing the Trojan Village as a senator. Joe is also an active in his fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega, which he served as an executive member and historian for two consecutive years, and is entering his third year as a member of the chapter's judicial committee. After graduating, Joe plans to attend law school, practice law for several years, and then possibly move on to state and national politics.

Caitlin Coffey is a senior Broadcasting major with a minor in Leadership Studies. Although she graduated from Oneonta High School in Alabama, she is not a native Alabamian. Caitlin was born in Aurora, Colorado, and has lived in Beijing, China. Caitlin’s interest in TROY was perked when she attended Girls State on the Troy Campus. Troy responded by awarding Caitlin a four year leadership scholarship. She was also granted a full palladium scholarship for the spring semester of 2009. Caitlin has been president of the national broadcasting society for two years, and co-chair of Troy’s Relay for Life for three years. She is also gives the news on the campus TV station and maintains a 3.6 GPA. Interestingly, Caitlin is one of a set of triplets.

Jackie Crane graduated near the top of her 2005 graduating class at Geneva High School in Geneva, Alabama. She received the Prudential Youth Leadership Award for her philanthropic service and contributions during her term as President of the District of Alabama Anchor Clubs. She also received the Chancellors Award and the Chancellors Fellowship award. She is currently a senior at Troy University majoring in History, Political Science, and Spanish. Jackie is a member of the Troy University Gospel Singers and a former member of the Troy University Show Choir. She serves as Secretary of Pi Sigma Alpha and she is a member of Phi Alpha Theta. Her hobbies include reading, writing, volunteering, and spending time with her one year old son, Hadrian.

Staci Davis is a senior marketing major from Daphne, Alabama. Staci has been involved in many campus organizations. She was a Trojan Ambassador in 2006 and 2007, a Troy University 2007 IMPACT leader, and serves as recording secretary along with sisterhood development chair for Phi Mu sorority. Staci currently holds the position of Vice President of Campus Activities for the Student Government Association. She is also on the Miss Troy University Advisory committee. Staci is in many honor societies on campus including Alpha Lambda Delta, Delta Epsilon Iota, and Mortar Board. She was recently selected to Who’s Who among American College students. After graduating Cum Laude, Staci plans to pursue a career in the insurance industry, with the goal of owning her own agency.

Rob Drinkard is a senior from Troy, Alabama, majoring in Graphic Design with a minor in Leadership Studies. Rob spends much time in the Student Government Association office where he serves as chair of the Constitution and Rules committee. He has previously held the Executive Board positions of Clerk, Homecoming Director, and Freshmen Forum President. Rob also enjoys the FarmHouse Fraternity where he has been Philanthropy Chair for two years and served one term as Social Chair. Rob is also a member of the Order of Omega and the College Republicans and has been named to Who's Who Among American College Students. Rob spent a summer interning with Senator Jeff Sessions in Washington D.C. and now works at Jean's Flowers in Troy where he designs flower arrangements for weddings and various occasions. Rob plans to excel in his field and be successful in life.

Brandon Griffin is a junior Criminal Justice major from San Bernardino County, California, with a minor in Leadership Studies. He has been an enlisted member in the U.S. Army where he served as a first responder in a Military Police unit. At Troy, he has excelled in academics and personal development. Brandon maintains a 3.8 GPA, having been on the Chancellor’s list three times and the Provosts List twice. Brandon is active in Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and has participated in a wide range of organizational activities such as Judo, Student Support Services, and the Pre-law Society. He has been recognized as Who’s Who Among College Students of 2009, and was inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies. Brandon is the current president of the National Pan Hellenic Council and plans on continuing his studies in law and volunteering time for international diplomacy.

Ryan Haydenis a junior from Troy, Alabama, majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Leadership Studies. He has been active in many student organizations including Alpha Lambda Delta, the honors council, the Sound of the South Marching Band, the Dazzler's Show Choir, and he was chosen to serve on the 2008 Homecoming Court for the university. Ryan served three years on the executive council for Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and is now its President. He is also the Sweetheart of Phi Mu sorority, and is a member of the SGA traffic appeals committee. Furthermore, Ryan also represents Troy University as a Trojan Ambassador. After graduation, Ryan Hayden hopes to pursue a career in Sports Broadcasting.

Lance Holman was born in Dothan, Alabama. At the age of three, he moved with his father to Ozark, Alabama, where he attended school through high school. Lance is pursuing a major in Communication Studies, with a minor in Leadership Studies. He plans to graduate in the spring of 2010 and plans to work while attending graduate school. At Troy University, Lance has been member of several organizations and activities including Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the Colony of Kappa Sigma, Freemasonry, and has participated in charitable work with the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity. Lance is currently the President of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at and holds a representative position at the state level for the fraternity.

Abbie Howard, a former Girls State representative from East Brewton, Alabama, received her Associates in Science at Jefferson Davis Community College where she served as Phi Theta Kappa President and participated on the All Alabama Academic Team for two-year colleges. Abbie is now pursuing a degree in Accounting and a minor in Leadership Studies. She is involved on campus and serves as a student representative on the Helen Keller Lecture Committee. Off campus, Abbie is active in the Troy Junior Women’s League, Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O), and attends First United Methodist Church. She works in the offices of the Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate School. Abbie recently traveled to Kirov, Russia on a study abroad scholarship to study at Vyatka State Humanities University, which is partnered with Troy University. In the future, Abbie hopes to work with the F.B.I. as a special agent in the field of accounting.

Stephen F. Johnson graduated as valedictorian of his graduating class in Cleveland, Alabama, where he was an all state selection in two sports. He is now a junior majoring in Marketing with a minor in Leadership Studies—a minor he believes will help him prepare for leadership responsibilities once he graduates. Stephen was a member of the Freshmen Forum, is now on the SGA Supreme Court and is very active in Intramural Sports, He hopes to be on the Intramural Sports staff next year. What could be better than having a job doing something a person loves to do? Stephen plans to graduate from Troy in 2010 and hopes to get a job in the marketing department of a large organization such as Alabama Power—again, a job he would love to do.

Stephanie Lee is a graduating senior majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Leadership Studies. She is from Wiggins, Mississippi—a town in southern Mississippi between Hattiesburg and Gulfport. She relocated with her family to Andalusia, AL after graduating high school. She attended Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Andalusia where she earned an Associate in Arts degree. While there, she was an Ambassador and Phi Theta Kappa’s Vice President of Leadership. She transferred to Troy University as a junior leadership scholar and has earned a place on the Chancellor’s List by maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She is currently an RA and Hall Ambassador for Trojan Village. After graduation, Stephanie wants to obtain a job in the editorial department of a publishing house.

Timothy (T.J.) Martin is a senior from Opelika, Alabama, pursuing a degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Leadership Studies. T.J. has been a Resident Assistant for three years. He has been active with Circle K International, serving as the Charter President, the 50th Governor for the Alabama District, and is currently serving for a second time as Lieutenant Governor. T.J. is an active member of the Troy Masonic Lodge, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and was honored to be appointed as a Board Representative for the Pike County Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity in 2006 and 2007. T.J. placed in three separate categories of Troy University’s Intramural Forensics (Speech) Competition in 2008. After graduation, T.J. plans to pursue his Masters in Communications.

Joseph Mathews is a senior history major from Phenix City, Alabama. He completed his minor in French last summer after spending two weeks studying French culture on location in Paris. He is a student intern at the Wesley Foundation, where he has been active since the fall of his freshman year. In addition to activity in the Wesley Foundation, Joseph is also the Student Government Association Supreme Court’s Chief Justice. As a part of that role he serves on the University’s Student Affairs Committee. Additionally, Joseph is very active at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and he is pursuing the priesthood in The Episcopal Church.

Rebekah Moore is a junior majoring in Environmental Science with a minor in Leadership Studies. She is from Fort Payne, Alabama and graduated from Fort Payne High School in 2007. She was on the Chancellor’s List in the Fall 2008 semester. Rebekah is the Activity Director for the Environmental Club, a delegate for Habitat for Humanity and an active member of both the Circle K International and the Red Cross Campus Club at Troy University. Rebekah recently studied at Vyatka State University of Humanities in Kirov, Russia. She has been a Troy University Varsity Cheerleader and in the 3.0 Athletic Club during her time cheering for Troy. After graduation Rebekah plans to receive her masters in Environmental Science.

Haley L. Odom, a senior print journalism major and graphic design minor from Birmingham, Alabama, holds a Chancellor’s Scholarship and is a member of the University Honors Program, Alpha Lambda Delta, Delta Epsilon Iota and Phi Kappa Phi. Haley co-edits the student-run campus newspaper, the Tropolitan. She also is a sister of Sigma Alpha Iota, an international music fraternity for women, and serves as soprano section leader for the Troy University Concert Chorale who was selected by music faculty to perform as a vocalist in the Spring 2008 Honors Recital. Haley is a member of Midway United Methodist Church in Adamsville and attends Troy First United Methodist in Troy. She is active with the Troy Wesley Foundation, the United Methodist student organization on campus. Following graduation in May, Haley plans to work in editing and/or layout for a magazine or newspaper.

Katy Paul, from Bay Minette, Alabama, is a senior Political Science major with a focus in International Relations and a minor in French. Katy has been New Member Coordinator, Formal Recruitment Chair, and Recruitment Vice-President for Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She is also a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Order of Omega, Who’s Who Among America’s College Students and the University Honors Program. Katy was a Troy University Dancer for three years. Even though she no longer dances in college, Katy still enjoys dancing and works with young dancers as a choreographer and coach. After graduation, Katy plans to attend law school and pursue a career in International Law. Her ultimate goal is to one day work with the United Nations or the U.S. Ambassador’s Program.

Matt Penhale is a senior from Alabaster, AL, majoring in Political Science with a concentration on American Politics. Matt has served three years in the Student Government Association, the first year in Freshman Forum and the second two years in the Senate. Matt also worked two years with the Troy University housing office as a Resident Assistant in Alumni Hall. Matt is a member of the Kinesiology and Health Promotion Club, the Political Science Club, and FarmHouse Fraternity. When Matt is not playing intramural sports, Matt works for the City of Helena, Alabama. Matt plans to attend Law School in the fall of 2009 and later be active in local and state politics.

William Self graduated from Dale County High School in Midland City, Alabama, as valedictorian of the class of 2005. He is currently a senior at Troy University with a major in mathematics and a minor in physics. William participates in the Troy University Honors Program as well as being a Chancellor’s Scholarship recipient who maintains a 3.97 GPA. During the summer of 2009, William had the honor of representing Troy University as a participant of the Research Experience for Undergraduates in Mathematics at Auburn University. William’s future plans include pursuing a career in mathematics and continuing his education at the graduate level.

Isaiah R. Scott is a senior from Troy, Alabama; pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business, and a minor in Leadership Studies. He is involved in many on and off campus activities, President – Phi Gamma Nu Business Fraternity; Vice-President – Delta Mu Delta International Business Honor Society; is an active member in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), African American Alliance (AAA), Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society, and serves on the Black History Month Committee. Outside the classroom, Isaiah finds time to give back to the community. He volunteers with the Upward Bound Program and with local after school programs. He plans to attend Tulane University and pursue a Jurist Doctorate in International Real Estate.

Drew Tatum is a junior from Florence, Alabama, seeking a degree in Business Management with a double minor in Information Systems and Leadership Studies. He has a cumulative 4.0 GPA. Drew has served in the Student Government Association as a member of Freshman Forum, a member of the Senate, and as a representative in the YMCA Collegiate Legislature. Drew also serves on the leadership team for the Baptist Campus Ministries and is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta. Drew works part-time in the Office of Information Technology at Troy University. After graduation, Drew plans to pursue a Masters of Business Administration or Jurist Doctorate to be a public servant in Alabama.

Kimberly Till is a junior from Millbrook, Alabama, pursuing a double major in Mathematics and Education. Upon graduating from high school, she received a Chancellor’s Scholarship to Troy University and currently holds a 3.89 GPA. Kimberly is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Epsilon Iota, Pi Mu Epsilon, and Alpha Lambda Delta. In addition to excelling in academics, Kimberly also holds a part-time job and participates in Troy University’s annual Relay for Life. She plans to graduate with honors in 2010 and begin teaching at a local high school in August. While teaching, Kimberly also plans to obtain her master’s and PhD degrees in mathematics.

Kristina Vise is a senior from Trussville, Alabama. Her abilities in school and on the track in high school led her to Troy University where she received both academic and athletic scholarships. She is majoring in English, with minors in Creative Writing and Art. Kristina lettered as a member of the Troy Cross-country Team her freshman year and has been placed on the Chancellor’s List every semester. She is a member of numerous honor societies, including Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Tau Delta, the latter of which she is the president.  Kristina also finds time to work at the Writing Center on Troy’s campus and is active in many organizations including the Newman Center and the Students for Life—an organization she founded.

Elizabeth Weeks is a senior English major and Business Administration minor from Elba, Alabama. She is attending Troy University on the Millennium Scholar’s award and has maintained a 3.8 GPA. She also serves as Vice President for both the Pre-Law Society and Sigma Tau Delta, English honors society. She participated in the Troy University Intramural Forensics Competition in 2007 and was selected to present a science fiction paper at a conference in April 2009. Elizabeth is a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society and the University Honors Program. Elizabeth is currently employed at Flowers Insurance in Troy and is a member of Westside Baptist Church in Elba. She plans to attend Jones School of Law at Faulkner University after graduating in 2009.

Stephanie Yawn, from Gurley, Alabama, is a Political Science major with a concentration in International Politics and a minor in History. Stephanie graduated from Madison County High School as a Meritorious Scholar. She is currently a student-athlete for Troy University as a Thrower for the Track & Field team; as a member of the women’s track team, Stephanie also acts as one of the team representatives for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). She also serves as President of the Spires Chapter of Mortar Board, Inc., as well as Vice President of Pi Sigma Alpha. Stephanie plans to take a year off and work before going on to graduate school to pursue a degree in either International Relations or Peace and Conflict Resolution.

2008 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Student

2008 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Students Group Photo

Cody Ash is a junior from Troy, Alabama, pursuing a major in English and a double minor in Political Science and Leadership Studies. Cody has served in SGA as a Freshmen Forum Member, Freshman Forum Director, and is now Vice President of Campus Activities. Cody also serves as Lt. Governor in the Collegiate Legislature, was a 2007 IMPACT Freshmen Orientation leader and belongs to FarmHouse Fraternity. Cody also finds time to work for Appalachian University Systems as the Operations Manager for Delivery and Installment. Cody plans to pursue his Master’s degree at Troy University, and after that to become involved with state or national politics as a lobbyist.

Beth Austin is a senior from Wadley, Alabama. She is the oldest of ten children and since age 12 Beth has lived in one of Truett Cathy’s WinShape homes. She graduated from Southern Union State Community College which she attended on a cheerleading scholarship. While at SUSCC she participated in the Student Government Association. Beth transferred to Troy University in 2005. Since coming to Troy, she has worked in Wal-Mart as is currently doing her internship in Rehabilitation Counseling. Beth will graduate in May 2008 and will get married in June. Then in the fall of 2008 she plans to pursue her Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.

Donovan Beitel is a senior from Jasper, Alabama. He and his wife, Kathy, have two sons, Devan, age 16 and Daniel, age 9. Donovan earned his Eagle Scout in 1986 and graduated as Valedictorian from the Alabama School for the Blind in 1988 where he lettered all four years in wrestling. At TROY he has worked with the Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities, serves on the Board of Trustees for Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and has been active in the International Student Cultural Organization and Troy University College Republicans. Donovan is a Risk Management and Insurance Major and plans to work in the Excess and Surplus Lines and Reinsurance Industry.

Taylor Bryan is a junior from Trussville, Alabama, majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a concentration in Sports Information. He is the senior student assistant in the Athletics Media Relations office at Troy and is the play-by-play voice of Troy women's volleyball and softball. Taylor has been the Public Relations Chair and Treasurer of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He is also a member of Order of Omega, Who's Who Among America's College Students and Delta Epsilon Iota. Taylor currently serves on the SGA's Governmental Relations Committee and has spent the last two summers interning with the Birmingham Barons baseball club. Bryan plans to attend graduate school after finishing his bachelor’s degree.

Jeremy Cline, from Cullman, Alabama, is a political science major with an emphasis in pre-law and double minors in leadership studies and mathematics. Jeremy graduated from Fairview High School near the top of his class and was a two-time state champion in pole vault. Before coming to Troy, Jeremy was an Academic All-American at Wallace State Hanceville. He is currently a decathlete athlete on the Troy track and field team, an active member of the Christian Student Center and a volunteer for the Edwards presidential campaign. Jeremy has a 3.7 GPA, plans to attend law school after graduating from Troy, and then practice law and become active in state and national politics.

Jeremy Douthit is a senior Accounting major born in California, but raised in Huntsville, Alabama where he was home schooled with his four siblings. Jeremy is attending Troy University on the Millennium Scholarship. He is active on campus as a member of the Baptist Campus Ministries as well as the Delta Epsilon Iota and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies and the University Honors Program. He will be awarded the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key this semester as the top graduating business student. Jeremy also has placed in Troy University’s Intramural Forensics (Speech) Competition in two separate categories, once in 2006 and in 2007. After graduation this May, Jeremy plans to pursue his Masters of Accountancy.

James Gardner is a senior majoring in Sport and Fitness Management with a concentration in Sport Management and Health and Fitness. He is from Dothan, Alabama and was a starting Trojan offensive lineman for four years and a key player in both the Silicon Valley and New Orleans Bowls. He currently serves on the Troy University Supreme Court and Athletic Advisory Committee, is Alpha Gamma Delta sorority’s sweetheart and was a member of the 2007 Homecoming King Court. James now interns for the Troy University Athletic Department and volunteers with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Pike County mentoring area youth. James hopes to one day be a Division I Athletic Director.

Bernard L. Harper, Jr. is a senior Social Science major, from McDonough, Georgia, who served honorably for six years in the USAF—stationed in South Carolina, Korea, and Italy and deployed to Kuwait in Operation Southern Watch and Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. At Troy, Bernard served as SGA Senator, Resident Assistant and Resident Director and has been active in the NAACP, Gospel Choir, Boy Scouts, Big Brother/Big Sister, Sound of South Marching Band, Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity, Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity and Air Force ROTC. Upon graduation, Bernard will be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and assigned to Randolph Air Force, Texas, as a Personnel/Manpower Officer.

Brittany Holt is a senior from Tuscumbia, Alabama, majoring in English with a Spanish minor. She has a 3.79 GPA and has attended Troy University on a Chancellor’s Scholarship, which she maintained despite working two jobs for most of her college career. She is currently a member of Sigma Tau Delta, Delta Epsilon Iota, and the Newman Center. Last year, she served as a member of the survivor’s committee for Relay for Life. In the future, she plans to attend to law school with her soon-to-be husband. She intends to focus on Family Law or Tax Law with a strong interest in Elder Law. She hopes to someday open her own practice.

Morgan Hooper attended Girls State at TROY from Chelsea, Alabama, and is now a Millennium Scholar. She has been New Member Educator and Panhellenic Delegate for Chi Omega Sorority, Freshman Forum member of the SGA and is now Freshman Forum Director. Morgan is Public Relations Director and a mid-week Bible study leader with the Christian Student Center. She is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Order of Alpha, National Broadcasting Society, and was a 2007 IMPACT Leader for the University’s Orientation program. Morgan plans to graduate with a Broadcast Journalism degree with a contract in Public Relations and then hopes to work in the Media Relations department of a large corporation.

Josh Johnson is a senior from Florala, Alabama, pursuing a degree in Music Industry while serving as the Chief Undergraduate Engineer for the Music Industry program. Josh has been a member of the Sound of the South Marching Band for four years and was section leader of the drumline his junior year. He has been a Resident Assistant for three years working in both Alumni and Clements Halls and has served the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity as Recruitment Chair and is currently serving his second term as President. Josh was honored to be named Chi Omega Chapter Sweetheart for 2007-08. After graduation, Josh will enter the Music Industry.

Erica M. Jones is a senior Broadcast Journalism/Public Relations major from Heflin, Alabama, where she was salutatorian of Cleburne County’s High School class of 2004. Erica is a Chancellor's Scholar with a 4.0 GPA, a recipient of an Alabama Broadcasters Association Scholarship and is in the University Honors Program, Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Kappa Phi. Although not a music major, she was a soloist in the Spring Honors Recital. Erica is a member/teacher at Heritage Baptist Church in Heflin and a member of the Heflin Arts Council. Erica is a resident assistant at Troy and, following graduation in May, plans to pursue a master's degree in student services or higher education administration.

Jessica McGalliard is a senior from Weogufka, Alabama, where she graduated as Valedictorian from Coosa Central High School. Jessica is majoring in Business Management while staying much involved in the Trojan community. Jessica was inducted into the Order of Omega Honor Society and served as Sisterhood Director, Career and Personal Development Director and Assistant Recruitment Chair for Chi Omega. She has been a leader in the Student Government Association as Freshmen Forum member, Freshmen Forum Director, SGA Secretary and is currently Vice President of Legislative Affairs. Jessica interned in the Human Resource Department at Kelley Foods last summer and after graduation plans to pursue a Masters in Business Administration.

Katie Parrott is a senior from Morristown, Tennessee, majoring in Criminal Justice with a Broadcast Journalism minor. She enjoys reading, writing and running. She has a full tuition academic scholarship and maintains a 3.75 grade point average. Katie is in the Troy University Honors Program, Alpha Lamda Delta, Delta Epsilon Iota, and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies; volunteers in Relay for Life; serves on the SGA Traffic Appeals Committee; and is co-coordinator of 2008’s Women’s History Month. She interned with United States Congressman David Davis from Tennessee’s First District. After graduation, she hopes to attend law school at the University of Tennessee and eventually become a judge in Tennessee.

John White, who has a twin brother, was born in Birmingham, Alabama, graduated from Tarrant High School and attended Lawson State Community College where he was in the Lawson State Community Choir, Student Free Enterprise and the Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity. He was named Mr. Career Technical Division Student in the Business Department. At TROY, John is involved in Phi Gamma Nu business fraternity and campus ministries and serves as associate minister at Oak Street Baptist Church in Collegeville located in North Birmingham. After graduation in Spring 2009, John plans to establish a Christian enterprise to sell formal wear and exemplify the meaning of a true relationship with Christ.

2007 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Students

2007 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Students Group Photo

Gary Banks, a senior Physical Education major from Melvin has one sister who attends Alabama A&M University. Gary and his wife, the former Shaundra Craig, are expecting a little girl in March. Gary played four years of Minor League baseball before coming to Troy to get an education and play football. He was a 2006 all Sun Belt first team selection as wide receiver and has one more year of eligibility. Gary is active with campus outreach and Big Brother Big Sister. After graduation Gary plans to coach high school football and baseball. In his spare time Gary likes to hunt and fish.

Joseph Boyle from Dothan is a senior Cellular and Molecular Biology major with an emphasis in pre-medicine. He is involved in several extracurricular activities including the Troy University Sound of the South Marching Band, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Honors Program, Troy University Drumline, and Tri-Beta. He has also served as Vice-President of Phi Boota Roota, National Percussion Fraternity. Joe has a 3.7 GPA and plans to attend medical school at the University of South Alabama upon graduation. He then plans to become a family healthcare physician somewhere in the Southeast.

Ashley Brown of Luverne is a senior Biology major and Mathematics minor. She holds a TROY Millennium Scholarship while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She is a campus leader who has been Vice President, Secretary, and Scholarship Director for Chi Omega Fraternity; a founding member of Delta Epsilon Iota Honor Society; SGA Senator; and listed in Who’s Who Among American College Students. Currently, Ashley is Secretary of Mortar Board, Treasurer of Alpha Epsilon Delta, and a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Mu Epsilon, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Order of Omega. Ashley hopes to attend medical school and specialize in pediatrics.

Otis Dion Culliver is a senior Psychology major and Business Administration minor from Monroeville. Before attending Troy University he attended Alabama Southern College where received an Associate degree in Business, while serving as the president of the SGA and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He also received the Most Outstanding Leader Award. He is a member of Psi Chi, Phi Gamma Nu, and the National Honor Society. Dion is a motivational speaker who speaks at churches and youth conferences throughout the southeast region of the United States. After graduation, he plans to obtain a Masters degree in Industrial Psychology.

Tim Douthit is a senior General Business major who was born in Alaska, but raised and currently lives in Huntsville, where he is the oldest of five children. Tim is active in campus life and has been inducted into Delta Epsilon Iota and the University Honors Program. He has spent the last three semesters working as the House Manager for an all-male “wellness” house on the Campus of Troy University. He is also actively involved in the Baptist Campus Ministry there. He has written a currently unpublished novel, and plans to attend law school next fall.

Jennifer Altgilbers Fariss is a junior Graphic Design major and music minor from Level Plains and an honors graduate from Daleville High School attending Troy on scholarship. Jennifer spent two years in The Sound of the South marching band on a music scholarship, has been named to both the Chancellor's and Provost's Lists, holds two part-time jobs, and enjoys working as a private tutor. In her spare time, she loves reading and cooking. After graduation, Jennifer plans to move with her husband to North Carolina, have a family and pursue a job in the field of art and design.

Justin Ryan Filipowski is a senior Political Science major from Enterprise. He is actively involved on campus as the President of the Political Science club and a member of the Baptist Campus Ministries. Since moving to Troy in 2003, Justin has also been active at Bush Memorial Baptist Church as a teacher in the Children’s Ministry. He is also an associate at Wal-Mart where he is a member of the Risk Control Team. After graduation he plans to attend seminary and pursue a Master of Divinity degree.

Mary Gibson is a senior Biology major with a Spanish minor. She comes from Huntsville, Alabama, where she lives with her parents, four brothers, and one sister. During her years at Troy University, she has been active in the Student Government Association, the Honors Program, Delta Epsilon Iota honor society, and intramural sports. She has been honored with numerous awards during her college career, including being named a 2007 Who’s Who for Troy University. She is currently a member of the Trojan Ambassadors. After graduation in December 2007, she plans to travel to Spain and then attend medical school.

JW Godwin, from Greenville is a senior in Broadcast Journalism, with a minor in Political Science. He is active in campus activities including being an SGA Senator, Chair of the Constitution and Rules committee and Vice President, Chapter Editor and Alumni Representative for Sigma Chi. He belongs to the National Broadcasting Society, Alpha Epsilon Rho Honor Society and the 187 th Air National Guard. JW was Troy University's 2006 Homecoming King and Kappa Delta sweetheart. His life goals are to attend law school, get married, enjoy his family, travel the world and serve his country and God.

Jenni Hendrix is a senior History Education Major from Dothan. She graduated from Northview High School with honors and has maintains Troy a 3.6 GPA at Troy. She has served as President and Vice President of the Troy University Honors Alliance. She is also actively involved in the Troy University Wesley Foundation where she has been the Administrative Assistant for two years. She is also the Youth Director at Highland Park UMC in Dothan, AL. After graduation her plans include earning her Masters in Divinity from Chandler at Emory and pursue Elders orders within the United Methodist Church.

Harold Johnson is a senior from Evansville, Indiana, majoring in Human Resource Management, with a minor in Military Studies. Before attending Troy University, he served for ten years as a Personnel Specialist for the USAF. He has been stationed in Hawaii, S. Korea, England and Columbus Georgia. He won “Personnelist of the Year” and “Orderly Room of the Year awards while in England. Upon graduation he will be commissioned through AFROTC as a Second Lieutenant and will be a Finance Officer. He is currently a member of Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity Inc.

Chris King, of Tuscaloosa is a senior Broadcast Journalism major with an Advertising and Marketing minor. Chris is an active leader in social, educational and religious activities including Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity Inc., TrojanVision News, National Association of Black Journalists, National Broadcasting Society, NAACP, Pentecostal Campus Ministries, SGA House of Representatives, Residence Director of Clements Hall and public address announcer for Trojan athletics. He recently received the Alabama Broadcasters Association Alabama Public Television scholarship. After graduation in December, he plans to pursue a master’s degree, become a television journalist or radio program director, and continue in ministry.

Mary King is a junior from Bethany, Connecticut, majoring in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in French and Business. She belongs to the Screen Actor’s Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, has anchored TrojanVision News and interned with MajorLeagueBaseball.com in NYC . Mary has served as SGA Senator, Captain for Troy University Dancers, President of Phi Mu and was Miss Troy University 2006. Mary teaches at Troy School of Dance and Elevations School of Dance. She is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Delta Epsilon Iota, Order of Omega, and carries a GPA of 4.0.

Cristin M. Liveoak is a senior Social Science Education major from Wilsonville. She was valedictorian of her class at Shelby County High School in 2004, participates in the Honors Program and currently holds a 3.9 grade point average. She is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Delta Epsilon Iota, and Phi Alpha Theta honor societies. After graduation, Cristin will pursue a career in secondary education and will work towards earning a Masters and PhD in History. She is engaged to Chip Dillard, the Director of Web Communications at the University of Alabama. They will be married on May 19, 2007.

Amanda Leigh Luker is a senior Political Science major and English minor. She plans to attend law school in the fall and to one day pursue a judgeship in Alabama. Amanda has a 4.0 cumulative GPA and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. When she is not in school or at work, Amanda can be found outdoors. Being born and raised in Coosa County, Amanda discovered her interest and love for nature at a very young age, which eventually led her to pursue and win a National Championship in both 4-H Forestry Evaluation and Wildlife Habitat Evaluation.

Robert J. Martin, of Livermore, California, but now residing in Madison, Alabama, is a Chancellor’s Scholar in the Honors Program majoring in Psychology with a minor in Music. Robert is active on campus, participating in the South of the South Marching Band, the Basketball Pep Band and Psi Chi Honor Society for Psychology majors. He serves as President of the local chapter and is also the Southeast District Vice President of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity. After graduation Robert plans to pursue his PhD in Psychology with a focus in Neurocognition and aspires to become a college professor.

Summer Maynard is a junior Criminal Justice major with minors in Psychology and Spanish. She is from Jupiter, Florida where her parents, Rob and Denise, and siblings still reside. Summer is active in Alpha Lambda Delta, Trojan AllStars, Pre-Law Society and is currently Treasurer of Kappa Delta Sorority. Summer also works at Troy Parks and Recreation where she lifeguards, coaches the swim team and teaches swim lessons. She enjoys running, swimming, and reading. After graduation Summer plans to attend law school at New York University and then later on, work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Amanda McCleney is a senior majoring in Political Science with a Criminal Justice minor. A native of the small community of Mount Olive, she has managed to balance all aspects of the Troy University experience. Amanda has been named to the Chancellor’s or Provost’s List every semester. She has been inducted into five honor societies including Alpha Lambda Delta, where she served as treasurer. Currently, she is the Team Recruitment Chair for Troy University’s Relay for Life Committee and attended the Mid-South Division’s Leadership Conference in November. After graduation, Amanda plans to pursue a law degree.

Jordan Medeiros is a Senior Mathematics Major who was born in Detroit Michigan, but raised in Lanett. He is an active member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity where he has held the offices of President, Vice President, Ritualist, and Alumni Affairs. Jordan is also active in Troy University’s Math Club where he is the current Vice President. A member of three Honor Societies, Jordan has always put first his education as a student at Troy University. Jordan’s goal for after graduation is to attend graduate school at Auburn University where he hopes to get his masters in probability and statistics.

Luke Morgan is a senior Broadcast Journalism and Political Science double major from Carmarthen, Wales. He loves basketball and played for the Welch National Team, but came to Troy to experience a new and different life. He is involved in many campus organizations, including SGA Supreme Court, Lambda Pi Eta (journalism honor society) and Troy University Television. Luke is actively involved in the Troy University Intramural Sports program, manages the Troy University Volleyball Team and works as Night Manager for the Troy Student Recreation Department. After graduating he plans to pursue a career that is both enjoyable and interesting.

Natalie Patterson is a senior Political Science major from Troy. She has been active in the Student Government Association throughout college and currently serves as the SGA Vice President of Legislative Affairs. Natalie is a member of Phi Mu sorority, Order of Omega, Mortar Board, Alpha Lambda Delta, and has also been named to the Provost’s and Chancellor’s lists. During her junior year, Natalie became the Charter President of Delta Epsilon Iota Honor Society. Natalie recently served a month long internship in Senator Sessions’ office. Upon graduation, Natalie hopes to work.

Ashley Penhale is a senior Political Science major from Alabaster. She is an active leader in many social, service, and academic organizations including: Chi Omega Fraternity—where she served on the Executive Board for two years, Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society, Chairman of College Republicans, and President of Pi Sigma Alpha political science honor society. She has been named to both the Provost’s list and the Chancellor’s list, and maintains a 3.93 grade point average. Ashley plans to attend law school in the fall of 2007.

Andrea Perkins is a native of Cullman and a junior Political Science major with a minor in Spanish. She is attending Troy University on a full academic scholarship. Andrea is active in several campus organizations including the Sound of the South marching and concert bands, Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, and the Political Science Club. She has been named to both the Chancellor’s and Provost’s lists. After graduation she plans to seek a Juris Doctorate. Andrea plans to work in child advocacy and specialize in the area of adoption.

Andrea Roberts of Williamsburg, Iowa, is a senior after three years at Troy University, double majoring in print journalism and criminal justice. She is the Student Government Association Vice President of Campus Activities and maintains a 4.0 GPA. Andrea is listed in Who’s Who Among American College Students and holds a Troy University Millennium Scholarship. In 2004 Andrea was named Iowa’s Junior Miss and this past summer she was the national wardrobe coordinator for America’s Junior Miss. Andrea aspires to work for the federal government as an intelligence or investigations officer after receiving a graduate degree in political science.

Adrienne Sonanstine is a senior management major from Ozark. She is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority where she has held many elected offices and appointed positions including homecoming chair, fundraising chair, and skit director. She has also been active in many University organizations including GAMMA, Diamond Dolls, and currently the Troy University Marketing Club. She has participated in the University Honors Program and received the Chancellors Scholarship throughout her time at Troy University. After graduation Adrienne plans to pursue a MBA with a concentration in finance.

Anna Walton, a native of Mobile, and a graduate of W.P. Davidson High School, is a senior majoring in General Biology with a minor in Spanish. She is a J.L. Bedsole Scholar and was awarded the Millennium Scholar's Award. Anna is a member of the Troy University Honors Program and the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society. She is also an active member of Southside Baptist Church as well as the Baptist Campus Ministries. After graduation in May 2007, Anna plans to work in the field of zoology and conservation biology.

Daniel Weeks, a lifelong resident of Mobile, will soon be putting his English degree to work for him in the classroom either as a teacher in his hometown or as a student working toward his Juris Doctorate. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Tau Delta honors societies. He is a regular in the Trojan Fitness Center, plays all intramural sports, is learning to play the piano, and has recently joined the University Show Choir. He also leads the Creative Ministries team at the Baptist Campus Ministries and is involved at Bush Memorial Baptist Church.

Elizabeth Weeks is a senior English major and music minor from Wilsonville. She is a member of Mortar Board, the National Dean’s List, the Honors Program, Who’s Who Among American Students, and Phi Kappa Phi. She is currently Vice President of Sigma Tau Delta English honor society and an active participant in Troy’s music department as mellophone section leader in the Sound of the South Marching Band and principal horn in the Symphony Band. She enjoys reading, traveling, and photography. After graduation, she plans to explore the publishing industry while furthering her education with a Masters degree.

Kimberly White is a senior English major with a classics minor. She graduated from Enterprise High School as a valedictorian and received the Millennium scholarship from Troy University. While at Troy University she has maintained a 4.0 GPA, played percussion and tuba in the Sound of the South marching band, was a founding member of Women’s Initiative and was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Tau Delta, an English honor society. After graduation in May, she plans to attend law school and later pursue a master’s degree in literature.

Apply Now!