Spring 2015 Chancellor's Capstone Leadership Students

Biographies

Stefanie Alexander is a Junior Honors student from Mobile, Alabama, currently attending TROY with the Chancellor’s Scholarship and majoring in Political Science with a minor in Spanish. Stefanie graduated from Alma Bryant High School in 2012 where she served as Student Government President during her Senior year. Stefanie served on Freshman Forum her first year at TROY, which inspired her to run for office in her Greek organization, Alpha Delta Pi. With experience as Scholarship Chair and as Recruitment and Marketing Vice President, she currently serves her chapter on the executive board as the Director of Standards and Ethics. Off campus, Stefanie serves as a youth counselor at Bethlehem Family Camp in Bonifay, Florida where she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of ten. Upon graduating in December of this year, she hopes to use her time off from school to travel the world to spread the love and word of God and to fulfill the calling He has on her life. Stefanie plans to further her education by attending law school in the fall of 2016.

Cranston Black is a senior at TROY University majoring in Sports and Fitness Management with a minor in Leadership Development. Cranston was born and raised an only child in Auburn, Alabama, where he attended Auburn High School. In high school, Cranston was a part of the football team which had its first undefeated season in school history. He was also on the basketball team where he was named captain. As a student at TROY, Cranston is a member of the Sports Management Club and plays intramurals in his spare time. When he’s not working long hours at Trojan Zone, Cranston likes to work out, watch sports, and hanging out with his friends. After graduating, Cranston plans on attending the University of Ohio to receive him masters in coaching. His dream is to become a head football or basketball coach at the collegeate or professional level.

Taylor Bowser is a Senior from Dothan, Alabama, majoring in Graphic Design with a Computer Science minor. She graduated in the top ten of her class at Dothan High School, is a recipient of the Millennium scholarship, and is part of the Honors Program. Throughout high school, Taylor was heavily involved in Dothan High’s art club, winning the very first Project Installation competition with her team in 2010 at the Wiregrass Museum of Art. She has also had her artwork displayed in the museum’s Youth Art Month Exhibition. At TROY, Taylor now works as the graphic designer of The Tropolitan. She also designed the poster for the Department of Theater and Dance’s 2015 production of The Odd Couple. Upon graduation, Taylor plans to become a website designer.

Elizabeth Brazier is a Senior from Panama City, Florida, majoring in Mathematics with minors in French and General Business. She graduated as valedictorian from Covenant Christian School in 2012. Elizabeth began classes at TROY in the Fall of 2012 after receiving the Chancellor’s Scholarship. She is heavily involved in Circle K, having served as Treasurer, Relay For Life Chair, and, currently, President. She has also participated in Conversation Partners and the University Honors Alliance. Elizabeth is also a member of the University Honors Program, Alpha Lambda Delta, Delta Mu Delta, and Omicron Delta Kappa and was recently selected as a member of Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities. Elizabeth has been to Paris as a part of TROY’s study abroad program and plans to return this May. After graduating, Elizabeth hopes to begin teaching high school math at a private school.

Ryan Cole, a 2012 graduate of Clements High School in Athens, Alabama, is a Junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Leadership Development. Ryan is attending TROY on the Millennium Scholarship. During his time at TROY, he has served as a member of Freshman Forum and as a Trojan Ambassador. He has also traveled abroad to France through one of TROY's many study abroad programs.  Ryan is also a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, where he has served as Communications Chairman, Greek Week representative, on the Executive Board as Secretary, and currently serves as President. He has been inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies and was named as TROY’s Outstanding Freshman of the Year for the 2012-2013 school year. He has also worked on-campus in The Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement, where he worked closely with students who desired to make a difference on TROY's campus. Ryan served as an IMPACT Leader in the Summer of 2014 for incoming students during freshman orientation sessions.  He also currently serves as Clerk for TROY's Student Government Association. Upon graduation, Ryan hopes to attend law school and ultimately pursue a career in the field of politics.

Alanna Cook began her career in the Fall of 2012 as an Honors student at TROY, studying both Psychology and Criminal Justice on the Chancellor’s Scholarship.  Alanna has been a member of “The Sound of the South” and has been involved in campus organizations such as Alpha Lambda Delta and Conversation Partners; she is currently the president of the University Honors Alliance and treasurer for Psychology Club. In the Summer of 2014, Alanna traveled to Israel for an archeological dig through TROY’s connections with the Harvard Summer School Program, for which she maintained a blog. In his 2014 convocation speech to faculty and staff, Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. referenced Alanna’s experiences in Israel. After graduation, Alanna intends to continue her international travels by embarking on a two-week adventure in France through TROY’s French department.

Austin Coots, a graduate of Brewer High School and originally from the small town of Eva, Alabama, is a Senior at TROY where he holds a Chancellor’s Scholarship studying Information Systems with a minor in Leadership Development. Austin is a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, recognized as America’s Leadership Development fraternity, where he has served as Communications Chair and on the executive board as Historian. Austin plans to move to Huntsville after graduation and pursue a job on the cyber security team at Colsa. From there, he wants to work his way up to becoming a network administrator or an information security officer. For the time being, Austin works as a server at Sips on the Square restaurant where he gets the opportunity to network and finely tune his communication skills.

Hallie Dodds is a Senior Psychology major with a minor in Leadership Development. Hallie was born in Birmingham, AL, but at a very young age moved to Panama City Beach, Florida, which she calls home. Hallie attended J.R. Arnold High School and graduated in 2012. In high school, Hallie was active in both the marching and symphony bands. After graduation, Hallie began her career at TROY the following Fall semester. While at TROY, she takes part in Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, the Psychology Club, and works in the athletic department in their academic center. Hallie plans to walk the stage to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in December of 2015. After TROY, she plans on returning to Panama City Beach to pursue her career as a Marine Mammal Trainer at Gulf World Marine Park. Her goal in life is to live her life to the fullest and just enjoy everything that God has given her.    

Allison Drummond is a Junior Nursing major, as well as an Honors Student. She is from Jasper, Alabama, and graduated from Curry High School in 2013. Allison was Treasurer of Anchor Club and Secretary of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America at her high school, but was also a member of National Honor Society, Student Government Association, and Beta Club. She is a first generation college student and chose TROY based on its Nursing Program and being awarded the Chancellor’s Scholarship. Allison has participated in Conversation Partners and was accepted as a member of Alpha Lambda Delta. Upon graduation from TROY, she plans to work one year at Princeton Baptist Medical Center or University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital before applying for an Anesthesiology Program at University of Alabama, UAB, or University of South Alabama. She is aspiring to be a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

Brittany DuBose is a Junior Broadcast Journalism Major with a minor in Leadership Development. She is from Troy, Alabama, where she graduated from Charles Henderson High School in 2012. Brittany was Community Service Coordinator for the Miss Elite Society for a year and was chosen (along with four other young women) to  represent the Miss Elite Society at the Phenomenal Women’s Summit for 2013. She is a member of TROY’s NABJ (National Association of Black Journalist) and is one of the faces for TROY’s Warrior Spirit Campaign. Brittany is an anchor for the Troy Trojan Vision News. She currently works for the Student Involvement and Leadership office with Ms. Barbara Patterson. Brittany believes that for anyone to be a great leader they must first understand how to be a great follower. Brittany believes that God is the source to all success.

Carla Faulkner is a Junior TROY student from Goshen, Alabama. She is pursuing a degree in Psychology with minors in Leadership Development and Applied Behavioral Analysis. During high school she was the Secretary for the Goshen Chapter Future Farmers of America, Pike County’s Distinguished Young Woman for 2012, President of her Senior Class and danced competitively for Troy School of Dance and the Arts. In 2012, she graduated with honors and sixth in her class from Goshen High School located in Goshen, Alabama. Carla began her journey at TROY in the Fall of 2012 and is aiming to graduate in May 2016. Carla enjoys spending time with her family, teaching dance, attending church functions, and serving her community in any way possible. Upon graduation from TROY, she would like to enter into a practice working with autistic children.

Kristen Frye is a Junior majoring in Human Services with a concentration in Rehabilitation and a minor in Leadership Development. She is a recipient of the Jim Stevens scholarship. Kristen was homeschooled by her mother in a Christian home and wants to continue to grow in her faith. She was selected as one of three girls to attend and represent TROY at the Leading Edge Institute during her Sophomore year and she is serving as a Supreme Court Justice this year and plans to continue striving for success during the coming year.  Kristen worked in the Leadership Development office during her Sophomore year for Dr. Kline and currently works in the Chancellors Office. She is also serving as a Trojan Ambassador for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. Her goal in life is to help all people with different cultures and ethnicities. Kristen plans to obtain a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

Kendyl Fuller is a Senior from Prattville, Alabama, majoring in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Leadership Development. She has been a dedicated member of the Sound of the South Marching Band playing the piccolo. In the spring she plays the flute in the concert bands. She has been a part of TROY since 2013 and is graduating in May with a Bachelor’s in Science. After graduation she is getting married on July 30th to a wonderful man after 4 years. She is hoping after graduation she can enter the Air Force or work for a K-9 Unit force. Her passion for wildlife runs deep and nothing is going to change her mind about spending the rest of her life trying to save and protect them.

Jared Henderson is a Sophomore at TROY. He attends TROY, but calls Pensacola, Florida home. He is a Computer Science major and is currently finishing his Leadership Development minor. He is very active around campus, holding many leadership roles. He is Vice President of the TROY chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. He is the University Activities Council movie night Chairman, and is currently serving as the president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. He hopes to one day be a computer programmer for Google Inc. based out of Dallas, Texas. Ladies and Gentlemen, can we please welcome Mr. Jared Henderson.

Adam Hunter is a Senior Political Science major with a minor in Leadership Development. He graduated from Alabama Southern Community College with an AA, having the highest GPA on campus. While there, he earned several academic awards, along with the Eagle Award, an award given to the most outstanding leader. While at ASCC, Adam was involved and has held positions in several clubs and organizations including being the President of the campus BCM, SGA Vice President, Phi Theta Kappa member, a Campus Ambassador, and as a campus tutor. He is currently an involved and faithful member of a local church in Troy, where he does a lot of work with the youth, including teaching the piano to a few interested teenagers. He plans on graduating in May 2015 and continuing his education by obtaining a Master’s degree in Social Science, and eventually becoming a teacher at a local community college.

Richard Irsik, a Junior from Enterprise, Alabama, is majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Leadership Development.  He graduated from Enterprise High School in 2012, and started attending TROY in the Fall of 2012.  He came in with both a Band and an Excellence in Leadership Scholarship.  He is an active member of the Sound of the South Marching band in the Trumpet section.  During his freshman year here at TROY, he served SGA as a Freshman Forum Delegate.  Outside of school, he served as a member of Civil Air Patrol as both a pilot and as the leader of Alabama’s Cadet Advisory Council, as well as the Vice Chairman of the Regions Advisory Council.  He works with the University police and after graduation plans to be a police officer in the state of Alabama.

Olivia Jones is a first semester Junior from Pace, Florida, attending TROY with the Leadership Scholarship and majoring in Professional Writing with a minor in Leadership Development. Olivia graduated from Pace High School in 2013 where she served as Student Government Representative during all four years. Olivia served on Student Government her first year at TROY, and continuously does so. She also serves as Philanthropy Chair in her Greek Organization, Chi Omega. Off campus, Olivia works as a Youth Coordinator at The Christian Love Community Development Center, a non-profit organization here in Troy, Alabama. Olivia also serves as a Leadership Coordinator for a campus organization called Humans vs. Zombies. She is also a Leading Edge Institute Fellow. LEI is a non-profit organization that selects three female candidates from each university across Southern Alabama and works with the candidates through a series of classes and projects in order to improve their leadership skills. This program also helps connect young female leaders with successful women in their field of interest. This connection allows us to inspire change and begin working on making a difference even while we are still in college!

Jasmine Mack is a 19-year-old Sophomore majoring in Biomedical Sciences and double minoring in American Sign Language and Leadership Development. She plans to use her degree to enter dental school and become an orthodontist. Her mission is to make a difference in the lives of others by providing the gift of a beautiful smile. Jasmine is a native of Linden, Alabama. She graduated from Sweet Water High School in 2013 as Salutatorian of her class. While in high school, Jasmine was president of Beta Club, member of SGA, editor in Mass Media, class president, and president of FCCLA. In the Fall of 2013, she enrolled at TROY, where she continues to be of service to her school and community. Jasmine is a member of M.I.S.S. Elite Society, University Activities Council, TROY NAACP, Pinky Promise, and Sparkle. Jasmine was one of three women selected in 2014 to attend the Leading Edge Institute. Most recently, Jasmine became a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Jasmine likes to live by two quotes, “Is anything too hard for God?”—Genesis 18:14. “With God nothing shall be impossible!”—Luke 1:37.

Delonte Martistee is a Senior at TROY majoring in Sports and Fitness management with a minor in Leadership Development.  He graduated from Bainbridge High School in his home town of Bainbridge, Georgia. While in high school, Delonte was a member of his track and field team.  He received Athlete of the Year Award as well as being an Honors Graduate and a State Champion Runner. In his spare time, he works out, watches movies, and hangs out with friends. After graduating from TROY, Delonte plans to move to Atlanta, Georgia to become a head coach as well as becoming either a sports agent or a fitness trainer. 

Miller Morrison is a Junior Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management major with a specialization in Sports and a minor in Leadership Development. He graduated from Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School (LAMP) in Montgomery, Alabama in 2012. In high school, he played baseball for four years, basketball for two years, and also served as president of the FCA/FCS. He has been at TROY since the Fall of 2012 and is a Chancellor’s Scholar. At TROY, Miller has been involved in numerous on-campus organizations such as Freshman Forum, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Trojan Ambassadors, and is currently Head of Baseball Operations for Troy's Post 70 Legion Baseball, Vice President of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and President of the Interfraternity Council. Miller is a member at First Baptist Church of Troy, where he serves as a college worship leader. Upon graduation, he plans to earn a Master’s degree in Economics and would like to eventually work in the Front Office for a Major League Baseball team.

Faith Mote is a Senior from Pelham, Alabama, majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Leadership Development. Faith holds the Chancellors’ Scholarship and is a member of several honor societies including Alpha Lambda Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa and Lambda Pi Eta. She has served the Student Government Association for the past four years and is on the leadership team of the Wesley Foundation, a member of Chi Omega, and a staff writer for The Tropolitan. Faith has volunteered for several nonprofit organizations including Relay for Life, Isaiah 6:8 Missions, the Special Olympics, and the Exceptional Foundation, Lion’s Club. She served as Philanthropy Chair, where she volunteered over 250 hours for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alabama. Faith has previously spent her summers working at the Pelham YMCA and interning in the U.S. Senate. Faith hopes to spend her summer as a missionary in the Dominican Republic and then attend law school in the Fall.

Elizabeth Moulton is a member of the Honors College and is a Senior Political Science major with a minor in Spanish. She graduated in 2011 from Trinity Presbyterian School in Montgomery, Alabama. While there, she was a member of the Spanish club, the President of the YMCA Government club and President of the Elmore County 4H for one year. She came to TROY in the fall of 2011 on the Chancellors Scholarship. While at Troy, Elizabeth has served as Lt. Governor and Conference Coordinator of the Alabama Collegiate Legislature Program, as well as maintaining a spot on the Dean or Chancellor’s list each semester. Upon graduating, she plans to attend graduate school and obtain a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in American Government.

Felecia Payne is a Senior from Lawrenceville, Georgia, majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in Leadership Development. While attending Central Gwinnett High School, she was involved in the marching band, German club, and graduated with honors. She continued applying her love for music by joining the Troy University Symphony Band where she plays oboe and English horn. Her campus activities include anchoring and reporting for TrojanVision Nightly News, working as an editor for the Video Palladium, and being a sister of Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity where she has served as the Editor and is currently the Vice President, Ritual and Social chairman. This summer she will complete an internship, in either radio or television, and will graduate in July of 2015. After graduation, she hopes to obtain a job in journalism before eventually getting married and having a family. 

Michael Pierce is a Junior Nursing major, as well as an Honors student.  He graduated as Valedictorian in 2013 from Straughn High School in Andalusia, Alabama.  While there, he served as Treasurer of the National Honor Society, and was a member of the Spanish National Honor Society.  He also served as a congressional page in the Alabama House of Representatives and as a 2012 Alabama Boy’s State Delegate.  He began attending TROY in the fall of 2013 on the Chancellor’s Scholarship.  While at TROY, Michael has served as a Conversation Partner and became a member of Alpha Lambda Delta.  He has recently started an internship with the University Registrar, where he will assist on various projects for the University.  Upon graduation, Michael plans to move to either Atlanta, Georgia, to work at Emory University Hospital or to Memphis, Tennessee, to work at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Jessica Posey is a Junior Nursing major, set to graduate in May of 2018. She was in the top 10 percent of her graduating Senior class at Hazel Green High School in Hazel Green, Alabama. While there, she was in the French and Art Honors Society, as well as a member of the varsity girls’ basketball team for two years before graduating with academic honors in May of 2013. She entered TROY in the Fall of 2013 by receipt of the Chancellor’s Scholarship. Thus far at TROY, Jessica has served in Conversation Partners, is a member of the Honors program, and is involved in Alpha Lambda Delta. Upon graduating, she plans to attend a Master’s program for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner’s at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, before beginning a career as a travel nurse. Jessica aspires to move to Seattle, Washington, to work in the NICU at Harborview or UW Medical Center.

Hunter Roe is a Senior History major and Leadership Development minor from Pell City, Alabama. He is engaged to his beautiful fiancé of five years, and they will marry on June 13, 2015. Hunter is a recipient of the Millennium Scholarship, and he is 8 credit hours short of graduation. Hunter plans to move to Louisville, Kentucky, with his future bride next fall in order to start classes at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Hunter plans to complete a Masters of Divinity in Theological Studies in order to serve as a full-time missionary or pastor. Hunter has enjoyed his time as an undergraduate by serving as the former chaplain and president of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Currently, Hunter is working as a laborer at Bonnie’s Plant Farm in Troy. Although he is excited to graduate in May of 2015, Hunter is sad to leave his Trojan family.

Daniel Samac is a Junior Broadcast Journalism major with a minor in Leadership Development. He is 20 years old and is from Niceville, Florida. He attended Niceville High School where he participated in the Niceville Eagle Pride Marching Band and was active in his youth ministry at the First United Methodist Church of Niceville. During his first semester at TROY, he achieved the honor of being on the Dean’s List. For the first three years of his enrollment, Daniel was a member of TROY’s Sound of the South Marching Band. He is also a member of Phi Boota Roota National Percussion Fraternity. Daniel is now a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy, and attends the college worship service there. Recently, he has become an active member of the Troy University Ultimate Frisbee club. Daniel hopes to attend Disney’s college program the semester after he graduates. He also plans to end up working as a sports broadcaster with a major sports network.

Jamie Sessions is a Senior at TROY and graduated with an advanced diploma from Goshen High School, where she was active in many organizations and served as Head Majorette in the school band.  She began her studies at TROY as an Honor’s student in 2011 after receiving the Chancellor’s Scholarship.  Jamie is majoring in European History with a minor in French.  She is also president of Phi Alpha Theta, co-editor of the historical journal, The Alexandrian, and is a member of the History Club.  Jamie has also been inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, and Omicron Delta Kappa.  Additionally, she has been selected to have a paper published in The Alexandrian and to present another paper at a conference in the spring. After graduating from TROY, Jamie plans to pursue her Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Early Modern British History to teach at the collegiate level. 

Emily Sleeman is from Plymouth, England and is currently a Junior at TROY majoring in Psychology with a minor in Leadership Development. Emily originally came to TROY to play on the soccer team, but after a bad injury took up a leadership position as student assistant coach. Prior to traveling to America, Emily had done a lot of voluntary sports coaching, and led her own weekend classes for 2-5 year olds. Emily has been the captain of every soccer team she has played on and has led her team to several finals. After graduation, Emily hopes to get her Master’s in Sport Psychology and be a Graduate Assistant so that she can continue coaching. Emily would like to continue to lead young athletes and to start her own soccer academy that starts from a grassroots level to ensure young players have a path and guidance throughout their playing careers. 

Jorge (George) Solis is a Junior from Pell City, Alabama, majoring in Political Science with a double minoring in Leadership Development and Economics. George holds the Excellence in Leadership Scholarship and the McLendon Foundation Scholarship and has been inducted into various honors societies, served as an IMPACT New Student Orientation Leader for the summer of 2014, and is the Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the Student Government Association. Jorge is involved in the FarmHouse Fraternity, Trojan Ambassador’s Association, the Catholic Newman Ministry, and is a Resident Assistant at The Newman Center. Jorge loves TROY and is thankful for the opportunities that it has given to him. Jorge plans to attend law school and specialize in immigration law so that he can serve those less privileged than he is.  His passion for politics and immigration law, along with his bilingualism will allow him to do just that. Jorge loves people, and he especially loves God and his family. Jorge believes that God is the source and inspiration for all his successes, thus he fervently lives to glorify Him. 

Lee Tatum, a graduate of Wilson High in Florence, Alabama, is a Senior majoring in Risk Management and Insurance and minoring in Leadership Development. Lee holds the Chancellor’s Scholarship, is a Trojan Ambassador, and a member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society. Lee served as committee chairman for Freshman Forum and is currently the Supreme Court Chief Justice for the Student Government Association. He is a member of the Gamma Iota Sigma Insurance Fraternity, which has given him numerous opportunities to travel. He has been inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, Delta Mu Delta, Mortar Board, and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies and was recently selected as a member of Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities. Lee interned the past two summers in cities such as Richmond, Virginia, Charlotte, North Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, and Baltimore, Maryland. Lee hopes to graduate Summa Cum Laude and will move to Atlanta to start a career as a Wholesale Broker in commercial insurance.

Mai Tran is a Senior Honors Scholar from Vietnam majoring in Biomedical Sciences. She traveled on very different paths to experience her many interests in life before choosing the road of science. In high school, she devised a project that helped create jobs for trash-scavenging people in Vietnam, with which she won the First Prize in her city's Green Ideas Contest. Mai came to TROY on the Millennium Scholar’s Award. As a Freshman, Mai tutored for the Upward Bound Program and at the Troy Public Library. Approaching her second year, Mai became President of ISCO, served as IMPACT Leader, and as a Trojan Ambassador. In her Junior year, Mai worked as a research assistant at the microbiology lab and started her first academic research. Within this year, she received the Tri-Beta Research Grant and the Chancellor's Fellowship, won the Scholar's Award from her department, and was elected as Vice-President of District II Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society. Biology and other sciences have shown her the kaleidoscopic beauty of the world and become her joy and her passion. She hopes to pursue a PhD degree in Life Sciences after graduating from TROY.

Lori Tucker is a 19-year old Junior Communication Studies major, with minors in Leadership Development and Civic and Community Engagement. She graduated as Valedictorian in 2013 from Marianna High School in Marianna, Florida. There she was involved in a wide variety of activities including marching band, student government, and National Honors Society. Since coming to TROY in the Fall of 2013, Lori has found many opportunities to grow both in and outside of the classroom. She is a part of the Troy Honors department; as well as a member of Lambda Pi Eta and Alpha Lambda Delta honors societies. This past Fall Lori became a part of “Trojan Outreach,” a new Peer Education program on campus focused on making a positive change. She believes this is a great opportunity to give back to the university that has already given her so much. After graduation, Lori plans on traveling and work with non-profit organizations.

Gena Waller is a Senior from Glenwood, Alabama. She is a Social Science major with a minor in Leadership Development.  She graduated with honors from Elba High School.  In 2006 she received the Farm Credit Leadership Award, given for her outstanding leadership in the Agriculture industry and rural community. Gena works full time with the Troy University Admissions office where she is an Admissions Specialist for the TROY campus.  Gena also works with the TROY IMPACT Program assisting new students on their quest to begin their life at TROY.  Gena is a proud mother of 6 children and also 7,000 students on the TROY campus.  Gena is a member of Fleetwood Baptist Church where she is a youth leader and board member of the special presentation committee and nomination committees.  After graduation in May 2015, Gena plans to pursue her Master’s degree in Counseling while continuing to serve TROY.

Anton Zimanek is a Senior Honors student from Prattville, Alabama, majoring in Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management with a minor in Global Business. Anton is a Resident Assistant at the Honors Cottage and a member of the Troy University Sports Media Relations team. Anton received the Chancellor’s Scholarship and has been inducted into three different honors societies. Anton has worked for the Montgomery Biscuits Minor League baseball team, and interned at the YMCA Bradford Branch as a Sports Programming intern. He also volunteered at the Camellia Bowl in Montgomery in 2014 and the Super Bowl in New Orleans in 2013 as a part of the event management staff. Anton plans to either earn his Master’s Degree in Sports Administration as a Graduate Assistant or start his career in an entry-level position in the sport and event management field. His career goal is to work in the front office or team management department of a National Football League organization, but ultimately will be proud to serve wherever God calls him.

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