White Crowned Miss Troy University
Thirteen Troy University students competed for the title
of Miss TROY on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the 43rd annual
pageant on the Troy Campus.
From left to right, are: Mary Kelley Cantrell of Sylacauga, third runner-up
and winner of the talent competition; Hannah McDonald of Prattville, first
runner-up and winner of the swimsuit competition; Brandi White of Dothan,
Miss Troy University; Caitlin Mosley of Pace, Fla., second runner-up; and
Amanda Ford of Helena, fourth runner-up.
Troy University Recognized
for Service to Military
Troy University has a long record of service to the military
and the University’s commitment has once again been
recognized this fall by organizations that provide service and
information to active duty personnel, as well as veterans.
TROY was named:
• Among the top 15 percent of “military friendly” U.S.
colleges and universities by Victory Media, which owns GI
Jobs.com and publishes various magazines that provide
services to members of the military and that rate both
public and private colleges and universities on the basis
of how well each school embraces America’s veterans as
• Among the top 25 universities in the South when it comes
to helping active duty military and veterans pursue a
college education by U.S. News and World Report.
• A “Top Military Friendly College or University” by
Military Advance Education magazine.
• One the “120 Best Colleges for Veterans” by Military
“Troy University has a commitment to our fighting men
and women – whether active duty, National Guard, Reserves
or veterans – and to be recognized by those groups that
impartially analyze those traits is great recognition of our
efforts on behalf of our Armed Forces,” said Dr. Jack
Hawkins Jr., Chancellor and a Marine Corps officer who
served in Vietnam.
In addition to recognition received through various rankings
this fall, Troy University has joined “Got Your 6,” pledging
to support student veterans by implementing and enhancing
resources, programs and policies to support the military
The University’s TROY for Troops Center is the focal point
of the effort and will lead initiatives in support of military
students at the University. “Got Your 6” is a movement
led by a consortium of major film and television studios,
broadcast and cable television networks, talent agencies,
and guilds that are united in changing the conversation in
America with regards to veterans and military families.
In the military, the phrase “got your six” means a fellow
soldier, sailor, airman or Marine is looking out for the
wellbeing of another. Troy University is regularly recognized
as a leader in providing a “military friendly” environment.
TROY Chapter Earns
Troy University’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi has been named
a Chapter of Merit by the nation’s oldest and most selective
collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
The award is given to chapters that excel in recognizing and
promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education
and engaging the community of scholars in service to others.
The Troy chapter was one of just 50 worldwide to earn the
By receiving the Chapter of Merit distinction, the chapter is
recognized as a thriving organization that meets regularly, holds
annual initiations and applies frequently for Phi Kappa Phi’s
select awards, grants, and fellowships.