Derrick Brewster wins Troy University's Vergil Parks McKinley Award for July

Posted: Thursday, 30 July 2009
Derrick Brewster

TROY—Derrick Brewster, director of Troy University’s Trojan Student Center on the Troy Campus, has received the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for July.

Brewster, who has been a member of the Troy University staff since 2000, received the award during a ceremony on Tuesday in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, presented the award to Brewster, who was nominated by Herbert Reeves, dean of student services.

The McKinley Award is the highest honor that Troy University gives to a non-faculty staff member. It is presented monthly to an employee who has demonstrated outstanding attitude, innovation and work ethic. The award was established by former Texaco CEO John McKinley in honor of his father, Vergil Parks McKinley, who was a Troy University professor during the early 20th century and was key to the development of the University’s athletic program. Winners of this award receive an engraved clock and a $350 stipend.

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TROY Dothan Campus SGA inducts new officers, senators

Posted: Thursday, 30 July 2009
SGA inductions

DOTHAN—The Student Government Association at Troy University’s Dothan Campus this week inducted new officers and senators for the upcoming academic year.









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Doctor of Nursing Practice b-roll, interviews and audio available

Posted: Wednesday, 29 July 2009
A raw video file in mpeg2 format is available for download at troytrojanvision.org//DNP.html under the filename “dnpvideo” that includes video and audio. This file contains b-roll of Chancellor Hawkins speaking to the Doctor of Nursing Practice cohort orientation session earlier today (Wednesday) on the Montgomery Campus. This also contains interview excerpts from (in order):
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First doctoral students create milestone for Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 29 July 2009

MONTGOMERY—Troy University’s first doctoral class officially began its journey toward a terminal degree today with an orientation and registration session on the Montgomery Campus.

Fifteen Doctor of Nursing Practice candidates met for what could possibly be the last time before their graduation in two years, as the coursework for the DNP program will be offered completely on-line.

“When future historians write the history of Troy University, today will be added to the milestone years,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor, speaking before the students, School of Nursing faculty and University officials.

“The first doctoral program for Troy University is the realization of a long-held dream by the Board of Trustees, our faculty and our alumni,” he said. “It opens the door to a new level of service to our students and to our state and it paves the ways for other doctoral programs to follow.”

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New Troy University committee seeks to connect with young alumni

Posted: Wednesday, 29 July 2009

TROY—The Troy University Alumni Association is taking steps to better engage the University’s young alumni, including the formation of a new council designed to connect with those under the age of 35.

The Young Alumni Council will function under the auspices of the University’s Alumni Association Board of Directors and will be chaired by alumnus Carl Cole of Decatur. Cole will serve as a non-voting member of the TROY Alumni Association’s board.

“The Young Alumni Council will help us serve those TROY alumni 35-years-old or younger,” said Faith Ward, director of alumni affairs. “We certainly want to see our membership continue to grow and this council will help us better connect with an important segment of our alumni population.”

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TROY joins ranks of elite among public administration programs

Posted: Tuesday, 28 July 2009

TROY—Troy University’s Master of Public Administration degree program has joined the ranks of the premier schools in the nation.

The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration has granted accreditation to the program, reflecting that TROY has met the organization’s standards.

“This clearly places Troy University in the first tier of premier schools in the United States in the study of public policy and public management,” said Dr. James Rinehart, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of international relations.

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Troy University art professors have work featured in new exhibition

Posted: Tuesday, 28 July 2009

TROY—Three Troy University Department of Art and Design faculty members are among 41 Alabama artists showing their work in the exhibition, “Celebrating Contemporary Art in Alabama: The Nature of Being Southern” at the Johnson Center for the Arts in Downtown Troy.

Larry Percy, associate professor of art and design, Russell Everett, lecturer in art and design, and Duane Paxson, sculptor and adjunct professor of art, will have works in the exhibition. In addition, the exhibition’s e-book catalogue was designed by Art and Design Department Chairman Jerry Johnson, said Richard Metzler, director of The Johnson Center.

The exhibition, which runs Aug. 14 – Nov. 8, consists of painting, sculpture, glass, printmaking, photography, handcrafted furniture, ceramics, quilts, video and assemblage/installation by recipients of Artist Fellowships awarded by ASCA.

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Troy University named Best in the Southeast

Posted: Tuesday, 28 July 2009

TROY—Troy University has been named among the best in the southeastern United States by The Princeton Review.

The designation marks the fifth year in a row TROY has been named to the list that includes only 640 colleges and universities nationwide and 141 colleges and university in the Southeast.

“This distinction underscores our philosophy at TROY that the most important thing we do is serve our students,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., the University’s chancellor.

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Dr. Glenda S. Curry delivers keynote address to Montgomery Campus graduates

Posted: Tuesday, 28 July 2009
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MONTGOMERY—Dr. Glenda S. Curry, Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Homewood, Ala., urged Troy University graduates on Monday night to pursue their mission in life.

“I believe we are all on a mission in life,” Curry said. “God does not take us for granted. He uses our strengths and weaknesses just as we are, where we are.”

Curry delivered the keynote address during the summer commencement ceremony for the Montgomery Campus on Monday, July 27, inside the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, awarded degrees to 138 graduates.

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MEDIA ADVISORY:First Doctor of Nursing Practice class kicks off; Montgomery Campus Commencement

Posted: Monday, 27 July 2009

First Doctor of Nursing Practice class kicks off

July 29 – Montgomery Campus: Troy University’s first class of Doctor of Nursing Practice students begin their doctoral program at 8:30 a.m. in the Gold Room on the second floor of Whitley Hall.

Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, will address the 15-member student cohort, School of Nursing faculty, University officials and others during the 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. welcome session. During this time, several presentations will be made.

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TROY Dothan Campus announces Auctioneering School graduates

Posted: Monday, 27 July 2009
Auctioneering

DOTHAN—The Continuing Education Center at Troy University’s Dothan Campus has announced the graduates of its summer Auctioneering School.

The 85-hour Auctioneering School was held from July 17 through July 26. Upon graduation, students can test to become apprentice auctioneers in the State of Alabama. After a year of apprenticeship, student can take a test to become licensed auctioneers.

The summer 2009 graduates are:

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Troy University trustees approve $63 million bond

Posted: Friday, 24 July 2009
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TROY—Troy University trustees today voted to issue $63 million in bonds for the construction of a new multi-purpose arena, a dining facility and a student housing project.

The unanimous vote clears the way for the new bond issue that has achieved an A1 rating by Moody’s Investor Services, and will become the first University-let bond that will be first offered to faculty, staff and alumni before being offered to institutional investors.

“The strong Moody’s rating means that we have maintained our financial position amid the current credit crisis and is reflective of the conservative stewardship of the University,” said Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. “It’s a testament to the board of trustees’ leadership and planning.”

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TROY Montgomery Campus to hold summer commencement

Posted: Friday, 24 July 2009
Troy University’s Montgomery Campus will hold its summer commencement ceremony on Monday, July 27, at 7 p.m. inside the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts.
The commencement address will be delivered by Dr. Glenda S. Curry, Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Homewood, Ala. Prior to becoming an ordained priest in the Episcopal church, Dr. Curry served as president of TROY’s Montgomery Campus.
For more information, a press release is available online: troy.edu/news/archives/2009/july/07152009-curry.html
Members of the media who wish to cover commencement are asked to be in place by 6:45 p.m. Direct special coverage requirements to mclower@troy.edu.

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Rep. Benjamin Lewis to present check to TROY Dothan Campus

Posted: Friday, 24 July 2009
State representative Benjamin Lewis will present $5,000 in community service grant funding to Troy University’s Dothan Campus on Monday, July 27, at 2 p.m.

The funding will support expanded education opportunities for Dothan Campus students.

The presentation will be made inside the Library/Technology Building rotunda.

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Troy University program coordinator tapped for national board

Posted: Thursday, 23 July 2009

MONTGOMERY—A Troy University management professor has been named to the 2009 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Dr. Tish Matuszek, an associate professor of management on the Montgomery Campus, said she was honored to be selected.

“It is humbling to be selected to serve among those with the highest standards of qualification and peer recognition,” she said.

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TROY Wiregrass Alumni Chapter awards scholarships

Posted: Thursday, 30 July 2009
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DOTHAN—The Troy University Wiregrass Alumni Chapter presented more than $10,000 in scholarships to students at TROY’s Dothan Campus on Wednesday, July 22.

Scholarships were presented to six full-time students and two part-time students. Full-time students will each receive $1,500 and part-time students will receive $750.

Wiregrass Alumni Chapter President Ben Armstrong congratulated the recipients.

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TROY professor, alumnus complete Elizabeth I manuscript project

Posted: Tuesday, 21 July 2009

TROY—A Troy University faculty member and a TROY alumnus have collaborated to compile a translation of a famous Latin philosophical work by a famous English queen.

Dr. Harold Kaylor, Professor of English at Troy University, worked with Dr. Phil Phillips of Middle Tennessee State University on the project entitled “The Consolation of Queen Elizabeth I: The Queen’s Translation of Boethius’ De Consolatione Philosophie.”

Quan Manh Ha, who earned a master’s degree in English education from TROY in 2003, wrote the introduction to the work, which was published this month by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Arizona State University Press. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in English literature at Texas Tech University.

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MEDIA ADVISORY:TROY Wiregrass Alumni Chapter to present scholarships

Posted: Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Members of the Troy University Wiregrass Alumni Chapter will present more than $10,000 in scholarships to students at TROY’s Dothan Campus on Wednesday, July 22.

Scholarships will be presented to eight students starting at 3 p.m. inside the Michelin Room in the Library Technology Building.

Two part-time students will receive $750 each and six full-time students will receive $1,500 each. The recipients were chosen by members of the alumni chapter from a pool of applicants.

Members of the media are invited to cover this event. Direct specific coverage requirements to mclower@troy.edu

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Lions youth camp tour to make TROY stop

Posted: Monday, 20 July 2009

TROY—The Lions International Youth Camp will be making a stop at Troy University July 27-28.

Founded by Mr. William C. Chandler more than 40 years ago, The Montgomery Lions International Youth Camp provides an opportunity for young men from around the world to learn more about the world in which they live.

While at Troy, the delegates will receive leadership training from the Institute for Leadership Development.

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Troy University ranked among best buys in online education

Posted: Thursday, 16 July 2009

TROY—Troy University’s eCampus has been named a best buy in online education by GetEducated.com, a consumer group that rates and ranks online colleges for cost and credibility.

eCampus was ranked in the Top 10 Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degree nationwide following a survey of 83 regionally-accredited colleges that offered some 391 online bachelor degrees related to a business or management major, according to the survey.

While eCampus provides a flexible learning environment geared to meet the needs of adult learners, Dr. Deb Gearhart, eCampus director, attributed the value of the degree programs offered online to TROY’s faculty and staff.

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MEDIA ADVISORY:Board of Trustees to meet

Posted: Thursday, 16 July 2009

July 24, 1:30 p.m—The Troy University Board of Trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. in third-floor conference room of Hawkins Hall.

July 24, 10:30 a.m.: Troy University will conduct commencement exercises on the Troy Campus in Sartain Hall. Former Postsecondary Chancellor Bradley Byrne will provide the commencement address to about 242 expected graduates. Media outlets wishing to cover commencement should be in place no later than 10:15 a.m. Designated media seating will be behind the scorers table on the east side of the hall.

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TROY Montgomery Metro Alumni to host Larry Blakeney Kick-Off Classic

Posted: Thursday, 16 July 2009

MONGTOMERY—The Troy University Montgomery Metro Alumni Chapter invites all TROY fans to help kick-off the 2009 football season with Head Coach Larry Blakeney.

The Larry Blakeney Kick-Off Classic will be held on Thursday, July 23, at 5 p.m. at the Gateway Golf Course Clubhouse in Montgomery. All TROY alumni, friends and family are invited to hear Coach Blakeney share his thoughts on the upcoming football season.

There will also be appearances by the TROY mascot T-Roy and the TROY cheerleaders, a playground for “little Trojans” and TROY merchandise for sale.

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Local children improve baseball skills with TROY coach Bobby Pierce

Posted: Thursday, 16 July 2009
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DOTHAN—More than 60 children ages 6 to13 got the chance to improve their baseball skills on Thursday, July 16, with the help of Troy University head baseball coach Bobby Pierce.

The 2009 Bobby Pierce Troy University Baseball Camp was held at the Dixie Youth Complex at Westgate Park in Dothan. Coach Pierce, along with members of the TROY coaching staff and players, led participants through a series of drills designed to improve hitting, fielding and throwing skills.








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Dr. Glenda S. Curry to deliver Commencement Address at Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Troy University head baseball coach Bobby Pierce will host a baseball camp for children ages 6-13 on Thursday, July 16, at the Dixie Youth Complex at Westgate Park in Dothan.

The morning session, designed for children ages 6 through 9, will run from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The afternoon session for children ages 10 to 13 will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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MEDIA ADVISORY:TROY Bobby Pierce Baseball Camp set for Thursday, July 16

Posted: Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Troy University head baseball coach Bobby Pierce will host a baseball camp for children ages 6-13 on Thursday, July 16, at the Dixie Youth Complex at Westgate Park in Dothan.

The morning session, designed for children ages 6 through 9, will run from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The afternoon session for children ages 10 to 13 will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Asian university presidents visit Troy University

Posted: Monday, 13 July 2009

TROY—A delegation of university presidents will visit Troy University on Tuesday to explore avenues of cooperation.

Five presidents and two staffers of the Association of International Universities, the organization sponsoring the trip to the United States, will visit with TROY officials to discuss possible partnerships, but no formal agreements will be finalized at this meeting, said Dr. Earl Ingram, vice chancellor of TROY’s Global Campus.

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Local leaders to serve on TROY Montgomery Campus Advisory Council

Posted: Monday, 13 July 2009

MONTGOMERY—A new advisory council composed of local business and community leaders will help provide guidance and support to Troy University’s Montgomery Campus.

The Montgomery Campus Advisory Council held its inaugural meeting on Monday, July 13. TROY Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. told council members they will help in developing a collective vision for the future of TROY and the role it plays in strengthening the community.

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Teachers to travel with Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium

Posted: Monday, 13 July 2009

DOTHAN—A group of local teachers participating in the Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium at Troy University’s Dothan Campus will travel this week to Dayton, Ohio for four days of professional development at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the National U.S. Air Force Museum from July 15-19.

The group will fly via military airlift from Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, sponsored by the Civil Air Patrol. The teachers’ stay in Ohio will include tours of the Orville Wright home and the Wright Brothers National Memorial and Interpretive Center and the National Aviation Hall of Fame Learning Center

The educators will attend two days of aerospace education workshops presented by the Scott Crossfield National Teachers of the Year. Information covered will include best ideas for using aerospace education in the K-12 classroom as well as an overview of 21st century jobs and what teachers need to do to prepare their students for the future workforce.

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TROY Dothan Campus to host Art Infusion training for local teachers

Posted: Thursday, 09 July 2009

DOTHAN—Teachers in the Dothan City Schools system will learn how to “infuse” art into the teaching of math, reading and other core subjects during a four-day training session at Troy University’s Dothan Campus.

A group of 60 teachers from Fain Elementary School and Grandview Elementary School will come to the Dothan Campus for Art Infusion Summer Training July 13 through July 16, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

“The objective is to provide training on how to bring the arts into core curriculum instruction during the coming year,” said Susan Loftin, Director of Elementary Curriculum Services for Dothan City Schools.

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Byrne to keynote TROY's summer commencement

Posted: Thursday, 30 July 2009

TROY—Former State two-year colleges Chancellor Bradley Byrne will provide the commencement address at Troy University.

The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. on July 24 in Sartain Hall. About 242 students from 12 states and 12 nations are expected to participate.

Byrne was appointed by the Alabama State Board of Education in May 2007 as Chancellor of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education to serve as the two-year college system’s chief executive officer.

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Grant will help TROY students navigate financial aid process

Posted: Thursday, 09 July 2009

TROY—A $20,000 grant will help Troy University establish a program to designed to acquaint parents, students and school staff with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

The Opening Doors College Access Project assists families with the online application process for FAFSA, and the Alabama Department of Education funds will provide activities, strategies and information that will improve students’ opportunities for higher education.

“During this time of particularly difficult economic hardship, Troy University is taking an aggressive approach toward making higher education more accessible to all students,” said Marian Parker, Director of Instructional Support Services. “We are committed to assisting families in maneuvering the complicated and often frustrating FAFSA process. We are hopeful that our efforts on behalf of students, parents and area schools will further strengthen the relationships Troy University has developed over its history.”

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TROY students speak at SAMC Child Development Center

Posted: Wednesday, 08 July 2009
SAMC

DOTHAN—Education majors at Troy University’s Dothan Campus visited Southeast Alabama Medical Center on Wednesday, July 8, to help children there start thinking about future goals.

A group of 15 TROY students majoring in early childhood and elementary education discussed the importance of a college education with the approximately 50 children who attend the Child Development Center.

The TROY students came dressed in the typical uniforms of a variety of careers—from nurses to farmers—and shared what kind of training and education each career requires.

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Register for fall 2009 semester at TROY Montgomery Campus

Posted: Wednesday, 08 July 2009

MONTGOMERY—Troy University will hold early fall registration for current and new students on the Montgomery Campus July 15 and July 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. inside Whitley Hall.

Students who miss these dates can also register on Aug. 3 and Aug. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Returning students may sign up online at Trojan Web Express anytime through Aug. 17.

The Montgomery Campus offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees in arts and sciences, business, counseling, education and psychology with a wide range of day, evening and online classes designed especially to meet the needs of adult learners.

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Register for fall semester at TROY Dothan Campus, Fort Rucker

Posted: Thursday, 07 July 2009

DOTHAN—Troy University will hold early fall registration for current and new students on the Dothan Campus and at the Fort Rucker location July 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Students who miss these dates can also register on campus Aug. 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Returning students may sign up online at Trojan Web Express anytime from July 7 through August 7.

The Dothan Campus offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree options with a wide range of day, evening and online classes. The Fort Rucker location offers evening classes for members of the military, their families and civilians.

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Troy University offers pre-license classes for insurance professionals

Posted: Monday, 06 July 2009

TROY—Troy University’s Risk Management and Insurance program has postponed its “Life and Health” pre-license program.

Originally scheduled for July 10-13, “Life and Health” will be offered from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. July 31 – Aug. 3 in McCartha Hall. The fee for this course is $250.

The seminar is designed to help insurance professionals meet certification standards within the insurance industry, said Dr. Carol Jordan, eminent scholar in risk management and insurance who heads up TROY’s RMI program.

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TROY students to discuss college, careers at SAMC Child Development Center

Posted: Monday, 06 July 2009

DOTHAN—Students at Troy University’s Dothan Campus will visit Southeast Alabama Medical Center’s Child Development Center on Wednesday, July 8, to discuss the importance of a college education.

A group of 15 TROY students majoring in early childhood education will give a presentation starting at 1 p.m. to the approximately 50 kindergarten through 6th grade students who attend the Child Development Center.

The TROY students will come dressed in the typical uniforms of a variety of careers—from nurses to farmers—and will share what kind of training and education each career requires. The goal is to get children thinking about their futures and to show that each career path starts with a college degree, said Amy Farver, coordinator of student services.

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Environmental science is goal of Russian students visiting TROY

Posted: Monday, 06 July 2009

TROY—Four students from Russia and their professor are visiting Troy University for the next two weeks as part of the University’s Russia Initiative.

Through the program with Vyatka State University for the Humanities in Kirov, Russia, the two-week intensive course “Global Pollution and International Environmental Policy” will provide the students a three-semester hour credit for use in the two universities’ “3+1” exchange program. A group of TROY students traveled to Kirov last summer for the first exchange in the series.

“By increasing the international scope of the University’s programs in environmental science and business, this course and summer program provides an opportunity for TROY students to interact with Russian faculty and students, while increasing understanding of critical environmental and economic issues that affect us on a global scale,” said Dr. Alicia Whatley, an associate professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences.

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TROY Summer Spectacular to hold closing celebration

Posted: Wednesday, 01 July 2009
Summer Spectacular

TROY—Derrick Brewster, director of Troy University’s Trojan Student Center on the Troy Campus, has received the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for July.

Brewster, who has been a member of the Troy University staff since 2000, received the award during a ceremony on Tuesday in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, presented the award to Brewster, who was nominated by Herbert Reeves, dean of student services.

The McKinley Award is the highest honor that Troy University gives to a non-faculty staff member. It is presented monthly to an employee who has demonstrated outstanding attitude, innovation and work ethic. The award was established by former Texaco CEO John McKinley in honor of his father, Vergil Parks McKinley, who was a Troy University professor during the early 20th century and was key to the development of the University’s athletic program. Winners of this award receive an engraved clock and a $350 stipend.

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