Phenix City Schools superintendent addresses TROY graduates

Posted: Saturday, 18 December 2010
Dr. Larry E. DiChiara

PHENIX CITY—Dr. Larry E. DiChiara, superintendent of the Phenix City School System, told Troy University graduates to rely on determination and discipline in order to achieve future success.

DiChiara delivered the keynote address during the fall commencement ceremony for the Phenix City Campus on Saturday, Dec. 18. About 250 students received graduate and undergraduate degrees during the 2 p.m. ceremony inside the Columbus Civic Center.

A former basketball coach who led the Loachapoka High School varsity boys’ team to championship wins in 1988 and 1989, DiChiara said he often told his players that winning required a determined “ugly-face” defense.

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University Relations Office closed for holiday season

Posted: Thursday, 16 December 2010

The University Relations Office will close today at 5 p.m. and reopen on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Troy University to hold Phenix City Campus commencement

Posted: Thursday, 16 December 2010

Dec. 18, 2 p.m.:Troy University will hold its fall commencement ceremony for the Phenix City Campus on Saturday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. inside the Columbus Civic Center.

Dr. Larry E. DiChiara, superintendent of the Phenix City School System, will deliver the keynote address to graduates. About 250 students will receive degrees this semester at the Phenix City Campus.

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Ted Ellis art exhibit coming to Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Wednesday, 15 December 2010

MONTGOMERY—The work of artist Ted Ellis, whose paintings explore the life and culture of African Americans in the south, will be featured in an exhibit at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum starting in January.

“Our History, Heritage and Culture: An American Story, the Art of Ted Ellis,” will be on display at the museum from Jan. 13 through Feb. 24. Paintings featured in the exhibit include scenes of southern African American life during the early 20th century, as well as portraits of notable figures including Louis Armstrong and President Barak Obama.

Born in New Orleans, Ellis is a self-taught artist currently based out of Texas. Known for his impressionist style of paining, Ellis’s art has sold more than 1 million prints and posters worldwide, and he has completed commissions for several major corporations including Walt Disney Studios and Coca-Cola.

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Brown wins Troy University's McKinley Award for December

Posted: Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Donna R. Brown

TROY, Ala.—Donna R. Brown, departmental secretary for the Institute for Leadership Development at Troy University, has received the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for December.

Brown, who has been a member of the Troy University staff since 2008, received the award Tuesday during the annual faculty/staff Christmas luncheon on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, presented the award to Brown, who was nominated by Dr. John A. Kline, professor and director of the Institute for Leadership Development.

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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Shaud talks leadership with Troy University graduates

Posted: Wednesday, 15 December 2010
shaud

MONTGOMERY—Retired U.S. Air Force General John A. Shaud reminded Troy University graduates that their new degrees will not only open doors, but create opportunities to be leaders at home, work and in the community.

Shaud, director of the Air Force Research Institute at Maxwell Air Force Base, delivered the keynote address to graduates at the Montgomery Campus during fall commencement on Tuesday, Dec. 14, inside the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts.

TROY Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., conferred more than 170 graduate and undergraduate degrees during the 7 p.m. ceremony.


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White wins Troy University's Vergil Parks McKinley Award for November

Posted: Tuesday, 14 December 2010
White

TROY, Ala.—Ernestine Lynn White, undergraduate academic advisor on registrars/records at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus, has received the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for November.

White, who has been a member of the Troy University staff since 2002, received the award during a Dec. 9 ceremony on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, presented the award to White, who was nominated by Lynn C. Watts, Montgomery Campus registrar.

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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State Representative Chesteen shares tips for success with TROY graduates

Posted: Monday, 13 December 2010
Chesteen

DOTHAN—State Representative Donnie Chesteen shared three “road tested” tips for success with Troy University graduates during the Dothan Campus fall commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 12.

Chesteen, who was elected in November to represent District 87 in the Alabama House of Representatives, delivered the keynote address to graduates.

Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., conferred about 250 graduate and undergraduate degrees during the 3 p.m. ceremony at the Dothan Civic Center

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Media Advisory: TROY Montgomery Campus Fall Commencement

Posted: Friday, 10 December 2010

Dec. 14, 7 p.m.:Troy University’s Montgomery Campus will hold its fall commencement ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. inside the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Gen. John A. Shaud, director of the Air Force Research Institute at Maxwell Air Force Base, will deliver the keynote address to graduates. More than 180 students will receive degrees this semester at the Montgomery Campus.

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Media Advisory: TROY Dothan Campus Fall Commencement

Posted: Thursday, 9 December 2010

Dec. 12, 3 p.m.:Troy University’s Dothan Campus will hold its fall commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. at the Dothan Civic Center.

State Representative Donnie Chesteen will deliver the keynote address to graduates. Approximately 200 students will receive degrees this semester at the Dothan Campus.

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TROY History Honor Society inducts new Dothan Campus members

Posted: Monday, 06 December 2010
History

DOTHAN—Troy University’s History and Political Science Department at the Dothan Campus recently initiated 10 students into the Iota Mu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the nationwide History Honor Society.







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Troy University’s Atlanta Site to award degrees on Dec. 18

Posted: Monday, 06 December 2010

ATLANTA—Troy University’s Atlanta Site will hold its fall 2010 graduation ceremony at Cobb Galleria Centre at 11 a.m. on Dec. 18.

As many as 100 degrees are expected to be awarded during the ceremony.

Paul D. Barnes, regional director of Social Security Administration, will deliver the keynote address for the ceremony.

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Troy University to hold commencement ceremonies in Orlando Dec. 18

Posted: Monday, 06 December 2010

ORLANDO—Troy University sites in Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville will hold fall commencement ceremonies at First Baptist Church of Orlando’s Faith Hall at 10 a.m. on Dec. 18.

As many as 110 degrees are expected to be awarded during the ceremony.

Dr. Stanley H. Stone, vice president of human resources and diversity at Valencia Community College, will deliver the keynote address. Stone graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. While at Howard, Stone was All-America in track and field.

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Troy University to hold commencement ceremony in Covington Dec. 17

Posted: Saturday, 18 December 2010

COVINGTON—Troy University’s Covington Site will hold commencement ceremonies at Eastridge Community Church at 6 p.m. on Dec. 17.

Degrees will be awarded to close to 70 graduates.

Kathryn Morgan, chairman of the Newton County Board of Commissioners, will be the commencement speaker.

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Troy University’s Albany Site to hold commencement ceremonies Dec. 18

Posted: December, 06 December 2010

ALBANY—Troy University’s Albany Site will hold its fall 2010 commencement ceremony at Albany’s Mount Zion Baptist Church at 10 a.m. on Dec. 18.

Recently retired Dougherty County School System Superintendent Dr. Sally Whatley will deliver the commencement address.

Dr. Whatley is an alumnus of the University of Georgia where she received her bachelor’s degree in 1977, her master’s degree in 1983 and her doctorate in 1987.

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Troy University’s Pensacola Site to hold commencement ceremony Dec. 18

Posted: Monday, 06 December 2010

PENSACOLA—Troy University’s Pensacola Site will hold its fall commencement ceremony at the New World Conference Center at 10 a.m. on Dec. 18.

Degrees are expected to be awarded to 70 graduates.

TROY alumna Rear Admiral Cari B. Thomas, director of response policy for the United States Coast Guard, will deliver the commencement address. As director of response policy, Admiral Thomas oversees the development of strategic response doctrine and policy guidance for all Coast Guard forces and is stationed in Washington, D.C.

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Media Advisory

Posted: Monday, 06 December 2010
Chinese delegate visits TROY for 1-2-1 Convocation

Wednesday, Dec. 8, Troy Campus:A delegation from the People’s Republic of China will be on campus through Thursday as part of the 1-2-1 Sino American Dual Degree Program’s review, and will participate at 10 a.m. Wednesday in a special convocation.

This convocation will bring together the 9 members of the Chinese delegation, TROY officials, Chinese students at TROY and others.

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TROY Continuing Education Center opens spring registration

Posted: Thursday, 02 December 2010

DOTHAN-The Continuing Education Center at Troy University’s Dothan Campus has started registration for its spring 2011 lineup of courses.

The Continuing Education Center offers a variety of personal and professional development courses, including certifications in several areas. Courses being offered this spring include real estate, paralegal studies, computers, grant writing, self-defense for women, gardening, decorating, management skills and investing.

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TROY garners marketing awards

Posted: Thursday, 02 December 2010

TROY-A national association of marketing and communication professionals has recognized Troy University for its efforts in the field.

The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals’ MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing professionals from individual communicators to media conglomerates, Fortune 500 companies and national public relations organizations.

During this year’s competition, TROY earned four platinum awards, three gold awards and one honorable mention for its work.

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Phenix City Schools superintendent to address TROY graduates

Posted: Thursady, 02 December 2010

PHENIX CITY-Dr. Larry E. DiChiara, superintendent of the Phenix City School System, will deliver the keynote address to graduates at Troy University’s Phenix City Campus during fall commencement on Saturday, Dec. 18.

The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. inside the Columbus Civic Center. About 250 students will receive graduate and undergraduate degrees this fall at the Phenix City Campus.

Dr. DiChiara has served as superintendent in Phenix City for seven years. He was previously the assistant superintendent of the Lee County School System and was the principal at Loachapoka Elementary School for two years.

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