Chancellor to announce hiring of new Director of Bands

Posted: Tuesday, 31 May 2011

June 1, 1:30 p.m.: Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. will announce the naming of the new Director of Bands at Troy University in his office in the Adams Administration Building. An opportunity for photo/video and interviews will immediately follow.

Although the band program at Troy University began in 1939, the band known as the "Sound of the South" was founded in 1965 by Dr. John M. Long, a member of the National Band Association Hall of Fame. During Dr. Long's 32-year tenure, the band program at Troy University established a national reputation through its many featured appearances at music conventions, concert tours and recordings with the symphony band, as well as nationally televised appearances by the "Sound of the South."

Contact Clif Lusk via email at clusk@troy.edu to confirm your organization's attendance.

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Alabama HOBY Leadership Conference brings student leaders to Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 25 May 2011

TROY – More than 250 rising high school juniors will descend on Troy University to attend the Alabama Leadership Seminar's Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Conference May 27– 29.

The event marks the seventh time in the conference's 30-year history in Alabama that it will be held at the University.

Modeled after HOBY's World Leadership Congress, and part of the HOBY program, the seminar provides an opportunity to build on leadership skills already possessed by the student ambassadors. Students are nominated by their respective high schools and are chosen to attend based on emerging leadership ability, the ability to work well with others, a desire for new pursuits and a willingness to learn and share.

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TROY Delta Mu Delta business honor society inducts new members

Posted: Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Delta Mu

DOTHAN—The Delta Mu Delta business honor society at Troy University recently inducted 20 new students into the Dothan Campus chapter.

Delta Mu Delta is an international honor society that recognizes superior scholastic achievements for graduate and undergraduate students studying business administration.

Dr. Orrin K. (Skip) Ames, associate dean of the Sorrell College of Business at the Dothan Campus, was inducted as an honorary member.

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Sheriff Dennis to offer commencement address at TROY

Posted: Wednesday, 25 May 2011

SUMTER – Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis will provide the commencement address during commencement exercises at Troy University Thursday, May 26.

Some 55 students, including 28 graduate degree students, are expected to receive their diplomas at 6 p.m. in the Sumter Opera House, said Lisa Bennett, TROY's site director in Sumter.

"Sheriff Dennis has a strong presence in the community and he has served in various capacities from training and educating to advising and being mentor to youth," Bennett said. "We are honored to have him provide this guidance to our graduates."

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TROY to award diplomas in Malaysia tonight

Posted: Wednesday, 25 May 2011

MALACCA, MALAYSIA—Seventy-five Troy University students enrolled on its Malaysia Campus will receive degrees in the annual commencement ceremony scheduled to begin today at 9 p.m. CDT.

The ceremony marks the fifth graduation ceremony for TROY in Malaysia. The University began offering degree programs in Malacca in 2003 in partnership with Putra International College.

Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at TROY, will deliver the commencement address and confer degrees. Dr. Ingram has served as Vice Chancellor of Global Campus since 2006. He earned baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees from Auburn University, receiving his Ph.D. in 1976. Dr. Ingram held several positions in corporate human resources before beginning his academic career. Dr. Ingram also served with distinction as a captain in the U.S. Army on active duty from 1966 to 1972.

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District Court Judge Michael Bellamy addresses TROY graduates

Posted: Monday, 23 May 2011
Michael J. Bellamy

COLUMBUS, Ga.—District Court Judge Michael J. Bellamy urged Troy University graduates to celebrate, work hard and give back during the spring commencement ceremony for the Phenix City Campus and the Columbus/Fort Benning Site on Saturday, May 21, in Columbus.

Bellamy, the Family Court Judge for the 26th Judicial Circuit in Russell County, Ala., delivered the keynote address during the ceremony held at 7 p.m. inside the Columbus Civic Center. More than 230 students received graduate and undergraduate degrees during the event.

Bellamy urged the graduates to continue celebrating each day as a gift from God, even in the face of hardship.

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TROY announces new Dothan Campus SGA officers, senators

Posted: Friday, 20 May 2011
SGA

DOTHAN—The Troy University Student Government Association at the Dothan Campus recently welcomed new officers and senators for 2011-2012.

The new officers and senators were nducted during a ceremony at the campus on Thursday, May 12.

The new officers and senators are:

President
Eric Beasley, a senior marine biology major from Ozark

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TROY to hold spring commencement Saturday in Columbus

Posted: Friday, 20 May 2011

Saturday, May 21: Troy University will hold a joint spring commencement ceremony for the Phenix City Campus and the Columbus/Ft. Benning Site on Saturday at 7 p.m. EST inside the Columbus Civic Center.

District Court Judge Michael J. Bellamy, the Family Court Judge for the 26th Judicial Circuit in Russell County, Ala., will deliver the keynote address to graduates. More than 230 students will receive degrees during the ceremony.

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TROY names new Dothan Campus Ambassadors

Posted: Friday, 20 May 2011
Dothan Campus Ambassadors

DOTHAN—Troy University has appointed seven students to serve as new Dothan Campus Ambassadors for 2011-2012.

The Dothan Campus Ambassadors work to represent and promote TROY in the community, during campus functions and throughout the University's service area. They serve and assist the office of student development in student recruitment, orientation and registration.

The 2011-2012 Dothan Campus Ambassadors are:

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Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Exploring African-Native American Identity Opening at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Friday, 20 May 2011

MONTGOMERY—On June 4, 2011, Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will open the Smithsonian traveling exhibition "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" focusing on the seldom-viewed history and complex lives of people of dual African American and Native American ancestry.

Through the themes of policy, community, creative resistance and lifeways, the exhibition tells stories of cultural integration and diffusion as well as the struggle to define and preserve identity. "IndiVisible," produced by the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), remains on view through July 31, 2011, and will then continue to travel to museums around the nation.

Since the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas, the lives of Native and African peoples have been closely intertwined. From pre-colonial times, they intermarried, established communities and shared their lives and traditions. But racially motivated laws oppressed and excluded them. Blended tribes worked to preserve their land and rebelled against displacement. Their survival strategies included involvement in social movements, joining together to fight oppressive conditions and regaining economic sustainability. Their unique African-Native American cultural practices through food ways, language, writing, music, dance and the visual arts have thrived.

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TROY Continuing Education Center to host workshops for healthcare professionals

Posted: Thursday, 19 May 2011

DOTHAN—Workshops on the treatment of work-related injuries and effective marketing for medical practice are among the classes for healthcare professionals being offered this month by Troy University's Continuing Education Center at the Dothan Campus.

"Effective Treatment for Work-Related Injuries" presented by the Hughston Foundation will be offered on Friday, May 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will hear from doctors specializing in the latest treatments for injuries involving the hands, back, shoulder and hip.

Eligible participants, including occupational nurses, worker's compensation administrators and safety/OSHA directors, can earn education credits through the course. Registration is $70.

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Special Olympics State Games at TROY this weekend

Posted: Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Friday:

2:00 p.m. Torch Run: The torch run will begin at First Baptist Church on North Three Notch street, proceed around the Square and then along Elm Street to George Wallace Drive. The run will enter Veterans Memorial Stadium via the north end zone. Coverage of the torch run, which includes escort from Alabama law enforcement is available at any point along the route, but may be best situated near the bridge next to Troy Police Department, or at the stadium.

6:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies in Veterans Memorial Stadium

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Troy University to host Piano Camp June 20-24

Posted: Wednesday, 18 May 2011

TROY – Music theory and fundamentals are among the skills that participants will learn during Piano Week, June 20-24, at Troy University.

The camp, sponsored by TROY's John M. Long School of Music, is for ages 12 to 18 and features sessions for beginners, as well as those with junior- and senior-levels of experience. Sessions will consist of daily individual lessons in a master class format, classes in piano literature, keyboard harmony and technique and piano ensemble.

Participants will team up with partners to learn ensemble pieces that will be performed at the close of the camp. Students will also have the opportunity to study solo repertoire privately with members of the University's music faculty.

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Trip to China seeks to draw educators closer

Posted: Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Friday:

TROY – Troy University's College of Education and the Confucius Institute at TROY are partnering to bring educators in Alabama and the People's Republic of China closer.

The 10-day trip, which begins June 4, aims to enhance an understanding of China's educational system through educational and cultural activities, and seeks to foster additional exchanges between U.S. and Chinese educators, said Dr. Lance Tatum, Dean of the College of Education.

"This is a significant chance for Alabama higher education officials to have a meaningful dialogue with their Chinese counterparts and develop a broader understanding of the Chinese educational system," he said. "Hopefully, broader collaboration and exchange will occur."

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U.S. Rep. Martha Roby urges TROY graduates to be open to public service

Posted: Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Rep. Martha Roby

MONTGOMERY—U.S. Rep. Martha Roby encouraged Troy University graduates to be open to the call of public service as they move into the next phase of their lives.

Roby delivered the keynote address during the spring commencement ceremony for the Montgomery Campus on Monday, May 16, inside the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts. About 180 students received graduate and undergraduate degrees during the 7 p.m. ceremony.

Roby said public service comes in many forms beyond serving in elected office. It can mean serving in church, civic organizations or volunteering in the community.

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Preparing proposals for federal government is focus of one-day seminar

Posted: Wednesday, 18 May 2011

TROY – Troy University's Small Business Development Center will offer a one-day seminar that will give businesses a leg up in developing proposals for the federal government.

"Effective Federal Government Proposal Preparation Methods and Practices" will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on June 23 in the Joint Training Center at University Park at 518 South Brundidge St.

Lunch and materials are provided for the $20 registration fee, and the program is limited to the first 40 paid registrants. To register, contact Monica Stephens at mstephen@troy.edu or call 334-674-2425.

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Ft. Rucker commander shares "Warrior Ethos" with TROY Graduates

Posted: Monday, 16 May 2011
G. Crutchfield

DOTHAN—Major General Anthony G. Crutchfield shared the guiding principles of the U.S. Army's "Warrior Ethos" with Troy University graduates on Sunday, May 15, in Dothan.

Crutchfield was the keynote speaker during the spring commencement ceremony for the Dothan Campus. About 180 students received graduate and undergraduate degrees during the 3 p.m. ceremony held at the Dothan Civic Center.

Crutchfield, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Ft. Rucker, said the four principles of the Army's "Warrior Ethos" can provide a useful guide for graduates as they begin the next phase of their lives.

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Registration underway for Larry Blakeney Troy University Football Camp

Posted: Monday, 16 May 2011

DOTHAN – The Larry Blakeney Troy University Football Camp for children ages 6 to 13 will be held on Thursday, June 16, at Rip Hewes Stadium in Dothan.

Blakeney, coach of the TROY Trojans football team, and his staff will help participants improve in the areas of running, passing, pass protection and zone coverage during the one-day camp.

The morning session, designed for children ages 6-9, runs from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The afternoon session, for children 10-13, is set for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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TROY turns green in national effort to promote recycling

Posted: Monday, 16 May 2011

TROY – Troy University students, faculty and staff are turning green, not from an ailment but out of respect for the environment.

This spring, the University's Physical Plant joined the national Recyclemania program aimed at the reduction of the waste stream entering landfills, said Chad Mixon, manager of recycling and grounds at the University.

"This was our first year to participate in the national program and we did so in order to establish a benchmark," he said. "We got the word out on campus about what we were doing, placed more than 26 blue recycling containers in strategic locations across campus and involved several student groups in the effort, including the Environmental Club."

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TROY spring commencement at the Montgomery Campus set for Monday

Posted: Friday, 13 May 2011

Monday, May 16: Troy University will hold its spring commencement ceremony for the Montgomery Campus on Monday at 7 p.m. inside the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts.

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby will deliver the keynote address to graduates. More than 180 students will receive degrees this semester at the Montgomery Campus.

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Freedom Rider Jim Zwerg to speak at TROY's Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Thursday, 12 May 2011

MONTGOMERY—Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will mark the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides with a lecture featuring Freedom Rider Jim Zwerg on Wednesday, May 18.

The event will be held at noon inside the museum auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. Zwerg was a 21 year-old student at Fisk University in Nashville when he first became involved with the Civil Rights Movement. He participated in lunch counter sit-ins and movie theater stand-ins, along with the 1961 Freedom Rides.

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Troy University spring commencement for the Dothan Campus set for Sunday

Posted: Thursday, 12 May 2011

Sunday, May 15:Troy University will hold its spring commencement ceremony for the Dothan Campus on Sunday at 3 p.m. inside the Dothan Civic Center.

Major General Anthony G. Crutchfield, commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Ft. Rucker, will deliver the keynote address to graduates. About 180 students will receive degrees this semester at the Dothan Campus.

During the lecture, Zwerg will talk about his experience with the Freedom Rides and how it has affected his life.

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Troy University Alumni Association launches 'Each 1 Reach 1' campaign

Posted: Wednesday, 11 May 2011

TROY:The Troy University Alumni Association is enlisting the help of current members during May to build the organization's membership..

The Alumni Association has launched a membership campaign under the theme of "Each 1 Reach 1," which encourages current members of both the alumni organization and TROY Athletics' Trojan Warrior program to recruit new members. For each new member recruited to either organization through June 10, the current member responsible and the new member both have their names put into a drawing for a football weekend package when the Trojans travel to play Clemson during the 2011 season. The package includes two tickets to the football game, a two-night stay in a hotel and a tailgating package that includes TROY car flags, magnets and other Trojan gear. The drawing will be held June 13.

"If each current member of the Alumni Association was to recruit just one new member, we would double our membership," said Faith Ward, alumni affairs director. "The Alumni Association enables alumni to maintain a connection to Troy University and other TROY alumni. A stronger Alumni Association also helps To make a stronger University through the provision of scholarships to deserving students, student recruitment and financial support."

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Troy University to host Teaching Public Administration Conference May 17-19

Posted: Monday, 09 May 2011

WILLIAMSBURG -- Public Administration professors and professionals will gather at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, May 17-19, for the 34th annual Teaching Public Administration Conference hosted by Troy University.

The conference serves as a source of expertise for those concerned with the preparation of the next generation of professionals in fields of public service, as well as the development of professional competency and leadership in individuals, currently associated with the administration of public and non-profit organizations.

Dr. Pamela T. Dunning, assistant professor of public administration at Troy University, is serving as chair of the conference, while Dr. Pamela Gibson, assistant professor of public administration at TROY, is the program chair.

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Marietta to deliver commencement address to Troy University graduates

Posted: Monday, 09 May 2011

ALBANY -- Albany Mayor Pro Tem Roger B. Marietta will deliver the keynote address to Troy University graduates during the University's commencement ceremonies for its Albany Site on May 21.

The ceremony, set for 10 a.m., will be held at the Mount Zion Baptist Church on South Westover Boulevard in Albany.

Marietta was elected as City Commissioner for Ward 4 in 2007. He also serves on the Dougherty County Board of health and the Albany Aviation Commission.

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Fulmer to deliver commencement address to Troy University graduates

Posted: Monday, 09 May 2011

Dr. Hal Fulmer, Associate Provost at Troy University, will address graduates during the University's commencement ceremony at Epworth By-the-Sea's Strickland Auditorium on Sunday, May 22.

During the ceremony, set to begin at 3 p.m., degrees will be awarded to graduates from TROY's Brunswick, Savannah and Jacksonville, Fla., sites

Dr. Fulmer has served as Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies at TROY since 2005. He also previously served as dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts at TROY from 2002-2005.

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Breaux to deliver commencement address to Troy University graduates

Posted: Monday, 09 May 2011

Troy University alumnus Kris Breaux will deliver the commencement address for graduates at the University's Washington, DC Metro, Northern Virginia and Harrisburg, Penn., sites on May 21.

The ceremony, set for 10 a.m., will be held at the Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Northern Virginia Community College's Annandale Campus. Degrees will be awarded to 45 graduates.

Breaux, who earned a Master of Public Administration from TROY in 2007, serves as chief of staff for the Precision Tracking Space System Program Office of the Missile Defense Agency. An officer in the U.S. Air Force reserve since 2004, Breaux serves as legislative liaison for space and missile programs.

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Troy University SGA recognizes Dothan Campus teacher and student of the year

Posted: Monday, 09 May 2011

DOTHAN—Troy University's Student Government Association recently announced the winners of the 2010-2011 student and teacher of the year awards for the Dothan Campus

Education professor Rita Farver was named teacher of the year, and Megan Davidson won the student award. Both were selected by the SGA based on nominations made by Dothan Campus students. The awards recognize outstanding academic achievement and excellence in the classroom.

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TROY sends two graduates to the United States Air Force

Posted: Friday, 06 May 2011

TROY – Two Troy University graduates have become the newest second lieutenants in the United States Air Force.

Casey Garner, a College of Communication and Fine Arts graduate from Enterprise, has been assigned to the Combat Systems Officer career field and will begin flight training at Pensacola, Fla. in preparation to navigate and control weapons delivery systems in some of the world's most dominate military aircrafts.

Allen Hammond, a College of Arts and Sciences chemistry graduate from Demopolis, Ala., will attend Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance Air Force Base, Okla. Hammond will be preparing to fly some of the world's most advanced military aircrafts.

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First TROY doctoral students receive diplomas at spring commencement ceremonies

Posted: Friday, 06 May 2011

TROY – Troy University awarded its first doctorates and held one of the larger commencement ceremonies in its history, as approximately 650 students received diplomas in two ceremonies Friday at Sartain Hall on the Troy Campus.

Eight students composed the first class to receive the doctorate in nursing practice. In addition, the first graduates in the College of Education's interpreter training program received their bachelor's degrees Friday..

Orthopedic surgeon Jeffrey Dugas, who served as the keynote speaker for both ceremonies, urged the graduates to put their knowledge to use to make progress in such diverse areas as fighting world hunger, strengthening the economy and inventing new technologies to help others. Dr. Dugas, who serves as team physician for the Troy University athletic program, pointed to the progress TROY has made in terms of capital improvements, service to students and new academic programs, such as the doctorate in nursing practice.

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City Councilwoman Applewhite to address Troy University graduates on May 14

Posted: Thursday, 05 May 2011

FAYETTEVILLE – City Councilwoman Valencia A. Applewhite will deliver the keynote address to Troy University graduates at the University's Fayetteville/Ft. Bragg site on Saturday, May 14.

The ceremony, set to begin at 10 a.m., will be held at the Crown Center Ballroom. Fifty students are expected to receive degrees.

Originally from New York City, Applewhite enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1979. She came to Fayetteville in 1994 while on active duty and was assigned to Pope Air Force Base.

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TROY ROTC commissions eight in Mitchell Hall ceremony

Posted: Thursday, 05 May 2011
ROTC

TROY – Eight Troy University Army ROTC cadets have become the U.S. Army's newest second lieutenants in an afternoon ceremony in Wendell Mitchell Hall.

The cadets were reminded that their greatest leadership responsibility was to set the example for troops in their command.

"It takes many, many months to build a sterling reputation," said Col. Edgar L. Smith (retired), "but only a few moments to tarnish it forever. Each of these cadets are entering as volunteers and pledging their lives to protect our freedoms. Troy University and your family are counting on you to do right in all that you do."

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Commissioning Ceremonies and Troy Commencement

Posted: Wednesday, 04 May 2011
Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

May 5: TROY’s Army ROTC will conduct commissioning ceremonies for eight cadets at 2 p.m. in Wendell Mitchell Hall, located in the center of Sorority Hill. This event is open for coverage, but seating is limited. Media covering commissioning should arrive no later than 1:40 p.m. Parking will be located in the main drive to the front of the building, off Elm Street.

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Ft. Rucker commanding general to address TROY graduates

Posted: Tuesday, 03 May 2011

DOTHAN—Major General Anthony G. Crutchfield, commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Ft. Rucker, will deliver the keynote address to Troy University graduates during spring commencement for the Dothan Campus on Sunday, May 15.

The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. inside the Dothan Civic Center. About 180 students will receive graduate and undergraduate degrees during the event.

Crutchfield took command at Ft. Rucker in August 2010. Prior to that, he served as director of the Joint Center for Operational Analysis-Lessons Learned at the U.S. Joint Forces Command in Suffolk, Va.

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Troy University ACCESS teachers volunteer for tornado victims

Posted: Tuesday, 03 May 2011

TROY— More than 139 high school teachers are volunteering their time and talents to keep the state’s high-school distance learning system in operation, according to a Troy University administrator.

TROY operates one of three support centers statewide for the Alabama Connecting Classrooms Educators and Students Statewide (ACCESS) program. ACCESS provides a variety of courses via distance learning to all public high schools in the state. The two northern support centers were impacted by tornadoes that struck the state last week.

“Thursday, we received word from the Alabama State Department of Education that of the three ACCESS offices in the state, ours was the only one functioning as the other two had been affected by the tornadoes,” said ACCESS director Reba Davis. “We were now responsible for taking calls for the entire state, until the other two offices are able to function again. We welcomed the chance to help out our fellow Alabamians.”

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U.S. Rep. Martha Roby to address TROY graduates

Posted: Tuesday, 03 May 2011

MONTGOMERY — U.S. Rep. Martha Roby will deliver the keynote address to Troy University graduates during spring commencement exercises at the Montgomery Campus on Monday, May 16.

Commencement will begin at 7 p.m. inside the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts. More than 180 students will receive graduate and undergraduate degrees during the ceremony.

A former member of the Montgomery City Council, Roby was elected in November 2010 to represent Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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W.A. Gayle Planetarium to host Astronomy Day activities

Posted: Monday, 02 May 2011

MONTGOMERY—Local families are invited to take a closer look at the night sky during the annual Astronomy Day celebration at the W.A. Gayle Planetarium on Saturday, May 7.

The event is being held in partnership with the Auburn Astronomical Society and is designed to introduce families to the fun of astronomy. Admission is free and open to the public.

Activities will start at 5 p.m. with a telescope clinic led by Auburn Astronomical Society members and children’s activities inside the Planetarium.

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