TROY names Hildebrand dean of College of Education

Posted: Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Dr. Hildebrand

TROY - Dr. Kathryn M. Hildebrand has been appointed Dean of the College of Education at Troy University. Prior to joining the University, she was Assistant Vice Provost at Northern Arizona University, where she previously was the Assistant Dean for College of Education. She served as a faculty member and department chair at Fresno Pacific College. “Dr. Hildebrand’s experience and passion for teaching excellence will serve our students at Troy University well,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor. “We are pleased to welcome her to our University and know she will play a significant role in training excellent teachers for our schools. One of the most important things we do at TROY is hire good people and we have hired a winner in Dr. Hildebrand.” Dr. Hildebrand received her undergraduate degree in psychology and a Master of Science Degree in Education from Stanford University.

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Gibson Vance to deliver keynote address to TROY graduates

Posted: Monday, 10 December 2012

MONTGOMERY – Gibson Vance, an attorney with the Montgomery-based law firm of Beasley Allen and a member of the Troy University Board of Trustees, will deliver the keynote address during the fall commencement ceremony at the University’s Montgomery Campus on Monday, Dec. 17. The ceremony is set for 7 p.m. inside the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts, with more than 200 students set to receive degrees. Vance, a 1987 TROY graduate who was appointed as a Trustee in February, practices in Beasley Allen's personal injury and consumer fraud sections, concentrating in actions against those who negligently or intentionally harm others. His clients include both individuals and small businesses. Vance is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar Association, the Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association, past president of the American Association for Justice and past president of the Alabama Association for Justice.

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Rep. Paul Lee to address graduates at Troy University

Posted: Monday, 10 December 2012

DOTHAN – State Rep. Paul Lee will deliver the keynote address to Troy University graduates during the fall commencement ceremony for the Dothan Campus on Sunday, Dec. 16. More than 240 students will receive degrees during the ceremony, which will begin at 3 p.m. inside the Dothan Civic Center. Rep. Lee, a fourth-generation Dothan native and lifelong resident of the city, was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives, District 86 seat in 2010. He currently serves on the Health, Agriculture and Local Government committees. He has sponsored and passed several bills including an Aviation Bill, which gives tax breaks for aviation companies to locate in Alabama, and the Jason Barfield Bill, which provides certain tax exemptions for the families of soldiers killed in action while overseas.

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Commencement exercises planned for new Trojan Arena

Posted: Saturday, 08 December 2012
Cywinski

TROY – About 470 Troy University students are expected to participate in the first-ever commencement exercise held in Trojan Arena on Dec. 14. The ceremonies will begin at 10:30 a.m. and this graduating class represents 20 states and 12 countries. Providing the commencement address will be John Cywinski, president of KFC USA, a subsidiary of Yumi! Brands, Inc. In his role at Kentucky Fried Chicken, he is responsible for managing the strategy and vision KFC USA. The KFC USA leadership team reports directly to Cywinski. Recognized as the world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain, KFC operates 15,000 restaurants in more than 109 countries and territories. More than 5,000 of those restaurants are in the United States. Cywinski joined KFC USA in August 2010 as chief marketing and food innovation officer, and was promoted to general manager in February 2011. He assumed his current role in November 2011.

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Troy University hosts Southeastern United States Middle School Honor Bands and Clinic

Posted: Wednesday, 05 December 2012
SEUS

TROY – Nearly 500 middle school band students representing 62 schools in Alabama, Georgia and Florida will participate in the 13th annual Southeastern United States Middle School Honor Bands and Clinic this weekend. The weekend culminates in a 10 a.m. Saturday concert of three honor bands, and offers the participants opportunities to attend clinics presented by faculty and staff members in the John M. Long School of Music as well as guest clinicians. More than 800 students from throughout the region applied to be a part of one of three honor bands, said Director of Bands Dr. Mark Walker, executive director of SEUS. Serving as Composer-in-Residence is Victor Lopez, a former educator and administrator in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools System. A highly acclaimed composer, arranger and adjudicator, he holds music degrees from the University of Florida and Florida International University, including a Doctor of Education degree. In addition to being the former lead trumpet player and arranger for the “Miami Sound Machine,” Dr. Lopez has recorded and performed with various artists and has appeared in numerous music videos.

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