Mary Beth Moore crowned Miss Troy University 2017

Posted: Friday, 28 October 2016
Mary Beth Moore

TROY - Mary Beth Moore, a sophomore dance major from Alabaster was crowned Miss Troy University 2017 on Saturday, Oct. 22, during the 46th annual pageant on the Troy Campus.

"I am so excited and honored to be representing my college as Miss Troy University for the next year," Moore said. "I'm really looking forward to getting to know people on campus and in the community, and seeing what this journey has to offer me."

Twelve students competed for the crown during the pageant, which was held in the Claudia Crosby Theater. Contestants were judged on a private interview, an on-stage question, swimsuit, talent and evening gown.

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Troy University to celebrate International Education Week

Posted: Friday, 28 October 2016

TROY TROY - Troy University will focus attention on the importance of international education next week with a series of events and activities highlighted by the dedication of the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park and International Arts Center on the Troy Campus on Nov. 4.

Known as Alabama's International University, TROY serves nearly 1,200 international students, is home to Alabama's only Confucius Institute with a statewide mission and has a growing study abroad program that annually provides students with opportunities to immerse themselves in other cultures around the world.

"The week-long series of events provides Troy University an opportunity to share its unique international initiatives with faculty, students, staff and the general community," said Darlene Schmurr-Stewart, dean of international student services. "We want to bring a special focus to global concerns, campus cross-cultural talents and resources, study abroad opportunities and international academic opportunities."

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Three selected for Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame at Troy University

Posted: Thursday, 27 October 2016

TROY – George B. Beasley of Fort Payne, Katy S. Campbell of Tuskegee and Sarah Fanning of Huntsville will be inducted into the Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame at Troy University during a ceremony on Nov. 18.

The ceremony is set for 10:30 a.m. and will take place in Jack Hawkins, Jr. Hall on the Troy Campus.

Established in 1982, the Hall of Fame is a cooperative effort of Troy University, the Alabama Association of School Boards and the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools to recognize and honor the achievements of outstanding leaders in education within the state. The first induction ceremony was held in April 1984. Portraits of inductees are displayed in Hawkins Hall, home to Troy University's College of Education.

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Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. inducted into Alabama Academy of Honor

Posted: Monday, 24 October 2016
Academy of Honor

MONTGOMERY - Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, was inducted today into the Alabama Academy of Honor during a ceremony at the State Capitol.

Established in 1965, the Academy bestows honor and recognition upon living Alabamians for their outstanding accomplishments and services to the state and the nation. Membership is limited to 100 distinguished Alabamians and all of the state's living governors. In the course of the Academy's history, more than 260 members have been elected, recognizing men and women from a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of achievement. Inducted along with Dr. Hawkins during today's ceremony was Claude B. Nielsen, chief executive officer of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. UNITED, Inc.

"I am truly honored," Dr. Hawkins said of the induction. "I tell often our faculty and staff at Troy University that the most important thing we do is serve students. We go to work every day trying to add value to their degrees. I'm hopeful that today, after 27 years at TROY that the degree is worth more than it was 27 years ago. Therein is the benefit - to change lives and to make a difference. I think that is what the Academy of Honor represents."

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Media Advisory

Posted: Thursday, 20 October 2016

Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama Pow Wow

Oct. 21-22 Troy Campus Intramural Fields (near Trojan Arena): The Ma-Chis (pronounced MA-shown) Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama will conduct its annual Pow Wow adjacent to Trojan Arena over the weekend. The event is open for coverage, and school children from around the state will be in attendance during the day on Friday.

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Media Advisory

Posted: Thursady, 14 October 2016

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6:15 p.m., Gold Room, Whitley Hall, TROY Montgomery Campus - Jennifer M. Harris, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, will discuss the role of trade, investment and economic diplomacy during a presentation of the Alabama World Affairs Council on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Troy University Montgomery.

The event, which will be held in the Gold Room on the second floor of Whitley Hall, will begin with a 5:30 p.m. reception, followed by the lecture at 6:15 p.m.

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Media Advisory

Posted: Thursady, 13 October 2016

Oct. 19-21, Courtyard by Marriott, Phenix City: This conference will begin at 1:30 p.m. (Eastern) and continue through the noon on Oct. 21. A complete agenda, including featured speakers, is located at: http://www.cvent.com/events/building-sustainable-bridges/agenda-40d11f66d962495a9147300200f5a030.aspx.

Multiple coverage opportunities are available throughout the conference, which is described in greater detail in a news release from Sept. 29.

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Rosa Parks Museum to present community forum on human trafficking on Tuesday

Posted: Thursady, 13 October 2016

MONTGOMERY - Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will present a community forum on human trafficking at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Tuesday's event is the third of the three-part "Real Talk: A Community Forum Series," and will be held in the museum's auditorium at Troy University Montgomery. The series kicked off on Oct. 4 with a forum on "Police and the Community," and continued on Oct. 11 with a discussion of juvenile sentencing.

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'Middle East Quagmire' topic of Alabama World Affairs Council presentation

Posted: Monday, 10 October 2016

MONTGOMERY - Dr. David Sorenson, professor of international security studies at the U.S. Air Force's Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, will address "The Middle East Quagmire" during a presentation to the Alabama World Affairs Council on Thursday at Troy University Montgomery.

The presentation, which will take place at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the Rosa Parks Library and Museum on the TROY Montgomery campus, is the latest installment of the council's eight-week International Security Issues series. Each 30 to 45 minute presentation is followed by a question-and-answer and discussion segment.

Dr. Sorenson received his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and his bachelor's and master's degrees from California State University at Long Beach. He previously served on the faculties of the University of Colorado at Denver, Denison University and the Mershon Center at Ohio State University.

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Rosa Parks Museum to present Juvenile Sentencing forum on Tuesday

Posted: Friday, 07 October 2016

MONTGOMERY – Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will present a community forum on "Juvenile Sentencing" at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Tuesday's event is the second of the three-part "Real Talk: A Community Forum Series," and will be held in the museum's auditorium at Troy University Montgomery. The series kicked off on Oct. 4 with a forum on "Police and the Community." The final event in the series will be held on Oct. 18 with the topic of human trafficking.

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Council on Foreign Relations' Jennifer M. Harris to address Alabama World Affairs Council on Oct. 18

Posted: Friday, 07 October 2016
Jennifer M. Harris

MONTGOMERY - Jennifer M. Harris, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, will discuss the role of trade, investment and economic diplomacy in a presentation on "Geoeconomics" during a presentation of the Alabama World Affairs Council on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Troy University Montgomery.

The presentation will be in the Gold Room, located on the second floor of Whitley Hall, beginning with a reception at 5:30 p.m. The presentation is free to members of the Alabama World Affairs Council and $20 for guests.

Prior to joining the Council, Harris was a member of the policy planning staff at the U.S. Department of State responsible for global markets, geo-economic issues and energy security. In that role, Harris was a lead architect of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Economic Statecraft agenda, which launched in 2011.

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Troy University to honor four as Alumni of the Year during Homecoming celebration

Posted: Friday, 07 October 2016

TROY - Troy University will honor four alumni as Alumni of the Year during its Oct. 15 homecoming game at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Charles "Chuck" Ash, James Wiley Locklar, Dr. Imogene Mixson and Dr. Yves Sucaet will be honored during a halftime ceremony as the Trojans welcome Sun Belt Conference foe Georgia State for a 2:30 p.m. kick. The Alumni of the Year awards recognize outstanding professional accomplishments, civic involvement and loyalty and service to Troy University. Winners are selected by the Board of Directors of the TROY Alumni Association.

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to honor these four great alumni for their commitments to their professions, their communities and their University," said Faith Ward, director of alumni affairs. "Homecoming is a special time in the life of Troy University, and we hope everyone will join us as we pay tribute to these worthy recipients."

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Troy University's Confucius Institute to host Southeast Chinese Language Association conference

Posted: Friday, 07 October 2016

MONTGOMERY - Troy University's Confucius Institute will host the Southeast Chinese Language Association's sixth annual conference on Friday and Saturday at the University's Montgomery Campus.

The annual event brings together teachers, professors and policy makers to hear from experts in the field and share teaching, research, partnership and administrative experiences. The conference is expected to draw educators from 13 states.

"We are pleased to host the annual conference of the Southeast Chinese Language Association," said Dr. Iris Xu, director of TROY's Confucius Institute. "Participants will have the opportunity to mingle with colleagues, share ideas and experiences, hear the expertise of international speakers and build relationships that can help fuel future partnerships. We hope that all who attend will be inspired to help grow Chinese language teaching and learning."

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Homecoming Court and Maids announced

Posted: Thursday, 06 October 2016
Homecoming Court

TROY – Troy University's 2016 Homecoming Court and Maids were unveiled Wednesday night during the Trojans Volleyball matchup against Tennessee.

Three juniors comprise the Maids and five seniors constitute the Homecoming Court, with the Homecoming Queen to be crowned during homecoming game festivities at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 in Veterans Memorial Stadium when the Trojans take on the Georgia State Panthers.

Representing the junior class as maids are: Amy Russo, a broadcast journalism major from Pensacola, Fla.; Sierra Clark, an exercise science pre-health major from Birmingham; and Meredith Durden, a risk management insurance major from Montgomery.

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'The Revolution in Security Affairs' topic of Alabama World Affairs Council presentation

Posted: Monday, 03 October 2016

MONTGOMERY - Dr. Grant Hammond will address security affairs challenges facing the United States and how those challenges have evolved during a presentation to the Alabama World Affairs Council on Thursday at Troy University Montgomery.

The presentation, which will take place at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the Rosa Parks Library and Museum on the TROY Montgomery campus, is the latest installment of the council's eight-week International Security Issues series. Each 30 to 45 minute presentation is followed by a question-and-answer and discussion segment.

Dr. Hammond is a Research Professor of Strategy and Technology at the USAF Center for Strategy and Technology at Air University, Maxwell AFB. He holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard and a master's and Ph.D. from the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University.

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