Small businesses can discover funding options at seminar

Posted: Thursday, 26 January 2017

TROY - Troy University's Small Business Development Center is joining forces with Southern Independent Bank to help small businesses find funding for their projects.

"Small Business Lenders Panel: Show Me the Money" takes place from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the Covington County Economic Development Commission officers at the South Alabama Regional Airport.

"As we all know, access to capital is one of the most critical and sometimes challenging aspects of starting and growing a small business," said Betsy Baker, a senior advisor in the center.

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Chinese New Year celebration planned on the Troy Campus

Posted: Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Chinese New Year

TROY - Members of Troy University's Chinese Students and Scholars Association will celebrate Chinese New Year on the Troy Campus on January 27 in the Trojan Center Ballrooms.

The annual event, also called Spring Festival, is open to the public and features traditional performances and food. Tickets to the event are $15 ($10 for students), and may be purchased from the International Program Office located in the basement of Hawkins Hall, in the Trojan Center food court during lunch and at the doors, which open at 5 p.m.

"This is the most important festival for the Chinese people and has more than 4,000 years of history," said Ruifeng Wang, CSSA's president. "It is similar to Christmas in the West with families coming together to celebrate."

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Five named as Chancellor’s Fellows at Troy University

Posted: Friday, 20 January 2017
Chancellor’s Fellows

TROY – Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, has selected four faculty members and a member of the professional staff to participate in the University's 2017 Chancellor's Fellows Program.

Selected were: Lauren Cole, coordinator of career services; Dr. Jeffery Wade Forehand, associate professor and coordinator for community partnerships and practice for the School of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Services; Dr. Carmen C. Lewis, assistant dean of administration in the Sorrell College of Business on the University's Dothan Campus and an associate professor of quantitative methods and information systems; Dr. LaKerri R. Mack, assistant professor of political science, public administration and criminal justice; and, Dr. Dionne M. Rosser-Mims, associate professor of adult education and associate dean in the College of Education.

The program is directed by Dr. John Kline, distinguished professor of leadership and director of TROY's Institute for Leadership Development. Kline, a former university provost and senior executive in the federal government, is uniquely qualified to direct the program - a program Chancellor Hawkins believes will "help selected faculty and staff members move into positions of responsibility, prepared for the task of leading Troy University in the years ahead."

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Poarch Band of Creek Indians' archivist to deliver McPherson-Mitchell Lecture at Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 17 January 2017
TROY - The tribal archivist for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians will discuss the tribe's past educational struggles and how they continue to impact the collection and maintenance of the current archives during the annual McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Southern History at Troy University.

The lecture, which will take place at 5 p.m., Jan. 19, in the Claudia Crosby Theatre on the Troy Campus, will feature Dr. Deidra Suwanee Dees, tribal archivist and director of the tribe's Office of Archives and Records Management in Atmore. Her lecture, "Discovering Lost Treasures: The Muscogee Education Movement's Influence on Archival Acquisition at the Poarch Band of Creek Indians," will focus on the historic struggles encountered by the Poarch Band through the Muscogee Education Movement of the 1920s through the 1940s.

"The McPherson-Mitchell lecture series has welcomed some of the country's leading historians to campus and this year is no exception," said David Carlson, lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy. "It is important, as Alabama begins its bicentennial celebrations, to recognize the contributions the region's indigenous peoples have made to this state's history. As tribal archivist for the Poarch Indians, Dr. Dees is a significant voice for the Muscogee people of south Alabama and we look forward to hearing her talk."

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Alumna, Russell County Superintendent Brenda Coley to address Troy University graduates

Posted: Wednesday, 17 January 2017

PHENIX CITY - Dr. Brenda Coley, superintendent of Russell County Schools, will deliver the keynote address to Troy University graduates on Friday, Jan. 27, during a joint fall commencement ceremony for the Phenix City Campus and the Columbus/Fort Benning Site.

The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. More than 140 graduates will be recognized during the ceremony.

Dr. Coley was named to her current post in October 2015, but she is no stranger to Russell County schools. The Hurtsboro native graduated from Russell County High School in 1984. She received her bachelor's degree from Auburn University before receiving a master's degree, and later an education specialist degree from Troy University. In 2015, she received her Doctorate of Education in administrative leadership from Walden University.

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'Cash Crop' sculpture exhibit to open at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum on Thursday

Posted: Monday, 09 January 2017
Cash Crop

MONTGOMERY - An exhibit of the works of award-winning artist Stephen Hayes will open Thursday in the gallery at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum.

The sculpture exhibit, "Cash Crop," depicts the horrors of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and seeks to create a connection between human rights violations of the past and the present. The exhibit will open with a public reception in the museum's atrium at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

"We're excited about hosting the exhibit, 'Cash Crop,' by artist Stephen Hayes," said Dr. Felicia Bell, the museum's director. "I'm always looking for ways to challenge our visitors to think critically about the continuing struggle for civil and human rights. This exhibit does exactly that, as Stephen brilliantly juxtaposes the conditions of forced migration with the conditions of exploited labor. Although the Trans-Atlantic slave trade ended many years ago, remnants of the trade—exploited labor with minimal investment and maximum profit for the investor—remain alive and well today. My hope is that visitors are reminded that the fight for equality and justice extends far beyond Mrs. Parks and the Modern Civil Rights Movement in America."

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Media Advisory: Alabama World Affairs Council’s ‘Celebration of Korea’ set for Tuesday

Posted: Monday, 09 January 2017

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 5:30 p.m., Gold Room, Whitley Hall, TROY Montgomery – The Alabama World Affairs Council will present “A Celebration of Korea” Tuesday at Troy University Montgomery.

The event, which is free for World Affairs Council members and $20 for non-members, will be held in the Gold Room in Whitley Hall at Troy University Montgomery, beginning with a 5:30 p.m. reception and a presentation to follow.

James Applegate, chief of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Unit of the Office of Korean Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, Sarah Cho, a researcher with the Economic Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, and Mark Tokola, vice president of the Korea Economic Institute of America, will serve as speakers for the event.

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Alabama World Affairs Council to present 'A Celebration of Korea' on Jan. 10

Posted: Wednesday, 04 January 2017

MONTGOMERY - U.S. and Korean officials will join the Alabama World Affairs Council on Jan. 10 for "A Celebration of Korea."

The event, which is free for World Affairs Council members and $20 for non-members, will be held in the Gold Room in Whitley Hall at Troy University Montgomery, beginning with a 5:30 p.m. reception and a presentation to follow.

James Applegate, chief of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Unit of the Office of Korean Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, Sarah Cho, a researcher with the Economic Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, and Mark Tokola, vice president of the Korea Economic Institute of America, will serve as speakers for the event.

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