Troy University is pleased to announce that Dr. Royce H. “Hank” Dasinger has been named the Dean of the College of Education.
Dr. Dasinger currently serves as president of Ingram State Technical College. In addition, he has served as a faculty member at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and as a leader in curriculum development and academic affairs at the SACSCOC-accredited Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base.
Dr. Dasinger earned the Ph.D. in counseling and psychology from the University of Georgia, the Ed.S. in counseling and college student development from Auburn University, the M.Ed. in counseling from Auburn University Montgomery, and the B.S. in education from the University of Alabama.
TROY recognizes faculty, staff for grant-writing efforts
Three faculty members from Troy University’s College of Education received the Chancellor’s Award of Distinction in Sponsored Programs on Friday for their grant to help Dothan area pre-K teachers better educate 4-year-olds.
The presentation was made during the University’s 25th annual Sponsored Programs Recognition Luncheon.
Dr. Cynthia Hicks, Lecturer Pam Wimbish and Dr. Tonya Conner received the honor from Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, for securing a $363,096 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The three, who teach at the University’s Dothan Campus, serve as co-directors for the grant, which is funding “Project Pre-K to K Transition,” a program that has created three-year partnerships between the faculty members and Eastside Childcare Learning Center and Pal-A-Roos. The pre-K facilities were chosen based on their location in low-income areas.
Dr. Bill Grantham received the Director’s Award of Distinction for Sponsored Program Success, for his work with the University’s participation in the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon.
In all, 214 faculty and staff members were recognized during the luncheon for seeking more than $20 million in partner funding with a little more than $2 million in grant proposals still pending.
Trojans to face Ohio in Dollar General Bowl Dec. 23
TROY will make its sixth FBS bowl appearance when the Trojans play in the Dollar General Bowl in Mobile on Dec. 23 against the Ohio Bobcats of the Mid-American Conference. For full coverage, ticket information and additional bowl week activities, visit the Troy Athletics website.
Watershed Authority grant will bring walking trails to Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park
A $5,000 grant from the Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority will help Troy University continue to fight invasive species of plants and help build walking trails in the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park. Read more.
Newly redesigned TROY car tag available starting in January
A newly redesigned Troy University license plate will be available throughout Alabama beginning Jan. 1. The new tag design features the Trojan sword, a key part of TROY’s identity, for the first time. In addition, the plates now have six digits instead of five, due to new state regulations. Read more.
The Montgomery Campus is taking part in the Salvation Army’s “Stuff a Stocking” program. Stockings are available for pick up from room 400 Whitley Hall, and will be collected until Dec. 12. A list of items will available with the stocking.
The Rosa Parks Museum is serving as a collection point for Toys for Tots and will be collecting items through Dec. 9. Bins are set up in the main lobby, as well as the Children’s Wing. Donations may be dropped off Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If your group, campus or location is involved in an outreach project this holiday season, you may send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org.