DOTHAN—The Troy University Community Band of Dothan will ring in the holiday season with a performance of classic Christmas songs during a free concert on Monday, Dec. 9, at the Dothan Campus.
The performance will start at 6 p.m. in the Sony Hall auditorium inside Everett Hall. The concert will include a variety of traditional and modern Christmas favorites.
The Troy University Community Band, under the direction of Jim Choate, is made up of local musicians of all ages and backgrounds including TROY alumni.Read More
TROY — Troy University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts will present “Sounds of the Season,” a traditional holiday celebration, on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.
The production, entitled “Illuminations,” will feature performances by the Symphony Band, Collegiate Singers, Troy Dance Theatre, Concert Chorale, frequency, Gospel Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Opera Workshop, POPulus, Guitar Ensemble, an Irish Duo and a number of faculty soloists.
The holiday celebration is the opening concert of the 2013 Middle School Southeastern United States (SEUS) Honor Band weekend and is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the John M. Long School of Music office at 334-670-3322.
Following the production, the University’s Student Government Association will host a tree-lighting ceremony in front of Smith Hall.
TROY — Troy University officials have named Dr. Mary Anne Templeton as the new Associate Dean of the Graduate School.
Dr. Templeton has been with TROY almost 8 years and is an associate professor in the College of Education. She holds the PhD. In Counselor Education, M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling and the B.A. in Psychology from the University of Alabama.
“The Graduate School is pleased to welcome Dr. Templeton to her new role of Associate Dean,” said Dr. Dianne Barron, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School. “She is a certified rehabilitation counselor, was a Chancellor’s Fellow in 2013, has served as interim Coordinator for Counseling for Global Campus and is very familiar with the preparation and review processes related to specialized accreditation and grant writing. Dr. Templeton will be a wonderful asset to the Graduate School, particularly as Troy University prepares for our Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges’ 5th Assessment and as TROY develops its doctoral role.”Read More
MONTGOMERY — Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will offer free tours on Monday, Dec. 2, to celebrate the 58th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Rosa Parks' historic arrest.
The museum will offer free admission to both the main Rosa Parks Museum and the Children's Wing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 2. Groups of 10 or more are asked to make reservations by calling (334) 241-8661.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott started with Rosa Parks' arrest on Dec. 1, 1955.Read More
DOTHAN — Troy University celebrated the career and service of former Congressman Terry Everett on Friday morning, dedicating R. Terry Everett Hall and opening the Everett Congressional Library on the University’s Dothan Campus.
The TROY Board of Trustees voted in July to rename the Library/Technology Building at the Dothan Campus in honor of Everett, the eight-term congressman from Dothan. In addition, the Wiregrass Archives at the Dothan Campus, located inside Everett Hall, will serve as the permanent home for Everett’s congressional papers and other memorabilia documenting his time in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Terry Everett has always been a great statesman, patriot and friend, but he has also been a role model of ethical behavior,” TROY Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., said during the ceremony. “The entire Wiregrass owes a tremendous debt to Terry Everett, so the naming of this building in his honor is a lasting tribute to a gentleman and true patriot.”Read More
TROY – Troy University and the Alabama Department of Revenue will sponsor a New Business Tax Workshop on the Dothan Campus on Dec. 5.
The free workshops, arranged by TROY’s Small Business Development Center, will be offered from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., and repeated from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Continuing Education Center in Adams Hall.
“If you are trying to start a business, or if you have been in business for years, you don’t want to miss this program,” said Sandra Lucas, the Center’s director. “There’s no one better to explain ‘the why, the when, the where, the how, and the who’ other than the tax experts who examine submitted tax forms.”Read More
TROY – Troy University is among the top 25 universities in the South when it comes to helping active duty military and veterans pursue a college education, according to U.S. News and World Report.
The new rankings provide information on schools that offer federal benefits, including tuition and housing assistance, to veterans and active service members, and to qualify for the rankings, the schools had to be certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and Servicemembers Opportunities Colleges Consortium.
“We work every day to support the academic success of our military students,” said Dave Barron, Associate Vice Chancellor for Military Affairs. “It is an effort we are pledged to do, and are undertaking new initiatives to enhance our service to military affiliated students.”Read More
TROY – Troy University students will soon see the demolition of Alumni Hall, the male residence hall built in 1966, and the construction of a new, state-of-the-art facility that will house 428 students.
The construction project, still in the planning stages, will have 280 single-bed suites, 68 double occupancy suites and 12 handicapped suites on four floors totaling 118,754 square feet. The entire project is estimated to cost $15.6 million, including $500,000 in technology.
“Our new Alumni Hall will be equipped with the very latest in high-technology amenities that can be used for both academic study and recreation,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor. “We will never build another traditional-style dormitory at Troy University because we have learned that our students respond to residence halls that could be more accurately called ‘learning communities’.”Read More
DOTHAN — Troy University will celebrate the career and service of former Congressman Terry Everett on Friday, Nov. 22, with the dedication of R. Terry Everett Hall at the Dothan Campus and the opening of the Everett Congressional Library.
The TROY Board of Trustees voted in July to rename the Library/Technology Building at the Dothan Campus in honor of Everett, the eight-term congressman from Dothan. In addition, the Wiregrass Archives at the Dothan Campus, located inside Everett Hall, will serve the as the permanent home for Everett’s congressional papers and other memorabilia documenting his time in the U.S. House of Representatives. Following the building dedication, the University will formally unveil the R. Terry Everett Congressional Library.
The ceremony will start at 9 a.m. in front of the building.Read More
TROY – Troy University’s celebration of International Education Week seeks to focus attention on the benefits of internationalization.
Known as Alabama’s international university, TROY is home to 712 international students this fall, and routinely hosts about 900 international students each year on its Troy Campus.
“We want to bring a special focus to global concerns, campus cross-cultural talents and resources, study abroad opportunities, and international academic opportunities,” said Darlene Schmurr-Stewart, Dean of International Student Services.Read More
TROY, Ala. – The Troy University Symphony Band will present its annual Salute to Veterans Concert Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The Troy University Concert Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Diane Orlofsky, will join the Symphony Band in a performance of Aaron Copland’s “Promise of Living.”
The concert will also include performances of “Suite of Old American Dances” by Robert Russell Bennet, the world premiere of “Hero” by Troy University graduate student Tyler Arcari, Henry Fillmore’s “The Circus Bee,” conducted by Charles Henderson High School Director of Bands Trent Burkett and the “Salute to Veterans,” a sing along of patriotic tunes.Read More
TROY - Brandi White, a sophomore elementary education major from Dothan, was crowned Miss Troy University on Saturday during the annual pageant on the Troy Campus.
Thirteen students competed for the crown in the 43rd annual pageant, which was held in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. Contestants were judged on a private interview, an on-stage question, swimsuit, talent and evening gown.
As Miss TROY, White will serve as an ambassador for the University and will compete for the title of Miss Alabama in June.Read More