Troy University mourns the death of Dr. Cozetta Shannon

Posted: Wednesday, 01 July 2015

MONTGOMERY - Members of the Troy University family are mourning the death of a faculty member at the University's Montgomery Campus.

Dr. Cozetta D. Shannon, assistant professor and program coordinator in the Division of Counseling, Rehabilitation and Interpreter Training on the Montgomery Campus, died on Friday in Dallas, Texas. She was 35.

Dr. Shannon was returning from Beijing, China, where she had been one of 12 scholars to take part in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities' first-ever China Studies Institute.

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Troy University to be featured on "The Balancing Act" airing on Lifetime Television

Posted: Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Balancing Act

Troy University will be featured in four upcoming episodes of the morning show "The Balancing Act" airing on Lifetime Television.

The four-episode miniseries marks the second time Troy University has been featured on "The Balancing Act," America's premier morning show that brings today's busy on-the-go modern women positive solutions and cutting-edge ideas to help balance and enrich their lives every day. An episode in August 2014 featured TROY alumna and professor Dr. Kelli Cleveland, who shared her experience balancing work and family while pursuing her doctorate degree, and how TROY's online learning options helped make the process easier.

That episode will re-air on July 6, kicking off the four-episode series featuring TROY faculty, staff and alumni.

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Anderson Monarchs Little League Baseball team tours TROY's Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Friday, 26 June 2015
Anderson Monarchs at the Rosa Parks Museum

MONTGOMERY – Members of the Philadelphia Youth Organization's Anderson Monarchs Little League Baseball team, including star pitcher Mo'ne Davis, toured Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum Thursday as a part of a 23-day, 21-city Civil Rights tour.

A tribute to Jackie Robinsons, the Negro Leagues and the Civil Rights Movement, the tour is intended to provide team members the opportunity to "experience, first hand, what life on the road was like for black players in the first half of the 20th century." As such, the team is making the tour aboard an authentic 1947 Flxible Clipper touring bus.

The tour, which is being documented by ESPN, made stops in Birmingham on Wednesday, including the 16th Street Baptist Church and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

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Victims of Charleston church shooting remembered at wreath-laying ceremony

Posted: Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Wreath Ceremony

MONTGOMERY - As a wreath was placed in the atrium of Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum on Friday afternoon in memory of the nine lives lost in a shooting at a Charleston, S.C. church, participants in the ceremony expressed their grief, found strength in their faith and vowed to make a difference by addressing troubling issues and having difficult discussions.

Troy University officials and members of the Montgomery community joined in the ceremony to remember those killed during a Wednesday evening prayer meeting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The church's pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney was among the victims.

Dr. Felicia Bell, director of the Rosa Parks Museum, led the program, explaining that not only was Mrs. Parks a longtime member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church but also a deaconess, the highest position for a laywoman within the denomination.

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Troy University and Montgomery community members express condolences for victims of South Carolina church shooting with a wreath laying at the Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Friday, 19 June 2015

MONTGOMERY – Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum and members of the Montgomery community are remembering victims of Wednesday's shooting that claimed nine lives at an historic African American Church in Charleston, S.C.

On Friday at 4 p.m., University officials and community leaders will place a wreath in the museum's atrium in remembrance of those who lost their lives during a prayer service at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. According to news reports, the church's pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, was among the victims.

Participating in the ceremony today are Dr. Felicia Bell, director of the Rosa Parks Museum; Dr. Farrell J. Duncombe, pastor of Saint Paul AME Church; Dr. Lawson Bryan, pastor of First United Methodist Church and Robert James, president of the Montgomery Improvement Association. The public, civic leaders and elected officials are invited to attend.

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TROY chancellor recognized for international leadership

Posted: Friday, 19 June 2015
Rosa Parks

TROY - Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. received an outstanding service award for creating and sustaining the Sino-American 1-2-1 Dual Degree Program, on the program's 15th anniversary.

The award was presented Tuesday in Xiamen, China during the 1-2-1 President's Conference at Huaqiao University. Dr. Hawkins also made remarks to the conference.

The 1-2-1 Program, which began at Troy University and has grown into a national model exchange program, brings students from Chinese universities who have completed their first year of studies to the United States for two years of study at a partnering American university, then returns those students to their home institutions for a final year. When the students complete their academic programs, they receive degrees from the home institution and the partnering American university.

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Troy University's John M. Long School of Music plays host to second annual Music Industry Camp

Posted: Wednesday, 17 June 2015

TROY - Troy University's John M. Long School of Music will play host to the second annual Music Industry Camp June 18-20 on the Troy Campus.

M.I.C. Check, as the camp is known, is designed to provide an educational experience for high school students who are interested in a career in the entertainment and music industries.

"M.I.C. Check at Troy University is a unique and invaluable opportunity for student musicians aspiring to have a career in the music industry," said Robert W. Smith, coordinator of TROY's Music Industry Program.

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Troy University's Sound of the South Marching Band hosts Leadership Camp this week

Posted: Tuesday, 16 June 2015
SOTS Leadership Camp

TROY - More than 500 middle and high school band students from Alabama, Florida and Georgia are on the Troy Campus this week taking part in the Sound of the South Marching Band's annual Leadership Camp.

The camp, which will run through June 18, includes courses in concert band, music theory, percussion ensemble, majorette, color guard, drum major and dance line that will help students develop skills necessary for individual and ensemble performance.

"Everyone benefits from the intensive instruction at the camp," said Dr. Mark Walker, director of university bands. "Hopefully, they will take what they learn at this camp back to their schools this fall and make their bands even better."

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Troy IT Wins 2015 SC Professional Award for Best Security Team in United States

Posted: Thursday, 11 June 2015
TROY's Secured Operations Team

TROY, Ala. – Troy University's Office of Information Technology has been awarded Best Security Team in the United States at the 2015 SC Awards.

The award was presented to TROY's Secured Operations Team in April during the 2015 SC Awards Gala held in San Francisco, Calif.

"Troy University is pleased to be recognized for its efforts in the Cyber Security arena," said Dr. W. Greg Price, chief technology and security officer for Troy University. "Our considerable efforts in information security are constructed on awareness programs and carefully designed computing environments."

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Troy University to host college prep camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students

Posted: Friday, 05 June 2015

TROY - High school upper classmen and recent graduates who are deaf or hard of hearing will get a preview of college life June 7-13 as Troy University plays host to Camp Success.

The camp is designed to provide training and information that will assist students in being successful in the college setting, said Judy Robertson, director of Troy University's Interpreter Training Program (ITP).

"This camp is designed to provide deaf and hard of hearing students an opportunity to come to a college setting and further develop skills that may not be covered in their individual classrooms," Robertson said. "We will teach budgeting, the do's and don'ts of interacting with a college professor and other skills that will benefit students."

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