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TROY – Dr. John Miller, Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Troy University, has been awarded a national organization’s highest prize.
The Sport and Recreation Law Association’s Betty van der Smissen Leadership Award is presented annually to recognize a membe for leadership and vision in the study of legal aspects of sport and physical activity.
“Receipt of this award is often considered to be the crowning achievement of one’s career in the area of sport and recreation law,” said Dr. Damon Andrew, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services. “It is certainly fitting that Dr. Miller is recognized as a leader in his field.”
Dr. Miller currently serves as editor of the SRLA’s official scholarly journal, the “Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport,” the premier peer-reviewed journal of its kind and is among the most recognized international scholars in the area of risk management in sport.
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TROY – Space is still available for employers at Troy University’s Spring Career Fair, scheduled for April 4 on the Troy Campus.
The event is aimed at matching employers with students and alumni who are searching for new jobs.
“This event is an incredibly important opportunity for our students,” said Lauren Cole, coordinator of career services. “With the job market turning around, it’s a vital time for both employers and prospects to get face-to-face.”
Employers can register for the career via Trojan Recruiting Live (https://troy-csm.symplicity.com/), a website that connects employers with Troy University students and alumni, and a resume database for TROY students. Students can also preview the employers attending the fair at the website.
The Spring Career Fair will take place in Sartain Hall from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. and is free for students, alumni and employers.
TROY – Troy University officials today announced three new undergraduate scholarships designed to lessen the impact of nationwide cuts to the military tuition assistance programs.
The three scholarships will discount undergraduate per-credit hour tuition to $250 for active duty, Reserve and National Guard students who would otherwise be eligible for military tuition assistance.
“The University recognizes the hardship the sequestration has on service members, and this is our chance to make a difference,” said Dr. Lance Tatum, vice chancellor of the University’s Global Campus. “We are committed to supporting our military to the fullest extent possible. Using one of these scholarships, a member of the military taking a full undergraduate course load of 12 semester hours will save up to $360.”
The Troy for Troops Active Duty Military Discount Scholarship, Military Reserves Discount Scholarship and National Guard Discount Scholarship will require service members to provide proof of eligibility on an application form available on the University’s website by clicking the Military Tuition Assistance Information button. Once eligibility is verified, the scholarships will discount any undergraduate tuition charges in excess of $250 per credit hour.
The scholarships are available to both full- and part-time undergraduate students through the final term of the 2013-2014 academic year, and apply to both in-classroom and online courses.
The University continues to research avenues to assist those military students who are pursuing graduate degrees.
TROY has a long-standing relationship with America’s Armed Services, with roots in a partnership program offered in the 1950s at Fort Rucker. Founded in 1887 and headquartered in Troy, Alabama, today the University operates four campuses in Alabama as well as sites in seven states and six nations. In January 2013, the University established the Troy for Troops Center that supports military and veteran students’ academic and career success.
TROY – Troy University is now offering three new online undergraduate degrees to students in Florida.
The new additions – a bachelor of science in anthropology, a bachelor of science in sociology and a bachelor of liberal studies program – brings the number of bachelor degree programs offered in the state to 13, in addition to two associate degree programs and 13 graduate degrees.
The liberal studies program is designed to foster critical thinking and communication skills.
“This degree would be attractive to adult learners who have vocational and professional skills from on-the-job experience but lack a college degree,” said Dr. James Rinehart, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Traditional students who are planning to pursue graduate degrees in areas that demand critical thinking skills such as law, business administration or public administration would also find the degree program beneficial.”
Degree programs in anthropology and social science will bring new opportunities for Florida students, said Dr. Bill Grantham, Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences and chair of the University’s Social Sciences Department.
“The U.S. Department of Labor expects career opportunities in anthropology and social sociology to grow at an above-average rate during this decade. These programs are designed to offer students not only the opportunity to prepare for social science careers, but will prepare them to further their education at the graduate level,” he said.
Details about the full range of online programs and the application and admissions process are available at the Troy University Florida locations in Tampa, Orlando, Panama City (including Tyndall Air Force Base), Fort Walton Beach (including Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field) and Pensacola, or by visiting the University’s web site at www.troy.edu.