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The program is open to all Dothan and Houston County high school students, but participation is limited to the first 50 applicants. The fee is $350, which includes all supplies, lunch and snacks and a program shirt.
Footprint casting is among many real-word investigative skills that students will be exposed to during Troy University’s Forensic Science Summer Program for local high school students. Registration is open now for the program, which runs July 8-12 at the Dothan Campus. (TROY photo)
DOTHAN—Houston County Commission Chairman Mark Culver will deliver the keynote address to Troy University graduates during the spring commencement ceremony for the Dothan Campus on Sunday, May 19.
The ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. at the Dothan Civic Center. More than 190 students are set to receive undergraduate and graduate degrees this semester at the Dothan Campus.
Culver, a lifelong resident of Dothan, was first elected to the Houston County Commission as District 4 representative in 1986, the youngest person ever elected to the commission. He was appointed chairman in 1997 by then Governor Fob James to fill a vacancy, and was elected to a full term the following year. He has been re-elected three times.
During his more than 25 years on the commission, Culver has played an active role in recruiting new business and industry to the area, and was president of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama in 2001.
Culver is married to the former Tami Cochran of Dothan. He has three children: Stephanie, 27, Robert, 24 and Cannon, 13. Culver is an active member of the First United Methodist Church.
DOTHAN—Troy University will present a summer camp in June at the Dothan Campus that aims to inspire local girls to excel in mathematics and science.
“Mathematics, the Queen of Sciences” will be held June 10-13 at the Dothan Campus for girls in 7th-9th grade. Admission is free and open to any girls with a strong interest in math or science; however the camp is limited to only 20 participants. Girls will be selected based on submitted essays, evaluation of recent grades and teacher recommendations.
The deadline for registration has been extended through Friday, May 3.
In addition to enrichment activities designed to boost the girls’ math knowledge, the camp will also give girls the chance to meet with and hear from women currently working in the fields of science, technology and math, including presenters from the Marshall Space Flight Center and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
“This camp will create an atmosphere in which girls can dream big and plan for a brighter future,” Dr. Gompa said. “The mission of this camp is to inspire young women to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”
Funding for the camp is provided by TROY and the Mathematical Association of America Tensor Foundation.
DOTHAN—Troy University’s annual learning enrichment camp for local children, Summer Spectacular, will start June 4 at Kelly Springs Elementary School with the theme “Kids as NASA Scientists.”
Open to children ages 4 to 12, the camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from June 4 to June 25. The cost is $30 per week, per child and registration will be held on May 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. inside Adams Hall room 112 at the TROY Dothan Campus.
Troy University students majoring in education lead the annual four-week summer learning enrichment program. Summer Spectacular provides a fun learning environment for children while giving TROY students hands-on experience in a classroom setting.
Under this year’s “NASA” theme, children will engage in a variety of activities exploring science, technology, engineering and math.