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SUBMITTED:  March 6th, 2012

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A Troy University Freshman
Erin Jordan

Growing up in the City of Troy, I attended Troy football games and participated in many events throughout my childhood. Attending Troy University one day was always an option. When senior year rolled around and all of my friends wanted to "get away" from this small town life, I chose a different path. I chose Troy University to be my next step in life. Troy has given me more than I could have ever expected as a college freshman. I was selected to serve as a Freshmen Forum representative within a few weeks of school starting. Through this organization, I began to meet people that I would have never had the opportunity to get to know. Freshman Forum gave each individual representative a new understanding of the word leadership. Leadership is bigger than a meeting once a week or a community service project. The ability to encourage and motivate people to become their best self is for what a true leader will strive.

I also have Troy University to thank for allowing me to experience the most life changing organization that I have ever been honored to be a part of. In August of 2011, I was blessed enough to receive a bid from the Kappa Delta Sorority. At first, I was just excited to have a true home away from home where I felt I could be myself. Then, I began to learn about Prevent Child Abuse America, The Child Advocacy Center, and the Girl Scouts. I was blown away by the genuine care that each girl had for others. Through all of the hard work done during the year, abused children are helped. In some cases, lives are saved because of these amazing women that I get to call my sisters. The sisterhood of a group like the Kay Dee Ladies is an irreplaceable feeling that can only be gained through experience. I can honestly say that I am the person I am today because of my Kappa Delta sisterhood.

"Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest."

Erin Jordan
Freshman-Troy University



SUBMITTED:  March 6th, 2012

Excellence is the only Expectation!
Kristy Wright

A few of my favorite memories at Troy are from visiting the campus as a high schooler participating at the SEUS Honor Band, and being shown the campus by my band directors, who are Troy Alumni. I will always remember the way Alumni talk about their time at Troy. Since becoming a student at Troy, every single one of my favorite memories revolves around my involvement in Phi Boota roota, Alpha Zeta Chapter Percussion Fraternity. I know that my brothers will continue to help Troy and will stick around for the next 125 years. Excellence is the only Expectation!

Kristy Wright



SUBMITTED:  February 20th, 2012

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My Life At TROY
Jessica Taylor

It seems so strange to think that I have already been a student here at Troy for two years. Time has flown by! I grew up attending TROY football games and there was never a doubt in my mind where I wanted to attend college. TROY has already given me so many wonderful experiences in the time I have been here. From Sorority Recruitment week, to Bid Day, to jumping in a pool with all my brand new Phi Mu sisters, I knew that TROY was the place for me. Being a part of Phi Mu is the best decision I will ever make.

The friendships that I have made are ones that I will cherish all my life. I really enjoy going to my classes! I love walking across the beautiful quad and greeting friends, sisters, and fellow students. Each new class is an opportunity to meet people and gain knowledge and insight from our professors. Every Trojan event is a time for TROY students from all walks of life to come together. Whether you are attending an athletic event, an educational seminar, or just eating at the Trojan Center, the pride that TROJAN students hold for their school is evident.

While some may root for Auburn or Alabama, I am definitely a TROY TROJAN all the way! When my time at Troy Universtiy has come to a close I will always hold the memories I have made at this amazing university close to my heart. I am very proud to be a part of the 125th birthday celebration, and may TROY celebrate many more! Happy Birthday TROY!

Jessica Taylor
Sophomore



SUBMITTED:  February 20th, 2012

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Providing Friendships and Memories
Emily Carter

It isn't often you find yourself in a place that changes your life completely. To stumble upon a home away from home where knowledge is abundant and friendships flourish is a rare beauty. This is what I have found at Troy University. My time at Troy is a time of self-exploration and discovery that I cherish deeply. I have been fortunate enough to surround myself with friends who encourage me in my education and help me to grow into the best young woman I can be. These few and special women are my sisters in Alpha Gamma Delta.

My time at Troy has been special indeed, but there is one memory in particular that I am most fond of. As my new sorority sisters and I gathered together at our house my freshman year, the air was thick with excitement and anticipation for our very first Troy pep rally. We eagerly lined up to have our faces painted with the Trojan cardinal red and quickly grabbed our pom-poms and noise makers and were out the door! The gymnasium was hot and the adrenalin was high as we showed our Trojans our support through jumping and cheering and acting down right silly. The memories made at that first pep rally are irreplaceable. Nothing can compare to spending an afternoon cheering on the Troy Trojans with your sisters by your side. It was truly an amazing experience. My life has thrived since I have been here at Troy.

The friendships I've made through Alpha Gamma Delta have had a unique role in my maturing and growing as a young woman. I look forward to all the opportunities Troy has to offer me in the future and celebrate the triumphs of it's past. So, Happy Birthday Troy and thank you for providing me with the friendships and memories that I am sure to carry throughout my life!

Emily Carter



SUBMITTED:  February 20th, 2012

Amazing Sisterhood
Caitlin Crowe

It is so difficult to narrow down my time at Troy University to just one favorite memory, because I have so many that I will always cherish.

But since I can only choose one, it would have to Bid Day 2010; the day I ran to my sorority house, Kappa Delta. Little did I know that by choosing this sorority I would become a part of something much bigger than just a college student with Greek letters. I became a part of a sisterhood bigger than life itself, one that does more for others than it does for itself.

One of my biggest goals in life is to raise awareness of Child Abuse and by joining Kappa Delta I helped to further that goal. Kappa Delta nationwide raises awareness by giving time, donating and participating with Prevent Child Abuse America. I never thought that by deciding to join a sorority, I would be a part of a sisterhood so wonderful that would forever change my life and those I come in contact with.

Thank you TROY, for providing me with this amazing sisterhood, it is one I will never forget!

Caitlin Crowe,
Sophomore



SUBMITTED:  February 17th, 2012

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Many Favorite Memories at Troy University
Sara Porter

I have many favorite memories at Troy University but the one that always comes to mind is the day that I joined Kappa Delta Sorority and the Greek Life community. I always new I wanted to rush before I came to Troy, but I had no idea how greatly it would affect my life. Greek Life and Kappa Delta has transformed me into a person that I never thought that I could be until I came to Troy. I have accomplished so many more things in the past 3 years then I have my whole life. Kappa Delta is not just an organization it is a way of life and I am more then grateful that I am able to be a part of something so amazing and life changing.

Sara Porter
President of Kappa Delta



SUBMITTED:  February 17th, 2012

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My Favorite TROY Memory
Erin Fibbe

My favorite TROY memory is from my freshman year. My parents were in town visiting and we decided to take a walk on the quad. While on the quad, we ran into Chancellor Hawkins and of course my parents HAD to introduce themselves! When he heard our last name he looked at me and said, "Fibbe, you're on the Leadership Scholarship aren't you?" Well I thought my parents were going to lose it! They were so impressed that not only was Chancellor Hawkins so friendly, but he also knew who I was. After that, I have felt so at home in TROY and love the small town friendly atmosphere!

Erin Fibbe



SUBMITTED:  February 16th, 2012

Proud To Be A TROY Trojan
Elizabeth Finley

I am proud to be a TROY Trojan because of the inspiration and opportunities TROY offers! The campus is beautiful and has got an amazing spirit about it. The students are enthusiastic about being able to call TROY their home. Whether I'm on the quad, in the new Trojan Dining area, or just walking through the Trojan Center, I am guaranteed to have an enjoyable time with friends. I call TROY my home, and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world! I believe TROY strives to provide an enjoyable and productive environment for the students, and it does just that. People always say that the four years you spend in college will be some of the best times of your life. Being a TROY Trojan had made that dream come true for me. I am so grateful to have chosen such a wonderful university to attend, and I am very excited to take part in the celebration of TROY's 125th birthday celebration!

GO TROJANS!

Elizabeth Finley



SUBMITTED:  February 15th, 2012

TROY In My Eyes
H. Nguyen, TROY Graduate Student

After spending first two years at Troy University Ho Chi Minh City, I decided to move to the TROY main campus in Troy, Ala., as an early approach to experience the US's hospitality and tourism industries, the area I have dreamed to work in for quite a long time. All I expected to receive when making the decision were a good environment to practice English and a deeper academic knowledge as TOY Main Campus has more subjects to choose from. However, TROY has been much more than my expectations! From TROY, I have received not only academic knowledge I need for my career, but also life experience, good relationships and great opportunities.

H. Nguyen,
TROY Graduate Student



SUBMITTED:  February 15th, 2012

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Student Government Association

TROY over the past 3 years has given me so much more than just an education. Being able to give back to the TROY community through the Student Government Association has by far, been my greatest memory. In 2011, I recieved the honor of being elected the Vice President of Campus Activities. With this honor I was able to plan one of the biggest events on campus: Homecoming.

This year we honored the 125 years of TROY with the theme "For the Love of TROY!" It was amazing. Having the opportunity to be a part of such a great tradition is something I will always remember. Home is where the heart is and my heart is truly in TROY. After months of planning and preparation the week itself was full of events, activities and giving back to the school which has given me so much.

Seeing all Trojans from all over come together was a wonderful feeling. From the banners lining the fence to game supporting our TROY Trojans to the parade going through downtown Troy to all the past, present and even future Trojans attending the game, the entire day was one full of excitement and memories.

Being on the Larry Blakeney Football field for halftime for the crowning of the 2011 Homecoming Queen was equally as amazing. My time as Vice President of Campus Activities will always be my favorite memory of TROY and one I will never forget!



SUBMITTED:  February 15th, 2012

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Addition Of My Little
KeLeigh Edwards

When I first arrived at TROY, I knew no one, but when I pledged Alpha Gam, I instantly gained friends for a lifetime. Throughout the past year-and-a-half, I have been constantly amazed at how blessed I am to call them my sisters. “How generous is God that He has given me so many other women I can call friends. Dear, good, life-enriching women who add flavor, value, delight. I would be the poorer without them.” As an only child, one thing I value the most about being an Alpha Gam is our sisterhood. We are all unique, but our common bond is our love for each other and for the sorority we represent.

As we all know, each year brings new sisters and friends. One of my most memorable experiences as an Alpha Gam has to be the addition of my Little into my life. She had been my “rush crush” during sorority rush, and I instantly knew she had to be an Alpha Gam. When she ran to me on Bid Day, I knew I had gained a new sister, sister in Christ, friend, and future bridesmaid. With all of this being said, I cannot fully describe the state of my excitement on Big/Little night. I had tried my hardest to keep our future “Big/Little status” a secret, but I have a feeling that she pretty much knew we would end up together. When she ran out of the house, I could tell she was just as excited as I was. From that night on, we have been inseparable! We eat lunch together every Wednesday, also known as “Wittle Wednesday” and share a love for the movie “Enchanted”. Hannah Nix is the perfect Little!

Ecclesiastes 4:9 says “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work.” My Little has enhanced my life in so many ways, not only by being my friend, but she also inspires me to be the best woman I can be. I can’t imagine my life without her.

KeLeigh Edwards



SUBMITTED:  February 15th, 2012

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Enjoying a day with friends!
Hoang Nguyen



SUBMITTED:  February 15th, 2012

When I Was A Freshman
Jarrod Johnson

My favorite Troy moment was in Fall 2007 when I was a freshman and TROY beat Oklahoma State 41-23 in Veterns Memorial Stadium. I remember it flooded right before the game and the start time was pushed back. The game was on ESPN 2 so the whole world got to see TROY beat an upcoming powerhouse in Oklahoma St. Looking back I think the victory means more now for the school because OSU had an opportunity to go to the National Championship this year.

The victory was good for recruitment, it got people talking about TROY and we have been successful every since. Victories like this opened doors for TROY to schedule bigger schools at home like Mississippi State and Navy. Troy has recently been put on TV more often and the victory has giving this school the belief that they can accomplish bigger and better things.

With Trojan Pride,

Jarrod Johnson
Senior Human Resource Management Major



SUBMITTED:  February 15th, 2012

Trojans Defeat OSU
Mary-Catherine Chambliss

My favorite memory took place before I was a student at the university. In 2007 my brother, Will Chambliss, was playing football for Troy and I went to visit and watch the Trojans take on Oklahoma State University. The Trojans ended up defeating OSU 41-23 and the students tore down the goal post. This as well as many other big Trojan games is my favorite memory.

Mary-Catherine Chambliss
Current Student



SUBMITTED:  February 15th, 2012

My Life-Long Lasting Memory of TROY
Joshua Wright

Troy University has been an amazing opportunity to not only better myself, but to surround myself with others that encourage me to reach my full potential. The institute and faculty are world-class, offering a wealth of history and experience, leaving nothing but opportunity in the wake for it's students. My life-long lasting memory of Troy will always be the compassion and professionalism among all staff and faculty members, and their sincerity in wishing all the success in the world to their students.

Joshua Wright



SUBMITTED:  February 10th, 2012

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Bid Day!

This is the day that is the most memorable for me for many different reasons. I will never forget sitting in the Trojan Center waiting for the moment I could open that exciting yet nerve wrecking card I held in my very hands. Upon opening that envelope I would learn where my next four years would be spent and what women that time would be spent with.

To my surprise the memory that was made that day had nothing to do with the house I ran to or the events that followed, but who I ran with. Once the countdown was over and the bid received, I made friends instantly who I had not known before and if not for their envelopes containing the very same thing I would still not know.

The walk to sorority hill was spent talking about the swaps, socials, and possible bigs. Once we arrived at the hill, walking through the swarm of parental photographers, we started our run to the house! I ran with a girl who at the time I never thought I would end up being best friends with and to this day we still joke about the run! But that's the memory, least likely to be friends and from my first day at Troy that's who I have been with.



SUBMITTED:  February 3rd, 2012

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Our TROY Study Abroad Group
Russell B. Register

When I began classes at Troy University's Dothan Campus in the summer of 2010 I could not have imagined how much I would learn and how many opportunities Troy would provide for me in my two years of study here. Not only did Troy give me a first class education from attentive and intelligent faculty and staff, but they afforded me the opportunity to study European politics abroad in May 2011.

I was able to make great friends from the Troy, Montgomery, and Dothan campuses while sitting in the House of Lords in London, the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the European Union in Brussels, and UNESCO in Paris. I will graduate from Troy this spring and I am very grateful for all of the memorable experiences and knowledge that I have gained thanks to this great university. Thanks TROY!

Russell B. Register
Photo Caption: Our TROY Study Abroad group in front of the Louvre in Paris



SUBMITTED:  February 3rd, 2012

My Story
Melissa Murphy

Looking back on my time at TROY, I would have never guessed that some of my fondest memories would have been in a small town in the southeastern part of the great state of Alabama. A few years ago I didn't even know where Troy, Alabama was and I can honestly say that now it is my home, the place where my closest friends are, and the place where I grew as a person.

When first stepping foot on Troy's campus, I didn't know what to expect or how this adventure, also known as college, would play out. The first step I took was joining a sorority, Chi Omega, and since being an active member for three years I can now say that it was one of the best decisions I could have made for myself. In Chi Omega at TROY, I have grown into a woman that now has leadership abilities, friendships that are deeper than most, and a true definition of what it means to be a sister and to have one.

Not only has Chi Omega been part of my story but an organization on campus known as Campus Outreach has impacted my time here at TROY. Through Campus Outreach, I have grown as person in my knowledge of the gospel of Jesus and what my greatest purpose in life is. I have been able to experience growth with my relationship with God and with loving others.

Through these organizations and being involved on campus, I have close friendships with others that I have never experienced anywhere else. Due to the Lord's sovereignty in placing me here in Troy, Alabama, I have grown and learned so many important principles that I will continue to use when I leave, but Troy will always be my home and the place where I will never forget.

Melissa Murphy



SUBMITTED:  February 2nd, 2012

Sisterhood Retreat
Blake Crew

My favorite memory being in the Epsilon Kappa chapter of Alpha Delta Pi at Troy University was going on our sisterhood retreat in August. I had only been an alpha for a few weeks, so a retreat was just what I need to get to know my newly found sisters. The weekend began with being assigned and packed into cars like sardines.

Thankfully, the car ride was only about an hour, so we weren't packed into the cars for long. The one hour drive was only the beginning of the fun weekend that was ahead of us. Upon reaching the retreat we all piled out of our cars and headed straight to our rooms to change for the beach and pools. We spent hours getting tans and just spending quality time with our sisters.

The best part of the weekend came next; we got our bigs! All the new alphas anxiously waited in the retreat while our soon-to-be bigs were outside preparing for the big/little reveal. We walked out on the beach and the Deltas were all lined up with buckets with the Alpha's names in front of them. We ran to the bucket with our name on it and dug through the sand to find a piece of paper with our big sisters name written on it and we spent the rest of the night taking pictures with our new big sister and families.

The next morning we piled back into cars with our bigs and drove back to Troy. Sisterhood retreat is by far my favorite Epsilon Kappa memory since I've been here and I cannot wait to make many more.

Blake Crew
Current Troy Student



SUBMITTED:  February 1st, 2012

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Glad I get to be a part of the 125th Celebration
Katie Schneider

As I enter my final years as a student at TROY, I envy those who are only just beginning. I am certain I speak for many more people when I say that this university has forever changed who I am. Representing a place where opportunities are endless, TROY allowed me to grow and showed me the importance of involvement and school pride. Going to class is important, but involving yourself outside the classroom is equally significant.

I get so much out of going to pep rallies, football games, and school sponsored activities. It is creating not only memories but relationships that last far beyond your four years as a student at TROY. The events I attended the past two and a half years are stories I will be telling my children about one day. Along with fulfilling events, by far my favorite attribute of my beloved school is the campus that is equally as beautiful as the people that fill the quad.

The connections I have made with the students here magnify one of my largest reasons I came to TROY: simply because it felt like home. At TROY, you never meet a stranger. At TROY, you make a difference. My passion for being a TROY Trojan is contagious and will remain that way as I approach being an alumna. I believe everyone takes different paths when they enter college.

The journey I am halfway through has been unforgettable and I can only hope to inspire others to pursue the unknown in college. My dad has always told me that what I put into a situation is exactly how much I will get out of it. He has never been more right. I have given my time, energy, and life to this university and it has given me more than experience to walk away with. I'm so glad I get to be a part of the 125th Celebration, Happy Birthday, TROY!

Katie Schneider
Member of Phi Mu Sorority and Junior at TROY



SUBMITTED:  February 1st, 2012

A SOTS Story
John Phillips

My TROY story starts during my high school days. I saw the Sound of the South perform a couple of times at the Dixieland Band Festival in Brewton, AL, heard Dr. John M. Long speak at my high school band banquet on more than one occasion, and attended concert band festival at TROY. I also attended a couple of Symphony Band concerts as well as the SEUS Honor Band Clinic.

Each contact I had with the SOTS, Dr. Long, and TROY drew me closer to the university. My 11th grade year, we got a new middle school band director in my hometown who was a major TROY and SOTS supporter. She challenged me to look at TROY instead of another school in order to become a band director.

That summer, I chose the summer music camp at Troy as the place to train to become the drum major at my high school. While there, I fell head over heels in love with TROY and met some of my future classmates at TROY. When I started at TROY in 1999, the first time the SOTS played the 1965 Fanfare at band camp, I knew that I had made the right choice.

The power of the SOTS overwhelmed me and I felt proud to be a part of such an awesome band. I made many great friends in the SOTS and thanks to the SOTS joined an awesome group of men who love and support music as much as I do in Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, which has in turn opened more doors to friendships all across the country. The SOTS will forever be a part of my life past, present, and future. I may never know its full impact on my life.

Happy 125 Birthday TROY! BLOW SOTS!!

John Phillips
Class of 2003



SUBMITTED:  January 31st, 2012

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KeLeigh Edwards Miss Troy University 2012

On September 18, 2011, I was honored to be crowned as Miss Troy University 2012. I have held numerous titles in the past, but no title has been of such value to me as the one that I currently hold. After being accepted to Troy University, I knew I wanted to become Miss TROY before I graduated. Being crowned has been a dream come true.

By serving as Miss Troy University, I have the privilege to represent the university as a whole. With this being said, I am representing the faculty and staff of the university, my friends, my sisters, and Troy University students worldwide. I am honored and privileged to represent such an incredible university that I know and love.



SUBMITTED:  January 30th, 2012

Bid Day at the End of Recruitment
Ashley Kelly

Although I have had many wonderful memories here at Troy, there is one that is extremely special to me. It would have to be Bid Day at the end of recruitment. Choosing to participate in Troy University's sorority recruitment was by far one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have met so many great friends both within my sorority as well as other sororities which all started after Bid Day. This was the beginning to a fun-filled adventure at Troy. Not only has Troy University given me the education I need to further my career, it has also given me a life long friendship that I will always cherish with these wonderful women.

Happy 125th Birthday TROY!!

Ashley Kelly
Panhellenic Secretary/Treasurer and Member of Phi Mu Sorority



SUBMITTED:  January 27th, 2012

Alpha Delta Pi at Troy University
Peyton Fredricksen

My favorite memories about being an Alpha Delta Pi at Troy University were the swaps that we had with all the fraternities during my first semester here. I knew I wanted to be in sorority when I decided to come to TROY. Sorority recruitment was a great experience and helped me find a wonderful sisterhood to be a member of. After joining Alpha Delta Pi and I started getting to know all my new sisters. They then told us we would be having swaps and socials with each fraternity on campus. Each swap had a different theme. I can remember each one as if it was yesterday. We had a Hippie Swap, "Revenge of the Nerds" Swap, Toga Swap, Redneck Yacht Club Swap, Gangster Swap, "Jersey Shore" Swap, Kindergarten Swap, and Tacky Tourist Swap. It was so much fun picking out and buying different outfits that would go with the fun and unique themes.

Each time a few Alphas, a non-initiated member, would volunteer to make a banner to go with the theme and to hang up at the fraternity house during the swap and social. Then on the day of the swap, all the Alphas would meet at the house an hour before the swap was supposed to begin. We would learn the fraternity's cheer and take tons of pictures. Then the pledges of the fraternity would come to the Alpha Delta Pi house. We would say their cheer and they would say Alpha Delta Pi's cheer. Then we each got to say our own cheer, which we were always much better at. Then the boys would drive us over to the brand new fraternity houses to have the swap.

Each was only an hour, but they were each lots of fun. Also it was a great way to get to know your pledge class sisters and the pledges at each fraternity. After the swaps, all the sisters, not just the Alphas, were invited to go back to the fraternity house for a social with all the brothers. Swaps were some of the best times as an Alpha. It really helped me get closer to my sisters. It also helped me meet fraternity members that I probably wouldn't have met without these swaps. I made tons of great and life-long memories.

Peyton Fredricksen
Alpha Delta Pi Member and Current Student



SUBMITTED:  January 26th, 2012

Happy 125th Birthday, TROY!
Stephanie Sibley

I cannot think of just one memory as my favorite. Many moments at TROY stand out for me. However, all of my best times involve my sisters in Chi Omega. Whether it is just hanging out watching TV, at a football game, or a formal, my sisters make it unforgettable. And without TROY, I never would have had the chance to meet the people that have impacted and changed my life for the better.

Happy 125th Birthday, TROY!
Stephanie Sibley



SUBMITTED:  January 26th, 2012

My Favorite TROY Memory
Cortney Hill

My favorite TROY memory was going to the library during finals with my sorority sisters and studying. I remember going to the library in comfy clothes ready to study and giggle a little bit. When we would arrive at the library, it would still be light out and leave when it was dark and the library is closing. Finals are stressful times but it was always interesting and fun with my sisters. My sisters and I would get tables and put them in a circle and talk to one another, oh and study a little bit also. It was good to have them with me. They would help me stay on task and also help me calm down if I ever got frustrated. If it was not for TROY, I would of never of met these wonderful women who I call my sisters.

Cortney Hill
Panhellenic President and Nursing student at Troy University



SUBMITTED:  January 20th, 2012

18 Year Old Incoming Freshman
Barbara Findley Harrington

As a young 18 year old incoming freshman, I was delighted with the kind and enthusiastic help I receive. I applied for financial aid and was helped in many ways, including a four year scholarship.

Barbara Findley Harrington
1977 TROY TROJAN!



SUBMITTED:  January 20th, 2012

My Favorite Moment of TROY
Haley McNeal

My favorite moment of Troy was the day I received my bid from Phi Mu. I can honestly say I dont know where I would be without everyone of my sisters. They are here for the good, the bad, and the ugly! They make everyday exciting thats for sure.

Haley McNeal



SUBMITTED: January 6th, 2012

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Pensacola, Florida - Troy University Alums who all live on the same block
Mrs. Pat Leidner graduated in 1964
Mr. James H. Holt graduated in 1953
Mr. Neil McMillan graduated in 1969

I have happily attached a photo for the Troy 125th celebration. This photo was taken in Pensacola Florida last week and includes three Troy University Alums who all live on the same block in Pensacola.

Mrs. Pat Leidner graduated in 1964, Mr. James H. Holt (seated) graduated in 1953 with a degree in Business Administration and Mr. Neil McMillan graduated in 1969. They are all proud Troy University graduates and are happy to celebrate this momentous occasion. You may use this photo in your celebratory collage.



SUBMITTED: January 6th, 2012

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Graduated from Troy State University in 1954
James H. Holt

My father, James H. Holt of Pensacola, Florida, graduated from Troy State University in 1954 with a BS in Business Administration. He worked for more than 30-years with the Florida Department of Revenue.

He is an avid Troy University fan. I have traveled with him on a couple of occasions to Troy homecoming functions. He will be 87-years young in 10-days and was excited to have his picture made last week for this special occasion. The photo was taken on his front porch (he proudly flies his Troy University flag for all to see).



SUBMITTED:  December 6th, 2011

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Go TROY Go!

Going to college has always been a dream of mine. Finding the right one was not difficult at all. I knew I wanted to be a TROY Trojan. When I was growing up I always remember driving up from my home town and going to the football games and seeing how wonderful the traditions were and what being a part of this great atmosphere was all about.

Getting accepted and attending TROY was a big deal for me. I knew at that point I had made the right decision for my college path. Since being here I have met and gained many close friends and have made many great memories. Looking back, I know going to TROY was the best place for me and I hope to keep traditions alive! Go TROY Go!



SUBMITTED:  December 2nd, 2011

My Reflections of Troy University
Susan Grace

I have found my experience at Troy University to be very rewarding. I encourage all students to strive to take advantage of all opportunities offered at this university.

I have made many friends and acquaintances that I will cherish a lifetime. I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of Gamma Beta Phi. I hope all students will be inspired to be a part of this organization. You will learn so much about the community we live in, not to mention the memories and friends you make.

I want to say a special thank you to all my teachers at Dothan and Ft. Rucker. Each and every one of them encouraged me and was willing to take the time to make sure I succeeded.

Respectfully submitted,
Susan Grace



SUBMITTED:  November 8th, 2011

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I love teaching at Troy University!
Dr. Barbara D. Minsky
Chair, Business Programs/Associate Professor - Troy University Dothan

I love teaching at Troy University. I teach primarily at the Dothan campus, and I have had the pleasure of teaching for eTroy, at the Atlanta site, and at 4 of our international sites. Troy students everywhere are engaged and engaging—in most cases! Below are some photos taken at some of our international sites.



SUBMITTED:  November 4th, 2011

My first semester at Dothan Campus
Teresa Tyson

This is my first semester on campus at Dothan Campus. I entered as a Junior. I have learned a lot and getting to know the staff and students has helped me to focus on the remainder of education here at TROY. As a somewhat older student, I find that I don't feel out of place like I thought I might. There are many people who are returning to college to obtain their degrees, and I am just one of them.

I would say that my most memorable experience so far is the Trio meeting we had in Sept. I met several students who gave me valuable insight to prevent me from making mistakes on classes to take and things in general to help me meet my goal. We exchanged emails and phone numbers and shared ideas with each other.

There were several speakers from TROY who advised us on ways to meet our education goals. They encouraged us to contact them with any questions we had. Most important of all, I learned not to procrastinate and stay on top of assignments, financial aid, registration, etc. They wanted to make sure we succeeded and advised they would help in any way possible. At the end, Ms. Robin Young gave a motivation speech that knocked my socks off! She was wonderful and I made sure I told her how much I appreciated her enthusiasm. Dr. Petway, with Student Support Services/Trio program has also been extremely helpful in guiding my path.

I am also being inducted into Gamma Beta Phi next weekend. I look forward to making new friends and joining in on their activities. I can already see that there will be plenty of interaction and ways to help in our community. Scotty Snell, president, has tried to make this transition enjoyable for me. We are having a picnic next weekend, which I am looking forward to.

I look forward to continuing my education and learning more in the coming semesters.

Go Trojans!
Teresa Tyson



SUBMITTED:  October 5th, 2011

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Football's win over #19 Missouri
Chip Dillard, Class of 2001
Web Coordinator, Troy University

During my years in school here at TROY from 1997-2003 I served as a student assistant in the Athletics Media Relations office.
Even after I went to work as the university webmaster at TROY in October of 2003, I continued to help out on the statistic crew for football games.
During my time at TROY, I have been given the opportunity to watch some of the most memorable events in TROY athletic history and also document those on the web and in print.
The Missouri game was one of my favorite TROY Athletics memories.



SUBMITTED:  October 3rd, 2011

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My favorite memories of my time at TROY
Donna Clark Schubert, Associate Vice Chancellor of Marketing

My favorite memories of my time at TROY always revolve around the people – the students, colleagues and friends. My students and I were always involved in some type of project that let us use our work to benefit others. One of the beneficiaries of our class work was the Pike Animal Shelter! I treasure this photo of our 2007 class, huddled in the cold but loving every minute of our work for the shelter!



SUBMITTED:  September 23rd, 2011

Phenix City Campus Memories
Rev. Dr. Thomas Peavy, LPC, CT, BCCC Sr. Chaplain, IFOC

I recall the 1982-84 period when I was completing requirements for a second master's degree at the Phenix City Campus. We attended classes in small plywood buildings that were then classrooms. The only brick structure was what the campus book store and student center is now. We were indeed living out of the trunk of the academic car. I had recently completed a graduate program at The University of Georgia and wondered what the devil I was getting into beginning a second master's program at a school with plywood buildings as classrooms. It was not too long until I found out what I was getting into.

I found a caring, motivated and demanding faculty who expected me to do well even after a full day of work at a demanding professional position. I found the Kudzu Ivy of a past school to be an interesting comparison to the real world practical application of my plywood classroom experience. I found an academic experience that took the theoretical of Kudzu Ivy and translated it into practical application. I found a professor who would become a mentor, colleague and friend.

My plywood building preparation would send me on to completing the terminal degree at another Kudzu Ivy school and then the opportunity to return to TROY Phenix City as a faculty member. After 15 years of TROY teaching, I look back when I drive to campus and recall those little temporary structures that were our beginning and hope we continue to be the school that prepares our students to be capable of the next step in their academic or professional lives. The legend of the plywood buildings lives on in my memory.



SUBMITTED:  September 21st, 2011

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Getting to know the Hawkins
Reba Allen, TROY Graphics Director

In 1987, we had a printing department on campus that occasionally printed books. We published a book for the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. I had never heard of Jack Hawkins at that time. He was then president of the AIDB. However, we got to know him and Mrs. Hawkins as we worked on the book. Little did we know, but in just a couple of years from that time, Dr. Hawkins would become Chancellor of Troy University. Good memories.

Pictured left to right: Jeanine Jackson, Frankie Muller, Dale Moseley, Ruth Walker, unknown, Reba Allen, Joe Johnson, Susan Johnson, Dr. Hawkins and Bonnie Money.



SUBMITTED:  July 27th, 2011

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TROY's Big Win in Starkville
Matt Clower, Class of 2004

For anyone who ever attended Troy University, football games are surely a source of many fond memories. For me, one of the best such memories was TROY's crazy, unlikely, unexpected win over Mississippi State in 2001. I don't think of any us who made the drive to Starkville that day expected anything other than for the Trojans to, at best, put on a respectable show against the Bulldogs. But TROY surprised everyone by refusing to be anyone's homecoming pushover.