TROY joins US Air Force GEM Partnership

Posted: Wednesday, 05 January 2011

TROY, AL—Troy University and the U.S. Air Force have formed a partnership that paves the way for airmen to earn core college credit via the internet.

The Air Force’s General Education Mobile program is a partnership between the Community College of the Air Force and selected civilian academic institutions to offer a 15-hour cluster of general education courses required for the College’s Associate of Applied Science Degree. TROY will offer the cluster via its eCampus, making it possible for airmen to take course at any time and from any location.

“The University has been working closely with the Air Force for almost 50 years and participates in a number of the Air Force’s educational initiatives. Our partnership with the General Education Mobile program further underlines the strength of the relationship we enjoy with the Air Force and creates additional important opportunities for students of the Community College of the Air Force,” said Dr. Earl Ingram, vice chancellor of Global Campus, the arm of the University that operates eCampus and locations outside the state of Alabama.

Additionally, students in the GEM partnership will be supported by TROY student services staff from any one of 60 sites worldwide including on-base operations at Eglin AFB, Davis-Monthan AFB, Holloman AFB, Hurlburt Field, Kadena AFB, Langley AFB, Malmstrom AFB, Misawa AFB, Shaw AFB and Tyndall AFB, he said.

Based in Troy, Alabama, Troy University operates four campuses in Alabama and conducts student support services and education program at sites in 15 states outside Alabama and in 12 countries. Through its eCampus, courses are available around the clock.