TROY - A federal grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, National Security Agency will help Troy University teach two summer workshops on Mandarin Chinese.
The workshops, which will take place June 18-July 2 on the Troy Campus, are designed for high school students and Chinese language teachers – or those who aspire to teach the language and culture.
A 15-day residential program to train 12 teachers and 24 high school students from Alabama and the region is being supported by approximately $112,000 in federal funds for the TROY-STARTALK Program in Chinese. The grant was secured by Dr. Rui Feng of Modern Languages and Classics, in cooperation with Dr. Iris Hong Xu, distinguished professor of Chinese culture and language at the Center for International Cultures and Languages (CILC), and her team.Read More
TROY - Thirty-four students with disabilities from throughout the state will descend upon Troy University next week for the 19th Alabama Governor's Youth Leadership Forum (YLF).
The five-day annual event, sponsored by the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and hosted by Troy University, will take place from June 4-8. The forum helps shape high school students with disabilities through sessions on self-esteem, self-advocacy, career choice, independent living options and leadership.
Forum delegates are chosen through a statewide search to identify students displaying leadership potential. Selected delegates represent the state's demographics in terms of geography, gender, ethnicity and types of disabilities. To be eligible, a student must be a junior or senior in high school, be between 17 and 21 years of age and have a disability.Read More
MONTGOMERY - The recipients of Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators and Students Statewide's Administrator of the Year, Teacher of the Year and Counselor of the Year awards all come from schools that partner with Troy University for the virtual learning program.
Donna Calhoun, assistant principal of Thomasville High School, Kayla Combs, teacher for the TROY Support Center, and Scherrie Banks, counselor/coordinator for the Montgomery County Virtual Schools Program, will be honored at next month's Alabama Educational Technology Conference at Hoover High School. The three were nominated by TROY's ACCESS Support Center and were selected by panel, who reviewed nominations from the state's three support centers.
Among the criteria for the ACCESS Awards are work and diligence that had a positive impact on teaching and learning using the ACCESS program; improvement of the quality of education in Alabama's schools; work that reflects the mission and goals of the nominee's school; and utilization of technology to advance education in Alabama.Read More
PHENIX CITY - Brig. Gen. Edward F. Crowell (USAF, ret.), a Troy University alumnus and a member of the University's Board of Trustees, will deliver the keynote address to TROY graduates on June 2, during a joint spring commencement ceremony for the Phenix City Campus and the Columbus/Fort Benning Site.
The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. Nearly 130 graduates will be recognized during the ceremony.
Crowell is currently president and chief executive officer for VT Miltope, a leading manufacturer of computers, servers, storage, network peripherals and airborne solutions geared toward top performance under the most demanding environmental conditions. His corporate career spans more than 25 years and includes work with VT Miltope and Blount, Inc.Read More
TROY - Dr. Mary Anne Templeton has been named associate provost and dean of the Graduate School at Troy University
Dr. Templeton, who has been a member of the TROY faculty since 2006, has served as associate dean of the Graduate School since November 2013. Prior to that appointment, she served as an associate professor and Rehabilitation Counseling Program coordinator in the Department of Counseling and Psychology.
"Dr. Templeton is a leader and scholar with an unwavering commitment to serving students that we pride ourselves on at Troy University," said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. "She brings to the position a proven record of success at various levels throughout the University, and I know that our Graduate School and its students will benefit from her experience."Read More
TROY - More than 300 rising high school juniors are on Troy University's Troy Campus for the Alabama Leadership Seminar's Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Conference May 26-28.
The event marks the 13th time in the conference's 32-year history in Alabama that it will be held at the University.
Modeled after HOBY's World Leadership Congress, and part of the HOBY program, the seminar provides an opportunity to build on leadership skills already possessed by the student ambassadors. Students are nominated by their respective high schools and are chosen to attend based on emerging leadership ability, the ability to work well with others, a desire for new pursuits and a willingness to learn and share.Read More
MONTGOMERY - Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will offer a three-day summer day camp focusing on conflict resolution and Civil Rights history for area middle school students.
Designed for students who will be in grades six through eight in the 2017-2018 school year, the second annual camp will run from June 13-15 and will examine non-violent conflict resolution techniques utilized by Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.
The Museum will partner with New Way from the Atlanta, Ga.-based Something New, whose goal is to train people how to effectively and peacefully handle conflict by building on the principles of Ghandi, Nelson Mandela and Dr. King.Read More
Troy - Lt. Gen. Steven L. Kwast, commander and president of Air University, encouraged Troy University graduates on Friday to discover their passions and then hone those gifts to serve others.
Gen. Kwast delivered the keynote address to nearly 950 graduates during Spring Commencement exercises in Trojan Arena on the Troy Campus. Graduates represented 29 states and 13 nations.
Calling graduates the "pioneers of the future," Gen. Kwast said there were two secrets to gaining happiness and success in life.
MONTGOMERY - Nimrod T. "Rod" Frazer, a community leader, author and retired investment banker, will deliver the keynote address to graduates at Troy University Montgomery during the spring commencement ceremony on May 15.
The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. in the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts. Nearly 170 students are expected to receive degrees this spring at the Montgomery Campus.
A native of Montgomery, Frazer was chairman of the board and co-founder of The Frazer Lanier Company, and later led the Enstar Group, Inc., increasing its net worth by more than $400 million. He is a 1954 graduate of Huntingdon College and earned his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1956. He is a member of the Alabama Business Hall of Fame.Read More
MONTGOMERY - A panel of instructors from the Air War College at Air University will discuss regions of the world they recently visited as a part of a two-week regional and cultural study on May 9 during a presentation of the Alabama World Affairs Council.
The event will take place in the Gold Room in Whitley Hall at Troy University Montgomery, beginning with a 5:30 p.m. reception and the presentation to follow. Admission is free for World Affairs Council members and $20 for non-members.
The panel will include Dr. Christopher Hemmer, a professor of international security studies and dean of the Air War College; Dr. Mark J. Conversino, professor of strategy and security studies at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies at Air University; and, Dr. Dawn Murphy, an assistant professor of international security studies at the Air War College.Read More
TROY - Close to 500 fourth graders from schools throughout Pike County will have the opportunity to get "hands-on" experiences with activities promoting environmental awareness and water education on Wednesday during the Pike County Groundwater Festival at Troy University.
The one-day festival will allow students and teachers to participate in three lab activities: "Edible Aquifer," "Water Bracelet" and "Drop in the Bucket." In addition, this year's event will include a poster contest with an overall winner and winners from each participating class being selected. An awards ceremony will be held during the festival.
Students will be greeted by "Ruby Raindrop" and "Sammy Soil" when they arrive on campus and will have the opportunity to visit the Saltwater Aquarium display and environmental education booths. Representatives from Alabama P.A.L.S. will be on hand to teach the students about the effects of littering and how they can play a role in protecting the state's waterways and environment, said Janet Gaston, senior lecturer in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, who coordinates the event for the College of Arts and Sciences.Read More