The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences: History Notes
1887: The “Troy Normal School” was established.
1893 The State Legislature changed it to “College”.
1911: The Board of Trustees changed it back to “School”.
1927: The State Board of Education changed it to “State Teachers College”.
The Biology-related subjects:
1889: Methods in Geography and Physiology
1911: Physiology, Botany
1929: General Biology, Physiology, Field Zoology, Field Botany
John Donovan Whibbs - University of New England Dental School, Portland, Maine.
Allison Rucker - Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Kelsey Tran - Kansas City University, College of Dental Medicine.
Christopher Matthew Ashley - Samford University, McWhorter School of Pharmacy.
Lauren Locke - Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine , Dothan, AL.
Landon McCardle - Rural Dental Scholars Program, UAB's Dental Medicine Program.
Aubrey Stewart - Rural Dental Scholars Program, UAB's Dental Medicine Program.
Bailey Rushing - Clinical Laboratory Sciences at UAB.
Franziska Ahrend won a stipend from the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education, U.S. Department of Energy, to work in the Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology, U.S. National Institute of Diabetes (principal investigator Dr. Astrid Haase) on the computational genomics of small RNA molecules.
Peyton MacPhail - University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.
Jordan Evans - accepted to the HealthPREP program at Emory University
Lauren Locke - accepted to Florida State University School of Medicine
Dawson Ingram - accepted to Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy and Auburn’s Harrison School of Pharmacy
Madalyn Jones - has been accepted into the Masters in Bioengineering Program at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from TROY, she completed a 2- year internship at NIH and will also be applying this summer to a MD/PhD program.
Brock Matheny has been accepted to Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM), Dothan, Alabama.
2023 - internships
Keegan Carington - accepted to the VIP Summer Veterinary Internship- Auburn University School of Veterinary
Leah Kennedy- accepted to Harvard University STEM Cell Institute Summer Internship Program
Rachel Simpson -accepted to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management Internship, stream biomonitoring
Fisher Parrish -accepted to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management Internship, stream biomonitoring
William Hudson - accepted to HudsonAlpha Internships, Biotechnology of plants
Mario Robledo -accepted to the UAB Surgery Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) internship summer program.
Meet Chapani - accepted to the UAB's Cystic Fibrosis Research - Summer Internship program
Callie Smith - has been accepted to a Summer Internship Program- Children's Hospital of Alabama, (Birmingham).
Zachery Briley - University of South Alabama's Physician Assistant Program
Christopher Ashley - Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Hope Niemczyk - featured in the Alabama Pharmacy Association's Tech Talk
Sidney Dockery - Medical Laboratory Science Program at Baptist South Hospital, AL
Douglas Bright - Uniformed Services University of Health Science F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD