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American Advertising Federation of Dothan Recognizes and Rewards FIVE (5) TROY Design Students

Winners at Dothan Addys

TROY design students swept the Dothan Student ADDYs! Ranging from "Best of Show", "Judge's Choice", as well as SILVER, GOLD and BRONZE awards in mulitiple categories. Featured above are winners Mairead Shaffield, Tabitha Mixon and Makayla Newberry. Not pictured are other winners—Louise Cheng and Taylor Bowser.

Gold ADDY® winners now advance to the District Competition, hoping to make it all the way to Nationals!.

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TROY Students Making Waves in the Capitol City

Several TROY students have recently had their art and design work showcased in the capitol city —Montgomery. Firstly, Louise Cheng, design student, had her winning logo design accepted by the Montgomery Art Guild (MAG) through a highly competitive competition between four universities resulting in over 70 individual entries. Louise and two runner ups (also from TROY) were honored at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts where Louise received recognition and a cash scholarship.

Fine artwork by TROY artists—Dan Beltran, Jordan Williams, Chelsey Williams, Victor Sanuki-Papi, and Saraya Williams were excepted into the MAG Emerging Artists Showcase in downtown Montgomery. The display is located on the second floor of the historic City Hall and is viewed by hundreds of visitors each year as well as city, state and international leaders who visit the Mayor's office.

Additionally, TROY student—Avery Miller—was a SILVER ADDY® Award winner in this year's American Advertising Federation gala in Montgomery. Avery also received a cash scholarship.

Congrats to these students for making their presence felt in the Capital City!

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Texas Photographer Joins Art + Design FACULTYl

Irby Pace photoIRBY PACE, a recent MFA graduate from the University of North Texas, is the new assistant professor of photography for TROY. Photography has long been a popular area of study at TROY—especially under the long and successful tenure of instructor Bob Joslin who retired in 2013.

Irby’s work has been featured in Wired Magazine, The Huffington Post, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Austere Magazine, and The Dallas Observer among many other websites, blogs and online magazines. Pace’s work was featured on the cover of the November 2013 issue of The Dallas Observer. Irby has now relocated to Troy, Alabama along with his wife Jessica and their two dogs Blanche and Henri.

To learn more about Irby and his work, visit his website.

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Senior Saraya Williams Wins National ADDY® Award!

Troy University's DTI program has received many accolades in graphic design throughout the years but reached a new height of visibility as current student—Saraya Williams—garnered a SILVER ADDY® Award at the American Advertising Federations National Convention.

Several students have reached the national level before but none have taken home a prestigious award of this level. Saraya Williams won the award with a package design concept.