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Ribbon cut on Malone Hall expansion at Dothan Campus
Troy University officials and local leaders celebrated a ribbon cutting for a $1.2 million
expansion to Wallace D. Malone Jr. Hall at the Dothan Campus earlier this year. Pictured from
left to right are: Pat Thomas, Dothan Chamber of Commerce board member; Dr. Don Jeffrey,
Dothan Campus Vice Chancellor; Wallace D. Malone; W. Davis Malone III; Ocllo Malone; Dr.
Jim Bookout, Senior Vice Chancellor for Business and Financial Affairs; Susan Malone; Dr.
Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor;
Charles Nailen, Board of Trustees and Jeff Coleman, Alabama Commission on Higher
Education. The renovation to the third floor adds about 8,100 square feet, including a nursing
lab, classrooms and offices for the College of Health and Human Services programs.
In an effort to make college more affordable and to encourage students to
complete their academic programs quickly, Troy University is making 500 new
scholarships available to new students.
Under the program, qualified students – 400 seeking bachelor’s degrees and
100 seeking graduate degrees – will receive a refund of the application fee and
credits for tuition valued at approximately $3,000.
“The University is trying to help students stretch their money to make a
college degree more affordable,” said Dr. Lance Tatum, Vice Chancellor of
Global Campus. “The scholarship will help our adult students stay on track
with their programs once they’ve begun.”
To be eligible, all students must enroll at either a Global Campus site, Dothan,
Montgomery, Phenix City campus or online through eTROY between Aug. 1 and Dec. 31, 2013 and not
receive any other University-funded scholarship during their time of attendance.
Incoming students may apply for scholarship online at Priority for awards will be based on the date
application packages are completed and will be announced in August 2013. Recipients will be issued certificates indicating their awards
and application fee refunds.
Additionally, for those seeking a bachelor’s degree, students must be unconditionally admitted and have a 2.5 high school grade
point average, or, for transfer students, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or a GED score of at least 550. Bachelor’s degree students must
successfully complete 18 semester credits per year, and complete their degree program no longer than five years from start. They must
complete a minimum of 48 hours at TROY.
Those seeking graduate degrees must be unconditionally admitted to a graduate degree program, successfully complete 15 semester
credits per year and complete their degree in two years.
Tuition for the final nine hours of the bachelor’s degree, or the final six hours of the graduate degree, will be covered by the
University upon verification of eligibility by providing an official academic evaluation to the scholarship coordinator. This process must
be completed prior to registration for the final credit hours.
New scholarship is rewarding adult students for degree completion
International recognition for
cybersecurity efforts
Troy University’s Alabama Computer
Forensics Institute has been named a 2013 IDG’s
Computerworld Honors Program Laureate.
The only university to be recognized in the
safety and security category, the award was given
based on a case study selected from more than 700
nominations and is one of 269 Laureates from 29
countries. It was awarded for the Institute’s design
of new computer forensics reporting software and
a new mapping solution for criminal activity related
to crimes against children.
“Our efforts to protect children and foster
awareness for technology training have been well
received by Alabamians, and we have spoken to
thousands of youth and adults across the state,”
said Greg Price, the University’s chief technology
officer. “Our renewed efforts with law enforcement
and creation of new methodologies and
technologies for combating crimes against children
are proving beneficial to youth beyond the borders
of our state.”
The Laureate was presented at a black tie
awards ceremony and dinner June 3 at the Andrew
W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. During
the gala, each Laureate was presented a medallion.
500 New Horizon
Confucius Institute of the Year
Confucius Institute at Troy University director Iris
Xu shows the award naming the University’s Institute
as one of six Confucius Institutes of the Year in the
United States. The award was presented in Beijing by
the Chinese government for extraordinary efforts by
the Institute and the University in spreading Chinese
language, culture, art and history. Established in 2007,
TROY’s institute is Alabama’s only such with a statewide
mission to provide knowledge of China that will serve
business, educational, cultural and public interests.
First ‘Purple Heart’ University
Troy University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., center,
receives a commemorative plaque designating the University as
the nation’s first Purple Heart University from Col. Edgar L.
Smith, III (ret.), left, and Commander K.T. Cole, of the Military
Order of the Purple Heart J.R. Thomas Memorial Chapter
#2205. The move comes in an effort to honor veterans who
have been given the award that was created by Gen. George
Washington. The Military Order of the Purple Heart is granted
to those service members who have been killed or wounded in
battle. Currently, the University enrolls about 7,000 active-duty
military personnel, National Guard members, Reservists or
veterans, and 62 TROY alumni serve as general or flag-rank
officers or as members of the Senior Executive Service of all
four branches of the U.S. military. Over the past 30 years, 123
TROY alumni have retired as general or flag-rank officers from
all branches.
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