KFC Foundation Scholarship Recipient Attends Troy University

Posted: Thursday, 30 August 2007

DOTHAN – Popcorn chicken and potato wedges are helping to fund a Troy University student’s education. Seth Michael, of Dothan, is the recipient of the prestigious KFC Colonel’s Scholars Scholarship for Alabama. The award, which is presented annually by the KFC Foundation, will provide a total of $20,000 over the next four years.

Dothan entrepreneur Charles Nailen and his wife, Kay, own 32 KFC stores and 7 Taco Bells. As a franchisee and a member of the Troy University Board of Trustees, Nailen was doubly proud to present the scholarship to Michael, who is majoring in general studies at the Dothan Campus. Nailen also serves as chairman of the TROY Foundation Board of Directors.

“Seth has great grades. He has great extra-curricular activities at his school and he has great community service,” Nailen said. “He is just an all-around great young man that anyone would be proud to call their son.”

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Troy University gets $5,000 grant from Wiregrass Resource, Conservation and Development Council

Posted: Tuesday, 28 August 2007

TROY – The Wiregrass Resource, Conservation and Development Council presented a $5,000 check to Troy University Monday as part of a grant that helped study stream conditions in the Choctawhatchee Watershed.

Sen. Wendell Mitchell (D-Luverne) said the money could have gone to anyone, but “anytime I have an opportunity to support Troy University and its students, that’s what I do.”

Mitchell said the project, a study ultimately commissioned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency, was an example of how TROY students and faculty work toward the betterment of the state.

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Sen. Sessions visits TROY campus to discuss literacy

Posted: Friday, 24 August 2007

TROY—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions met with Troy University College of Education faculty and students Friday to promote literacy education.

The Senator voiced his support for the Striving Readers program, which would provide funding nationwide for literacy initiatives serving students in grades 4-12 and would complement the Reading First program for grades K-3.

Sen. Sessions said data show that 70 percent of middle and high school students are not reading on grade level, leading to higher dropout rates and higher numbers of graduates who lack the reading skills to succeed in college and the workplace.

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TROY cadet gets first salute from brother stationed in Iraq

Posted: Friday, 24 August 2007

TROY—Troy University student Eric J. Sattelberg enjoyed a visit with his brother Ryan on Friday, but it was not the usual get-together between siblings.

Sattelberg, 27, an Army ROTC cadet, received his commission as a second lieutenant in a special ceremony in the Trojan Center Theatre. Part of the ceremony included the newly commissioned officer’s first salute from an enlisted person. Ryan, 29, an Army staff sergeant, delivered the first salute—from the field in Iraq.

The first salute was broadcast over the Internet via satellite and was made possible by Freedom Calls Foundation. Freedom Calls, based in New York, is a non-profit foundation that allows soldiers in the field to make direct contact with their families on special occasions such as weddings, birthdays and anniversaries.

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Community members have opportunity to join symphony orchestra

Posted: Friday, 24 August 2007

TROY – Troy University’s Troy Symphony Orchestra has opening available for any who are interested.

According to Ginger Zingara, who directs the orchestra, openings are available in strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion sections of the orchestra and all experience levels are welcome. There is no fee to join, she said.

The orchestra will begin rehearsals Sunday, Aug. 26, from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the Collegiate Room, which is located behind Smith Hall and at the rear of Claudia Crosby Theatre.

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Sen. Jeff Sessions to speak to Education faculty

Posted: Thursday, 23 August 2007

Sen. Jeff Sessions to speak to Education faculty

1 p.m.: U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions address College of Education faculty members regarding the Alabama Reading Initiative and the Reading First Program. The address will take place in the Hall of Honor at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24.

Please contact the University Relations Office to confirm your coverage of this event.

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TROY named one of best colleges in Southeastern United States

Posted: Thursday, 23 August 2007

TROY – For the third consecutive year, Troy University has been named among the top colleges in the southeastern United States by the Princeton Review.

The University is among 146 schools receiving the “Best in the Southeast” designation, as rated by student opinions on 654 college and university campuses in the region.

“This distinction underscores our philosophy at TROY that the most important thing we do is serve our students,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., the University’s chancellor.

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TROY student earns stripes at Philmont

Posted: Tuesday, 21 August 2007

TROY – For one Troy University senior, an experience during a summer internship may turn into a life-long hobby.

Jennifer Peters, a senior journalism major from Troy, found a unique opportunity to experience the outdoors while honing her journalism skills at Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, N.M. She’s spent six weeks interning with the ranch’s newsletter “The Philnews.”

Philmont, nestled in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, is the Boy Scouts of America’s premier high-adventure base boasting more than 200 square miles of New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades and training programs have offered more than 820,000 Scouts and leaders training and service programs since its first year in 1939.

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Troy University ROTC student to receive first salute from brother serving in Iraq

Posted: Tuesday, 21 August 2007

TROY, AUGUST 24, 2007—Troy University’s Army ROTC program will have a special commissioning ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. in the Trojan Center Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Cadet Eric J. Sattelberg will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Part of the ceremony will include a “first salute” from his brother, Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Sattelberg, who is stationed in Iraq, via television monitor. The long-distance salute will be made possible by Freedom Calls Foundation.

The ceremony will feature remarks by General (retired) Gerald O. Dial, a member of the Troy University Board of Trustees.

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Troy University hosts Troy Regional College Fair

Posted: Tuesday, 21 August 2007

TROY – Area high school students and their parents will have the opportunity to meet and discuss college plans at Troy University’s Troy Regional College Fair.

The fair, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. in the Trojan Center Ballrooms on Sept. 4, will bring admissions representatives from 22 colleges and universities plus seven post-secondary organizations.

“College Fairs allow students and their parents to interact with admissions representatives and discuss course offerings, admission and financial aid requirements and college life in general,” said Chanukah Willis, who is coordinate the TROY fair.

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Sen. Jeff Sessions to speak to Education faculty

Posted: Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Aug. 24: U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions address College of Education faculty members regarding the Alabama Reading Initiative and the Reading First Program. The address will take place in the Hall of Honor at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24.

Please contact the University Relations Office to confirm your coverage of this event.

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Eleanor Lee named dean of first-year studies at Troy University

Posted: Monday, 20 August 2007

TROY—Troy University has appointed Eleanor Lee, who joined the Troy faculty in 1982, to fill its newly created position of Dean of First-Year Studies.

Ms. Lee has worked with thousands of entering students as Coordinator of the Writing Center and Director of Instructional Support Services. She also designed and oversees the University Orientation Course TROY 1101 and is author of the course’s textbook Managing Your College Experience. As Dean of First-Year Studies, Ms. Lee will be responsible for organizing a new academic unit of the University specifically designed to serving freshmen and transfer students.

University Administrators said Ms. Lee was the perfect choice to fill this position.

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Study Abroad Fair planned for Sept. 21

Posted: Monday, 20 August 2007

TROY – Students, faculty and staff members will have the opportunity to learn about study abroad programs and meet with study abroad organizations Sept. 21 during Troy University’s first Study Abroad Fair.

Scheduled for 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Trojan Center, the fair features a dozen different study abroad organizations from across the United States. Information about types of programs offered and financial aid available will be distributed.

“I would like to encourage students to and their parents to attend,” said Director of Study Abroad John Grice. “The study abroad organizations all have trained professionals familiar with the needs of American students posted overseas.”

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Troy University to Offer PHR Exam Preparation Course

Posted: Friday, 17 August 2007

DOTHAN – Human resource professionals can prepare for their certification exam by attending weekend classes at Troy University. The PHR exam preparation course is scheduled for September 14-15, October 19-20 and November 16-17. Classes meet on the Dothan Campus from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

PHR candidates should have two to four years of exempt-level professional HR experience before attempting the exam. Students are advised to determine if they are eligible to sit for the exam prior to registering for this course.

For more information, contact the Troy University Continuing Education Center at 334-983-0005.

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Troy University Awards Scholarships

Posted: Friday, 17 August 2007
Ashford
Amanda Jackson of Ashford is a recipient of the Broughton W. & Marion R. Connell Memorial Leadership Scholarship. Jackson plans to pursue a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting at Troy University. The graduate Connell Scholarship pays 36 hours of graduate tuition and fees at the Dothan Campus.

Chancellor
William Lydick, Jr. of Chancellor is the recipient of the Junior College Transfer Scholarship. Lydick plans to major in elementary education at Troy University. The Junior College Transfer Scholarship is a two-year, half-tuition scholarship available at the Dothan Campus to current transfer students who have a cumulative college GPA of at least 3.5

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TROY graduate to lead College of Education

Posted: Wednesday, 15 August 2007

TROY – Dr. Lance Tatum has been named dean of Troy University’s College of Education.

The announcement by Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. came Friday during groundbreaking ceremonies for a new College of Education building. The decision comes after University officials conducted a nationwide search for a new dean.

“We believe Dr. Lance Tatum is the right person at the right time to lead our College of Education. As a TROY graduate, Dr. Tatum understands our rich history of excellence in teacher education. I am confident his leadership will continue this tradition,” Dr. Hawkins said.

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Malone Award presented to Jerry Johnson

Posted: Wednesday, 15 August 2007

TROY – Troy University Professor Jerry Johnson sees a lot of trends coming in his role as chairman of the Art and Design Department.

One thing he didn’t see coming was the Wallace D. Malone Distinguished Faculty Award being presented to him during the University’s annual Faculty Convocation on Aug. 10. Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Dr. Ed Roach presented the award on behalf of the faculty and administration.

“The Malone Award recognizes outstanding teaching, but it also takes into account the many other qualities of an excellent faculty member, such as service, publications and research,” said Dr. Roach. “The 2007 Malone Award winner, Mr. Jerry Johnson, brings together the best of what it means to be a teacher and a scholar.”

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Alicia Evans wins August McKinley Award at Troy University

Posted: Monday, 13 August 2007

TROY, Ala. –Alicia Evans, cohort developer for the Marketing Department of Troy University’s Southeast Region, has won the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for August.

Evans, a member of the TROY staff since 1995, received the award Friday during the University’s faculty and staff convocation in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., chancellor, presented the award to Evans, who was nominated by Eddie James, associate director of marketing for the Southeast Region.

The McKinley Award is the highest honor that Troy University gives to a non-faculty staff member. It is presented monthly to an employee who has demonstrated outstanding attitude, innovation and work ethic. The award was established by former Texaco CEO John McKinley in honor of his father, Vergil Parks McKinley, who was a Troy University professor during the early 20th century and was key to the development of the University’s athletic program. Winners of this award receive an engraved clock and a $350 stipend.

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Troy University ROTC student to receive first salute from brother serving in Iraq

Posted: Monday, 30 August 2007

Aug. 24: Troy University’s Army ROTC program will have a special commissioning ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. in the Trojan Center Theatre for the Performing Arts on the Troy Campus.

Cadet Eric J. Sattelberg will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Part of the ceremony will include a “first salute” from his brother, Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Sattelberg, who is stationed in Iraq, via television monitor. The long-distance salute will be made possible by Freedom Calls Foundation.

The ceremony will feature remarks by Maj. Gen. Gerald O. Dial (retired), a member of the Troy University Board of Trustees.

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Troy University breaks ground on new academic building

Posted: Friday, 10 August 2007

TROY – Troy University today turned the first earth for its new Jack Hawkins Jr. College of Education Building.

The $13.6 million project marks the second academic building the University’s built on its Troy Campus in two years.

Named in honor of the University’s chancellor, the Jack Hawkins Jr. College of Education Building will be a five-story, 90,800 square-foot building that will include 12 classrooms, five laboratories, three conference rooms, a workroom and a theatre-style auditorium that will seat 140 students. Space for expansion will be available in the building’s attic and basement.

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Troy University Names Dothan Campus Ambassadors

Posted: Wednesday, 08 August 2007

Dothan Campus Ambassadors

Troy University announces its Dothan Campus Ambassadors for the 2007-2008 school year. Pictured (from left) are Andy Wise, of Hartford; Audra Gabrielson, of Dothan; Megan Armstrong, of Abbeville; Amy Wise and Whitney Hare, both of Hartford; and Jennifer Maki, of Wicksburg. Not pictured is Jessica Saulsberry, of Dothan. Student ambassadors host campus tours and assist at orientation and other TROY functions. The student representatives are chosen for their academic performance, leadership abilities and school and community involvement.

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Troy University Prepares Auctioneers

Posted: Tuesday, 07 August 2007

Kasey Friedman and Jamey Cochran

Photo caption 1 (Kasey Friedman and Jamey Cochran): As part of Troy University’s semi-annual Auctioneer School, Kasey Friedman (left) of Stafford, Va., and Instructor Jamey Cochran of Dothan ready a mirror for sale. Students auctioned off antique furniture, china, dolls and more as their final test before graduation. To learn more about Alabama’s oldest approved auctioneer school, contact the Troy University Continuing Education Center at (334) 983-0005.

Don Dean

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Learn to Build a Home at Troy University

Posted: Tuesday, 07 August 2007

DOTHAN - Learn how to build a house in just one weekend at Troy University. From laying the foundation to framing the walls, this three-day program covers the fundamentals of construction.

Anyone planning to build or renovate a home or make repairs is encouraged to enroll in the 15-hour seminar, which is offered through TROY’s Continuing Education Center. The non-credit program will meet in the Harrison Room in Malone Hall on the Dothan Campus beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, August 17. The class continues through Sunday, August 19 at 4:30 p.m.

Real estate agents will receive nine continuing education units for attending. For more information, contact the Troy University Continuing Education Center at 334-983-0005.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Convocation and Groundbreaking

Posted: Tuesday, 07 August 2007

Convocation and Groundbreaking

Aug. 10: Troy University will have its annual faculty/staff convocation on Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. in Claudia Crosby Theater. During this convocation, faculty and staff members will hear Chancellor Hawkins annual address and a faculty member will be awarded the Malone Award, the highest honor the University bestows on a faculty member.

At 11:15 a.m. the University will conduct its groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack Hawkins Jr. College of Education building, on the site of Dill Hall, which was demolished last month.

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Troy University Announces Dothan Campus Honor Students

Posted: Monday, 06 August 2007

DOTHAN – Troy University has announced its Dothan Campus honor students for the summer 2007 term and spring 2007 semester, according to Bob Willis, interim campus vice chancellor. Undergraduate students taking twelve or more hours who earned a 4.0 grade point average are recognized on the Chancellor’s List, the University’s top honor roll. Full-time undergraduate students who earned a grade point average of 3.65 or higher are recognized on the Provost’s List.

Summer 2007 Chancellor’s List:

Alabama:

Abbeville – Aaron K. Scholl

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Troy University Alumni Association Presents Scholarships

Posted: Thursday, 02 August 2007

DOTHAN – Attending graduate school at Troy University will be a little easier this year for single parent Crystal Christian, a community counseling graduate student from Daleville. During a recent ceremony on the Dothan Campus, the Troy University Alumni Association Wiregrass Chapter presented Christian with a $1,500 scholarship.

“It helps me out with my financial situation,” Christian said. “Being a single mother and widow, it really helps make school possible.”

In all, the Alumni Association handed out awards totaling $10,500 to nine Dothan Campus students. Scholarship recipients were chosen based on academic performance, leadership and community and school involvement.

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TROY online programs get high marks for affordability

Posted: Wednesday, 01 August 2007

TROY – Troy University has been listed among the most affordable online degree institutions by GetEducated.com.

The national affordability rankings place the University’s eCampus among the best for bachelors degrees in both social sciences and criminal justice.

“We are exited about the rankings. In addition to being recognized for being a ‘best buy,’ TROY’s online students have the added value of working with excellent TROY faculty members in their courses and dealing with a staff that cares about them achieving their individual educational goals,” said Dr. Deb Gearhart, director of eCampus.

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