Golfers Fund Troy University Scholarships

Posted: Friday, 28 September 2007

The Herndon Oil team takes 1st place (net) honors at the Troy University Alumni Association – Wiregrass Chapter Jackson Thornton Invitational Golf Tournament presented by CenturyTel. Team members (from left) are Brad Wise, Darin Moore, Darrell Tyler and Nick Dillard. The team receives gift certificates to D. Etheridge in Dothan.

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Troy University Session B Classes Begin in October

Posted: Thursday, 27 September 2007

MONTGOMERY – Troy University will hold Session B registration at the Montgomery Campus Wednesday, Oct. 3. Students can sign up for the nine-week mini-session from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Currently enrolled students can also register online now. Session B begins Oct. 16 and runs through Dec. 16.

The University offers a variety of flexible course options at the Montgomery Campus. The majority of the classes are taught in the evening and on weekends, as well as through various distance learning methods. Choose from our 29 complete evening degree programs tailored to adult learners. You can boost your career without interrupting it.

To learn about admissions requirements, call 334-241-9506. For information about TROY campuses and locations around the world, log on to troy.edu.

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TROY sends SOS

Posted: Wednesday, 26 September 2007

TROY – It’s not a ship’s distress signal, but Troy University’s newest emergency alert and notification system – SOS – is up and running.

The system enables the school to send urgent news to a cell phone via text messages. Powered by TROY’s E2Campus, school officials can also send emergency information to email accounts, sent RSS, wireless PDA and to users’ “My Yahoo,” “My AOL,” or personalized iGoogle home page.

On Wednesday, the system was tested during an emergency response drill on the Troy Campus. Each of the four Alabama campuses are conducting emergency drills to test University response plans. The alert and notification system has already been successfully used during severe weather outbreaks this month.

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Hall School of Journalism to conduct high school workshop

Posted: Tuesday, 25 September 2007

TROY -- Troy University ’s Hall School of Journalism will hold its annual Southeast Regional High School Journalism Workshop on Thursday, Sept. 27.

About 130 high school students from the region will participate in the workshop, which will consist of topics relating to journalism, such as graphics and desktop publishing, television news and production, photography, sports reporting, news writing, layout and design, advertising, and feature writing. Faculty members, Troy University alumni and local journalists will teach at the workshop.

The goal of the workshop is to provide high school journalists with the proper training and help them improve their school newspapers, according to Dr. Steven Padgett, Director of Hall School of Journalism.

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Army Reservist Continues His TROY Studies from a Distance

Posted: Monday, 24 September 2007

DOTHAN – Lieutenant Colonel Patterson Moses was determined not to let a tour of duty in Iraq and the constant threat of enemy gunfire stand in the way of his education. In between dangerous missions in Talafar, the 48-year-old Army reservist and Troy University student began working on his graduate school thesis.

Studying was a challenge for the soldier, who is earning his Education Specialist degree in Educational Administration through the Dothan Campus. In a nation where computers are scarce, Moses spent his spare time writing about technology and student career development.

“We lived with an Iraqi battalion and the conditions were austere,” Moses recalled. “We did not have Internet or phones.”

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Troy University Session B Classes Begin in October

Posted: Thursday, 27 September 2007

DOTHAN – Troy University will hold Session B registration at the Dothan Campus and Fort Rucker Location Wednesday, October 10. Students can sign up for the nine-week mini-session from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Currently enrolled students can also register online now. Session B begins October 16 and runs through December 16.

The University offers a full range of day and evening classes at the Dothan Campus. Online courses are also available. Students can choose from more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree options ranging from resources & technology management to accounting, preprofessional biology, community counseling, applied computer science and secondary education.

The Fort Rucker Location offers evening programs for soldiers, their families and civilians. Students can earn bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, general business and management. A master’s degree in human resource management is also available through the Fort Rucker Location.

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Media Advisory: Disaster Drill scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 26

Posted: Monday, 24 September 2007

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: As part of Safety Week activities, a disaster drill is scheduled on the Troy Campus between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. This drill will simulate a fire in a lab of the Math and Science Complex, located on the Quad and adjacent to University Avenue. The drill is designed to test communication and response aspects of the University and community.

Media outlets may publicize the contents of this media advisory, but are requested to confine any announcements to the following:


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TROY’s Sorrell College of Business names new accounting director

Posted: Wednesday, 19 September 2007

TROY – Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business has named Dr. Kaye Sheridan director of its School of Accounting.

“Troy University is very fortunate to attract Dr. Sheridan to the Sorrell College. Her unique academic qualification and her close working relationship to the profession will be an asset to our students,” said Dr. Don Hines, dean of the Sorrell College of Business.

Sheridan completed the doctor of business administration degree in accounting at Mississippi State University in 1998 and holds a master of tax accounting from the University of Alabama. She earned an undergraduate degree in business administration from Auburn University.

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Troy University gets bilingual to help students

Posted: Tuesday, 18 September 2007

TROY – Visit the Troy Campus, home to more than 750 international students, and you’ll see signs more commonly seen in downtown Beijing or San Francisco’s Chinatown. They’re written in Mandarin Chinese

The signs, paired with English-language signs, tout the same message: help for students on the University’s computer system.

The signs were the brainchild of Chief Technology Officer Greg Price.

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TROY alumnus cast in ‘Raisin in the Sun,’ wins broadcast journalism award

Posted: Monday, 17 September 2007

TROY—For some college graduates, adjusting to the real world is a challenge, as they may take a few months, if not years, to find their way.

Then there’s Chauncy Glover. Glover, a member of the Troy University Class of 2007, is settling in to post-college life just fine. He lives in Columbus, GA, where he works as a news reporter for WTVM-TV. Glover is getting involved in the community, too, as he was cast in the Liberty Theater’s upcoming production of “A Raisin in the Sun.”

Glover, a native of Huntsville, will play the role of Joseph Asagai, an African student who is part of a love triangle. “Raisin in the Sun,” written by Lorraine Hansberry, tells the story of an African-American family in Chicago coping with upward mobility and white resistance. It won Hansberry the Drama Critics Circle Award in 1959.

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Drs. Newton, Richardson inducted into Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame

Posted: Tuesday, 12 September 2007

MONTGOMERY—Two educators were inducted today into the Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame at Troy University in a ceremony held in the Old Archives Rooms at the State Capitol.

Dr. J. Larry Newton, former Superintendent of Baldwin County Schools, and Dr. Ed Richardson, former State Superintendent of Education and former interim President of Auburn University, became the latest members of the Hall of Fame, which is located on the Troy University Campus.

“What an honor it is to be recognized for doing what you love and doing it so well, and I congratulate Dr. Ed Richardson and Dr. Larry Newton on their induction into the Educational Leadership Hall of Fame,” Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, said. “Troy University is honored to serve as home of the Educational Leadership Hall of Fame.”

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Tee Off for Troy University on September 27

Posted: Friday, 12 September 2007

The sponsors and organizers of the Troy University Alumni Association – Wiregrass Chapter Jackson Thornton 2007 Invitational Golf Tournament presented by CenturyTel invite you to join them at Highland Oaks in Dothan for a tournament to fund TROY scholarships. The 4-person scramble gets underway at noon Thursday, September 27 with a shotgun start. To purchase a team or sponsor a hole, contact Gayla White at (334) 714-9178. Pictured (from left) are Dothan District 5 City Commissioner Taylor Barbaree, Troy University Alumni Association – Wiregrass Chapter President-Elect Gayla White and Jackson Thornton Principal Tommy Bedsole. Jackson Thornton, a certified professional accounting and consulting firm with offices in Dothan, Montgomery, Prattville and Wetumpka, is the tournament’s title sponsor. Others corporations making the event possible include: CenturyTel; Sodexho; Compass Bank; Mayer Electric Supply; ScreenTech; Regions; Touchstone Energy Cooperatives; Mike Schmitz Automotive Group; Dairy Fresh; Covan World-Wide Moving, Inc.; Dothan Eagle; Photorama, Inc.; Holloway Credit Solutions; GGG Foods, Inc. - a Franchisee of KFC Corporation; BBG Specialty Foods, Inc. – a Franchisee of Taco Bell Corporation; Scenic Cable Network; WOOF 99.7 and SportsTalk AM 560 WOOF “The Ball.”

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Troy University has Fall Career Fair scheduled for Oct. 3

Posted: Wednesday, 12 September 2007

TROY -- Troy University Fall Career Fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Oct. 3 on the 4th floor of the R. Douglas Hawkins Tower at Movie Gallery Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Both students and alumni are invited to attend.

The event provides individuals the opportunity to meet with representatives from several career fields to discuss employment opportunities and a chance to win prizes. TROY students of every major are welcome to participate.

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September 12 and 14 events

Posted: Tuesday, 11 September 2007

September 12 and 14 events

Educational Leadership Hall of Fame to induct 2 new members on Sept. 12

SEPT. 12: MONTGOMERY—Larry Newton and Ed Richardson will be inducted into the Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame in a ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 12, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Old Archives Room of the Alabama State Capitol.

Scheduled to speak at the ceremony are the inductees; Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University; Dr. Lance Tatum, Dean of the College of Education at Troy University, who will make brief welcoming remarks and serve as master of ceremonies; Dr. James Kimbrough, former Dean of the College of Education at Troy University, who will deliver the invocation; Dr. Faron Hollinger, Superintendent for Baldwin County Schools, who will present Dr. Newton for induction, and Dr. Joe Morton, Superintendent of Education, who will present Dr. Richardson for induction.

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TROY professor elected to national board

Posted: Tuesday, 11 September 2007

TROY – A Troy University professor has been elected to a one-year term on the board of directors of the national College Art Association.

Edward Noriega, a professor in the Department of Art and Design, was elected following the resignation from the board of artist-educator Coco Fusco in February.

Director of TROY’s Center for Design Technology and Industry, Noriega has lectured worldwide on design, color, technology, and economic development.

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Award winning photography on display at TROY’s Malone Gallery

Posted: Tuesday, 11 September 2007

TROY -- The Troy University School of Art is hosting an exhibition featuring the photographic works of Russ and Wendy Kwan.

The exhibit is currently open and free to the public at the Malone Gallery through Sept. 20, when Russ and Wendy will give a special presentation and lecture beginning at 4 p.m. A reception in their honor will be held directly following the lecture.

“The Kwans are internationally recognized, and it’s an honor for their work to be on display in TROY’s Malone Gallery,” said Greg Skaggs, an assistant professor of art who is coordinating the exhibit. “Their work with silver gelatin printing provides a unique perspective for our students and our gallery.”

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Accountancy Day set for Tuesday

Posted: Monday, 10 September 2007

TROY – Troy University’s School of Accounting will host its 16th annual Accountancy Day Tuesday.

“As always, the highlight of this year’s program will be the recognition of many outstanding accounting students,” said Dr. Kaye Sheridan, director of the School of Accountancy of the Sorrell College of Business. “We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our students and we look forward to honoring these students during the 2007 Accountancy Day Program.”

The program begins with “Practitioners in the Classroom,” that brings certified public accountants to accounting students to share current trends and practices in accounting. Representatives of CPA firms Jackson Thornton & Co.; Wilson, Price, Barranco, Blankenship & Billingsley; PricewaterhouseCoopers; Draffin & Tucker; L. Paul Kassouf & Co.; and Ernst & Young will present from 8:30 a.m. until 11:20 a.m. in rooms 232 and 238 of Bibb Graves Hall.

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Troy University Library to Present Fall Film Series

Posted: Monday, 10 September 2007

DOTHAN – Film legends including Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman will come to life on the big screen at Troy University this fall, as the TROY Library presents its annual Fall Film Series. Monday nights from September through December, the Library will air classic films in Sony Hall, which is located in the Library-Technology Building on the Dothan Campus. Movies begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Chris Shaffer at 334-983-6556, ext. 1-320.

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Troy University to Host Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Workshops

Posted: Monday, 10 September 2007

COLUMBUS – College and university representatives from throughout the region will gather at Troy University to discuss the educational needs of soldiers serving in the Army during two upcoming Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) workshops. TROY welcomes SOC members September 18 at its Columbus Location in Georgia and September 20 at the Dothan Campus.

The workshop on the Dothan Campus will be held in Sony Hall, while the event in Columbus meets at the Columbus Ironworks Trade and Convention Center. Both seminars run from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Made up of higher education associations and more than 1,700 colleges and universities, SOC works to ensure that quality educational opportunities are available for members of the military and their families, veterans, Coast Guard and civilian Department of Defense employees. Recent changes to the Degree Network System and Army Continuing Education System will be covered during the workshops, which will be lead by Dr. Judith Loomer, Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Army Degrees project director.

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Watch the TROY TROJANS vs. FLORIDA GATORS on TROY CABLE

Posted: Friday, 07 September 2007

Watch the TROY TROJANS vs. FLORIDA GATORS on TROY CABLE Channel 10 Saturday, September 8, 2007 5:00 p.m. CDT GO TROJANS!!!!!

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Tee Off for Troy University

Posted: Friday, 07 September 2007

DOTHAN – Enjoy a great round of golf, while raising support for Troy University scholarships. Thursday, September 27, the Wiregrass Chapter of the Alumni Association will host the 2007 Troy University Jackson Thornton Invitational Golf Tournament presented by CenturyTel.

The 4-person scramble gets underway at noon at Highland Oaks in Dothan with a shotgun start. Registration begins at 9 a.m. the morning of the tournament, and lunch will be served at 11 a.m. The top four teams take home gift certificates and trophies. Participants will also receive Troy University golf shirts and door prizes.

This year’s honorary golf chair is Charles Nailen, KFC/Taco Bell franchise owner and member of the Troy University Board of Trustees. Golf co-chairs are Gayla White and Shannon Collins.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Educational Leadership Hall of Fame to induct 2 new members on Sept. 12

Posted: Thursday, 06 September 2007

MONTGOMERY—Larry Newton and Ed Richardson will be inducted into the Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame in a ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 12, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Old Archives Room of the Alabama State Capitol.

Scheduled to speak at the ceremony are the inductees; Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University; Dr. Lance Tatum, Dean of the College of Education at Troy University, who will make brief welcoming remarks and serve as master of ceremonies; Dr. James Kimbrough, former Dean of the College of Education at Troy University, who will deliver the invocation; Dr. Faron Hollinger, Superintendent for Baldwin County Schools, who will present Dr. Newton for induction, and Dr. Joe Morton, Superintendent of Education, who will present Dr. Richardson for induction.

News media covering the event are asked to be in place no later than 9:50 a.m. The ceremony is expected to last from 30 to 45 minutes. A reception to honor the inductees will be held following the ceremony.

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Golf Tournament to benefit Troy University’s Fellowship of Christian AthletesThursday, 06 September

Posted: Wednesday, 04 October 2007

TROY, Ala.--Troy University’s 2007 Chancellor’s Invitational Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 12 at Capitol Hill, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail site in Prattville.

The tournament, which will be played on the Legislator Course, will begin with registration and lunch at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. An awards ceremony will follow the tournament with awards being present for first-, second- and third-place teams, as well as for longest drive and closest to the pin. Each tournament participant will receive a gift bag.

Proceeds from this year’s event will support Troy University’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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Troy University Technology Officer Greg Price to be profiled in upcoming book

Posted: Thursday, 06 September 2007

TROY- Greg Price, chief technology officer at Troy University, is one of 12 technology leaders that will be profiled in the new book, “Inside the Minds: Technology Leadership Series,” which is scheduled for release in late fall.

A review panel selected those to be profiled after considering the contributions of individuals to the field of technology through a variety of sources, including participation in national and international conferences.

Price said he was surprised when he received word of his selection. “It came out of nowhere,” said Price. “I have given quite a few presentations and written a few papers.”

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Troy University taps seasoned educator as dean of the Sorrell College of Business

Posted: Friday, 05 September 2007

TROY – Troy University officials have announced the appointment of Dr. Don Hines as dean of its Sorrell College of Business.

Dr. Hines, a former university president, has once before served as dean of the University’s college of business and has held a variety of private consulting concerns in addition to his service in higher education.

“Dr. Hines is a highly respected and proven leader who has the vision to lead the Sorrell College of Business,” said Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. “His leadership will result in our students having a firmer grasp of their role in the global economy.”

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