MEDIA ADVISORY: Troy University May events

Posted: Monday, 05 May 2008

Small Business Person of the Year

May 7: The Small Business Person of the Year for Alabama will be recognized at 2 p.m. at the Wetumpka Civic Center at 410 South Main St. in Wetumpka. Nominated by the Troy University Small Business Development Center, Mrs. Lynn M. Carter, owner of Southeast Cherokee Construction, Inc. was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the state’s Small Business Person of the Year 2008. Mrs. Carter is also nominated for the U.S. Small Business Person of the Year. Please contact the University Relations Office to confirm your attendance at this announcement. You may respond via email to or by phone at 334-670-3196.

Commencement on Troy Campus

May 9: Troy University will conduct commencement exercises on the Troy Campus at 10:30 a.m. in Sartain Hall. Media covering this event should be in place no later than 10 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Mr. Bill Canary, president and chief executive officer of the Business Council of Alabama. Prior to Mr. Canary’s role at BCA, he was president and chief executive officer of the American Trucking Association in Washington, D.C.

TROY professor publishes book

May 9: Associate Professor of History Elizabeth “Scout” Blum will be signing copies of her new book “Love Canal Revisited: Race, Class and Gender in Environmental Activism” from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. in Barnes & Noble College Bookstore. Dr. Blum will be available during this time for limited interviews. after 5 p.m. today.

ARMY ROTC commissioning ceremony

May 9: TROY’s ARMY ROTC program will conduct a commissioning ceremony at 2 p.m. in the Trojan Center Theater. Participating in this ceremony are:

Rodney Carpenter, a criminal justice major from Birmingham (August 2008 at completion of required training during the summer)
Kristen Firkins, a criminal justice major from Sahuarita, AZ
Ramon Guel, an English major from Molalla, OR
Charles Ingram Jr., a criminal justice major from Florence
Julie Kendrick, a criminal justice major from Fort Gaines, GA
Matthew Murrah, a social science major from Panama City, FL

Special Olympics Alabama State Games

May 16: Troy University will be the site for the 2008 Special Olympics Alabama State Games May 16 - 18 for about 700 athletes with mental retardation and some 350 coaches and chaperons. after 5 p.m. today. HOBY

May 29 –June 1: More than 200 rising high school juniors will visit the Troy Campus for the Alabama Leadership Seminar’s Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference. Modeled after HOBY’s World Leadership Congress, and part of the HOBY program, the seminar provides an opportunity to build on leadership skills already possessed by the student ambassadors. Students are nominated by their respective high schools and are chosen to attend based on emerging leadership ability, the ability to work well with others, a desire for new pursuits and a willingness to learn and share.