More than 1,200 degrees to be awarded during spring commencement ceremonies in Troy, Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City/Columbus

Posted: Wednesday, 06 May 2015

Troy University will award more than 1,200 diplomas in the coming days as the University hosts spring commencement ceremonies on its Troy, Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City campuses.

More than 880 students representing 29 states and 13 countries are expected to participate in commencement exercises on the Troy Campus on Friday, May 8. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in Trojan Arena. The ceremony will be streamed live at and also will air live on TROY TrojanVision. To find the TROY TrojanVision channel in your area, visit the online channel listing at

Mac-Jane Chukwu, a graduate student in international relations with a focus in national security affairs from Lagos, Nigeria, will address her fellow graduates during Friday's ceremony. Chukwu is the author of "Open Secret" and "My Father's Girlfriend" and is executive vice president of the International Student Cultural Organization. She also has served as an officer of the Troy African Students Association and played an instrumental role in the University's International Women's Forum.

Graduates on the Dothan Campus will receive their degrees on Monday, May 18. The ceremony is set for 10 a.m. at the Dothan Civic Center. The Dothan Campus ceremony will be cablecast on TrojanVision on a delayed basis. More than 150 students will receive degrees this spring from the Dothan Campus.

The Montgomery Campus commencement ceremony is set for 7 p.m. on May 19 in the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts. About 150 students are expected to receive their diplomas during the ceremony. The Montgomery Campus ceremony will also air live on TrojanVision and streamed live at

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jocelyn M. Seng will deliver the keynote address to the Montgomery Campus graduates. Seng is the mobilization assistant to the Commander and President of Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base. She assists in providing full spectrum education, research, and outreach at every level through professional military education, professional continuing education, and academic degree granting.

Wade M. Burford, president and CEO of CB&T of East Alabama, will deliver the keynote address to Troy University graduates in Columbus on Friday, May 29. The ceremony, which includes graduates from the Phenix City Campus and the Columbus/Ft. Benning Site, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center. About 150 students will receive degrees during the ceremony.

Burford started his career with Columbus Bank and Trust as a part-time teller in 1977 before rising to several leadership positions, including serving as a branch manager and division head. He has served as President/CEO of CB&T of East Alabama since 2010.

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