Concert Chorale is headed to Carnegie Hall

Posted: Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Concert Chorale

"Get us to Carnegie Hall" was the mandate Dr. Diane Orlofsky heard from Troy University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr. when the new John Maloy Long Hall was dedicated three years ago.

"The Chancellor laid his hand on my shoulder and said, ‘we've built this space--now get us to Carnegie Hall,'" she recalls.

That's exactly what she's done with the University's Concert Chorale. The performance group is headed to New York City's Carnegie Hall in 2018, and will premiere a new multi-movement work by conductor and composer Eric William Barnum. The TROY choral group will present their recently commissioned piece "Evensong" as well as several other arrangements in connection with the Distinguished Concert International New York's performance of "The Music of Eric Barnum."

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Watson named associate vice chancellor for development at Troy University

Posted: Thursday, 15 June 2017
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TROY - Rebecca "Becky" Watson of Birmingham has been named as associate vice chancellor for development at Troy University. Watson began her duties on June 5.

"Becky has extensive experience in friend-raising and fundraising, and she will be a valuable addition to our team," said Walter Givhan, Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Economic Development.

Watson comes to TROY after having served as a consultant with RVW Consulting, a Birmingham-based firm specializing in services including business development, strategic planning, market research, building and fostering organizational and management skills, building corporate partnerships, event planning and fundraising.

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Lions Clubs in Alabama host annual High School Leadership Forum

Posted: Tuesday, 13 June 2017

TROY - More than 250 high school students from across the State of Alabama are on Troy University's Troy Campus for the Alabama Lions High School Leadership Forum (ALHSLF) June 16-18.

The event marks the 8th year of the program. Troy University has hosted the Forum every year since its inception in 2010.

The Alabama Lions High School Leadership Forum is sponsored by the Lions Clubs of Alabama, Multiple District 34. This year is the Centennial Celebration for Lions Clubs International's 100th Anniversary. The Forum's theme this year is "Service" taken from Lions Clubs International's motto, which is simply: "We Serve."

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TROY conducts 14th commencement exercises in China

Posted: Friday, 09 June 2017

TROY – Troy University will recognize graduates in China this month during commencement exercises at Dalian Jiaotong University in the Liaodong Province.

Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., will present degrees to about a dozen students who participated in the 1-2-1 Program, which began at TROY 17 years ago, and has grown into a national model exchange program through the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Commencement is set for June 14, and will be the 14th such event for the 1-2-1 Program. Through the 1-2-1 Program, students from Chinese universities who have completed their first year of studies transfer to the United States for two years of study at the Troy Campus, then return to their home institutions for a final year. When the students complete their academic programs, they receive degrees from the home institution and Troy University.

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Media Advisory: Youth Leadership Forum delegates to visit State House, Capitol on Wednesday

Posted: Tuesday, 06 June 2017

9 a.m., Wednesday, June 7, Montgomery: Delegates of the 19th Alabama Governor’s Youth Leadership Forum will meet with community and state leaders at the Alabama State House beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, before touring the State Capitol.

The five-day annual event, sponsored by the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and hosted by Troy University, is designed to help shape high school students with disabilities through a variety of sessions and activities on self-esteem, self-advocacy, career choice, independent living and leadership. During the Forum, delegates write a Personal Leadership Plan to assist them in becoming leaders in their communities.

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Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum to hold Juneteenth celebration on June 17

Posted: Tuesday, 06 June 2017

MONTGOMERY - Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will celebrate Juneteenth on June 17, with a block party including local performers, food, arts and crafts and free museum tours.

The theme of the event, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is "Break Your Chains." The section of Montgomery Street between Lee and Moulton streets will be blocked off for the event.

The oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19, in recognition of the date in 1865, when Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger and his troops landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and the enslaved were free.

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