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This Week at TROY

This Week at TROY

News and information from around TROY

A new advertising campaign, which launches today, celebrates Troy University Montgomery’s continued and growing commitment to the River Region.

The campaign, developed by Chemistry Atlanta, features two television commercials as well as print, digital and outdoor advertisements. Building on the University’s ongoing Trojan Warrior Spirit campaign, the new advertisements focus on Troy University Montgomery and its service to River Region professionals seeking career development and advancement. Read more.

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby tours TROY for Troops Center

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby toured the TROY for Troops Center on the Troy Campus on June 29 and discussed the University’s commitment to serving veterans and active-duty military personnel. View a video of her comments.

Phenix City Campus partners in business accelerator initiative

The Phenix City Campus is partnering this summer in a new initiative aimed helping Columbus, Ga. area entrepreneurs jump-start their business ideas.

The RiverCity Foundry Summer StartUp Accelerator, which launches July 8, is a follow up to the Columbus, Ga. Startup Weekend held in April at the Phenix City Riverfront Campus. The program represents a partnership between ColumbusMakesIT, TROY’s Phenix City Campus, Alabama Power Co., SCORE, Columbus Technical College and the River Valley Regional Commission. Read more.

Upcoming Events
  • STARTALK continues this week on the Troy Campus through July 10.
  • Summer IMPACT sessions for incoming freshmen will continue on the Troy Campus this week with session 7 set for Wednesday and Thursday. A Transfer session will be held on Friday, July 8.
  • The Phenix City Riverfront Campus will host a reception for TROY’s Alumni Board of Directors meeting in the Riverfront Campus Board Room on July 8.
  • On July 10 at 3 p.m., Robin O'Sullivan of the Dothan Campus History department will be speaking at the Landmark Park Heritage Forum. The title of her presentation is “Organic Observations: A History of Humus, Homesteads, Health Nuts, and Haute Cuisine." Her presentation will be followed by Q&A and refreshments. Copies of her book, American Organic (2015), will be sold and can be personally signed. Landmark Park is located at 430 Landmark Drive in Dothan.
  • The Department of Theatre and Dance will present Spotlight on Dance camp for ages 8 to 12 from July 11-15 on the Troy Campus. The camp is built on storytelling through movement and no dance experience is required. Learn more.
  • The Information Technology department will offer Windows 10 Training on the Dothan Campus from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on July 7. The in-class training will be held in room 105 of Everett Hall. The session also will be available through WebEx. Register online.
  • The Information Technology department will offer WebEx training both in-class and via WebEx from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on July 12. The in-class session will take place in the IT Training Lab, 110 University Park, Troy Campus. Register online.
  • TROY baseball will offer Summer Middle School Commuter and Residential camps and a High School Prospects Camp July 13-15 on the Troy Campus. Learn more.
  • The Information Technology department will offer Student Planning Online Advising and Registration training via WebEx from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on July 13. Register online.
  • The Information Technology department will offer Windows 10 Training on the Phenix City Campus from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST on July 13. The in-class training will take place in room 301 of the Phenix City Riverfront Campus. The session also will be available through WebEx. Register online.
  • The Master of Social Work Program will hold its first pinning ceremony on the Montgomery Campus in the Rosa Parks Museum auditorium at 6 p.m. on July 14. A reception will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall.
  • TROY head football Coach Neal Brown will offer prospect camps for ninth through 12th graders from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 14 and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 22. Learn more.
  • The Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts on the Montgomery Campus will host the Miss Alabama Woodlands Scholarship Rehearsal on July 15 and Pageant on July 16.
  • The TROY Soccer program will host a Girls’ Elite Overnight Camp for ages 13 to 18 years on the Troy Campus, July 15-17. Learn more.
  • The Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts on the Montgomery Campus will host PASH the Brand’s “A Night of Fashion” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 30.
  • Save the date: The Chancellor’s Invitational Golf Tournament will be held at Capitol Hill Golf Course in Prattville on Wednesday, Sept. 28. For more information contact: Bronda Denison at 334-670-5843,; Faith Ward at 334-670-3397,; or Meredith Welch at 334-670-5924,
Congratulations to the following for their achievements:
  • Dr. Debbie Fortune was among the employees recognized for their years of service to the University during a recent ceremony on the Troy Campus. Dr. Fortune was honored for 35 years of service. Those honored for 25 years of service were: Dr. Jean Laliberte and Donna Oliver. Stephen Waddail was honored for 20 years of service, while Jerry Johnson was honored for 15 years. Honored for 10 years were: Brian Christopher Farnham, Ashleigh Johnson, Dendy Moseley, Katherine Rowinsky, Brian Smith, Keana Juliet Varner and Andrew Williamson. Honored for five years were: Niccole Blackstock, Cora Bradley, Barbara Lewis and John Michael McCall.
  • Drs. Dionne Rosser-Mims, Greg Dawson and Jonathan E. Taylor have written chapters published in the book, “Theory and Practice of Adult and Higher Education,” edited by Victor C.X. Wang and published by Information Age Publishing. Drs. Rosser-Mims and Dawson wrote the chapter “Vygotsky’s Influence on Adult and Higher Education.” Dr. Taylor co-wrote the chapter “The First 15 Minutes: Learning Engagement, Learning Resistance, and the Impact of Initial Teacher-Student Contact.”
  • Congratulations to the following employees on their recent retirements: Dianne L. Barron, Linda K. Behm, Larry C. Blakeney, Robert G. Burroughs, Mary Grace Crawford, Cathy Dunn, Willie Freeman, Sharon D. Hamm-Wilson, Rebecca L. Ingram, David Michael Kent, Janice F. Kuzmicki, Donald M. McDonald, Donna L. McLendon, Wanda Sue McLendon, Charlotte S. Minnick, Victoria A. Morin, James M. Orendorff, Irem Ozkarahan, Dennis Ryan Self and Gwenneth Threadgill.

If you have news of upcoming events or faculty/staff achievements, please send to or call (334) 268-9983.