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This Week at TROY

This Week at TROY

News and information from around TROY

As we approach Thanksgiving, we want to thank you for the response you have given our weekly email messages. As we continue to strive to identify opportunities to improve our efforts, we welcome your feedback. We also are grateful for those of you who have shared news of upcoming events or achievements, and we encourage you to continue to do so. With that in mind, as the holiday season approaches, many of you will be involved in community outreach efforts. I hope that you will share these efforts so that we can share the good works of the TROY family.

Our students have already been at work demonstrating the outreach efforts of the University. TROY’s Greek organizations helped to kick off the Salvation Army Bell Ringing Campaign in Pike County, volunteering to man three locations in the city of Troy Nov. 12-18. In addition, the Panhellenic Council members donated and packed 500 shoe boxes for Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child project. Members collected items throughout the fall semester and came together to pack shoe boxes on Nov. 15.

On the Montgomery Campus, members of the Social Justice Club, Gamma Beta Phi, the Psychology Club and the Accounting Club are collecting items for care packages for troops throughout the month of November. Collection points for donations have been set up at the front desk of Whitley Hall, Suite 304 Bartlett Hall, third floor administration office in Building 136, the front desk of the Rosa Parks Museum and the second floor administration office in the Nursing Building. Items needed include: phone cards, Visa and MasterCard gift cards, personal hygiene items, wet wipes, disposable razors, Chap Stick, magazines, AA and AAA batteries, peanuts, candy and coffee, among others.

Also on the Montgomery Campus, the Rosa Parks Museum is serving as a collection point for Toys for Tots and will be collecting items through Dec. 9.

If your group, campus or location is involved in an outreach project this holiday season, you may send this information to

TROY recognized for service to military students

Troy University has once again been saluted by two national organizations for its service to the U.S. military.

“Military Advanced Education and Transition” has named TROY as a “Top School” in its 2017 Guide to Colleges and Universities, an honor award to institutions with the very best practices in military and veteran supportive education. Read more.

Confucius Institute plans table tennis tournament

Troy University’s Confucius Institute will host the Confucius Institute Cup Table Tennis Tournament on the Troy, Dothan and Montgomery campuses with preliminary and semi-final competition taking place in December.

Preliminary and semifinal rounds will be held on the Troy Campus on Saturday, Dec. 3, in both men’s and women’s singles divisions. Preliminary rounds competition will be held from 9 a.m. until noon, while semifinal action will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

On the Dothan Campus, men’s and women’s preliminary competition will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, with semifinal action taking place in both divisions from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11.

Preliminary and semifinal competition will take place on the Montgomery Campus in both men’s and women’s divisions on Saturday, Dec. 10. Preliminary competition will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, while semifinal action will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The top two finishers in each semifinal round will advance to the finals to be held in February at the Montgomery Campus.

Registration deadline is 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29. To register or for additional information, contact the following: on the Troy Campus – Lin Cao at 334-808-6516 or by email at; on the Dothan Campus -- Qunying Yuan at 334-983-6556 exts. 1269 or 1290 or by email at; and, on the Montgomery Campus – Jing Zhao at 334-241-8715 or by email at

University mourns loss of staff member

Raquel Hernandez, a member of the staff at the Texas Support Center for the past three years, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 10, leaving behind sons, Javier, 19, and Justin, 16. A fund has been established to assist the family. For additional information, contact Ali Rajabzadeh at

    Upcoming Events
    • Information Technology has several upcoming training opportunities available, many of which are available both on-site and via WebEx. Learn more and register online for upcoming sessions.
    • Women’s basketball will play host to Thomas University at 6 p.m. on Monday at the Dothan Civic Center.
    • A Piano Studio Recital will be held at 4 p.m., Nov. 27, in the Long Hall Band Room on the Troy Campus.
    • The MyVA Operation Entrust Alabama Community Board will conduct its third community forum on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Trojan Center Ballrooms on the Troy Campus. The forum is open to all Veterans, family members, caregivers, Veterans service organizations and the general public. The Operation Entrust Board is designed to bring together leaders, resources and advocates to improve outcomes and experiences of Veterans, service personnel and their families. For more information, contact the TROY for Troops Center at 334-670-3856.
    • Troy University’s vocal jazz ensemble, frequency, will perform a free concert Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Long Hall Choral Room. Read more.
    • The College of Communication and Fine Arts will present the annual “Sounds of the Season” concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. The Student Government Association will hold its annual tree-lighting ceremony following the concert.
    • The Veterans’ Voices exhibit is now on display through the first week in January at the Rosa Parks Museum’s gallery. Read more.
    Congratulations to the following for their achievements:

    Staci Hutto, area coordinator at the Atlanta location, served as Principal for a Day in the Fulton County School System during National Education Week, Nov. 14-18. Hutto served at Wolf Creek Elementary School. Fulton’s Principal for a Day program is a partnership between the Fulton County School System, the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, South Fulton Chamber of Commerce, and Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce. It aims to build relationships between schools and business/community leaders while also educating them on the rigors of successfully managing a school.

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