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This Week at TROY

This Week at TROY

News and information from around TROY

Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will celebrate the anniversary of Mrs. Parks’ historic arrest, which sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, on Thursday by offering free admission to the museum.

The museum, which opened on the Montgomery Campus on Dec. 1, 2001, preserves and interprets the story and lasting legacy of Mrs. Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott for future generations.

Museum hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Madeline Burkhardt at 334-241-8701 or by email at

Holiday outreach

The Trojan Psychology Club and the Leadership Club paired to collect canned goods on the Montgomery Campus during the month of November. All items were donated to the Montgomery Area Salvation Army on Nov. 17. Members from both clubs assisted in stocking the center's food pantry with the donated items.

The Student Veterans Association, SALUTE and the Veterans Alumni Chapter are teaming up for a toy drive for children of deployed parents. The drop off location is the Troy for Troops Center, located in room 122 of the Trojan Center on the Troy Campus. Deadline is Dec. 5.

The Rosa Parks Museum is serving as a collection point for Toys for Tots and will be collecting items through Dec. 9. Bins are set up in the main lobby, as well as the Children’s Wing. Donations may be dropped off Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

University mourns loss of staff member

Leona Detwiler, staff member on the Phenix City Campus, passed away on Nov. 12. Detwiler, who worked with TROY from 2004 to 2010 and returned in 2013, is remembered as a caring and kindhearted colleague, who will be missed dearly by the education faculty and students she served throughout her career in the Phenix City and Columbus/Ft. Benning community. Detwiler had planned to travel to Texas during Thanksgiving to visit her new-born triplet grandchildren, her son Daniel and his family. A gift certificate for her son’s growing family is being sent in her memory. Anyone wishing to donate may contact Pam Carter ( or Dr. Carolyn Russell ( A card will be sent with the names of individuals donating.

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.
  • The MyVA Operation Entrust Alabama Community Board will conduct its third community forum on Tuesday 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 at 7 p.m. in the Long Hall Choral Room. Read more.
  • The TROY Alumni Association will hold a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the Alumni House.
  • Men’s basketball will host South Florida at 7 p.m. Thursday at Trojan Arena, and will return to action again at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, hosting Alabama State.
  • 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 John M. Long School of Music will host the annual Middle School Southeastern United States Band Clinic Thursday through Saturday on the Troy Campus.
  • The 25th annual Sponsored Programs Recognition Luncheon will be held at noon on Friday in the Stadium Club, located on the fourth floor of the R. Douglas Hawkins Tower at Veterans Memorial Stadium on the Troy Campus.
  • The Trojan football team will go after its 10th win of the season and a share of the Sun Belt Conference title on Saturday as they travel to Statesboro, Ga., to take on Georgia Southern. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN2. Bowl announcements will officially be made on Sunday, Dec. 4.
  • Preliminary and semifinal rounds of the Confucius Institute Cup Table Tennis Tournament 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.
  • The 4-1 Women’s basketball team, coming off wins over Villanova and Loyola Chicago as a part of the San Juan Shootout, will welcome Alabama State to Trojan Arena on Sunday. Tip is set for 3 p.m.
  • The Veterans’ Voices exhibit is now on display through the first week in January at the Rosa Parks Museum’s gallery.
Congratulations to the following for their achievements:
  • Richard Brienza, student services coordinator and TROY for Troops coordinator at the Montgomery Campus, was featured in an article in The Montgomery Advertiser about his visit with his uncle, George, who turned 100 years old this year and is a veteran of World War II. View article and video.
  • Joseph Brame, student services specialist on the Montgomery Campus, has been honored as “Ambassador of the Quarter” by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce.

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