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This Week at TROY

This Week at TROY

News and information from around TROY

Troy University has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report in its most recent “2017 Best Online Programs.”

The rankings reflect a myriad of indicators and not all universities or colleges make the cut to be included in the rankings. Both public not-for-profit and for-profit institutions are included.

TROY was included in the rankings for Best Online MBA, Best Online Graduate Business Programs – Non MBA, Best Criminal Justice Graduate Online Programs, and Best Education Graduate Online Programs. Read more.

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 University Library and Office of Civic Engagement will screen the film “Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw,” tonight at 6 p.m., in the Claudia Crosby Theater as part of the ongoing Southern Circuit Film Series. “Mind/Game” walks viewers through Holdsclaw’s rise to fame, struggle to embrace her challenges and emergence as an inspiring mental health advocate, while she is continually confronted with new obstacles to her own recovery. Filmmaker Rick Goldsmith will be in attendance at the screening and will entertain questions at the conclusion of the film.
  • The Alabama World Affairs Council’s Great Decisions series is held each Tuesday through March 8 at 1 p.m. today at the Montgomery Campus. For additional information, visit
  • Troy University and The Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy presents “The Sharing Economy” by Dr. Michael Munger, at 6 p.m., Tuesday, in room 129 Bibb Graves Hall. Dr. Michael Munger is a professor of political science at Duke University and director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program.
  • A free screening of the documentary “13th” will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, in 107 Patterson Hall. The screening, presented by The Philosophy Society, NAACP and History Club, will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Kathryn Tucker, Dr. LaKerri Mack and Dr. Jay Valentine.
  • Troy University students, graduates and the community are invited to the annual 2017 Valentine’s Day Career Fair at the Dothan Campus on Thursday, Feb. 9. The hours of the fair will be 9 a.m. until noon inside the Harrison Room of Malone Hall. Read more.
  • Troy University’s Annual Fund Faculty/Staff Campaign will kick off on the Montgomery Campus on Thursday in the Civic Room in Whitley Hall.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Student Appreciation Day has been set for April 5. Watch for more details on the event and how you can participate.
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 15th annual Troy University Psychology Conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 28. The one-day conference will include paper presentations, poster sessions, lunch and a keynote address. Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members/professionals are encouraged to submit posters and paper presentations. Any topic related to psychology, including topics dealing with any area of the behavior of humans or other animals, is appropriate. Past conferences have included such diverse topics as marketing, education, counseling, music, and criminal justice. Submission deadline is March 31. For more information, and to submit presentations and/or posters, visit the conference website.
Congratulations to the following for their achievements:
  • Dr. Laura I. Hodges has achieved the status of Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Alabama. Dr. Hodges is also a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) in the State of Texas, as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), both of which are national credentials. Dr. Hodges is part of the Counseling, Rehabilitation and Interpreter Training faculty on the Montgomery Campus, with a focus on school counseling.
  • Dr. Stephen A. Giunta, MSCP clinical supervisor in Tampa, will co-present at the American Counseling Association conference, March 16-19 in San Francisco. Dr. Giunta also will serve as the luncheon speaker for the Military and Government Counseling Association, an ACA division, at their Professional Development Institute held during the conference. During the luncheon, he will be presented with a plaque for “Outstanding Support of the Military and Government Counseling Association.”
  • Paige Smith-Wyatt, MPS, ATR-BC, NCC, LPC (TX,NM), adjunct professor of visual arts, has two of her oil on canvas paintings, “Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama” and “Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters and Righteousness Like a Mighty Stream - Civil Rights Memorial, Montgomery, Alabama,” included in the exhibition, “Reflection: A Look Back at Black History From Past to Present,” which began Feb. 2, at the Phyllis Straus Gallery at Florida State University. Another of Smith-Wyatt’s paintings, “Beach, Ocean, Sky,” will be exhibited in “Water and Sky” at bG Gallery in Santa Monica, Calif., from Feb. 11 - March 4.

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