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This Week at TROY

This Week at TROY

News and information from around TROY

The Special Olympics Alabama State Games will return to the Troy Campus, May 19-21. This year’s event marks the 11th anniversary of Special Olympics competing at TROY and is expected to attract nearly 1,000 athletes and approximately 350 of their coaches

Volunteers for the State Games are needed. To volunteer, contact Herb Reeves, Dean of Students, at 334-670-3203 or by email.

The weekend will kick off with the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run on Friday, May 19. Law enforcement officers from all over the state will bring the torch into Troy about 2 p.m. The public is invited to the last leg of the run as it leaves the Troy Police Department and travels along South Brundidge Street to University Avenue and into Sartain Hall. Read more.

Upcoming Events
  • The Troy University Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Once on This Island” at 7 p.m. tonight in the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park Amphitheater. Due to inclement weather, Sunday’s performance had to be postponed until tonight. Read more.
  • The third annual Trojan Tribute, Trojan Athletics’ year-end banquet, will be held Tuesday, May 2 at 6 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. Dress is formal. All are welcome to attend.
  • Fourth graders from throughout Pike County will visit the Troy Campus on Wednesday, May 3, for the 2017 Pike County Groundwater Festival. The event features a variety of hands-on environmental education activities for the students throughout the day.
  • TROY baseball will host Jacksonville State at 6 p.m., Wednesday, at Riddle-Pace Field. The team will return to action over the weekend, hosting a Sun Belt Conference series with Appalachian State. Game times are set for 6 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.
  • More than 200 people representing nine area high schools are expected to attend the first Troy University Youth Business Summit on Thursday, May 4 at the Dothan Campus. The day-long event is designed to enlighten high school students about careers in business, engage them in business workshops, enable them to network with business professionals, and to hold business plan and financial investment competitions that will enable them to apply their knowledge of business concepts. Read more.
  • The Rosa Parks Museum will host Rose´ with Rosa, a night of philanthropy, wine tasting, food, music and a silent auction, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 4. Proceeds from the silent auction will go to fund educational programming at the museum.
  • TROY softball will close out its regular season on Sunday, May 7, hosting a double header against South Alabama at the TROY Softball Complex. The first game is set for 1 p.m. The team will host the Sun Belt Conference Tournament May 10-13. For more conference tournament information or to purchase tickets, visit the athletics website
  • Instructors from the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base will present “Insights from the Regional Tours” to the Alabama World Affairs Council on Tuesday, May 9 in the Whitley Hall Gold Room on the Montgomery Campus. The event will feature Dr. Christopher Hemmer, professor of international security studies and dean of the Air War College, Dr. Mark J. Conversino, professor of strategy and security studies at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies at Air University, and Dr. Dawn Murphy, an assistant professor of international security studies at the Air War College. The event, which is free for ALWAC members and $20 for non-members, will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation to follow. To register for the event, visit the ALWAC website or email Dahdee Bullen.
  • Continuing Education and Outreach is currently taking registrations for the 2nd annual Alabama Leadership Conference to be held May 18. This intense, one-day conference will be held in the Gold Room of Whitley Hall on the Montgomery Campus. Whether you are a young professional beginning the road of leadership, mid-level manager continuing to shape your leadership or a senior executive looking at what legacy you might leave in retirement, now is the time to gain insight into the significant impression you make professionally and personally. To register or for more information, contact Continuing Education and Outreach at 334-983-0005, or visit the website.
Congratulations to the following for their achievements:
  • Dr. Patrick K. Faircloth of the Division of Counseling, Rehabilitation, & Interpreter Training, and Dr. Paul Hard of Auburn University at Montgomery presented “Counselor Ethics in Working with Bisexual & Gender Fluid Clients” at the 2017 Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling of Alabama Workshop in Homewood. Additionally, Dr. Faircloth was invited and presented three workshop segments at the Relationship Equality Foundation on “Working with Transgender Clients: Competencies and Ethical Considerations” in Atlanta. Finally, Dr. Faircloth was invited to present as the pre-conference speaker at the 2017 Alabama Gerontological Society Conference in Pelham. His presentation was entitled “Working with Later Life Stage Adult Clients: Ethical, Legal and Spiritual Considerations (End of Life Decisions).”
  • Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims, associate dean of education, will participate in a Women and Leadership Affinity Group webinar on women in politics on June 6. She also is co-editor of a forthcoming book on the topic, which is expected to be published in the summer of 2018.
  • Dr. Theron E. Montgomery, professor of English, recently published two books, “The End of the Legend of Jared Snead,” a work of fiction, and “Driving Truman Capote,” a non-fiction work. Additional information is available online.
  • Dr. Gary Manfready of the College of Arts and Sciences on the Dothan Campus was recently awarded a grant from the Alabama Ornithological Society’s Holliman Fund to develop “A Population Study of Progne subis in the Wiregrass Region of Alabama.”
  • Alejandra Rivas has joined the Florida/Texas District as the new enrollment coordinator for the San Antonio Support Center. She previously worked as an admission counselor for Concordia University.
  • Dana Davis, lecturer in the School of Nursing, received the Faculty Senate Excellence Award during the Honors Convocation, April 17 on the Troy Campus
  • Jeff Simpson, interim library director at the Montgomery Campus and head librarian of reference and access services, has been named “Librarian of the Year” by the Beta Kappa Chapter (Alabama) of Beta Phi Mu, the international library and information studies honor society.

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