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This Week at TROY

This Week at TROY

News and information from around TROY

Air Force Lt. Gen. Steven L. Kwast, commander and president of Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, will provide the keynote address at Spring Commencement Exercises on the Troy Campus at 10 a.m. on Friday in Trojan Arena.

More than 950 students representing 29 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and 13 nations outside the United States are expected to participate in the ceremony. Read more.

Spring commencement will be held on the Montgomery Campus at 7 p.m., May 15 in the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts. Dothan Campus ceremonies are set for 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 at the Dothan Civic Center. The Phenix City Campus and the Columbus/Ft. Benning site will hold a joint commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. (EST) on June 2 at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.

Sun Belt Conference softball tournament begins this week

Troy University will host the Sun Belt Conference softball tournament Wednesday through Saturday at the Troy Softball Complex.

All-session tickets for the tournament are available for $30 for adults and $15 for kids ages 12 and under. Single session tickets went on sale today and are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and under. Parking at the facility is limited and is $5 per vehicle.

For more conference tournament information or to purchase tickets, visit the athletics website.

Upcoming Events
  • TROY’s Sun Belt champion women’s golf team will be in action today through Wednesday at the NCAA Athens Regional at the UGA Golf Course. The Trojans earned the No. 15 seed.
  • 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.
  • TROY baseball will play host to Alabama State at Riddle-Pace Field at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The team will continue its home stand with a weekend series against Louisiana-Monroe at Riddle-Pace Field. Game times are set for 6 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.
  • The TROY men’s golf team earned its third straight trip to the NCAA regionals, earning the 11th seed at the College Grove Regional. Regional play opens May 15 and continues with 18 holes each day through May 17.
  • 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. Robert Kane, adjunct professor of history for TROY Online, received formal notification that the US Air Force History and Museums Program Office, The Pentagon, selected his book “So Far from Home: RAF and Free French Flight Training at Maxwell and Gunter Fields during World War II,” published in Nov 2016, for the Robert F. Futrell Award for 2016. This award recognizes the best publication by an Air Force Historian each year. Dr. Kane also recently gave a presentation “German Treatment of Soviet Prisoners of War during World War II,” at the 15th Troy University Psychology Conference on April 28
  • Dr. Manfred F. Meine and Dr. Thomas P. Dunn have had their article “PA Programs and Internet Education: Validation of Quality and Acceptance Despite Continuing Challenges Surrounding Online Delivery,” published by the Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE), NASPAA’s official journal, in the Spring 17 Edition, Volume 23, No. 2.
  • Dr. John Miller, Professor in Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management, recently co-authored two textbooks: “Facility and Event Management: Applications in Sport Settings” (Kendall-Hunt Publishers) and “Legal Aspects of Sport” (Jones & Bartlett Publishers).
  • Leland Farmer, Toni Davis, Jayne Richards, Fiona Fonseca, Hope Bates, Dr. Patrick Faircloth, and Dr. Keith Cates, all students and faculty within the Division of Counseling, Rehabilitation and Interpreter Training, have recently published a manuscript entitled “Deinstitutionalization in Alabama: A Mental Health Crisis” in The Alabama Counseling Association Journal. This article discusses the history and factors leading to the deinstitutionalization of mental health services in Alabama and the impact these policy changes have had. The article can be viewed online.

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