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This Week at TROY

This Week at TROY

News and information from around TROY

Trustee, alumnus Crowell to address graduates in Phenix City, Columbus on Friday

Brig. Gen. Edward F. Crowell (USAF, ret.), a Troy University alumnus and a member of the University’s Board of Trustees, will deliver the keynote address to TROY graduates on June 2, during a joint spring commencement ceremony for the Phenix City Campus and the Columbus/Fort Benning Site.

The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. Nearly 130 graduates will be recognized during the ceremony. Read more.

Youth Leadership Forum to return to Troy Campus June 4-8

Thirty-four students with disabilities from throughout the state will arrive on the Troy Campus beginning June 4 for the 19th Alabama Governor’s Youth Leadership Forum.

The five-day annual event, sponsored by the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and hosted by TROY, helps provides students with sessions on self-esteem, self-advocacy, career choice, independent living options and leadership. During the forum, delegates will write a Personal Leadership Plan to assist them in becoming leaders in their communities.

In addition to activities on campus, delegates will spend a day in Montgomery, touring the Capitol and learning about state government. While in Montgomery, delegates will have an opportunity to visit with and seek guidance from successful adults with disabilities at the Angeline Pinckard Mentor Luncheon.

TROY to host several camps for summer 2017

As the school year comes to a close, many parents are searching for activities to fill their children’s days this summer. From athletics to theatre and dance camps, Troy University offers the solution.

TROY camps provide fun learning opportunities that give young people the chance to meet and interact with others in their age groups while receiving a high level of instruction from faculty and staff. Read more

T-Roy’s Team Kids Club ready for exciting year in 2017-18

T-Roy is on the lookout for new members to join his team for another exciting year with Troy Athletics! Memberships for T-Roy's Team Kids Club, presented by Chick-fil-a Troy, are now being accepted for the upcoming 2017-18 athletic year.

This club is open to all children in eighth grade or younger and includes numerous special benefits available just for the members of this team. Read more.

Upcoming Events
  • Trojan Tour 2017, featuring TROY head coaches and athletic administrators, will kick off on Wednesday, May 31, with a free event at the Stadium Club at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. This year’s tour will make six stops, including events in Troy, Montgomery, Greenville, Dothan, Pensacola and Ft. Walton Beach. Read more
  • The Rosa Parks Museum will offer a 3-day summer day camp June 13-15, for area middle school students, who will be in grades six through eight during the 2017-2018 school year. The theme of the camp will be “Architects for Change.” The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily and includes conflict resolution training and activities; tours of the Rosa Parks Museum, the Equal Justice Initiative and Civil Rights sites in downtown Montgomery; and a trip to Tuskegee University and the Tuskegee Airmen Museum at Moton Field. The cost is $50 per a student with a $10 discount offered for children from the same family. For additional information, contact Donna Beisel at 334-832-7295 or by email
Congratulations to the following for their achievements:
  • Dr. Johnny Long has been presented the “Five Star General Award” by Montgomery’s Robert E. Lee High School Hall of Fame. Only the second such award in the Hall of Fame’s 24-year existence, the award recognizes significant contributions to the school over the years. Dr. Long was the school’s first band director, prior to his move to then Troy State University.
  • Dr. Judy Rouse Van Doorn was recently appointed the Chair of the Continuing Education (CE) committee for the Society of Industrial Organizational Psychologists (SIOP) – Division 14 of the American Psychological Association (APA) composed of 9,700 I-O psychologists. In this leadership position, Dr. Van Doorn and the CE committee set strategic goals and action plans including reviews of the SIOP Annual conference, Leading Edge Consortium (LEC), and Local I-O groups workshops for CE credits and adherence to APA, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) standards.
  • Larry Percy has had two large-scale pieces accepted for exhibition in the upcoming Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art. Percy’s work was among the 81 pieces by 53 artists selected for the exhibition through a two-stage jury selection process from the more than 1,500 entries submitted. An exhibition preview reception and awards presentation will be held on July 8, while the exhibit will be open to the public from July 9-Oct. 1.

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