Troy University

Troy University Students Head Back to Classes

Troy University classes kicked off the fall semester Wednesday. Starting college can no doubt be an overwhelming time for students. “I’m a little bit anxious,” student Jermaine Van Buren says. “I never can sleep the first day of class.” Van Buren is one of thousands of students who have made the transition back to college- a step that can bring…

Camp Success Helps Deaf Students Prepare for College

High school students with hearing disabilities are learning skills that will help them transition to college. “I’ve struggled a lot with a lot of teachers who don’t understand,” high school senior Hannah Beth Rains says. Rains used an interpreter to speak because she is deaf. It’s all part of Camp Success, held annually on Troy University’s campus. The camp is…

Students With Disabilities Learn Life Skills At YLF

Alabama high school students with disabilities are learning skills that will help them in the transition to adulthood. It’s all part of the the Alabama Governor’s Youth Leadership Forum on Troy University’s campus. “Our main goal is just to help them develop their leadership skills so that they can go back and encourage other people with disabilities,” Alabama Governor’s Youth…

Board: No Increase in Tuition at Troy University

TROY, Ala. (AP) – Tuition will not increase next year at Troy University. The school announced this week that its Board of Trustees voted to keep the current tuition rates in place for the upcoming academic year. The Dothan Eagle reports the current undergraduate tuition of $325 per credit hour, graduate tuition of $425 per credit hour and general university…

Graduating Students Preparing For Real World

Graduations are happening across the state. Thousands are getting ready to walk across the stage to get their degree. “I’m pretty excited,” graduating Troy University student Matthew Anderson said. “I’m ready for it to come,” Troy University senior Margaret Wright told us. For some graduates, it can be stressful. Some are finding it hard to land jobs in their career…

City Leaders Proclaim Tuesday as Nall Day

A native son and esteemed artist returned to his hometown of Troy on Tuesday. Fred “Nall” Hollis had the honor of having the day named after him. Hollis’ work can be found on the walls of galleries across the world. He uses different mediums for his art, usually drawn from his influences, like traveling the world and meeting new people….

Plans In Place for Active Shooter Situations

Two people were killed and four others injured after 22-year-old Trystan Andrew Terrell opened fire in a classroom on UNC-Charlotte’s campus Tuesday afternoon. We spoke with local university officials about plans in place to help protect their students in the event of an active shooter. “I hate that they’re dealing with this and our hearts go out to them and…

Troy University Procedures In Place to Keep Students Safe During Severe Weather

No students living on Troy University’s campus were injured during this past weekend’s tornado. Officials give credit to procedures in place to keep students safe. “We send out any time we got under a warning, severe thunder storm warning, tornado warning, hurricane warning, anything along those lines, we send out a text message to the students for them to, certainly…

Cleanup Underway After Possible Tornado Hits Troy

2019 has been a rough year for Alabama’s weather. The latest storms occurred Sunday after a possible tornado hit Troy in the early morning hours while residents slept in their beds. Resident James Thamas left his home to seek shelter. He didn’t make it far before having to pull into a near gas station to lay down in his truck….

Troy Athletic Director Jeremy McClain Leaving for Southern Miss

Troy University has announced that Jeremy McClain, who has been athletic director since 2015, is leaving for a similar position at Southern Mississippi. “Jeremy McClain is not only a good man — in my opinion, he is one of America’s most promising young leaders in intercollegiate athletics administration,” Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, said in a statement on the Troy…