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Troy University Police Chief Suspended

  Troy university police chief John McCall has been suspended over comments he recently posted on social media regarding the death of George Floyd. University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins announced McCall’s suspension in a statement on social media. In the statement, Hawkins says: “We firmly reject any suggestion that George Floyd contributed to his own death or that his actions justified…

Troy University to Offer Free Post-COVID Leadership Course

Troy University plans to offer a 4-week Leadership 101 course this summer. University officials say the course is designed to equip students to thrive in a post-pandemic world, regardless of where they are now in their lives and careers. The program will explore personal development, leadership style and action, cultural diversity and current events, all through the lens of effective…

Troy University Students Can Apply for Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Troy University students affected by the disruption of campus operations this spring can apply for emergency financial aid grants thanks to funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. To be eligible for a grant, a student must have been taking in-class courses at a Troy University location as of March 16. Additionally, a student must…

Professors, Students Use 3D Printers to Make PPE

Demand is high for personal protective equipment, or PPE, across the nation. Medical professionals and first responders are facing a shortage of masks and gloves. And Pike County is no different. That is why Troy University professors, students, and community members are coming together to help address the PPE shortage during the coronavirus pandemic.. “It’s more of an initiative. And…

Troy University Makes Summer Class Changes; Postpones Spring Commencement

Troy University has announced more changes as it works to protect students and others on campus from the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, Troy University says in-class offerings for the summer semester will be suspended. All classes for summer will be offered online or via alternate delivery methods starting May 26.   Alternative-delivery classes for spring will continue for the rest…

Red Cross Partners with Troy University for Two-Day Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is working to address a nation-wide shortage of blood donations. The organization is teaming with Troy University for a two-day blood drive. Blood drive organizers say COVID-19 has caused the cancellation of hundreds of blood drives across the country “We have lost a total of over 3000 units in our area,” American Red Cross Team Supervisor…

Troy University Officials, Students Mourn the Loss of Dr. John M. Long

A Troy University legend has died. Former long-time Sound of the South band director Dr. John Maloy Long passed away at his home on Monday evening after a brief illness. Long served as Troy University’s Director of Band for 31 years- from 1965 to 1996. Over time, he influenced hundreds of students, composers, and music professionals. “You can’t go anywhere…

Troy University Mourns the Death of Music Educator and Band Director Dr. Johnny Long

Photo from Troy University Troy University is mourning the death of longtime university music conductor Dr. Johnny Long. He died yesterday after a brief illness. He was 94 years old. The university says Long has been in declining health for more than a year. Long was a past president of the American Bandmasters Association and was a member of the…

Coronavirus Causing Study Abroad Trip Cancellations

The Coronavirus continues to be a global problem with about 76,000 confirmed cases resulting in at least 2,000 deaths. Back home, Troy University officials are making sure students and faculty are not sent into the danger zone. The virus has caused the university to cancel several study abroad trips to China for the semester. “We wanted to be careful not…

25 Million Dollar Trojan Fitness Center Opens to Students

Troy University students now have easier access to a healthier lifestyle. It’s all thanks to a brand new state of the art fitness center. For two years, students waited for the completion. The wait ended as students returned to campus Wednesday morning. “We’ve been waiting on and expecting it for a long time, because we were stuck in a smaller…