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Troy University to Rename Bibb Graves Hall After Late Rep. John Lewis

Bibb Graves Hall to be renamed John Robert Lewis Hall/Source: Alabama News Network The Troy University Board of Trustees announced Wednesday morning that it will rename one of its main buildings on campus. The board voted unanimously to rename Bibb Graves Hall after civil rights icon and late U.S. Representative John Lewis. The building will now be called John Robert…

Troy University Spring/Summer Commencement

On Friday Troy University held its Commencement Ceremony. It was the first graduation ceremony at the university since the coronavirus pandemic began. Hundreds of graduates walked across the stage to receive their degrees. Spring graduation was postponed earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The commencement was staggered into three separate ceremonies to reduce the number of people in…

Celebration of Life Events Announced for Congressman John Lewis

The family of civil rights icon and congressman John Lewis has released details of the Celebration of Life ceremonies that are set to begin Saturday in Troy. A service celebrating “The Boy from Troy” will be held on the campus of Troy University inside Trojan Arena at 10:00AM Saturday. The ceremony is open to the public, but seating is limited….

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…