A guide to avoid the freshman 15

Emily Paige Blodgett Students can learn how to avoid the freshman 15 and stay well by knowing the services offered at Troy University and nearby. “How far do you have to walk to get an…

Finding your niche at Troy University

Tamela Staples IMPACT gives you the opportunity to connect with organizations that will be valuable in your college career, according to Quinta Goines. Goines, a multimedia journalism major from Needham, Alabama, who was a junior…

Chancellor’s guidance for achievement

Jack Hawkins Jr., Ph.D. Chancellor On behalf of the Troy University family, welcome to the 2015 IMPACT sessions, which are designed to provide an orientation to your college home. By choosing TROY, you have selected…

Experience college beyond boundaries

Ngoc Vo His first journey to Vietnam started a different chapter of his life. Chad Downs, a marketing major from Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, who was a senior in the spring, took part in the…

A-list tips for roommate friendships

Hannah Crews Camri Martin-Bowen said she is glad she got to experience having a roommate early in her college career. “It’s brought me out of my shell,” said Martin-Bowen, a nursing major from Wetumpka who…

You can’t drink on campus if under 21

Chase Robinson Josie Thrasher, a mathematics education major from Roanoke, Alabama, who was a senior in the spring, asked her roommate to remove alcohol from the room they shared in Hamil Hall. Both were under…

College safety is a thing to be learned

Kiara McClellan “My life was in danger one night after leaving a party,” said Alphonso Martinez, a psychology major from Buena Vista, Georgia, who was a freshman in the spring. He and some of his…

New season, new coach, new prospects

Kiara McClellan Troy University’s new head football coach, Neal Brown, said his team is preparing for the 2015 season by working on physical and mental toughness, discipline, confidence and accountability. “We’ve got to get bigger…

Connect with alumni through student association

Jacob Holmes Students coming to Troy in the fall of 2015 will get a chance to join a re-energized Student Alumni Association, said spring 2015 President Morris Turner, a finance major from Mobile who plans…

Technology fosters connecting, learning

Emily Beckstrom Timmy Dunkin, a political science major from Dothan who was a junior in the spring, added his professor as a friend on Facebook. Two days later, he found himself having coffee and speaking…