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2017 IMPACT Trop

Click here to see the 2017 IMPACT Trop — a guide to campus life prepared by student journalists for new students, especially those attending IMPACT summer orientation.

2016 IMPACT Trop

Click here to see the 2016 IMPACT Trop — a guide to campus life prepared by student journalists for new students, especially those attending IMPACT summer orientation.

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 in the spring, is a Trojan Ambassador and president of M.I.S.S. Elite Society. “When you go to IMPACT, scope out two Read More

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 friends attended a house party one night where a man who seemed intoxicated was making doughnuts with a sports car in Read More

Don’t waste money on textbooks

Jane Morrell Paige Bartlett lays her syllabus on the table, sips coffee and begins to compare prices on Amazon.com for a required textbook. “There are several ways I go about purchasing books,” Bartlett, a nursing major from Decatur who was a junior in the spring, says as she scrolls through her options. Every student has had Read More

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 was a freshman in the spring. “I was tired of being an introvert all my life.” A roommate can end up Read More

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 apple?” said Dr. Theresa Johnson, associate professor teaching classes in nutrition, as she explained what a food desert is. It’s when Read More

Put your dating on a checklist

Tamela Staples A relationship with a significant other can be hard to handle while in college, but trust and time management are the keys, said Jalen Mims. Mims, a sport and fitness management major from Bay Minette who was a junior in the spring, transferred to Troy from Talladega College in spring 2015 for a better Read More

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 a University steeped in tradition, as we were founded in 1887 as a teacher-training institution. Today, we are a doctoral-level University Read More

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 Troy Study Abroad program to Vietnam in the summer of 2012. That was where he met Yen Bui, a Vietnamese Troy Read More

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 and stronger,” Brown said. “That’s our No. 1 emphasis.” Brown succeeded coach Larry Blakeney, whose record was 178-113-1 in his 24 Read More

Careless parking will get you a ticket, but you can appeal it

Hannah Crews Larry Willis, a multimedia journalism major from Daphne who was a junior in the spring, didn’t want to walk in the rain to class, so he thought it would be a good idea to drive closer to his classroom. “I live in the Newman Center, and that’s farther from most of the major buildings Read More

STARS guide transfer students

Hannah Hartline Troy University offers resources to help students who have transferred from community colleges, including assistance when a plan goes awry. Chandni Patel, an accounting major from Andalusia, who was a senior in the spring, said that being a transfer student gave her multiple benefits. “It was being able to have a high GPA, cost Read More