Troy University held its first Student Appreciation Day on April 1.
A committee to plan the day was formed by Dionne Rosser-Mims, faculty senate president of Troy’s global campus and a professor of adult education.
Each campus has been involved with the celebrations.
“The event was organized so that faculty and staff could celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of Troy students everywhere,” said Rosser-Mims.
Representatives on Troy University main campus held booths on Bibb Graves quad from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring door prizes, raffles and free giveaways.
The Office of Development had drinks, food and cookies for students, as well as a prize drawing every 15 minutes to win Troy gear.
Jean Laliberte, associate vice chancellor of development, said this was a day for faculty and staff to celebrate Troy students.
“We are letting our students know how much we love and appreciate them,” Laliberte said.
Ricoh printing, located on the first floor of Trojan Center, had a booth where students could spin a wheel for a chance to win $2 off their printing services.
Barnes & Noble passed out T-shirts, backpacks, magnets, towels and bags to show appreciation for students.
The bookstore also offered a 25 percent discount for current Troy students, which could be used in store or online on apparel and merchandise, excluding textbooks.
Jacob Isdell, a senior history major from Pell City and an employee of Troy’s bookstore, said: “We want to thank students for being awesome.”
The Admissions Department set up a photo booth where students could dress up and have their pictures taken.
Malorie Mann, an admissions counselor, said she was excited to be a part
of Student Appreciation Day and interact with recruited students at Troy.
“The heart of Troy is the students, and the Admissions Department is excited to see how (previously) potential students became Trojans at Troy University,” said Mann.
Twenty $100 Barnes & Noble book scholarships were granted to Troy students by the Alumni Association based on applications submitted prior to the event.