Highlights Calendar
How to Write a Better Discussion Post in Canvas

by Amanda Smothers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

Discussion boards are an important part of most online classes.  Replying to questions about key concepts allows the student to demonstrate their level of understanding while also giving them the opportunity to compare thoughts and provide feedback to other students' posts.  Students have the opportunity to learn from the viewpoints of others and consider new perspectives.

Seven Steps for Research Paper Writing

from the Online Writing Center

Not a fan of writing college research papers?  The Online Writing Center shares seven steps to help make the process more clear from start to finish.  Consider a simple and effective strategy for finding information and documenting sources.

What's New for Term 1, 2018?

by Amanda Smothers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

Every term, TROY Online adds new courses to the Schedule of Classes for students.  With each new nine week term, students have the opportunity to register for courses that have not been available online in the past.  Take a look at what's in store for Term 1 and mark your calendar with important dates.

Job Opportunity: Waffle House Area People Director, Dothan, AL Area

by Sorrell College of Business, Dothan Campus Internship Committee

To be successful in this role, you’ll need leadership skills and a can-do attitude. We want you to be comfortable interacting with customers and associates and, at the same time, manage production on the grill while adhering to Food Safety regulations. Ultimately, you will ensure your restaurant runs smoothly and customers have pleasant dining experiences.

Internship Opportunity: Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL

by Sorrell College of Business, Dothan Campus Internship Committee

The Wiregrass Museum of Art inspires a lifelong appreciation for the visual arts by providing innovative educational programs that engage diverse audiences through the collection and exhibition of quality works.

As a cultural anchor, the Wiregrass Museum of Art inspires creativity to enhance the everyday lives of its community and leads the regional conversation on the importance of the arts.

Job Opportunity: Melissa Elmore - State Farm Agency

by Sorrell College of Business, Dothan Campus Internship Committee

Employee must acquire Alabama Insurance License in Property and Casualty, as well as Life and Health. Each agent will seek out opportunities to serve our community by sharing our products and value with customers. They will discuss coverages and help customers realize gaps and concerns as well as making sure they do not have more than they need. Agents may be asked to participate in external marketing events at various locations.

Marcus Pernell: First Recipient, Global Learning Distinction Honor

by Donna Brown, Assistant Director of Student Professional Development

Marcus D. Pernell Sr. is a native of the state of Alabama. He has retired with over 20 years of active duty military service and is a recent honor graduate of Troy University. He is also the first TROY student to receive the College of Education’s Global Learning Distinction award.


“My family is my biggest supporter in all of my accomplishments, as they are always in my corner cheering me on to complete each goal that I strive to achieve.”

College of Education completes life-changing study and service in Africa

by Troy University College of Education

Five students and two professors traveled to Uganda during May 10-22 to learn powerful lessons and expand global awareness and understanding.


Students on the journey include Brittany Guris, majoring in American Sign Language Interpreter Training; Tyree McIntosh, Counseling and Rehabilitation; Nakisha Thomas, Social Work; Lydia Williams, Mass Communications; and Erin Woods, Student Affairs. Professors guiding include Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims, Associate Dean for the COE, and Dr. Meg Milligan, Associate Professor of Psychology.



Janisha Davis: Full-time mom, full-time Trojan

by Ashley Brown, Trojan Cafe Student Writer

After losing her father to cancer, learning that she was pregnant with twins and losing a track scholarship, Janisha Davis found a track to success by transferring to Troy University.

During her junior year at Jacksonville State University, Davis tore a ligament in her knee, but she was informed that she could remain on scholarship.

Job Opportunity: Five Star Credit Union, Dothan, Alabama

by Sorrell College of Business, Dothan Campus Internship Committee

Five Star Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution that serves 40,000 members in 18 counties across Alabama and Georgia.  The counties in Alabama are Barbour, Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Pike and Russell.  In Georgia, the counties include Decatur, Early, Glynn, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Stewart, Webster and Quitman.

To the Young Mom Thinking About Going to College

by Jordan McInnis, Troy University Student

As yet another semester comes to an end during my undergraduate degree, I can’t help but think about the day I became a TROY Trojan. Up until this point, I had been taking classes at a community college. A class here, another class there, slowly but surely trudging along like “the little engine that could.” But on January 3, 2016, I decided to make my education a priority.

Upcoming Juniors, It Is Time to Choose a Major

by Donna Brown, Assistant Director of Student Professional Development

Still not sure about your major? The first step is to explore your personality traits, the skills you have learned, and the values you hold dear. Choosing a major that fits your special qualities, will help you find a career field that fits your passion for work. Taking self-assessments allow you to understand more about yourself and will help you set goals to achieve happiness and satisfaction in your chosen career.

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A Day in the Life of a Troy University Online Student: Crystal

Crystal takes us along on her day which includes a 5:30 am wake up, work, shuttling kids around, cooking supper, and more.  She shares her story of how her mom's cancer journey inspired her.

A Day in the Life of a Troy University Online Student: Stephanie

Stephanie takes us through her day which includes football practice, work, a trip to the grocery store and time in her TROY Online classes.

Blace Brown Named to Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

 NEW ORLEANS – Troy senior cornerback Blace Brown has been named to the Jim Thorpe Award Watch List, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced Monday. Brown, a Preseason Sun Belt First Team selection, enters the 2018 season second among active players with his 11 career interceptions.

Troy Set for Sun Belt Football Media Day; Complete Appearance Schedule

 NEW ORLEANS – The defending Sun Belt Conference champion Troy Trojans return to the site of their record setting performance in the 2017 R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl for Sun Belt Football Media Day at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Monday.

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