Alumni

TROY alumna preparing for World Marathon Challenge

January 28, 2020
By Greg Phillips

Dr. Jessica Jones has run a long way from her hometown of Sulphur Springs, Indiana (population 374), and next week she will be running around the globe.

The 1999 Troy University graduate and microbiologist will compete in the World Marathon Challenge, a challenge in which competitors run seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.

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Alumna garners award as first-time book author

December 30, 2019
By Clif Lusk

TROY alumna Chellie W. Phillips recently won a 2019 Author Academy Award in the category of Self-Help for her book, “When In Doubt, Delete It!”

Phillips, a 1991 graduate of the Hall School of Journalism, received the award at the recent Author Academy Awards ceremony held at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris, in Columbus, Ohio.

As a first-time…

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Former ‘Outstanding Freshman’ creates scholarship for Indian students

November 18, 2019
By Matt Clower

When Tushar Chaudhry arrived at then-Troy State University in 2001, it was a major cultural shift from his home in India. But he credits one thing with helping him make the transition and find success—his engaged and helpful professors.

“I was surrounded by fantastic professors who helped me and encouraged me,” Tushar said. “Dr. Govind…

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