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Alumnus Hank Erwin recounts “Woodlawn” story

TROY alumnus Hank Erwin, whose experience as a high school football team chaplain inspired the film

TROY alumnus Hank Erwin, whose experience as a high school football team chaplain inspired the film "Woodlawn," spoke at the Troy Campus on Aug. 22.

Troy University students heard about the events that inspired the faith-based football movie “Woodlawn” when alumnus Hank Erwin visited the campus on Monday, Aug. 22.

Erwin, whose experiences as chaplain for Birmingham’s Woodlawn High School football team in the early 1970s inspired the film “Woodlawn,” began his collegiate career playing baseball for Troy State University…

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‘Become more interesting’ should be goal of entering college students

CNN reporter, columnist and author Tom Foreman, a 1981 TROY graduate, provided the keynote address at TROY's 12th annual Odyssey Convocation.

CNN reporter, columnist and author Tom Foreman, a 1981 TROY graduate, provided the keynote address at TROY's 12th annual Odyssey Convocation.

National journalist and author Tom Foreman told new students at Troy University to walk through doors and make those doors matter.

Speaking to TROY’s Odyssey Convocation for new students, Foreman, an alumnus who is a journalist at CNN, challenged the entering class to become “interesting people” and take advantage of opportunities that TROY presented.

“The…

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Highest ranking woman in U.S. military history is TROY alumna

 

The most powerful woman in the U.S. military earned a master’s degree from Troy University.

Earlier this year, Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson was named commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (NORTHCOM), making her the first female combatant commander in the country’s history.

“While I recognize it’s…

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Mother, daughter graduate from Troy University together

Pam Austin (left) and Michonda Austin pose with Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. before graduating at the Troy Campus.

Pam Austin (left) and Michonda Austin pose with Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. before graduating at the Troy Campus.

Among a sea of graduates Friday at Troy University’s summer commencement were two Atlanta women for whom the experience was doubly special.

Pam Austin and her daughter, Michonda, both walked across the stage at Trojan Arena to accept criminal justice diplomas Friday — Pam’s a bachelor’s and Michonda’s a master’s.

The two women said they’ve…

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75-year-old completes 50-year journey with Troy University degree

75-year-old completes 50-year journey with Troy University degree

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