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TROY graduate overcomes tragedy to achieve dream

Recent TROY graduate Kimberly Peacock overcame a family tragedy on they way to achieving her goal of a master's degree.

Recent TROY graduate Kimberly Peacock overcame a family tragedy on they way to achieving her goal of a master's degree.

Kimberly Peacock of Pine Mountain, Ga., endured something no parent ever wants to go through.  During Peacock’s second semester as a graduate nursing student at TROY, her 20-year-old son passed away.

The devastating loss nearly made Peacock withdraw from the program.  However, with the help of family and her professors at the Phenix City Campus,…

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TROY alum named executive director of national principals association

TROY alumnus Dr. Earl Franks has been named executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

TROY alumnus Dr. Earl Franks has been named executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

A Troy University alum has been named to one of the top education positions in the country.

Dr. Earl Franks was recently named executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the nation’s largest association of elementary and middle school principals.

Franks, who received Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Science in Education…

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TROY alumni protecting endangered species from the skies

Wildlife Aviation Group, founded by TROY alumni, provide aerial surveillance for parks and rangers to help protect endangered species from poaching.

Wildlife Aviation Group, founded by TROY alumni, provide aerial surveillance for parks and rangers to help protect endangered species from poaching.

In response to the expanding, global epidemic of poaching, a group of TROY alumni have created an organization to help park rangers and wildlife reserves protect themselves and endangered animals.

Wildlife Aviation Group, founded by Bryan Wallace (’87) and John Schaper (’86), aims to become the leading provider of aerial conservation services, defending endangered wildlife and…

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Dothan attorney alum credits Student Support Services for his success

Dothan attorney Aaron Gartlan says the help given to him by SSS as a student helped him achieve success.

Dothan attorney Aaron Gartlan says the help given to him by SSS as a student helped him achieve success.

Two decades ago, Aaron Gartlan was a student looking for help at Troy University’s Dothan Campus.

He felt lost and aimless as an undergraduate, so he sought tutoring and academic counseling.

What he found, though, was something more lasting: support.

“I had been feeling I was lost in the shuffle of failures and mistakes and…

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