Alumni

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

August 2, 2016
By Greg Phillips

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

July 25, 2016
By Greg Phillips

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

June 2, 2016
By Greg Phillips

Irene Whitehurst Johnson knows a little something about perseverance.

For more than 50 years, she took college courses off and on while working in civil services and raising her children, all in an attempt to attain a college degree.

On Sunday, May 15, her perseverance paid off when the 75-year-old Enterprise resident walked across a…

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