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Marine uniform paved the way for student’s desire to help other veterans

Lameka Butler, a Marine Corps veteran, is a master's student in psychology who wants to use her TROY degrees to serve others.

Lameka Butler, a Marine Corps veteran, is a master's student in psychology who wants to use her TROY degrees to serve others.

We’re celebrating our military-connected students during November’s National Military Family Month.

It was really the Marine uniform that did it for Lemeka Butler.

“I knew I didn’t want to go to college after high school, so when I saw the Marine Corps uniform, I was hooked,” she said. “I did whatever it took join.”

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Rosa Parks Museum to commemorate Rosa Parks Day, 65th anniversary of Bus Boycott

TROY's Rosa Parks Museum will have activities Dec. 1-5 to commemorate Rosa Parks Day and the 65th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

TROY's Rosa Parks Museum will have activities Dec. 1-5 to commemorate Rosa Parks Day and the 65th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

A new gallery exhibit featuring Rosa Parks’ original fingerprint card and other personal effects from the Library of Congress’ collection will be on display beginning Dec. 1 as Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum celebrates Rosa Parks Day and observes the 65th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

In 2018, the Alabama Legislature unanimously approved a…

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Warrior-turned-student sets sights on serving other veterans

TROY graduate student Jesse Riojas used to have his sights set on an enemy, now his studies have led his to take aim at helping other veterans.

TROY graduate student Jesse Riojas used to have his sights set on an enemy, now his studies have led his to take aim at helping other veterans.

Editors Note: We are highlighting military connected students during National Military Family Month.

Jesus “Jesse” Riojas was a Recon Marine, twice deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, once in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan and twice more aboard multiple naval vessels around the world on Marine Expeditionary Units. He was a warrior.

Today,…

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International Arts Center celebrates Vietnamese culture in new exhibit

The collection features work from Vietnamese artists collected by Stephen Humphreys.

The collection features work from Vietnamese artists collected by Stephen Humphreys.

“Faces of Vietnam,” a collection curated by Stephen Humphreys, an attorney based in Athens, Georgia, is now on display in Troy University’s International Arts Center.

The collection of contemporary works features traditional Vietnamese woodblock prints, gouache on Do paper and mosquito netting, and lacquer works inlaid with eggshell, sand, even human hair, all of which…

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