Perspectives

TROY Master’s at Work helps professionals achieve goals

June 11, 2019
By Erika Barnes Ford

Returning to school at nearly 50 years of age has been more taxing than I originally anticipated, TROY Master’s at Work MPA Program has exceeded my expectations. It’s the perfect complement to aid me in achieving my professional goals. The structure—in-person lectures and online classes—has helped me have a more productive experience.

I began my…

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It Came from the Archives: The Weems Family

June 5, 2019
By Dr. Marty Olliff

This 1941 photograph shows the first two graduates of the new 12th grade curriculum offered at Columbia High School in Columbia, Alabama, Mabel Weems (16) and Euffie Weems (18). The story of both their family and their journey to complete 12th grade is worth knowing.

The African American side of the Weems Family of Columbia,…

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It Came from the Archives: The Life and Times of Dr. Espy

April 30, 2019
By Dr. Marty Olliff

Life in early-twentieth-century rural communities was very different – and far more informally personal – than life today. We can see this when we compare our business activities with those of Dr. Curtis Espy of Midland City, Alabama.

Dr. Espy was a well-known physician and business owner. He was born in Abbeville in 1876, graduated…

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