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It Came from the Archives: Aerial images of Dothan through the years

In this edition of his recurring column, Dr. Marty Olliff delves into some of the early aerial photographs of Dothan, Alabama.

In this edition of his recurring column, Dr. Marty Olliff delves into some of the early aerial photographs of Dothan, Alabama.

We credit Aesop with the axiom, “familiarity breeds contempt” (meaning apathy).  In our world of airplane travel and cell phones, Google Earth, readily-available satellite views, and ubiquitous drone imagery and film, we are likely to become somewhat inured about aerial photographs.

All these things are contemporary, so an aerial view of a place we know…

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Your Academic Advisor: Helping You Achieve Your Dreams Is Our Specialty

Ensuring the holistic success of each student is at the heart of the mission of the advising team in the John W. Schmidt Center for Student Success.

Ensuring the holistic success of each student is at the heart of the mission of the advising team in the John W. Schmidt Center for Student Success.

Attending freshman classes at any university should be an exciting first step for a student on a journey from high school and onwards toward their dream career. However, for students who may not have quite worked out what their dreams are yet, this transition can also bring a heightened level of anxiety and uncertainty. Even…

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University, community mourns the loss of mathematician, mentor and friend Jim O’Neal

Mr. Jim O'Neal, former chair of Mathematics, passed away Wednesday, May 19 at his home in Troy. He was 96. (TROY photo/Mark Moseley)

Mr. Jim O'Neal, former chair of Mathematics, passed away Wednesday, May 19 at his home in Troy. He was 96. (TROY photo/Mark Moseley)

Troy and the University lost a caring, gentle and genteel legend with the death of Mr. James “Jim” O’Neal, who died Wednesday, May 19 at his College Street home surrounded by loved ones. He was 96.

He had taught mathematics at the University for some 40 years, serving as department chair for 16 years, and…

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First GIS graduate reflects on TROY experience

In 2020, Yitong Wu became TROY's first graduate in geographic information sciences (GIS).

In 2020, Yitong Wu became TROY's first graduate in geographic information sciences (GIS).

Yitong Wu, an international student from Dalian, China, was the first student to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) at Troy University.

Wu was a student in the Surveying and Geomatics Sciences program and was the first to change her major to GIS once the program became available.

Wu knew…

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