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Former SGA President to address graduates at TROY commencement

Troy University will celebrate graduates from the spring and summer semesters during three ceremonies in Trojan Arena on July 24.

Troy University will celebrate graduates from the spring and summer semesters during three ceremonies in Trojan Arena on July 24.

Former Student Government Association President Morgan Long will provide the keynote address at Troy University’s Spring/Summer Commencement Exercises on July 24.

Three separate ceremonies will be held in Trojan Arena this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Guests are limited to two per graduate and they must escort the graduate into the arena.

At 9 a.m., graduates in the College of Health and Human Services will be honored. Graduates in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Communication and Fine Arts will be honored at 2 p.m. Ceremonies for graduates in the Sorrell College of Business and the College of Education will begin at 7 p.m.

In all, some 770 students will receive degrees, including 398 undergraduates, 360 graduate students, and eight education specialist students. In addition, four will receive the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Morgan Long

Long, a participating graduate who completed a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management in May 2020, was elected TROY’s SGA president in April 2019. Prior to his election, he served in a number of leadership roles throughout his career at the University, including overseeing the Trojan Ambassadors as president of the Trojan Ambassador Association, and serving as a Senator and Vice-President of the SGA. As SGA President, he served as an ex-officio member of the Troy University Board of Trustees.

His administration was instrumental in improving campus dining and in the development and opening of a new student fitness center on the Troy Campus.

He was elected to the Troy University Who’s Who in 2018 and was a Chancellor’s Award recipient for four years.

In addition to his work with student government and the Office of Admissions, he completed two internships with the Birmingham Barons and was a bowl operations assistant for the 2017 Birmingham Bowl. He has also served as AUS operations manager for Kelley Installations, managing groups of young men installing dorm furniture in colleges and universities across the country. He is currently a member of the United States Marine Corps.

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