TROY alums serving Alabama’s two-year colleges

An education from Troy University prepares students to educate others.

An education from Troy University prepares students to educate others.

Troy University was founded in February 1887 as an institution to train teachers, and while the University has expanded its academic offerings since then, TROY has held onto its roots and continues to offer a first-class education to future educators. Of the 25 current two-year college presidents in Alabama, nine of those boast degrees from…

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Alumnus Tom Equels has done it all, and he’s still not done

Alumnus Tom Equels is the CEO for AIM ImmunoTech, a biotech firm that makes Ampligen.

Alumnus Tom Equels is the CEO for AIM ImmunoTech, a biotech firm that makes Ampligen.

Tom Equels’ many achievements read a bit like the back of an adventure novel—decorated combat pilot, celebrated attorney, philanthropist, international equestrian champion, pharmaceutical CEO, and even a black belt in karate.

Equels’ wide-ranging career has taken him around the world—from the jungles of Vietnam to Florida courtrooms, and even a memorable encounter with dictator Manuel…

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TROY alumna wins regional Emmy for continuing news coverage after Orlando tragedy

Amanda Dukes won her second Emmy in December 2022.

Amanda Dukes won her second Emmy in December 2022.

Troy University alumna Amanda Dukes and her colleagues at WESH 2 News in Orlando, Florida, were recently awarded a regional Emmy for their coverage of a local tragedy that made international headlines and spurred potential legislative changes in the state of Florida. 

Dukes, along with Anika Hope, Greg Fox, Marlei Martinez and Kelsi Thorud, was…

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Sorrell grads are finding success in the field of risk management and insurance after college

RMI graduates are finding post-college success thanks to their instructors. (TROY photo)

RMI graduates are finding post-college success thanks to their instructors. (TROY photo)

Since its introduction, TROY’s risk management insurance focus has been committed to setting students up for future success. 

While demanding academic coursework is important, much of that success is predicated on the personal involvement of expert faculty members who mentor each RMI student.

“It was a very friendly, welcoming staff and environment,” said Evan Legassey,…

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