Tag Archives: Alumni

Alumna part of pro baseball’s first all-female broadcast team

May 3, 2019
By Greg Phillips

Troy University alumna Melanie Newman made baseball and broadcasting history last week.

Newman, a Minor League Baseball play-by-play announcer, became part of professional baseball’s first all-female broadcast team when she and color analyst Suzie Cool called the Salem Red Sox’ road game against the Potomac Nationals last Tuesday.

The 2013 TROY graduate had play-by-play experience…

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TROY alum wins Vocal Duo of the Year from Inspirational Country Music Association

May 1, 2019
By Greg Phillips

Troy University graduate Kelly Efstathiou and her singing partner Cori Wood recently won the Inspirational Country Music Association Award for Vocal Duo/Duo Performance of the Year.

Efstathiou and Wood, who perform as Cori & Kelly, took the stage at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on April 4 to accept the award.

“It was an…

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“Mamma Mia!” production prompts ABBA revisit

April 25, 2019
By Michael Bird, M. Ed.

Last Friday, a bus load of juniors and seniors from Tallassee High School attended the Troy University production of MAMMA MIA!  It was staged at the Claudia Crosby Theatre, inside C.B. Smith Hall (named for Charles Bunyan Smith, a former president of Troy University but also the founding superintendent of Tallassee City Schools). Our students were…

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