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TROY alumni news and achievements for May 2021

Troy University recognizes the accomplishments of alumni in the May roundup of alumni news and achievements.

Troy University recognizes the accomplishments of alumni in the May roundup of alumni news and achievements.

The May roundup of alumni news and achievements includes Dr. Kemba Chambers (’98, ’01) who was recently named acting President of Trenholm State Community College, William Cartwright (’07) who has been appointed as the City Court Judge in La Vergne, Tennessee and John Gandy (’06), the new police chief in Madison, Alabama.

Lynne McWilliams (‘89)…

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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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Spring commencement exercises set for May 7 in Trojan Arena

Church of the Highlands pastor will provide keynote address at two ceremonies.

Church of the Highlands pastor will provide keynote address at two ceremonies.

Founding and senior pastor of Church of the Highlands Chris Hodges will provide the keynote address at commencement exercises at Troy University on Friday, May 7.

Two separate commencement exercises will be held in Trojan Arena, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Guests must escort the graduate into the arena. Overflow seating will be available in Veterans…

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