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Diploma brought smiles and pride to a dying veteran

Joe Bob Allen realized a life-long dream of completing his TROY diploma shortly before his death in early February 2021.

Joe Bob Allen realized a life-long dream of completing his TROY diploma shortly before his death in early February 2021.

When Joe Bob Allen died in early February at the age of 87, he was a proud Trojan and a freshly minted Troy University graduate.

He had just become an official alumnus, having been presented his Troy University diploma – a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with two military science minors based on his…

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Alumnus is named Man of the Year by the YMCA of Greater Montgomery

Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham was named YMCA Man of the Year in December.

Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham was named YMCA Man of the Year in December.

For a man who generally knows just about everything going on in Montgomery County, Sheriff Derrick Cunningham had a fast one pulled on him.

“Yeah, they got me this time,” he said. “I usually hear things about what people are going to do.”

“They” were the YMCA of Greater Montgomery members who named him YMCA…

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TROY alum finds success with luxury hat company

Tajh Crutch graduated from Troy University in 2014 and co-founded WEAR BRIMS, a brand that will soon be sold by Nordstrom.

Tajh Crutch graduated from Troy University in 2014 and co-founded WEAR BRIMS, a brand that will soon be sold by Nordstrom.

Troy University graduate Tajh Crutch and his business partner, Archie Clay III, are gaining nationwide recognition for their successful luxury hat company WEAR BRIMS.

Crutch graduated from TROY in December 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Although he was born in Melbourne, Florida, Crutch calls Enterprise, Alabama, and Queens, New York, his…

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Alumnus donates John Lewis portrait to Troy University

Willie Austin II, a software engineer and 2017 TROY graduate, recently donated a hand-painted portrait of Rep. John Lewis to his alma mater.

Willie Austin II, a software engineer and 2017 TROY graduate, recently donated a hand-painted portrait of Rep. John Lewis to his alma mater.

When Willie Austin II graduated from Troy University, he left with a desire to give back to his alma mater.

Recently, the 2017 graduate did just that by gifting TROY a hand-painted portrait of the late Congressman John Lewis, a work will soon be displayed in John Robert Lewis Hall.

Austin, who majored in computer…

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