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Porter set to add service to students, local businesses in her new role at IDEA Bank

Mauree Alice Porter graduates in May, but is already set to make an impact at IDEA Bank. (TROY photo)

Mauree Alice Porter graduates in May, but is already set to make an impact at IDEA Bank. (TROY photo)

A familiar face to many in Troy and the Troy Campus can now be found in the Sorrell College of Business’ IDEA Bank at Troy University.

Mauree Alice Porter, set to graduate on May 12 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Arts, has been named Program Coordinator at the IDEA Bank.

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TROY business alumnus Travis Perry is making music since Shark Tank win

Travis Perry's invention ChordBuddy shot through the roof after his appearance on

Travis Perry's invention ChordBuddy shot through the roof after his appearance on "Shark Tank." (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)

Travis Perry was just 18 or 19 years old when he got disgusted with teaching people how to play the guitar.

“I thought ‘I must be a horrible teacher’ because half of my students quit after two months,” he said. He would learn that as many as 60 percent of the people who start learning…

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Alumna, ardent Trojan fan ‘Miss Ann’ Williams passes away

Troy University alumna and former Alumni of the Year Ann Williams passed away on April 19 at the age of 93.

Troy University alumna and former Alumni of the Year Ann Williams passed away on April 19 at the age of 93.

Troy University lost one of its most ardent and colorful supporters this week, as Ann Kelly Williams passed away on April 19 at the age of 93.

“Miss Ann,” as she was affectionately known, invested herself in the Troy community and never met a stranger, always willing to take time for those she encountered along…

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TROY alumna’s book recounts experience of reconnecting with Korean birth family decades after her adoption

Gilbert, center, meets her Korean brother and sister for the first time in 44 years.

Gilbert, center, meets her Korean brother and sister for the first time in 44 years.

Decades after being adopted from a South Korean orphanage by an American family, Troy University alumna Amy Gilbert (’92) reconnected with her birth family and her heritage and has written a book about her experiences.

Published last year, “Becoming Korean: A Memoir” charts Gilberts’ journey from what she called a “normal American childhood” to the…

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