Tag Archives: Alumni

Former Trojan gridiron star making mark in business world

April 17, 2020
By Greg Phillips

In the late 1990s, Eric Sloan terrorized opposing quarterbacks and wide receivers as an All-American defensive back for the then-Troy State Trojans.

Today, the 41-year-old College Park, Georgia native is a pillar of the Montgomery business community, running a multimillion-dollar tech company while helping upstarts looking to follow a similar career path.

It’s been quite…

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TROY alumna Barbara Grimes sharing love of art through free lessons on Facebook Live

April 15, 2020
By Andy Ellis

While the COVID-19 coronavirus has led to school closures and left families learning, working and staying at home, it hasn’t stopped Troy University alumna Barbara Grimes from sharing her love of art with others.

Grimes, a 1978 TROY graduate, is the owner of Barb’s on Mulberry boutique in Montgomery, a shop in which she sells…

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TROY alumnus named Florida Literary Legend

February 7, 2020
By Victoria Cirilli

Craig Pittman, a 1981 Troy University graduate, Florida native, author and columnist for the Tampa Bay Times, has been named the Florida Heritage Book Festival Board’s Literary Legend 2020.

His acceptance of an award with a significant title like “Legend” has yet to fully sink in for the environmentally conscious nonfiction book writer.

“I…

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