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Recent alumna, U.S. Marine reflects on balancing service with academics

U.S. Marine Tori Sharpe earned a master's degree in strategic communication while serving her country. She is now stationed in Bahrain.

U.S. Marine Tori Sharpe earned a master's degree in strategic communication while serving her country. She is now stationed in Bahrain.

After being adopted from China at only six months old, United States Marine Tori Sharpe is serving her country and recently earned a master’s degree from Troy University’s strategic communication program.

Sharpe grew up in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, and joined the United States Naval Academy after high school.

Sharpe made her decision to join the…

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Family and faith was key focus for Cheryl DiChiara

Cheryl DiChiara, a majorette in the Sound of the South in the early 1970's and a member of Phi Mu sorority, died Jan. 14, 2021.

Cheryl DiChiara, a majorette in the Sound of the South in the early 1970's and a member of Phi Mu sorority, died Jan. 14, 2021.

The Trojan Nation lost one of its heroines on January 14 when Cheryl Colley DiChiara passed away after a courageous fight against COVID-19. At the same time, the city of Troy lost a shining example of how a home-town girl exemplifies faith, family and service. 

“Cheryl Colley DiChiara was a model alumna and a true…

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Alumnus sheds light on history with film production company

Theo Moore is using his short-film production company to examine the often-overlooked contributions of Black Americans throughout U.S. history.

Theo Moore is using his short-film production company to examine the often-overlooked contributions of Black Americans throughout U.S. history.

Throughout history and in the classroom, the role and contributions of African Americans in textbook history courses can be overlooked. Archives are harder to find, lineage is harder to trace and achievements go unnoticed.

Troy University graduate Theo Moore started his short film production company, Hiztorical Vision Productions, as a solution to this problem.

Moore…

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TROY alumnus Threadgill named Superintendent of the Year in Alabama

TROY alumnus Chresal Threadgill was recently named Superintendent of the Year by the School Superintendents of Alabama.

TROY alumnus Chresal Threadgill was recently named Superintendent of the Year by the School Superintendents of Alabama.

Troy University graduate Chresal D. Threadgill, Superintendent of Mobile County Public Schools, was named Alabama’s Superintendent of the Year by the School Superintendents of Alabama at the annual conference in Florence, Alabama, in October.

“Very rarely am I speechless, but I was speechless when my name was called,” Threadgill said. “As District I President for…

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