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Troy University Arboretum awarded $25,000 grant for continued upgrades

Hyundai officials visited the arboretum Friday to tour the facility and present the grant.

Hyundai officials visited the arboretum Friday to tour the facility and present the grant.

Troy University’s arboretum has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama’s (HMMA) Charitable Giving Program for continued upgrades to the arboretum grounds.

Dr. Alvin Diamond, biology professor and arboretum director, said the funds will be used to replace the bridge to the island in Mullis Pond, clear fallen trees, purchase and install a floating…

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Work underway to restore Troy University arboretum

With the help of community members, TROY professors and students, the goal is to restore the arboretum as an educational resource.

With the help of community members, TROY professors and students, the goal is to restore the arboretum as an educational resource.

A group of Troy University professors and students and community volunteers have recently undertaken a massive project—restoring the 75-acre arboretum back to its glory days.

Located on TROY’s campus, the arboretum encompasses seven and a half miles of nature trails, including two self-guided walks with labeled stops, over 500 identified plant species, a pond, an…

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TROY professor finds passion as STEM mentor

Dr. Jacqueline Jones has developed a passion for mentoring students in the STEM field, helping them earn scholarships, internships and awards.

Dr. Jacqueline Jones has developed a passion for mentoring students in the STEM field, helping them earn scholarships, internships and awards.

Dr. Jacqueline Jones, an assistant professor at Troy University’s Biological and Environmental Science Department, has been involved in the success of many minority STEM scholars and research collaborations with other universities across the country through her mentorship programs.

For years, Dr. Jones has been working closely with students to prepare them for major opportunities,…

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