TROY arboretum’s pond pine named Champion Tree by Alabama Forestry Commission

TROY owns one of 142 Champion Trees representing 130 distinct species.

TROY owns one of 142 Champion Trees representing 130 distinct species.

Troy University’s arboretum is the official home of a Champion Tree, housing the largest pond pine tree in Alabama, and was formally recognized Thursday by the Alabama Forestry Commission.

Typically reaching heights of 60-80 feet, TROY’s pond pine was measured at 87 feet high. Scientifically named Pinus serotina, pond pines are native to the southern third of the…

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TROY biomedical researcher, professor receives $95K grant for cancer research

Dr. Jacqueline Jones, left, received a $95K grant to conduct cancer research assisted by senior Ja’Dazia Posey and grad student Yubing Chen.

Dr. Jacqueline Jones, left, received a $95K grant to conduct cancer research assisted by senior Ja’Dazia Posey and grad student Yubing Chen.

Troy University’s biomedical researcher Dr. Jacqueline Jones was recently awarded a $95,000 grant from the Elsa U. Pardee Foundation to conduct research on the factors that drive advanced stages of prostate cancer with the goal of finding a cure.

Using human cells, Jones aims to identify ways researchers can understand the molecular cues that help…

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Groundwater Festival teaches fourth grade students to conserve and preserve water supply

A student participates in a learning activity during the 19th annual Groundwater Festival at Troy University.

A student participates in a learning activity during the 19th annual Groundwater Festival at Troy University.

Fourth-grade students from around Pike County visited the Troy Campus Wednesday morning for the 19th annual Groundwater Festival.

According to Janet Gatson, a lecturer in the university’s Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, the day is all about environmental education.

“We are trying to teach children to be mindful and aware,” Gaston said. “There is…

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Arboretum the focus of Girl Scout Gold Award project

Montgomery native Mia Johnston added signage, bridges and more to help improve the arboretum's walking trails.

Montgomery native Mia Johnston added signage, bridges and more to help improve the arboretum's walking trails.

The walking trails at Troy University’s arboretum received several upgrades recently, thanks to the hard work of a Girl Scout Ambassador.

Mia Johnston, a senior at Booker T. Washington Magnet School in Montgomery, Alabama, chose the arboretum as the focus of her Gold Award project. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award…

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