Tag Archives: civic engagement

TROY students build garden beds for local elementary school

January 24, 2017
By Savanah Weed

Due to the threat of rain and severe weather last week, the MLK Days of Service projects were relocated, but still carried out as planned.

Students gathered in Eldridge Hall on the afternoons of Jan. 19 and 20 to build garden beds for the university’s upcoming garden project at Troy Elementary School.

Keri Shaw, a…

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Students experience struggle of poverty during simulation event

November 7, 2016
By Savanah Weed

In 2016, 26.4 percent of the 33,046 residents of Pike County live below the federal poverty line, and Troy University students experienced a fraction of those struggles during a poverty simulation on Nov. 1.

According to Alabama Possible, the organization responsible for the demonstration, more than 900,000 Americans live in poverty.

“The first time I did…

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TROY students give back during Days of Service

September 15, 2016
By Savanah Weed

Troy University students gave back and went to work during TROY’s sixth annual Days of Service.

From Sept. 8 to Sept. 10, approximately 50 to 60 students volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club of Pike and Surrounding Counties in Troy to help with renovations, according to Jonathan Cellon, the coordinator of learning activities at…

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