Teaching through performance: Dr. Larry Blocher’s accomplished TROY career ends in retirement

Blocher has been with the University through numerous changes and growths over the last 17 years.

Blocher has been with the University through numerous changes and growths over the last 17 years.

A 17-year member of the Troy University family, Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts and Director of the School of Music Dr. Larry Blocher is retiring on July 1. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Blocher served as an associate conductor with the University bands and taught undergraduate and graduate music education…

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Journalism lecturer Stefanie Hicks East designates legacy gift to the Hall School

Stefanie Hicks East is a two-time graduate of the Hall School and has been a full-time lecturer since 2019.

Stefanie Hicks East is a two-time graduate of the Hall School and has been a full-time lecturer since 2019.

Stefanie Hicks East has been so impacted by her time in Troy University’s Hall School of Journalism and Communication, both as a two-time student and a current lecturer, she’s dedicated a legacy gift to help ensure its continued success for future students.

Unlike most children her age, East grew up with an affinity for watching…

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Dr. Robbyn Taylor named Director of the Hall School of Journalism and Communication

The promotion will be effective June 1.

The promotion will be effective June 1.

Dr. Robbyn Taylor has been named Director of the Hall School of Journalism and Communication effective June 1.

Taylor will fill the position left vacant by former Director Dr. Jeff Spurlock, who held the title from 2014 until Aug. 2021. Dr. Amanda Diggs was named Interim Director after Spurlock’s departure.

Taylor currently serves TROY as…

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Intramural Speech Tournament resumes after gap year, awards scholarship

Three winners were recognized along with awarding a $500 scholarship.

Three winners were recognized along with awarding a $500 scholarship.

After skipping a year due to COVID-19, the Troy University Intramural Speech Tournament resumed on April 21. Lauren Martin, a sophomore nursing major, had the top overall score.

Held in the HAL Hall of Honor, the tournament hosted several rounds of participants narrowed down to six finalists and three top scorers in the categories of…

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