TROY Dothan hosts 150 students from area high schools for tour and Information Fair

Students saw what campus life might look like and learned about Admissions, Financial Aid and degree programs.

Students saw what campus life might look like and learned about Admissions, Financial Aid and degree programs.

Around 150 students from four Wiregrass high schools and two homeschool organizations attended a Campus Tour and Information Fair Thursday at the Troy University Dothan Campus where they were able to see student life in action and learn about the many degree programs TROY offers.

Dr. Kirk Davis, Interim Chief Operating Officer of the Dothan Campus, welcomed…

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Dothan Business Hall of Famer to give keynote address at Dothan Campus commencement

The Dothan Campus will hold its Fall Commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m.

The Dothan Campus will hold its Fall Commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m.

Dothan Business Hall of Fame 2018 inductee Velma J. Tribue will provide the keynote address at TROY Dothan’s Fall Commencement on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. at the Dothan Civic Center.

Over 100 undergrad and graduate students will receive their degrees during the ceremony.

Tribue is an Alabama native, graduating from Alabama State University…

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It Came from the Archives: “Parade of the Years,” 1938 National Peanut Festival Community Historical Play

The National Peanut Festival, born in 1938, has been a staple of the Wiregrass since. (Wiregrass Archives)

The National Peanut Festival, born in 1938, has been a staple of the Wiregrass since. (Wiregrass Archives)

The first National Peanut Festival occurred in Dothan, Alabama, on November 10-12, 1938.  Most of us recall that first festival for hosting Dr. George Washington Carver’s address, “Great Creator, What is a Peanut and Why Do You Make It?”

Dr. George Washington Carver speaks to the inaugural National Peanut Festival, from “Alabama Magazine”, Nov. 21, 1938….

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It Came From the Archives: Dothan received the Queen in 1952

Betty Phillips, Mutual Broadcasting Company's 2000th Queen for a Day, visited Dothan in 1952.

Betty Phillips, Mutual Broadcasting Company's 2000th Queen for a Day, visited Dothan in 1952.

Over the years the National Peanut Festival has produced hundreds of local queens and princesses, but in 1952 it hosted one whose name was not known until October 24.

That was Betty Phillips of Los Angeles, who was the Mutual Broadcasting System’s 2000th Queen for A Day.

“Queen For A Day” was a game show…

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