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TROY team wins gold medal at Dragon Boat Festival, reaps other rewards from participation

August 28, 2018
By Andy Ellis

The team of faculty, staff and students representing Troy University in Saturday’s Montgomery Dragon Boat Festival brought home a gold medal, but the rewards of participating in the ninth annual event proved to be even greater.

TROY’s Confucius Institute once again sponsored the University’s team and served as a gold sponsor for the event. And…

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Cancer survivor Thornton now fighting for others

September 28, 2017
By Tori Bedsole

One Troy University student has conquered bone cancer and has chosen to give back to those in the situation she was once in.

Jada Thornton, a junior nursing major from Montgomery, was diagnosed was osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, in 2009. In 2010, she created a Relay for Life team, which she named…

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Dragon boat races less about rowing, more about supporting the community

August 30, 2017
By Andy Ellis

The TROY Trojan Warriors finished third in their division at Saturday’s Montgomery Dragon Boat Races, but for participants, the experience was more about supporting the local community, representing the University and bonding with teammates than where they finished on the leader board.

Dragon boat racing is a team paddling sport that has its roots in…

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