TROY alum creates endowed scholarship for geomatics students in honor of entrepreneur grandparents

Brett Orrell, center, and Polysurveying have funded a scholarship for geomatics students in honor of his grandparents, seated.

Brett Orrell, center, and Polysurveying have funded a scholarship for geomatics students in honor of his grandparents, seated.

Troy University alumnus Brett Orrell and his family-owned company, Polysurveying, have created an endowned scholarship for future geomatics students who choose to further their education at TROY. 

The scholarship was created in honor of Orrell’s grandparents, Sidney and Theresa Orrell, who founded the company in 1971.

“My grandparents’ sacrifice in time committed to making the new…

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Hydrographic Society of America awards scholarships to two TROY students

Surveying and Geomatics students Scott Dowdy, left, and Cameron Morris both recently received scholarships.

Surveying and Geomatics students Scott Dowdy, left, and Cameron Morris both recently received scholarships.

Troy University students Cameron Morris of Chatom, Alabama, and Phillip “Scott” Dowdy of Hokes Bluff, Alabama, were awarded scholarships from the Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA).

Morris and Dowdy are seniors in TROY’s Surveying and Geomatics Program in the Geospatial Informatics Department in the College of Arts and Sciences.

THSOA scholarships are awarded to full…

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Surveying and Geomatics Program wins national award

Surveying and Geomatics students at work on the quad at the Troy Campus. The program recently won a national award for quality and excellence.

Surveying and Geomatics students at work on the quad at the Troy Campus. The program recently won a national award for quality and excellence.

Troy University’s Surveying and Geomatics Sciences Program recently won the Surveying Education Award, valued at $10,000, from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

The national award is presented annually by NCEES to recognize surveying programs that best reflect the organization’s mission to advance licensure for surveyors in order to safeguard the health,…

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New Geospatial Informatics Department offers path to high-tech, in-demand jobs

The department combines combines geography, surveying and drone technology.

The department combines combines geography, surveying and drone technology.

A new academic department within the College of Arts and Sciences will give TROY students a path to high-tech, in-demand jobs.

The Department of Geospatial Informatics began in May as the new home of the geomatics program, the geographic information systems (GIS) minor and the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) minor.

The new department includes geomatics…

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