Dothan resident overcomes period of homelessness to earn TROY degree

TROY graduate Mica Robinson overcame homelessness to earn her degree.

TROY graduate Mica Robinson overcame homelessness to earn her degree.

For a college student, graduation is the culmination of a years-long journey.

In the case of recent Troy University graduate Mica Robinson, that journey was more challenging than most.

Robinson, who graduated from the University’s Dothan Campus in December, spent the bulk of her college career in a state of homelessness.

“In (about) 2013, I…

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Dasinger challenges graduates to make good decisions

Dr. Hank Dasinger delivers the keynote address to graduates on the Montgomery Campus during Monday night's commencement ceremony.

Dr. Hank Dasinger delivers the keynote address to graduates on the Montgomery Campus during Monday night's commencement ceremony.

Dr. Hank Dasinger, who was recently introduced as the new dean of Troy University’s College of Education, challenged graduates at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus to greet this time of transition as an opportunity to make good decisions.

More than 130 graduates took part in the ceremony held Monday night in the Davis Theatre for the…

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More than 130 TROY students to graduate during Dothan Campus commencement

About 135 Troy University Dothan Campus students will take part in commencement exercises on Dec. 18.

About 135 Troy University Dothan Campus students will take part in commencement exercises on Dec. 18.

About 135 Troy University students will participate in commencement exercises on Sunday, Dec. 18 in the Dothan Civic Center.

The exercises begin at 3 p.m.

The keynote speaker for this fall’s commencement is longtime educator Dr. Imogene Mixson, who was recently honored as one of the University’s Alumni of the Year for 2016.

Dr. Mixson…

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Mother, daughter graduate from Troy University together

Pam Austin (left) and Michonda Austin pose with Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. before graduating at the Troy Campus.

Pam Austin (left) and Michonda Austin pose with Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. before graduating at the Troy Campus.

Among a sea of graduates Friday at Troy University’s summer commencement were two Atlanta women for whom the experience was doubly special.

Pam Austin and her daughter, Michonda, both walked across the stage at Trojan Arena to accept criminal justice diplomas Friday — Pam’s a bachelor’s and Michonda’s a master’s.

The two women said they’ve…

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