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Italian Senator tells graduates their journey is just beginning

Italian Sen. Massimo Mallegni delivered the commencement address to Troy Campus graduates on Friday at Trojan Arena.

Italian Sen. Massimo Mallegni delivered the commencement address to Troy Campus graduates on Friday at Trojan Arena.

Italian Sen. Massimo Mallegni told Troy University graduates on Friday that their commencement ceremony did not represent an ending but rather a beginning of their journey.

Nearly 700 graduates from 22 different states and 13 nations received their diplomas during the ceremony inside Trojan Arena on the Troy Campus.

“I am honored to be a…

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Pietrasanta Reflections: An Experience Like No Other

TROY student Catherine Potts reflects on her trip to Pietrasanta, Italy, with members of the College of Communication and Fine Arts.

TROY student Catherine Potts reflects on her trip to Pietrasanta, Italy, with members of the College of Communication and Fine Arts.

Italy. Italia. Where do I even begin? This trip was such a blessing, and I thrived as an artist and individual. I expected to learn new things and be immersed in a new culture, but I didn’t expect to be woken up and changed by my experiences. I feel like a new person and my…

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TROY students, faculty returning to Italy for art festival

Troy University students pose with the mayor of Pietrasanta, Italy, during the 2017 DAP Festival. The 2018 festival begins June 17.

Troy University students pose with the mayor of Pietrasanta, Italy, during the 2017 DAP Festival. The 2018 festival begins June 17.

A group of Troy University students and faculty members will soon depart for Italy to hone their crafts among an international audience.

The group, which includes theatre, dance and music students and faculty, will participate in the second annual Danza in Arte a Pietrasanta (DAP) Festival in Pietrasanta, Italy, which takes place June 17-30.

The…

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At Last: The Gran Gala and parting thoughts from Pietrasanta

TROY students enjoy the beach in Pietrasanta, Italy.

TROY students enjoy the beach in Pietrasanta, Italy.

We knew the people, we loved the food, we handled the heat, and the DAP Festival students danced with professional choreographers and dancers. The last few days of the festival represented a simultaneous settling and upheaval. While the TROY family began to feel as if we understood our place in this artists’ town, our departure…

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