HOBY seeks to teach rising high school juniors ‘how to think, not what to think’

The Alabama HOBY Youth Leadership Seminar opened at Troy University for its 20th year on the Troy Campus. (TROY photo/Joey Meredith)

The Alabama HOBY Youth Leadership Seminar opened at Troy University for its 20th year on the Troy Campus. (TROY photo/Joey Meredith)

For TROY alumna LeighAshton Nuss, the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar at Troy University is a ‘coming home’ experience.

Nuss serves the organization as Alabama’s Leadership Seminar Chair, a volunteer position the fourth-grade teacher at New Market, AL Moore’s Mill Intermediate School sees as impactful on the state.

“HOBY is a worldwide leadership seminar for…

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TROY Gymnastics Team wins Southeast Regional in inaugural year

The TROY Gymnastics Team was formed in the fall of 2023 and is student run and led.

The TROY Gymnastics Team was formed in the fall of 2023 and is student run and led.

In its first year, the newly-formed and student-led TROY Gymnastics Team has not only won a regional competition, they’ve qualified for a spot in the National Athletic Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastic Club’s (NAIGC) national championship.

Head coach and club president Maren Settle, a sophomore sports management major from Atlanta, Georgia, was a gymnast for 15…

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Values learned at TROY translate well for SCOB alumnus Derek Young in Japan

Sorrell College alumnus Derek Young lead's Fidelity's operations in Japan.

Sorrell College alumnus Derek Young lead's Fidelity's operations in Japan.

For one Trojan, a world away from Troy in Japan is almost like being at home where every-day values of compassion, competence and respect are mainstays of society and business.

Derek Young, a 1986 Finance graduate of the Sorrell College of Business, now leads Fidelity International’s Japan operations as president. He is president and representative…

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Girls State offers opportunities to learn about government, leadership

City, county and state officials are elected each year at Alabama Girls State.

City, county and state officials are elected each year at Alabama Girls State.

Hundreds of rising high school seniors from across the state spent June 4-9 at Troy University participating in the 81st session of the American Legion Auxiliary’s Alabama Girls State program learning about all levels of state government and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Every American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program operates through a nonpartisan curriculum…

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