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Cancer survivor Thornton now fighting for others

TROY student Jada Thornton, right, with her mother during the 2017 Dragon Boat Race in Montgomery. Her team raised money for Children's Hospital.

TROY student Jada Thornton, right, with her mother during the 2017 Dragon Boat Race in Montgomery. Her team raised money for Children's Hospital.

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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DNP student receives $1.1 million grant for breastfeeding education program

Kimarie Bugg, center, and the staff of Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere. Bugg is a student in the Doctor of Nursing practice program.

Kimarie Bugg, center, and the staff of Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere. Bugg is a student in the Doctor of Nursing practice program.

Six years ago, Troy University graduate nursing student Kimarie Bugg took a moment of professional setback and turned it into an opportunity for even greater success.

As a nurse in Atlanta, Bugg spent more than 20 years doing groundbreaking work supporting breastfeeding education, including starting the first lactation program in the state at Grady Hospital….

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TROY alumni protecting endangered species from the skies

Wildlife Aviation Group, founded by TROY alumni, provide aerial surveillance for parks and rangers to help protect endangered species from poaching.

Wildlife Aviation Group, founded by TROY alumni, provide aerial surveillance for parks and rangers to help protect endangered species from poaching.

In response to the expanding, global epidemic of poaching, a group of TROY alumni have created an organization to help park rangers and wildlife reserves protect themselves and endangered animals.

Wildlife Aviation Group, founded by Bryan Wallace (’87) and John Schaper (’86), aims to become the leading provider of aerial conservation services, defending endangered wildlife and…

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