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Diploma brought smiles and pride to a dying veteran

Joe Bob Allen realized a life-long dream of completing his TROY diploma shortly before his death in early February 2021.

Joe Bob Allen realized a life-long dream of completing his TROY diploma shortly before his death in early February 2021.

When Joe Bob Allen died in early February at the age of 87, he was a proud Trojan and a freshly minted Troy University graduate.

He had just become an official alumnus, having been presented his Troy University diploma – a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with two military science minors based on his…

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Marine uniform paved the way for student’s desire to help other veterans

Lameka Butler, a Marine Corps veteran, is a master's student in psychology who wants to use her TROY degrees to serve others.

Lameka Butler, a Marine Corps veteran, is a master's student in psychology who wants to use her TROY degrees to serve others.

We’re celebrating our military-connected students during November’s National Military Family Month.

It was really the Marine uniform that did it for Lemeka Butler.

“I knew I didn’t want to go to college after high school, so when I saw the Marine Corps uniform, I was hooked,” she said. “I did whatever it took join.”

An…

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Warrior-turned-student sets sights on serving other veterans

TROY graduate student Jesse Riojas used to have his sights set on an enemy, now his studies have led his to take aim at helping other veterans.

TROY graduate student Jesse Riojas used to have his sights set on an enemy, now his studies have led his to take aim at helping other veterans.

Editors Note: We are highlighting military connected students during National Military Family Month.

Jesus “Jesse” Riojas was a Recon Marine, twice deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, once in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan and twice more aboard multiple naval vessels around the world on Marine Expeditionary Units. He was a warrior.

Today,…

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Troy University degree programs recognized by Intelligent.com

Intelligent.com ranked several Troy University online degree programs among the nation's best in their recently released rankings.

Intelligent.com ranked several Troy University online degree programs among the nation's best in their recently released rankings.

Troy University has been named in the top 25 of Military Friendly Colleges and several of its online degree programs have been recognized among the nation’s best by Intelligent.com.

Intelligent.com, a student-focused, comprehensive research guide, assessed 1,604 accredited colleges and universities and evaluated programs based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate employment. The…

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