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For Active Duty soldier, TROY ‘treats you like family’

Frank Robbins, of Phenix City, found a home at Troy University while pursuing the Bachelor of Science of Occupational Education degree.

Frank Robbins, of Phenix City, found a home at Troy University while pursuing the Bachelor of Science of Occupational Education degree.

Frank Robbins was looking toward a civilian career when he retires from the United States Army in the next few years, and he knew that a college degree was going to be crucial in achieving success in his field of interest – adult education.

He found his home in TROY’s Bachelor of Science in Occupational…

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Recent alumna, U.S. Marine reflects on balancing service with academics

U.S. Marine Tori Sharpe earned a master's degree in strategic communication while serving her country. She is now stationed in Bahrain.

U.S. Marine Tori Sharpe earned a master's degree in strategic communication while serving her country. She is now stationed in Bahrain.

After being adopted from China at only six months old, United States Marine Tori Sharpe is serving her country and recently earned a master’s degree from Troy University’s strategic communication program.

Sharpe grew up in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, and joined the United States Naval Academy after high school.

Sharpe made her decision to join the…

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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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