Tag Archives: Perspectives

It Came from the Archives: Private Hardy F. Scarborough, 1832-1864

May 14, 2020
By Dr. Marty Olliff

The Wiregrass Archives has only one collection directly relating to the U.S. Civil War – the Jerrie Watson Bass Collection, record group 18, donated in 2003.

Ms. Bass was one of her extended family historians.  In addition to allowing us to scan photographs of her male relatives who served in World War 1, World War…

Read More

Professionally Engaged, Globally Prepared: How My Business School Prepared Me for Success

August 30, 2019
By Olivia Walleser

Thanks to recent media, it’s no longer such a bad thing to be a geek. Shows like Stranger Things, billionaires like Bill Gates, and production companies like Marvel Studios are making “geeks” cool again. And so is my alma mater, Troy University.

The Sorrell College of Business’s GEEKS program was created to better engage students…

Read More

Historian Flynt discusses Alabama’s strengths, failings

September 28, 2018
By Greg Phillips

According to a renowned Alabama historian, the state should be proud of its literature, its art and its football, but should be ashamed of its politics.

Renowned historian Dr. Wayne Flynt outlined those points while discussing the state’s cultural heritage, both good and bad, during a two-hour presentation Thursday evening at Troy University’s Dothan Campus.

Read More