Recent TROY graduate reflects on journey to Air Force

Christalyn Springs, left, was commissioned into the Air Force by Lt. Col. Stephen Cox at a ceremony in Troy in May.

Christalyn Springs, left, was commissioned into the Air Force by Lt. Col. Stephen Cox at a ceremony in Troy in May.

Passion, work ethic and commitment paid off for the men and women recently commissioned into the Armed Forces at Troy University.

Those attributes, along with a strong sense of honor bred by her family roots, led recent TROY graduate Christalyn Springs through her college journey and, now, a career in the Air Force.

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TROY alumnus wins Army’s elite MacArthur Award

TROY alumnus Army Capt. Stephen Scott was named a General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award recipient. (photo submitted)

TROY alumnus Army Capt. Stephen Scott was named a General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award recipient. (photo submitted)

TROY Alumnus Army Capt. Stephen Scott (2012), a Prattville native, was all smiles as he walked across a Pentagon stage last week to receive a bust of the great Gen. Douglas MacArthur. He even hammed it up a bit with the Director of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, who presented it to him.

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Michelle Berry wins Vergil Parks McKinley Award at Troy University

Michelle Berry received the Vergil Parks McKinley Award on Wednesday from Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. She was nominated by Capt. John Strayn.

Michelle Berry received the Vergil Parks McKinley Award on Wednesday from Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. She was nominated by Capt. John Strayn.

Michelle Berry, departmental secretary for Aerospace Studies at Troy University, has won the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award.

Berry, who has been employed by the University since August 2014, received the award from Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, during the annual faculty/staff Christmas luncheon in the Trojan Center Ballrooms on the Troy Campus. She was…

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