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TROY alum creates endowed scholarship for geomatics students in honor of entrepreneur grandparents

Brett Orrell, center, and Polysurveying have funded a scholarship for geomatics students in honor of his grandparents, seated.

Brett Orrell, center, and Polysurveying have funded a scholarship for geomatics students in honor of his grandparents, seated.

Troy University alumnus Brett Orrell and his family-owned company, Polysurveying, have created an endowned scholarship for future geomatics students who choose to further their education at TROY. 

The scholarship was created in honor of Orrell’s grandparents, Sidney and Theresa Orrell, who founded the company in 1971.

“My grandparents’ sacrifice in time committed to making the new…

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Lewis family shares legacy of love through scholarship, foundation

The Owen Wayne Lewis Memorial Scholarship at Troy University will focus on first-generation college students.

The Owen Wayne Lewis Memorial Scholarship at Troy University will focus on first-generation college students.

Quick to smile. Quick to laugh. Always ready with a hug and eager for the next ride on his “cool bike.” Although Owen Lewis’s time on Earth was cut tragically short, it was brimming with love.

Now, Owen’s parents—Troy University professors Onick and Heather Lewis—are working to ensure that love carries forward into the lives…

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Smith memorial scholarship will support Alabama high school rodeo athletes

A scholarship supporting Alabama high school rodeo athletes is named in honor of TROY student Patrick Smith, who passed away in 2002.

A scholarship supporting Alabama high school rodeo athletes is named in honor of TROY student Patrick Smith, who passed away in 2002.

For Patrick Smith and his family, rodeo was more than a sport—it was a way of life.

“I think that it began with me,” said Patrick’s father, Ben Smith, who competed in rodeo as well in his youth. “Hearing me talk about it and going to rodeos together. He wanted to be a part of…

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Intramural Speech Tournament resumes after gap year, awards scholarship

Three winners were recognized along with awarding a $500 scholarship.

Three winners were recognized along with awarding a $500 scholarship.

After skipping a year due to COVID-19, the Troy University Intramural Speech Tournament resumed on April 21. Lauren Martin, a sophomore nursing major, had the top overall score.

Held in the HAL Hall of Honor, the tournament hosted several rounds of participants narrowed down to six finalists and three top scorers in the categories of…

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