‘Do What Trojans Do’: Alumnus challenges Sorrell College students to become successful leaders in their careers

Wells Fargo Executive Vice President Derek Ellington spoke to Sorrell College of Business students in February. (TROY photo/JOEY MEREDITH)
 

Sorrell College of Business alumnus Derek Ellington challenged business students to “do what Trojans do” by leading and offered them three keys to personal success.

“At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about: making a difference, impacting in a major way and that’s what Trojans do. We impact. We lead. We influence, and that’s your…

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Sorrell Alumnus Chad Jones shares insights with business school students

Sorrell College alumnus Chad Jones talks leadership, banking and relationships with students.

Sorrell College alumnus Chad Jones talks leadership, banking and relationships with students.

Sorrell College of Business alumnus Chad Jones, president and CEO of First Bank of Alabama, challenged students to take on the “journey” of leadership and build relationships.

“My time at Troy University was the beginning of my path towards leadership,” he said. “Leadership is a journey, not a destination.”

Jones, a Talladega native, has a…

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‘BBQ with Bankers’ brings together students and Alabama Bankers Association members from local banks for networking and tips

BBQ with Bankers brings together students and Alabama bankers once a semester for networking and learning.

BBQ with Bankers brings together students and Alabama bankers once a semester for networking and learning.

The Sorrell College of Business’ 360 Center hosted area bankers to talk to about 80 students in a variety of majors about the realities of the industry and its prospects for the future.

Barbeque with Bankers is a long-standing tradition in the College, having been started as part of the banking and finance program.

“This is an outstanding…

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Sorrell Global Scholars study micro-industries high in Ecuador’s Andes Mountains

Sorrell College of Business Global Scholars Program returned to Ecuador this semester.

Sorrell College of Business Global Scholars Program returned to Ecuador this semester.

After a two-year hiatus, the Sorrell College of Business’ Sorrell Society of Global Scholars returned to Ecuador over spring break with 15 students to concentrate on global business practices and service learning.

The Global Scholars Program is an honors program within the College designed to promote global citizenship and to nurture some of the College’s…

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