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Diploma brought smiles and pride to a dying veteran

Joe Bob Allen realized a life-long dream of completing his TROY diploma shortly before his death in early February 2021.

Joe Bob Allen realized a life-long dream of completing his TROY diploma shortly before his death in early February 2021.

When Joe Bob Allen died in early February at the age of 87, he was a proud Trojan and a freshly minted Troy University graduate.

He had just become an official alumnus, having been presented his Troy University diploma – a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with two military science minors based on his…

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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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TROY ranked as top Alabama university in Military Times’ Best for Vets 2019 rankings

Troy University's service to the military has once again received recogntion in Military Times' Best for Vets 2019 rankings.

Troy University's service to the military has once again received recogntion in Military Times' Best for Vets 2019 rankings.

Troy University has been ranked as the top university in Alabama in Military Times’ 2019 Best for Vets college rankings and was ranked 37th nationally.

In their ninth year, the rankings are based on the results of Military Times’ annual survey – the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates…

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Vietnam veterans honored at Military Appreciation game

TROY paid tribute to Vietnam veterans from all branches of the military during the annual Military Appreciation game Saturday at the Vet.

TROY paid tribute to Vietnam veterans from all branches of the military during the annual Military Appreciation game Saturday at the Vet.

More than four decades after they returned home from war, Vietnam veterans received thanks for their service from Troy University during the Trojans’ football game against Coastal Carolina.

During the annual Military Appreciation game Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium, the Sound of the South’s halftime show featured the Walk of Heroes, as Vietnam veterans walked…

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