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It Came from the Archives: ‘The biggest parade ever staged in Dothan’

December 10, 2019
By Dr. Marty Olliff

The Great Depression had ravaged the United States for years when Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated president on March 4, 1933. His New Deal resulted in passage of 16 landmark bills in the first ever “Hundred Days” that ended on June 16.

On that 100th day, Congress passed the National Industrial Recovery Act, one…

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Alumnus Jeff Coleman to speak at TROY Dothan commencement

December 3, 2019
By Greg Phillips

Jeff Coleman, a Troy University alumnus and local business leader, will deliver the keynote address at fall commencement exercises Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Dothan Civic Center.

About 150 students will receive their degrees during the fall commencement, which begins at 3 p.m.

Coleman, who received an MBA from TROY’s Dothan Campus, is chairman of…

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Student Support Services Montgomery coordinator, author tells story of perseverance

November 26, 2019
By Greg Phillips

Deetra Benn didn’t have encouragement, financial resources or a support system in her life when she started her college journey.

At Troy University, however, she found those things through Student Support Services, and the experience made such an impact on her life that, today, she is a two-time TROY graduate and current coordinator of Student…

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