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Mother, daughter graduate from Troy University together

July 25, 2016
By Greg Phillips

Among a sea of graduates Friday at Troy University’s summer commencement were two Atlanta women for whom the experience was doubly special.

Pam Austin and her daughter, Michonda, both walked across the stage at Trojan Arena to accept criminal justice diplomas Friday — Pam’s a bachelor’s and Michonda’s a master’s.

The two women said they’ve…

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Secretary Merrill urges students to overcome obstacles to achieve success

July 22, 2016
By Clif Lusk

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill challenged graduates at Troy University to be prepared to overcome roadblocks to success and live a life of service to others.

His remarks came during the University’s summer commencement exercises Friday in Trojan Arena, where about 500 students participated in the ceremony representing 21 U.S. states and seven countries…

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75-year-old completes 50-year journey with Troy University degree

June 2, 2016
By Greg Phillips

Irene Whitehurst Johnson knows a little something about perseverance.

For more than 50 years, she took college courses off and on while working in civil services and raising her children, all in an attempt to attain a college degree.

On Sunday, May 15, her perseverance paid off when the 75-year-old Enterprise resident walked across a…

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