Tag Archives: Student Profiles

Cancer survivor Thornton now fighting for others

September 28, 2017
By Tori Bedsole

One Troy University student has conquered bone cancer and has chosen to give back to those in the situation she was once in.

Jada Thornton, a junior nursing major from Montgomery, was diagnosed was osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, in 2009. In 2010, she created a Relay for Life team, which she named…

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New SGA president Morris ready to serve

April 17, 2017
By Savanah Weed

The student body at Troy University has elected a new Student Government Association president.

Ashli Morris, a junior international politics major and leadership development and military science double minor from Athens, Alabama, took on leadership roles early and often in her high school career.

She was the captain of the JV basketball team her freshman…

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Student songwriter pays tribute to cancer victims

April 13, 2017
By Savanah Weed

A Troy University freshman performed an original song at this year’s Relay for Life event at the Troy campus on Friday.

Jesselyn Dudinsky, a music industry major from Panama City, Florida, grew up knowing how to play the piano, but only began writing songs four years ago during her freshman year of high school.

“I’d…

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