Colleges across the country are recognizing students from Troy High School for their on-campus success. Click any achievement to discover alumni from Troy High School, view their personalized Merit pages, and learn about what they are accomplishing. (see more)
Colleges across the country are recognizing students from Troy High School for their on-campus success. Click any achievement to discover alumni from Troy High School, view their personalized Merit pages, and learn about what they are accomplishing.
A Saginaw Valley State University senior was one of 60 students in the nation to receive a prestigious scholarship given to undergraduates passionate about communications in the public policy industry. Dan Wunderlich was named a 2017 recipient of the $1,000 Media Fellows scholarship, provided by the Washington Media Scholars Foundation. The nonprofit organization offers opportunities for college students interested in public policy-related communication. He recently finished a communications-based internship working in the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Rep. Dave Trott, a Republican representing Michigan's 11th congressional district. The region covers communities including Wunderlich's hometown of Troy. Wunderlich spent the summer helping the office draft media releases and speeches on the congressman's behalf. "I love trying to take a situation and turning that into a message that can connect with people," he said. "That's where I get my fun out of it: creating those messages." Erik Trump, SVSU professor of political science, has witnessed Wunderlich's enthusiasm for expressing his thoughts and helping others. "He is an exceptionally skilled communicator, a creative thinker, an extraordinarily self-directed individual, and a genuinely kind and thoughtful person," Trump said. Wunderlich's internship put him in the same rooms with some of the nation's most influential leaders including Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan. The experience also reinforced his desire to seek a job in public policy. Wunderlich plans to pursue a professional career as a political communications director - preferably at an office in the nation's capital - after he graduates from SVSU with a bachelor's degree in May 2018. Wunderlich said he first fell in love with communications while attending a Troy High School class that he initially signed up for because he anticipated it would be "an easy A." Instead, the teacher exposed him to the joys and importance of communicating. "I firmly believe, no matter what your industry, communicating is a central part of everything you accomplish," he said. "Communication runs the world." His professor said Wunderlich has shown the ability to relate well to others. "Dan is a two-way communicator," Trump said, "someone who very effectively modified his speech and body language to put other people at ease. In the classroom setting, he listens carefully to other students' ideas and responds positively and civilly, even when he holds a different position." Wunderlich is determined to demonstrate to the Washington Media Scholars Foundation that their faith in him is justified. "I believe in a strong return on investment, and I want to be a great return on their investment," he said.
Alma College has released the Dean's List for those students who achieved outstanding academic performance during the 2015 Winter Term. Students who achieve a 3.5 or better grade point average during a term, while carrying a minimum of 13 credits, at least eight of which are evaluative grades, are named to the Dean's List.
Alma College has released the Dean's List for those students who achieved outstanding academic performance during the 2017 Winter Term. Students who achieve a 3.5 or better grade point average during a term, while carrying a minimum of 13 credits, at least eight of which are evaluative grades, are named to the Dean's List.
On July 7, Oglethorpe welcomed 114 incoming students for the second summer orientation, known as a MAP (Making a Petrel) Day. The first-year students enrolled in their fall semester classes and received their official Petrel Pass student IDs.
More than 370 accepted students have indicated their commitment to attend Oglethorpe University by submitting their enrollment deposit. We're excited to welcome these new "Stormy Petrels" to campus this fall! The Class of 2021 will begin classes on August 21, 2017.
More than 1,900 students from Saginaw Valley State University earned a spot on the winter 2017 semester Deans' List.
The following students have been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2017 semester at Baldwin Wallace University according to Stephen D. Stahl, Provost. Students who receive at least a 3.6 GPA for seven or more graded hours in a single semester are named to the Dean's List.
The University of Alabama awarded approximately 5,000 degrees during spring commencement May 5-7. With a beautiful campus, hundreds of rigorous academic programs, world-renowned faculty and numerous opportunities for service and growth, The University of Alabama is a place where legends are made. UA offers its students a premier educational, cultural and social experience with more than 310 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The campus gives students the opportunity to interact with nationally renowned faculty performing cutting-edge research. In addition, UA offers students more than 500 student organizations, and UA students perform more than 1 million hours of service for the community.
Coastal Carolina University's held commencement ceremonies for an estimated 1,145 candidates for graduation May 5 and 6, 2017, at the HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center on campus. In her remarks to Coastal Carolina University's Class of 2017, commencement speaker Amber J. Campbell encouraged graduates to be true to themselves and their own course in life instead of relying too much on conventional wisdom. "Don't listen to 'they,' because 'they' will tell you all kinds of things," said Campbell, an Olympic athlete and 2004 CCU graduate. " 'They' don't always have your best interests at heart. 'They' will try to talk you out of your dream. 'They' will tell you that what you're pursuing doesn't make sense or that the career you chose is too obscure. Meanwhile, you might end up a three-time Olympian and travel the world!"
Ohio Wesleyan University is pleased to announce its 2016 spring semester Dean's List. To qualify for OWU Dean's List recognition, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in all applicable classes. Congratulations, Bishops, on this outstanding academic achievement!
More than 500 students earned endowed scholarships at Baldwin Wallace University this fall. BW has a long history of endowed scholarship support from alumni, faculty, trustees and friends. More than 385 named scholarships provide over $3 million to help students attend, persist and graduate from BW. Endowed scholarships vary in their requirements with many specifying financial need, a course of study, involvement on campus or a commitment to excellence in a particular field.
BW student vocalists and orchestra members performed the opera "Dialogues of the Carmelites" during the spring semester. Francis Poulenc's fictionalized portrayal of the Martyrs of Compiegne tells the timely and tragic story of Carmelite nuns who were guillotined in Paris for refusing to renounce their vocation during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror.
BW's Symphonic Wind Ensemble embarked on a six-day performance tour in Washington, D.C. over 2016 Spring Break. They interacted with students from four diverse high schools through a variety of master classes and performances. The tour culminated with a performance at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
A distinguished group of students at Baldwin Wallace University has reached BW's pinnacle of academic honor society achievement with fall 2016 induction into the Dayton C. Miller Honor Society. Less than four percent of the undergraduate student body achieves membership in the society.
The following people recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
Saginaw Valley State University was represented by 14 members of its Sigma Pi fraternity chapter in the NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation National Flag Football Championships in Pensacola, Florida, Jan. 2-4. The team, Theta-Beta, was selected to receive the Sportsmanship Award for the men's collegiate league.