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Troy Athletics grads receive degrees

Troy University Athletics Supplemental Graduation was held Tuesday morning at Tine Davis Field House with seven spring sports candidates receiving their diplomas.

Peyton Glover, softball, received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Stephanie Snyder, also softball, received a Bachelor of Science in Communication.

Track and Field graduates were Daniel Glick, Bachelor of Science in Communication; Brenna Garriques, Bachelor of Science in Social Science; Jenna Oden, Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism; and Gemma Finch and Helga Volgyi,  Bachelors of Science in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management.

Troy University graduate Patrick Kellogg delivered the Commencement Address.

Kellogg congratulated the candidates on their accomplishments in athletics and academics.

Because they were playing spring sports, the student/athlete candidates for graduation had missed the Troy University graduation ceremony on Friday.

“But this is your special day,” Kellogg said, in addressing the seven candidates.

Kellogg challenged the candidates to do great things, “not good things, great things,” he said.

“Develop an attitude of service. Whatever job you do, do it with an attitude of service because, in reality, life is all about people. Inject yourself into life and help achieve the potential in the lives of others.”

Kellogg cautioned the candidates to walk out into life without fear of failure. That fear can limit achievement.

“If you fail, learn from that failure,” he said.

After the presentation of the diplomas and after the “Pomp and Circumstance of the graduation,” Kellogg encouraged the graduates to “go thank those who got you to this day.”