Troy, editor of The Oklahoma Observer, is an ardent support of CareerTech education. He worked for newspapers in McAlester, Muskogee and Lawton before becoming associate editor of the Tulsa Tribune. He and his wife, Helen, purchased the Oklahoma Observer in 1970 and changed it to a journal of commentary on politics, government and social issues. He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and shared the Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award with ABC’s Peter Jennings.
Mr. Troy was inducted to the CareerTech Hall of Fame in 1990.