BREAKING: Troy student dies from COVID-19 complications, university reports


PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WDHN) — Troy University reported a student death due to COVID-19 complications from its Phenix City campus.

The student, Brittany Butts of Columbus, Georgia, was enrolled in the university’s Master of Social Work program after having graduated with a bachelor’s in social work last May.

In its post, the university shared a quote from Butts the day of her graduating, saying “I’m just trying to build a future my kids and grandkids can be proud of and follow!!”

She will now receive her degree posthumously at the July 24 commencement ceremony.

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