Savannah Tech to host Easy Start Admission Day

SAVANNAH, Ga.  – Savannah Technical College is hosting an Easy Start Admission Day from 8a.m. until noon on Saturday, September 29, at the Savannah Campus (5717 White Bluff, Savannah, 31405), Liberty Campus (100 Technology Drive, Hinesville, 31313) and Aviation Training Center (170 Crossroads Parkway, Savannah, 31407).

The College will offer one-stop shop services for admissions, financial aid and advisement. Prospective students are encouraged to bring application documents (proof of lawful presence, proof of Georgia residency, official high school/GED transcripts, official college transcripts) to complete their application process that day. Transcripts are considered official if they are received electronically directly from an institution or in a sealed envelope form the institution. A complete list of required documentation for admission is available online at www.savannahtech.edu/apply. Placement testing, if needed, will also be offered on Sept. 29.

The College’s Fall Mini-Mester term begins October 10. These 7.5 week accelerated Mini-Mester courses earn the same credit hours as a regular semester in a fast-tracked format. Courses are open to new and current STC students.

More information about Easy Start Admission Day is available at www.savannahtech.edu/EASY-START.

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#1914 | Sept. 20, 2018

Savannah Tech Apply Online: www.savannathech.edu/Apply

Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
912.443.5512 | ashaffer@savannahtech.edu

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Savannah Technical College shifts gears with new Liberty Commercial Truck Driving Training Range

HINESVILLE, Ga. – Savannah Technical College celebrated the opening of its new Liberty Commercial Truck Driving Range at the Liberty Campus (100 Technology Drive, Hinesville, Ga., 31313). The new Driving Range has a closer proximity to Liberty Campus and will have space for more truck maneuvers, yielding larger classes. The range has overhead lighting, which allows Commercial Truck Driving (CTD) classes to be offered at night during spring and fall semesters.

“Everything we do is about workforce development and meeting the needs of our communities,” said Dr. Kathy S. Love, STC President. “Our expansion with this new Liberty Commercial Truck Driving Range will yield more skilled drivers to serve the thriving logistics industry in our region. We thank the leadership and voters of Liberty County for their belief and investment in Savannah Technical College.”

The $1.28 million project included $117,000 funding from Liberty County’s #4 SPLOST.

“With our region’s growing demand for truck drivers it is the optimum time to expand Liberty Campus with this new truck driving range,” said Donald Lovette, STC board member and Chairman for the Liberty County Board of Commissioners. “Graduates will look forward to immediate employment at a good rate of pay.”

The Driving Range features a 2.8-acre asphalt “pad” area for truck maneuvers and a  half-mile shifting track around the range. A total of eight trucks could work simultaneously on the driving range at one time with six trucks on the pad and two trucks on the shifting track. Ellis Wood Contracting, Inc. (contractor) and Thomas & Hutton (design engineers) worked on this project.

Commercial Truck Driving is one of Georgia’s high demand jobs that qualify for the HOPE Career Grant, receiving an additional $1,000. The HOPE Grant offers CTD students $657, reducing their total out-of-pocket expense to $227, which includes tuition/fees/CDL testing. For graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, etc., visit www.savannahtech.edu/GainfulEmployment.

The next five-week day class for Commercial Truck Driving begins Sept. 21 at both the Effingham and Liberty campus locations. New students interested in enrolling in Commercial Truck Driving must be at least 18 years of age (21 years of age for interstate travel). For a full list of admission requirements, please visit: www.savannahtech.edu/TruckDriving or contact the Industrial Technology Academic Advisor at 912.443.5859.

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#1913 | Sept. 18, 2018

Commercial Truck Driving Academic Advisor: Secene Dorsey:
912.443.5859 or ssdorsey@savannahtech.edu

Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
912.443.5512 | ashaffer@savannahtech.edu

Savannah Technical College Liberty Campus History

1967: The Savannah Area Vocational-Technical School was officially dedicated to serve the five-county area of Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty, and Long counties.

1989: Diploma programs for military personnel were established through the Army Education Center at Fort Stewart, Hinesville with 53 students.

1995: The office located at the Army Education Center at Fort Stewart closed, moving operations to General Screven Way in Hinesville.

1997: Savannah Technical Institute came under the governance of the State Board of Technical and Adult Education on July 1, 1997, as the fifth largest of 33 technical institutes.

2000: On July 6, 2000 Governor Roy Barnes officially announced the name change to Savannah Technical College.

2004: The Liberty Campus opened on Airport Road at Technology Drive in Hinesville.

2006: The Rene Kemp Industrial Technology Center on the Liberty Campus was named in honor of the late Liberty County legislator; Savannah Technical College opened a storefront office in the Paul R. Smith Army Education Center at Fort Stewart

2008: The Liberty Campus Library was posthumously named in honor of longtime campus administrator, Glenda Giddens.

2013: Campus space is renovated to create Cosmetology and Barbering suites.

2018: Liberty Commercial Truck Driving Range begins use for Fall Semester 2018. The new range includes overhead lighting to allow night courses, a half-mile shifting track and a 2.8 acre driving pad to accommodate six simultaneous truck maneuvers.

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Savannah Tech selects Hoffman as VP of Student Affairs

Pete Hoffman Headshot

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College has selected Pete Hoffman as its vice president for Student Affairs. He is responsible for providing and administering a comprehensive system of student support services at the college, including counseling, admission, orientation, testing, financial aid, job placement, special populations assistance, graduation events and student activities.

Prior to coming to Savannah Tech, Hoffman worked as the director for community engagement and government affairs for Georgia Southern University and for Armstrong State University. While at Armstrong, he was also director of the Armstrong Liberty Campus.

He served as a commissioned officer in the active duty U.S. Army for three decades, attaining the rank of Colonel. He held command and staff positions at a variety of levels, with responsibility for all aspects of training, administration, logistics and maintenance. He also acted in a diplomatic capacity, liaising and negotiating with foreign government representatives on critical issues such as arms control and bilateral defense related engagements.

He has a master of public administration from Cornell University and a bachelor of arts in political science from North Georgia College. He completed advanced Russian language training at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., along with post-graduate studies (Russia and the Former Soviet Union) from the U.S. Army Russian Institute in Garmisch, Germany. He also serves on various boards including the Small Business Assistance Corporation, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, STARBASE Savannah Foundation Task Force, MountainFilm on Tour Savannah, and Friends of Ft. Stewart and Hunter AAF.

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#1912 | September 6, 2018

Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
912.443.5512 or ashaffer@savannahtech.edu

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

CHSGa establishes a new scholarship fund for Practical Nursing students at Savannah Tech

Nursing scholarship 2018 group with donors

CHSGa establishes a new scholarship fund for Practical Nursing students at Savannah Tech

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The CHSGa Practical Nursing Scholarship is an opportunity for Savannah Technical College students in the Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program thanks to a fund created by Fildena.net and CHSGa. CHSGa, a non-profit healthcare system, gave STC’s Foundation $6,000 to provide scholarships to qualified students enrolled in the LPN program.

“By providing the CHSGa Practical Nursing Scholarship we are assisting students who are committed to the healthcare profession and future workforce,” states Ronnie Rollins, President and CEO of CHSGa.

CHSGA established their Practical Nursing Scholarship in support of students in the diploma program in pursuit of entry-level careers. The scholarship is open to LPN students, upon formal admission, during their first term of study upon satisfactory completion of all requirements. LPN students are required to submit a 200-word essay that speaks to student character and their commitment to nursing. Funds aid students in the cost for tuition, books, supplies and any other related educational expenses.

One of the 12 students to receive this scholarship at Savannah Technical College is Bryce Ewing. “I have always felt drawn to helping people in any way possible,” said Ewing. “We sometimes put ourselves on the back burner when it comes to our health, and possibly in other areas of our lives, however, as a nurse I am happily going to remind them to put themselves first and foremost.” Giving back to her community makes Ewing’s career choice more rewarding. “I know this is one of the most challenging professions,” she said, “However, I am absolutely looking forward to embracing all challenges and endeavors.”

Kevin O’Brien, another scholarship recipient, joined the military as a medic, but knew nursing was his calling. “The more I tended to patients, fulfilling their medical needs, the more I grew to love healthcare,” said O’Brien. “There is no greater feeling than providing a patient knowledge and guidance towards recovery. Nursing is much more than just supplying medication, drawing blood and all of the other skills that are performed. Nursing is caring, listening, guiding, healing and even a simple smile will give a patient the hope and drive they need to continue the healing process.”

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs), under the direction of physicians and registered nurses, care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled. Program graduates receive a practical nursing diploma and have the qualifications of an entry-level practical nurse. Employment of LPNs is projected to grow much faster than average. Overall job prospects are expected to be very good, but job outlook varies by industry. The best job opportunities will occur in nursing care facilities and home healthcare services. Savannah Technical College offers the competitive-admission LPN program at the Savannah and Liberty campuses. For more information about Practical Nursing, contact STC Health Sciences Advisor Cindy Cole at 912.443.5721 or ccole@savannahtech.edu.

CHSGa is a non-profit healthcare system working with service delivery lines that provide skilled nursing care, hospice care, home health services, transitional care services, acute care, rehabilitation therapy, pharmacy services, medical supply distribution, mobile imaging, and emergency transportation services.

For information on establishing a student scholarship or supporting the STC Foundation, please contact STC’s Executive Director for Institutional Advancement and Communications Gail Eubanks (geubanks@savannahtech.edu or 912.443.3022).

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#1910 | September 5, 2018
STC Health Sciences Advisor Cindy Cole
912.443.5721 or ccole@savannahtech.edu

STC Foundation/Scholarships: Gail Eubanks
912.443.3022 or geubanks@savannahtech.edu

Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
912.443.5512 or ashaffer@savannahtech.edu

 

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).