Advanced Manufacturing to be honored at the 10th Annual Opportunity Award Gala on December 6

#1421 | November 13, 2013

SAVANNAH – Advanced manufacturing will be honored at the tenth annual Opportunity Award Gala, December 6 at Savannah Technical College in the Eckburg Auditorium (5717 White Bluff Road, 31405).

This year, Savannah Technical College Foundation will honor manufacturers in our community for improving the quality of life throughout the region. Through sustained and thoughtful growth, manufacturing supports a payroll of nearly $700 million in Coastal Georgia and provides opportunities for more than 14,000 employees. Savannah Technical College is proud to salute them.

Held in December of each year, the event honors deserving people in our community for a lifetime of service in creating and enhancing opportunities for others to succeed. These individuals have demonstrated a commitment to creating opportunities for Georgians both locally and at the state level. The event gathers 300 community and civic leaders for a celebratory evening. The evening also showcases the talents of students enrolled in Savannah Technical College’s award-winning Culinary Arts programs. Proceeds go to support the Savannah Technical College Foundation. Past recipients include: Former Governor Zell Miller, Arnold Tenenbaum, Judge Griffin Bell, Tom Coleman, Dick Eckburg, Arthur M. Gignilliat, Jr., Bob and Alice Jepson, Howard Morrison and Stratton Leopold.

The Opportunity Award Gala is a fundraiser for the Savannah Technical College Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that raises funds to support Savannah Technical College. For ticket and sponsorship information, contact Gail Eubanks or 912.443.3022.



For ticket and sponsorship information, contact
Gail Eubanks : or 912.443.3022

Media Contact:
Amy Shaffer, APR: or 912.443.5512

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 (