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Eubanks wins GEAC 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

Gail EubanksSAVANNAH, Ga. – The Georgia Education Advancement Council (GEAC) honored Gail Eubanks with the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award at its 50th annual conference. She has created opportunities for students in Georgia for three decades – promoting higher education excellence at three institutions: Savannah Technical College, Georgia Southern University, and Savannah State University. Eubanks is the second person to receive this honor from GEAC.

“Gail’s marketing, communications, and advancement work has received national recognition annually for the past 20 years at our College alone,” said STC President Dr. Kathy Love, who introduced Eubanks for the award. “She manages volunteers and her staff with ease, professionalism, and respect. Her advancement leadership has set records at our college for funds raised to support scholarships and programs.”

Soon after stepping into the role of executive director for institutional advancement and communications at Savannah Tech, Eubanks managed College’s first-ever major gifts campaign, leading efforts to raise more than 7.2 million dollars in five years.

This major gifts campaign included a refreshed employee-giving campaign to benefit the College’s faculty and staff scholarship. Helping Everyone Realize Opportunity or the HERO campaign became a nationally recognized initiative for best practices in fundraising, marketing, and design.

Employee giving participation was less than 1% before the HERO campaign and has averaged more than 72% annually in its eight years with an impressive 92% participation in 2019. Even during 2020 with COVID, she found creative options to maintain support with a slight dip in giving, which was only down 5%.

With the exception of the COVID year in 2020, Savannah Tech’s Foundation has maintained giving levels near the annual amount received at the conclusion of the major gifts campaign. 

One of the major gifts campaign priorities was culinary arts and heritage tourism, which included a downtown location to expand training for the College’s culinary arts program. She shepherded the decade-long process of finding the perfect location.

The Foundation initially purchased the building at 7 West Bay Street for the college, so she managed the due diligence process on behalf of the foundation to verify it was worthy of purchase including environmental engineering, testing, structural analysis and managing the process for state because the state would ultimately own the building.

During her tenure working with the Savannah Technical College Foundation (2011-2022), the Foundation:

  • Has awarded more than $5 million for scholarship awards and program support;
  • Raised an average of $608K annually;
  • More than doubled its net assets from its lowest in 2011 to its highest in 2018; and
  • Earned the statewide distinction for best practices for board engagement, “Role Model Board” by the Technical College System of Georgia for seven consecutive years.

This month Eubanks retired after more than two decades in institutional advancement and marketing at Savannah Technical College and more than 35 years in the field of higher education. She plans to travel to concert vacations, spend as much time as possible on as many beaches as possible and enjoy time with family.

Founded in 1972, GEAC, Inc. (Georgia Education Advancement Council) is a statewide organization for those at public and private colleges and universities who work in educational advancement including the areas of alumni, development, public relations/public affairs, and communications. www.geac.org.

 

#2321 | November 18, 2022

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).

Zeigler selected as Financial Aid Director

Letherio Zeigler headshotSAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College recently selected Letherio Zeigler as its financial aid director. He is responsible for directing financial assistance programs available to enrolled students including scholarships, grants, and work study programs. He will also administer and supervise implementation of all financial aid policies and oversee accountability for all financial aid rewards. He will provide information for federal and state financial assistance for prospective and enrolled students.

Previously, he was the director of student financial aid for Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Miss. He has more than 25 years of experience with higher education financial aid including more than a decade in financial aid leadership roles. Throughout his career Letherio Zeigler has work at seven various colleges and university in Missouri, Georgia, Tennessee and as previously mentioned Mississippi.

He is a Ph.D. candidate in educational leadership from Argosy University in Atlanta, Ga. He has a Masters of Art in sociology from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., and a Bachelor of Science in sociology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Ill.

More than 80% of STC students receive some type of financial aid. There are a number of funding options available through the state of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Education, including grants, scholarships, and work study. The College has Financial Aid offices at its Savannah, Effingham, and Liberty campuses, along with a representative at the Ft. Stewart Army Education Center. STC’s Office of Financial Aid is a member of the Georgia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the National Student Financial Aid Administrators, following their ethical principles and code of conduct.

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College Foundation celebrated 23 community stars on Friday, October 28, 2022, when more than 200 people gathered for its Tribute to Community STARs event. The 16th annual event has recognized 300+ people for their service and dedication in the community or at work.

Executive Chef and Co-Founder of Grey Spaces Mashama Bailey presented the keynote. The low-country brunch was prepared and served by Savannah Culinary Institute students.

Honored were:

  • Sue Adler, Executive Director, Historic Savannah Foundation, sponsored by The Pinyan Company;
  • Dan Carter, Director of Product Safety and Compliance, Great Dane sponsored by HunterMaclean;
  • Miller Castillo, 2022 Savannah Tech GOAL Student of the Year, sponsored by Savannah Technical College;
  • John Davis, Honored Posthumously, sponsored by John Davis Florist;
  • Gail Eubanks, Executive Director, Institutional Advancement & Communications, Savannah Technical College, sponsored by Thomas & Hutton;
  • Katie Fitzhugh, Director of Reconstruction, Re:Purpose Savannah, sponsored by Architecture 101;
  • Ralph Forbes, VP/Regional Director, Thomas & Hutton, sponsored by Development Authority of Bryan County and Bryan County/Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce;
  • Yancy Ford, Superintendent, Effingham County School District, sponsored by Effingham County Industrial Development Authority;
  • Hermina Glass-Hill, Field Representative, Georgia, Oceana, sponsored by Bertice Berry Productions;
  • Ben Goldberg, Founder and President, JIT Warehousing and Logistics, sponsored by Sterling Seacrest Pritchard & Savannah Wealth Group;
  • Cassandra Green, Sr. Director of Patient and Family Services, Hospice Savannah, Inc., sponsored by Hospice Savannah, Inc.;
  • Kathy Grove, Director of Catering, Leopold’s Ice Cream, sponsored by Leopold’s Ice Cream;
  • Jeff Hewitt, Executive VP, Visit Savannah, sponsored by Visit Savannah;
  • Paul Hinchey, President/CEO, St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System, sponsored by Savannah Economic Development Authority;
  • Pete Hoffman, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, United States Army, sponsored by Dr. Bill Cathcart and Dr. Julie Olsen;
  • Justine James, Deconstruction Specialist, Re:Purpose Savannah, sponsored by Shamrock+;
  • Michael Kaigler, Interim County Manager, Chatham County, sponsored by BankSouth;
  • Bill Kelso, VP for Mission Advancement, Goodwill of Southeast Georgia, sponsored by Ad Specialty;
  • David “Fish” Mihuta, Sales Representative and Continuous Improvement Coordinator, Freightliner of Savannah, sponsored by Dorsey Tire Company;
  • Brandon Robinson, 2022 Savannah Tech Instructor of the Year, sponsored by Ken & Jackie Sirlin;
  • Michael Solomon, Vice President/Retail Market Leader, Synovus Bank, sponsored by Cecilia Russo Marketing;
  • Michael White, Rector, Christ Church Savannah, sponsored by Bertice Berry Productions.

The annual event is hosted by the STC Foundation Community Council, a group of young professionals charged with expanding the local knowledge and profile of the College and its mission. The group also raises funds to support the college, its programs and students. Proceeds from the event benefit the Savannah Technical College Foundation.

Founded in 1984, the Savannah Technical College Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that exists to raise and disburse funds to support the College’s efforts to enhance learning, workforce training and economic development in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.

#2320 | November 8, 2022

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).

Savannah Tech earns statewide recognition at 2022 TCSG Leadership Conference

Savannah Technical College and its Foundation received two awards when the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) gathered for its annual leadership conference in Savannah, October 24-26, 2022.

STC Foundation Board of Trustees earns Role Model Board designation

Savannah Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees earned the designation of Technical College Foundation Association (TCFA) 2022 Role Model Foundation Board Certification for the seventh consecutive year at TCSG’s Fall Leadership Conference.

The TCFA Role Model Foundation Board Certification is an annual certification process sponsored by the TCFA of Georgia, a membership organization that represents the 22 Technical College System of Georgia foundations and more than 600 trustees statewide.

The TCFA Delegate Council presents this award to encourage and recognize foundation boards that engage in outstanding business practices and demonstrate the highest level of commitment. In order to obtain the certification, not only does the board as a whole have to meet certain requirements, but each individual board member must meet specific requirements.

To be eligible to receive the certification a foundation must engage in best practices in nonprofit governance, board management, and operations; have policies in place to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, especially in financial matters; be led by a Board of Trustees whose members are actively engaged in the foundation’s development activities; and support the professional development and state-level participation of their Trustees, Executive Director and college advancement personnel.

All trustees must demonstrate active engagement in the work of the board through regular attendance at board and committee meetings and college and foundation events, participation in leadership activities and personal professional development, and fundraising on behalf of the board.

The STC Foundation Board of Trustees 2021-22 membership includes: Gary Sanchez, Chair; Kay Ford, Vice Chair; Sam McCachern, Past Chair; Stewart Bromley, Treasurer; Robyn Iannone, At-Large; Dr. Bertice Berry; David Burkoff; Scott Center; Lisa Colbert; Patrick Connell; Jesse Dillon; Dr. Franklin Goldwire; Nina Gompels; Kevin Jackson; Mary Morrison; Nick Puhala; Alfonso Ribot; Cecilia Russo Turner; Michael Traynor, Dr. Fran Witt.

Founded in 1984, the Savannah Technical College Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that exists to raise and disburse funds to support the College’s efforts to enhance learning, workforce training and economic development in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.

 

Local Board earns TCDA of Georgia, Inc. board certification for all members

Savannah Technical College’s Board of Directors earned 100% board certification for all members for the fifth consecutive year in academic year 2022. All local board members become members of the Technical College Directors’ Association (TCDA of Georgia, Inc.) when they join their respective local board. TCDA provides the training necessary to become a certified board member. To achieve the status of “certified board member,” board members are required to attend a series of professional development classes consisting of: new board orientation/governance; building relationships with elected officials; community advocacy; understanding the legislative budgeting process and financial management of technical colleges and an elective workshop.

In order to become TCDA Certified, a local board member must complete the four required workshops, one elective workshop plus two required and eight selected activities. Selective activities include attending 80% of local board meetings, going on a tour of the technical college, attending a TCSG State Board meeting or TCSG Leadership Conference, etc.

The STC Local Board of Directors 2022-23 membership includes Donald Lovette, Chairman (Liberty); Brandt Herndon, Vice-Chairman (Effingham); Dr. Kathleen Benton (Chatham); Col (R) Pete Hoffman (Chatham); Todd Hoffman (Effingham); Audrey King (Chatham); and Tom Ratcliffe (Liberty).

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College Foundation celebrated 23 community stars on Friday, October 28, 2022, when more than 200 people gathered for its Tribute to Community STARs event. The 16th annual event has recognized 300+ people for their service and dedication in the community or at work.

Executive Chef and Co-Founder of Grey Spaces Mashama Bailey presented the keynote. The low-country brunch was prepared and served by Savannah Culinary Institute students.

Honored were:

  • Sue Adler, Executive Director, Historic Savannah Foundation, sponsored by The Pinyan Company;
  • Dan Carter, Director of Product Safety and Compliance, Great Dane sponsored by HunterMaclean;
  • Miller Castillo, 2022 Savannah Tech GOAL Student of the Year, sponsored by Savannah Technical College;
  • John Davis, Honored Posthumously, sponsored by John Davis Florist;
  • Gail Eubanks, Executive Director, Institutional Advancement & Communications, Savannah Technical College, sponsored by Thomas & Hutton;
  • Katie Fitzhugh, Director of Reconstruction, Re:Purpose Savannah, sponsored by Architecture 101;
  • Ralph Forbes, VP/Regional Director, Thomas & Hutton, sponsored by Development Authority of Bryan County and Bryan County/Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce;
  • Yancy Ford, Superintendent, Effingham County School District, sponsored by Effingham County Industrial Development Authority;
  • Hermina Glass-Hill, Field Representative, Georgia, Oceana, sponsored by Bertice Berry Productions;
  • Ben Goldberg, Founder and President, JIT Warehousing and Logistics, sponsored by Sterling Seacrest Pritchard & Savannah Wealth Group;
  • Cassandra Green, Sr. Director of Patient and Family Services, Hospice Savannah, Inc., sponsored by Hospice Savannah, Inc.;
  • Kathy Grove, Director of Catering, Leopold’s Ice Cream, sponsored by Leopold’s Ice Cream;
  • Jeff Hewitt, Executive VP, Visit Savannah, sponsored by Visit Savannah;
  • Paul Hinchey, President/CEO, St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System, sponsored by Savannah Economic Development Authority;
  • Pete Hoffman, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, United States Army, sponsored by Dr. Bill Cathcart and Dr. Julie Olsen;
  • Justine James, Deconstruction Specialist, Re:Purpose Savannah, sponsored by Shamrock+;
  • Michael Kaigler, Interim County Manager, Chatham County, sponsored by BankSouth;
  • Bill Kelso, VP for Mission Advancement, Goodwill of Southeast Georgia, sponsored by Ad Specialty;
  • David “Fish” Mihuta, Sales Representative and Continuous Improvement Coordinator, Freightliner of Savannah, sponsored by Dorsey Tire Company;
  • Brandon Robinson, 2022 Savannah Tech Instructor of the Year, sponsored by Ken & Jackie Sirlin;
  • Michael Solomon, Vice President/Retail Market Leader, Synovus Bank, sponsored by Cecilia Russo Marketing;
  • Michael White, Rector, Christ Church Savannah, sponsored by Bertice Berry Productions.

The annual event is hosted by the STC Foundation Community Council, a group of young professionals charged with expanding the local knowledge and profile of the College and its mission. The group also raises funds to support the college, its programs and students. Proceeds from the event benefit the Savannah Technical College Foundation.

Founded in 1984, the Savannah Technical College Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that exists to raise and disburse funds to support the College’s efforts to enhance learning, workforce training and economic development in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.

#2319 | November 3, 2022

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).

STC Foundation celebrates 2022 Tribute to Community STARs

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College Foundation celebrated 23 community stars on Friday, October 28, 2022, when more than 200 people gathered for its Tribute to Community STARs event. The 16th annual event has recognized 300+ people for their service and dedication in the community or at work.

Executive Chef and Co-Founder of Grey Spaces Mashama Bailey presented the keynote. The low-country brunch was prepared and served by Savannah Culinary Institute students.

Honored were:

  • Sue Adler, Executive Director, Historic Savannah Foundation, sponsored by The Pinyan Company;
  • Dan Carter, Director of Product Safety and Compliance, Great Dane sponsored by HunterMaclean;
  • Miller Castillo, 2022 Savannah Tech GOAL Student of the Year, sponsored by Savannah Technical College;
  • John Davis, Honored Posthumously, sponsored by John Davis Florist;
  • Gail Eubanks, Executive Director, Institutional Advancement & Communications, Savannah Technical College, sponsored by Thomas & Hutton;
  • Katie Fitzhugh, Director of Reconstruction, Re:Purpose Savannah, sponsored by Architecture 101;
  • Ralph Forbes, VP/Regional Director, Thomas & Hutton, sponsored by Development Authority of Bryan County and Bryan County/Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce;
  • Yancy Ford, Superintendent, Effingham County School District, sponsored by Effingham County Industrial Development Authority;
  • Hermina Glass-Hill, Field Representative, Georgia, Oceana, sponsored by Bertice Berry Productions;
  • Ben Goldberg, Founder and President, JIT Warehousing and Logistics, sponsored by Sterling Seacrest Pritchard & Savannah Wealth Group;
  • Cassandra Green, Sr. Director of Patient and Family Services, Hospice Savannah, Inc., sponsored by Hospice Savannah, Inc.;
  • Kathy Grove, Director of Catering, Leopold’s Ice Cream, sponsored by Leopold’s Ice Cream;
  • Jeff Hewitt, Executive VP, Visit Savannah, sponsored by Visit Savannah;
  • Paul Hinchey, President/CEO, St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System, sponsored by Savannah Economic Development Authority;
  • Pete Hoffman, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, United States Army, sponsored by Dr. Bill Cathcart and Dr. Julie Olsen;
  • Justine James, Deconstruction Specialist, Re:Purpose Savannah, sponsored by Shamrock+;
  • Michael Kaigler, Interim County Manager, Chatham County, sponsored by BankSouth;
  • Bill Kelso, VP for Mission Advancement, Goodwill of Southeast Georgia, sponsored by Ad Specialty;
  • David “Fish” Mihuta, Sales Representative and Continuous Improvement Coordinator, Freightliner of Savannah, sponsored by Dorsey Tire Company;
  • Brandon Robinson, 2022 Savannah Tech Instructor of the Year, sponsored by Ken & Jackie Sirlin;
  • Michael Solomon, Vice President/Retail Market Leader, Synovus Bank, sponsored by Cecilia Russo Marketing;
  • Michael White, Rector, Christ Church Savannah, sponsored by Bertice Berry Productions.

The annual event is hosted by the STC Foundation Community Council, a group of young professionals charged with expanding the local knowledge and profile of the College and its mission. The group also raises funds to support the college, its programs and students. Proceeds from the event benefit the Savannah Technical College Foundation.

Founded in 1984, the Savannah Technical College Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that exists to raise and disburse funds to support the College’s efforts to enhance learning, workforce training and economic development in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.

#2318 | November 1, 2022

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).

Coastal Georgia Center for Driver Safety grant renewed for FY23

Savannah, GA – The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has renewed Savannah Technical College’s grant ($144,474.12) for a third year (FY23) to operate the Coastal Georgia Center for Driver Safety.

Grant funds will continue to provide distracted and impaired driver prevention education for youth, young adults and parents in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty counties. These activities include community- and school-based workshops, virtual reality simulation education, and social media messaging.

The Coastal Georgia Center for Driver Safety partnered with the PARC Center, attended college resource fairs and spent more time with face-to-face interaction to reach nearly 3,000 high school students and their parents in FY22. The Center also continued its monthly media campaign about the dangers of distracted driving and impaired driving with a focus on young drivers in FY22.

The top five dangers for younger drivers include distractions like cell phones and passengers; driving at night (drowsiness); speeding and street racing; not wearing seat belts; and impairments like underage drinking and drugs. The goal of the Coastal Georgia Center for Driver Safety is to bring awareness to young, young adults and parents about the dangers of distracted driving.

#2317 | October 20, 2022

 Coastal Georgia Center for Driver Safety: Atina Brantley
912.443.3392 or abrantley@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).

Savannah Culinary Institute to host Big Pig Fundraiser (Fall 2022)

SAVANNAH, GA – Savannah Culinary Institute student chefs will host a Big Pig Fundraiser feast to benefit the Patrick Ansley Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund for 2022. The pre-order meal pack (feeds six) features two smoked meats, three gourmet sides, two barbeque sauces, artisan bread, and dessert for $150.

Meals will be available to pick-up from 4 until 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 17 at the Eckburg Auditorium at Savannah Technical College (5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, 31406). Visit www.savannahtech.edu/big-pig to pre-order meals by November 10.

Fall 2022 Big Pig Dinner Menu (feeds six):

  • Smoked hatch chili and cheddar sausage (2 lbs)
  • Applewood bacon wrapped pork loin (3 lbs)
  • Smoked gouda mac and cheese (1.5 qt)
  • Roasted root medley with brussels, pancetta, fingerling, parsnip and butternut squash (1.5 qt)
  • Green beans with caramelized shallots (1.5 qt)
  • Herb spiced apricot chutney (8 oz)
  • Heywood’s spicy mustard (8 oz)
  • Garlic asiago roasted potato rolls (6)
  • Banana caramel mile high cake (6″)

Savannah Culinary Institute classes will prepare the items as part of instruction for fall semester including Retail Production, Baking Principles (bread, dessert), Garde Manger (sausage and pork loin), Nutrition (sauces) and Principles of Cooking (sides).

The Patrick Ansley Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund was started in 2012 by Bill Dickinson to honor the late Patrick Williams. Five $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to STC culinary and hospitality students with a minimum 3.0 grade point average, who are selected by the College’s scholarship committee. Funds are applied toward tuition, fees, books, and required supplies.

The amount of the contribution for the Big Pig Fundraiser feast, which is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess over the value of the goods or services provided by Savannah Technical College Foundation. The tax-deductible portion of your gift is estimated to be $100.

STC scholarship funds are managed by the Savannah Technical College Foundation, a 501 (c)3 organization whose sole purpose is to raise private funds to support the mission of Savannah Technical College. Gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

About Savannah Technical College’s Savannah Culinary Institute
The Savannah Culinary Institute, an American Culinary Federation-accredited culinary arts program, has been described as the “best in the U.S.A” by its ACF accreditation review board. According to the committee chair, the Culinary Institute of Savannah, offering ACF-accredited diploma and degree programs in culinary arts, has gone “well over and above the standards and expectations for a technical college teaching facility.” The committee recommended that the program receive the maximum accreditation time of seven years, when the average is three years. Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts associate degree graduates have a 100% placement rate in their field since 2015. The program has earned regional and national recognition with ACF-sponsored competitions. For more information visit the Savannah Culinary Institute page.

#2316 | October 17, 2022

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).

Historic Preservation to offer a stained glass weekend workshop in Oct. 2022

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College’s Center for Traditional Craft will offer a stained-glass weekend workshop October 22-23, 2022.

The workshop will be led by Chad Jakubowski of Peripheral Art Studio in Tampa, Fla. He is a self-trained stained glass artisan whose hobby became a full-time career. He combines modern and traditional styles to create custom window panels and doors.

Cost for the two-day workshop is $150 per person. All skill levels are encouraged to attend. Participants will make a stained glass piece to take home. Workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 4p.m. at STC’s Historic Preservation lab (5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, 31405). Register by October 20 at www.savannahtech.edu/weekend-workshop.

As the only public hands-on Historic Preservation program in Georgia and one of seven in the U.S., Savannah Technical College has led the way in preservation education, specializing in training not typically held by construction workers. The program has gained international recognition and has contributed to a number of community-based preservation projects in the surrounding communities. Traditional Building Magazine named Savannah Tech’s Historic Preservation program one of the nation’s Up and Coming programs. For more information about Historic Preservation, contact STC Industrial Technology Advisor Secene Dorsey at 912.443.5859 or ssdorsey@savannahtech.edu.

The College is offering 8-week courses for its Mini-Mester that begins October 14. Apply today to start training for a career in preservation.

#2315 | October 10, 2022

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).

2022-2023 Cost of Attendance

The following estimated cost of attendance assumes full-time (12-credits) enrollment for two consecutive semesters –

Fall 22/Spring 23:

Cost of Attendance In-State
Dependent
In-State
Independent
Out of State
Dependent
Out of State Independent
Tuition (12 credit hours) $2,400 $2,400 $4,800 $4,800
Fees $  642 $  642 $  642 $  642
Estimated Books and Supplies $1,750 $1,750 $1,750 $1,750
Estimated Room and Board $3,600 $12,033 $3,600 $12,033
Estimated Misc. Personal Expenses $1,575 $1,575 $1,575 $1,575
Estimated Transportation $1,530 $1,530 $1,530 $1,530
Total $11,497 $19,930 $13,897 $22,330

Additional tools to help determine your cost of education:
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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).

Towne selected as Fire Science Department Head

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College recently selected Donald Towne as department head for Fire Science. He is responsible for oversight of all instruction, curriculum development, administrative and budgetary aspects for the College’s Fire Science program.

Towne is a former fire chief, training officer, and decorated public safety leader with more than three decades of experience managing, developing and delivering training and safety programs for employees and public partners.

 In 2009, He was awarded the Leadership Award from Target Safety and the Volunteer & Combination Section of the IAFC at the Annual Fire Chief’s Conference in Dallas, Texas. He is also one of the first in Georgia to be certified as an emergency medical services director by GEMSA.

He has completed coursework for an Ed.D. in Human and Organizational Learning from George Washington University (ABD). He has a master’s in organizational development/leadership and a bachelor’s in leadership from Mercer University. He has an associate’s degree in fire science from West Georgia Technical College.

The STC Fire Science programs prepare graduates for successful careers in the fire and emergency service field, whether they are looking to obtain required certifications to apply to fire departments nationwide or wish to obtain their degree to qualify for promotion into leadership positions at their department. Many of the classes meet the educational criteria established by the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council (ProBoard) allowing students to challenge various national fire service certifications including Fire Officer I & II, Incident Safety Officer, Fire Instructor I, Hazardous Materials Operations, Fire & Life Safety Educator, etc.

All Fire Science classes are scheduled to help students attend college, while balancing their home/life/work obligations with a combination of evening and online classes with practical hands-on training occurring at various area fire departments. The Fire Science Degree/ Diploma students to obtain their fire science degree or diploma in one year. The STC Fire Science program office is located at the Liberty Campus (100 Technology Road, Hinesville). Interested students should contact Burns at aburns@savannahtech.edu or STC Business and Public Services Academic Advisor Amber Robinson at arobinson@savannahtech.edu.

#2314 | September 23, 2022

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).

Board of Directors welcomes Hoffman

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Peter Hoffman was sworn in as a member of the Savannah Technical College Board of Directors at the September meeting by Judge Richard Sanders, a municipal judge for Bloomingdale, Ga. Hoffman was appointed to serve on the STC board by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) state board.

Last month, Hoffman was named Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) for Coastal Georgia. CASAs are business and community leaders selected by the Secretary to advise and support Army leaders across the country. CASAs come from many professions including business, education, finance, industry, law, the media, medicine and public service. Each is proactively involved in the community and brings to the position an interest in the Army, a high degree of business and civic leadership and an ability to influence the public.

In 2021, Hoffman retired from Savannah Technical College as its vice president for Student Affairs. Previously, he worked as the director for community engagement and government affairs for Georgia Southern University and for Armstrong State University.

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, Mountain Film on Tour Savannah, and Friends of Ft. Stewart and Hunter AAF.

The College’s Local Board of Directors is comprised of community and industry leaders, who strive to keep the College at the highest standard of excellence in education. The local board facilitates the delivery of programs, services, and activities as directed by the TCSG State Board, advises the President and the TCSG State Board of local industry and community needs for the programs and services to be provided by the technical college, and advocates within the community and within the state on issues of importance in support of TCSG and Georgia’s workforce development efforts.

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#2313 | September 22, 2022

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).