Pinkerton selected as Historic Preservation Department Head

Connie Pinkerton headshotSAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College recently selected Connie Pinkerton as department head for Historic Preservation. She is responsible for oversight of all instruction, curriculum development, administrative and budgetary aspects for the College’s Historic Preservation program. As a full-time instructor, she will also supervise adjunct instructors and act as the primary spokesperson and community outreach coordinator for program and preservation trades on a local, regional and national scale. She will also be the director for STC’s Center for Traditional Craft.

Pinkerton was an adjunct (part-time) instructor for STC’s Historic Preservation program for three years. She has taught graduate and undergraduate Historic Preservation for Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). She was Chair of Historic Preservation for nearly three years. She has worked as an archeological laboratory supervisor, architectural historian, and archeological field technician.

She has a Master of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation from SCAD and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Albany, State University of New York. She is a member of Historic Savannah Foundation, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and US/ICOMOS.

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

The College is offering 7-week Historic Preservation courses for its Mini-Mester that begins March 4. Apply today to start training for a career in preservation.

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 (



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