Savannah Tech Honors Community Stars at Tribute

SAVANNAH – The Savannah Technical College Foundation Community Council honored 21 stars at the 2015 Tribute to Community STARS today. The event, now in its ninth year, honors individuals, nominated for their service and dedication at work or in the community. This year’s honorees join the ranks of 150 men and women who have been nominated in previous years.

The following were honored at the 2015 Tribute to Community Stars:

Scott Boylston | Program Coord. of Masters in Design Sustainability, SCAD
Sponsored by DIRTT

Randy Bugos | President & CEO, YMCA of Coastal Georgia
Sponsored by Wells Fargo

Ruth Ann Dutton | 2015 STC GOAL Student of the Year
Sponsored by Savannah Technical College Foundation Community Council

Marsha Fogarty | General Sales Manager, WTOC-TV
Sponsored by WTOC-TV

Steve Green | President & CEO, Stephen Green Properties
Sponsored by Georgia Ports Authority

Austin Hill | President, Austin Hill Realty
Sponsored by Historic Savannah Foundation

Sarah Hunt | 2015 STC Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year
Sponsored by Savannah Technical College

Bob James | President, Carver State Bank
Sponsored by SEDA

Eric Johnson | Principal, Hussey Gay Bell
Sponsored by National Office Systems

Peggy Jolley | Regional Mgr., Community & Econ. Development, Georgia Power
Sponsored by Georgia Power

Don Kole | Chairman, Kole Management Company
Sponsored by First Chatham Bank

Aaron Levy | Former Owner & President, Levy Jewelers
Sponsored by Tenenbaum Consulting

Beth Logan | Director of Marketing & Volunteer Svcs., Hospice Savannah
Sponsored by Advertising Specialty Services

Brandon Matias | 2015 STC EAGLE Student of the Year
Sponsored by United Way of the Coastal Empire

Sam McCachern | President & CEO, Thomas & Hutton
Sponsored by Savannah Morning News and Savannah Magazine

John McIver | Former Mayor, Riceboro & Former Chair, Liberty Co. Comm.
Sponsored by SNF Holding Company

Colin McRae | Partner, HunterMaclean
Sponsored by HunterMaclean

Michael Owens | President & CEO, Tourism Leadership Council
Sponsored by

Tom Oxnard | President, Board of Directors, Horizons Savannah
Sponsored by Mary & Howard Morrison

Bill Wessinger | Orthopedic Surgeon, Memorial Health University Physicians
Sponsored by Judy & Dick Eckburg

Linda Zoller | Community Leader
Sponsored by Helen Downing

The event is sponsored by the STC Foundation Community Council. This volunteer group of young professionals is charged with expanding the local knowledge and profile of Savannah Technical College and its mission and with raising funds to support the college, its programs and students. The Community Council is co-chaired by Alethia Zadach and Mike Miller, and the Tribute to Community STARS event is chaired by Heather Gordon. Dr. Bertice Berry, best-selling author, comedienne and speaker, delivered the keynote address. Sonny Dixon and Dawn Baker were the co-master of ceremonies.



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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 (