Savannah Technical College Alumnus Dr. Kabore selected as 2016 STC commencement speaker

Dr. Ahmed Kabore sitting at a computer in his lab coatSAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College alumnus Dr. Ahmed Kabore will deliver the commencement address at Savannah Technical College’s 2016 graduation at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, in the Johnny Mercer Theatre at the Savannah Civic Center.

Savannah Tech has awarded nearly 500 degrees and diplomas for students that completed coursework from fall 2015 through spring 2016. Also, more than 350 GED diplomas have been earned during that time. Savannah Tech expects about 300 degree, diploma and GED recipients to participate in graduation.

Kabore lost his mother to malaria in 2001. That tragic experience motivated him to make a positive difference in the lives of others. A native of Burkina Faso, West Africa, Kabore moved to the United States in 2005 and enrolled in Savannah Technical College’s ESL program.

After distinguishing himself as an exceptional student at Savannah Tech his first semester, he earned a number of scholarships and completed an associate degree in surgical technology in 2008. He went on to complete a bachelor’s degree in health education, a master’s degree in public health and a doctorate of public health with a concentration in community health behavior and education from Georgia Southern University.

Kabore has fond memories of his years at Savannah Technical College remembering, “Everyone at Savannah Tech was extremely supportive. They encouraged me to take my skill further. When I first came to Savannah Tech, I never imagined I would be in a doctoral program one day.” He credits the College with giving him the tools for success and for providing critical scholarship support when he needed it most. “Savannah Tech is where everything started for me,” he says proudly. “Savannah Tech made it possible for me to fulfill my dream.”

The dream continues for Kabore, who recently accepted a position with the new government in Burkina Faso to build a public health system for the country.

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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 (