STC Foundation to celebrate 2016 Tribute to Community STARs

Diana Rivenburgh

SAVANNAH – The Savannah Technical College Foundation Community Council will host the 2016 Tribute to Community STARs at noon on Friday, April 1, 2016, in the Eckburg Auditorium on the College’s Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Road. The event, now in its tenth year, honors some 30 individuals, nominated for their service and dedication at work or in the community.

The keynote will be given by Diana Rivenburgh, author of The New Corporate Facts of Life: Rethink Your Business to Transform Today’s Challenges Into Tomorrow’s Profits. She is the CEO/President of Strategic Imperatives, Inc., a strategy, leadership and organizational development consulting firm helping clients to build sustainable, prosperous organizations. Diana consults, speaks and writes on strategy, culture, sustainability, change and the leadership capabilities important for enduring success.

Prior to launching two consulting practices, Rivenburgh held executive and management positions with Gartner, Gentiva Health Services, Olsten Corporation and NEC. She serves as a faculty member for Singapore’s Sequoia Group and Sustainability Institute, and has served on the Global Council for Appreciative Inquiry Consulting. As a Board of Advisor member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Diana serves on the Chamber’s Global Commerce Committee, the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Committee, and the Clean Tech Council. She earned her M.S. in Positive Organizational Development and Change from Case Western Reserve University, and a B.S. in Business Administration from NYIT and has studied internationally at Ashridge Business School (UK) and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).

The Tribute event is held each spring and is sponsored by the STC Foundation Community Council, a group of young professionals 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.

Nominations will be accepted through March 4, 2016 space permitting. Sponsorships begin at $1,000 to nominate a STAR and include a table for 10.

In celebration of the event’s tenth year, local artist Anita Ross, has created a pen and ink star design. A limited number of signed giclee star prints will be available at the event with proceeds supporting student scholarships.

Tickets cost $100 per person – seating is limited. Call 912.443.3022 for information. Proceeds from the event benefit Savannah Technical College.

Founded in 1984, the Savannah Technical College Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that exists to raise and disperse funds to support the College’s efforts to enhance learning, workforce training and economic development in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. The Foundation also supports student success through its privately funded scholarships.


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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 (