STC Foundation celebrates 2012 Tribute to Community STARS
#1265 | April 6, 2012
SAVANNAH – A crowd of more than 250 gathered in the Eckburg Auditorium on the campus of Savannah Technical College today to celebrate the 2012 Tribute to Community STARS luncheon, an annual event recognizing people for their service and dedication in the community or at work. They are business owners, executives, doctors, and non-profit leaders. While their professional accomplishments are impressive, the work they do beyond their job descriptions evokes awe.
A new scholarship was announced at the event, which was named in honor of Chef Jean Vendeville, Savannah Tech’s Culinary Arts Institute department head and the College’s 2012 instructor of the year. The scholarship, funded by philanthropist Dick Eckburg, will support two exemplary culinary arts students for two years.
Don Amerson , sponsored by The Savannah Bank;
Cort Atkinson , sponsored by Howard Morrison;
Tracy Baker , sponsored by DIRTT;
Richard Barrow , sponsored by Coastal Logistics Group;
Kristin Boylston , sponsored by The South magazine;
Jenny Gentry , sponsored by Wells Fargo;
Kathryn Hoyt , sponsored by Savannah Technical College Foundation;
Shawn Kachmar , sponsored by Hunter Maclean;
Scott Martens , sponsored by STARBASE Savannah Foundation, Inc.;
Garlana Mathews , sponsored by Azalea Health Innovations, Inc., and Jani-King;
Cliff McCurry , sponsored by Savannah Economic Development Authority;
Diana Morrison , sponsored by Savannah Morning News;
Jack Munroe , sponsored by Dick& Judy Eckburg;
David Rosenblum , sponsored by The Kennickell Group;
Patrick Shay , sponsored by The Kennickell Group;
Jan Smith , sponsored by WTOC-TV;
Rev. Thurmond Tillman , sponsored by Georgia Power;
Chef Jean Vendeville , sponsored by Savannah Technical College;
Donna Williams , sponsored by AmeriGroup; and
Michael Zoller , sponsored by Bernard Williams, Inc. and Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty and Helen Dowling;
The event is organized by the Savannah Technical College Foundation Community Council, a group of young professionals charged with expanding the awareness of Savannah Technical College and its mission through advocacy, awareness and fundraising.
Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Savannah, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 4,500 credit students each semester, Savannah Tech offers nearly 100 different instructional programs in Business and Technology, Public Service, 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. The College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.
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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).