STC Foundation celebrates 2016 Tribute to Community STARS
SAVANNAH – A crowd of 300 gathered in the Eckburg Auditorium on the campus of Savannah Technical College today to celebrate the 2016 Tribute to Community STARS luncheon, the tenth annual event recognizing people for their service and dedication in the community or at work.
- Eunice Bell, United Way of the Coastal Empire (UWCE) Volunteer, sponsored by UWCE
- Lawrence Brody, Financial Advisor, sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors
- Jenn Case, 2016 STC GOAL Student of the Year, sponsored by Savannah Technical College
- Jody Chapin, Anchor, sponsored by WTOC-TV
- Mary Chatman, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer, sponsored by Memorial Health
- Jennifer Davis, 2016 STC EAGLE Student of the Year, sponsored by Savannah Technical College
- Steve Eagle, Managing Director, Seacrest Partners, sponsored by Savannah Morning News
- Jarvis Evans, Payroll Technician II, sponsored by Liberty Regional Medical Center
- Curtis Foltz, Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority, sponsored by Georgia Power
- Kay Ford, Chairman, Savannah Advisory Board, sponsored by BankSouth
- Debra Geiger, 2016 STC Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year Award, sponsored by Savannah Technical College
- Grace Herrington, Lead Teacher, H.V. Jenkins High School Engineering Program, sponsored by DIRTT
- Tommy Hester, Savannah Market President, honored posthumously by Colony Bank
- Sarah Lamar, Partner, sponsored by HunterMaclean
- Hope Moorer, General Manager, Navigation Programs, sponsored by Georgia Ports Authority
- Ben Payne, School Director, Savannah Classical Academy, sponsored by Hansen Architects, Dulany Industries, Inc. and The Pinyan Company
- Jesse Petrea, Director and VP of Development, Coastal Home Care and Member, Georgia House of Representatives, sponsored by Coastal Home Care and Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation
- Maranda Porter, Founder, Friends of Coastal Georgia, sponsored by Advertising Specialty Services
- Margaret Mary Russell, Office Manager and Leadership Savannah Director, sponsored by Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce
- Lisa Scarbrough, Founder, Coastal Pet Rescue, sponsored by Weimar Construction Company
- Al Scott, Chairman, Chatham County Commission, sponsored by National
- Peter Shannon, Artistic Director and Conductor, Savannah Philharmonic, sponsored by Judy & Dick Eckburg
- Joe Shearouse, Leisure Services Bureau Chief, City of Savannah, sponsored by Savannah Economic Development Authority
- Mickey Stephens, Retired Educator and Member, Georgia House of Representatives, sponsored by KinderMorgan
- James Thomas, Former Mayor, City of Hinesville, sponsored by Liberty County Development Authority
- Peter Ulrich, Principal at The STEM Academy at Bartlett, sponsored by Mary & Howard Morrison
- Jim Williams, Consultant, sponsored by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
- Tommy Williams, Sr., Mayor Pro-Tem, City of Riceboro, sponsored by SNF Holding Company
The keynote speaker was given by Diana Rivenburgh, author of The New Corporate Facts of Life: Rethink Your Business to Transform Today’s Challenges Into Tomorrow’s Profits. The event is organized by the Savannah Technical College Foundation Community Council, a group of young professionals charges with expanding the awareness of Savannah Technical College and its mission through advocacy, awareness and fundraising.
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.
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).