STC Foundation Opportunity Award Gala to honor Howard Morrison December 2, 2011 in the Eckburg Auditorium, Savannah Campus

#1234| November 7, 2011

SAVANNAH – The Savannah Technical College Foundation proudly honors Howard Morrison at its annual Opportunity Award Gala on Friday, December 2, 2011 in the Eckburg Auditorium on the college’s Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Road.

This signature event helps the Savannah Technical College Foundation raise the private support necessary to fund student scholarships and other important projects that move the college forward in its mission of workforce development. It honors Georgians who have been instrumental in creating opportunities for others.

“Being able to honor Howard Morrison with the Opportunity Award recognizes the tremendous legacy he has in our community of bringing people together around meaningful projects,” said STC President Dr. Kathy Love. “We know that others will want to join us in honoring Howard.”

Howard’s banking career spanned nearly 30 years including being the chief financial officer of the NYSE listed Citizens and Southern Realty Investors (Southmark Properties) and in helping to develop the C&S Bank’s (now Bank of America’s) High Technology Banking Group and Atlanta’s high technology business community.

From 1999 to 2007 Howard served on the board and was secretary and chair of the Innovation and Technology Committee of the Georgia Department of Industry Trade & Tourism [GDITT] (now renamed the Georgia Department of Economic Development [GDEcD]).

After retiring from banking in July 1996, Howard returned to his hometown of Savannah where he was instrumental in establishing the Coastal Business, Education & Technology Alliance (CBETA) [now the Creative Coast Alliance] (TCCa) and initiating and developing the Georgia Tech Savannah Campus. Howard has also served on two occasions as board chair of the Skidaway Marine Science Foundation and on two occasions on the board of the University of Georgia Research Foundation.

This year Howard was the co-founder and chairman of the Savannah Ocean Exchange, which unites world organizations across multiple disciplines and boundaries to accelerate the distribution and adoption of solutions that positively impact our ocean and coast. Howard served on Savannah Tech’s Foundation Board for nearly nine years. He currently chairs the boards of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation and Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation.

Past Opportunity Award recipients include Bob and Alice Jepson, Zell Miller, Arnold Tenenbaum, Griffen B. Bell, Tom Coleman, Dick Eckburg and Arthur Gignilliat.

Sponsorships and individual tickets are available. The STC Foundation is a 501 ( c ) 3 tax-exempt charitable organization. For information about these purchases, contact Gail Eubanks, 912.443.3022.


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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 (