STC Foundation to celebrate 2019 Tribute to Community STARs
SAVANNAH – The Savannah Technical College Foundation Community Council will host the 2019 Tribute to Community STARs (Savannah Tech Achievement Recognition awards) at noon on Friday, April 12, 2019, in the Eckburg Auditorium on the College’s Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Road. The event, now in its thirteenth year, honors some 20+ individuals, nominated for their service and dedication at work or in the community.
The keynote, “Why Giving
Back to Your Community is Important,” will be given by Roger Moss, artistic
director of Savannah Children’s Choir. Moss has been a GOAL student of the year
judge for the College and was honored as a STAR in 2011.
Roger Moss, Jr. is
originally from Chattanooga, Tenn., where he received numerous awards for civic
and artistic accomplishments. In Savannah for the past two decades, Moss has
continued his community engagement focused around creating opportunities for
He is the co-founder of
Savannah Children’s Choir, which aims to unite, mentor and transform Savannah’s
children into responsible, creative and confident leaders through excellence in
choral performance and music education. Also, through education and
performance, he strives to instill in the next generation a love of the beauty
and variety of American music. He was instrumental in the establishment of Savannah
Classical Academy, a charter school that focuses on a classical and
academically rigorous education while instilling a commitment to civic virtue
and moral character. Currently, he is working to establish a new charter school
– the Savannah Exploratory Charter Academy, which will focus on project
An accomplished singer, he
graduated from Wheaton College and sang in the Wheaton College Concert Choir
and Men’s Glee Club. His extensive performance career has included singing for
the Archbishop of Canterbury, singing to sold-out crowds with the Savannah
Symphony Orchestra and performing the role of “Jake” in the Opera Memphis
production of Porgy and Bess. He was a finalist in the American Traditions
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 Michelle
Riley and Vickie Callaway.
Nominations will be accepted through March 8, 2019 space permitting. Sponsorships begin at $1,000 to nominate a STAR and include a table for 10. Tickets cost $100 per person – seating is limited. Call 912.443.3022 for information. Proceeds from the event benefit Savannah Technical College Foundation’s support of students.
Founded in 1984, the
Savannah Technical College Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that
exists to raise and disburse funds to support the College’s efforts to enhance
learning, workforce training and economic development in Bryan, Chatham,
Effingham and Liberty counties. The STC Foundation recently helped the College
purchase 7 West Bay Street as the new location for an expansion of STC’s
Culinary Arts program.
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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.
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