STC Local Board honors Dick Knowlton

SAVANNAH – At its June meeting, the Savannah Technical College Local Board of Directors honored Dick Knowlton for eleven years of service to the college. Knowlton, who stepped in to complete the term of a departing member when he joined the board in 2000, served three successive 3-year terms.

“Dick always asked the tough questions and I appreciate that,” says College President Kathy Love, shown here presenting a certificate of appreciation to Dick Knowlton. “We all knew we could count on him to crystallize our thinking around whatever issue we were discussing and to present constructive solutions when needed.”

Also at the meeting, the Board selected Jimmy Burnsed, president of Bryan Bank & Trust as the incoming chair, succeeding Rev. Thurmond Tillman of First African Baptist Church. Donald Lovette, director of laboratory services, Liberty Regional Medical Center was named vice-chair. The officers assume their roles with the new fiscal year beginning in July.

Savannah Technical College serves Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties, with Board representation including business and community leaders from across the region.

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 (