Tribute to Community STARs to be held virtually on October 23

SAVANNAH – The Savannah Technical College Foundation Community Council will host the 2020 Tribute to Community STARs (Savannah Tech Achievement Recognition awards) on Friday, October 23, 2020. The event, now in its fourteenth year, honors some 20+ individuals, nominated for their service and dedication at work or in the community.

For 2020, in keeping with COVID-19 safety precautions, the Tribute event will be held virtually via STC’s youtube channel at 12:15 p.m. This will allow groups of 10 to gather at their own locations to celebrate their STAR and enjoy a gourmet lunch. This year’s luncheon will feature inspirational video remarks from a top-secret motivational speaker.

Sponsorships begin at $1,000 to nominate a STAR. Sponsors will receive a gourmet lunch for 10 (individually packaged), an engraved STAR award, floral arrangement to celebrate your luncheon and program booklets delivered to their pre-determined location. Each STAR will have a professional portrait taken to be used with event promotion.

“2020 has certainly been a challenge for fundraising,” said STC Executive Director for Institutional Advancement and Communication Gail Eubanks. “But our community is filled with wonderful men and women who work tirelessly to make Coastal Georgia a great place to live and work. With a virtual celebration, we hope to include STARS and sponsors from close-by communities who can celebrate with their STAR at a convenient spot, close to home.”

The individually packages meals will be prepared by award-winning Savannah Culinary Institute student chefs with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. The lunch features Mediterranean spiced wild-caught salmon with Kalamata olives, feta, grilled artichokes, prosciutto crisps, heirloom tomatoes, piquillo pepper, artisan lettuce and pecorino vinaigrette served with artisan bread and herbed compound butter. Individual mango verrine desserts include sponge cake with cocoa nibs, white chocolate chiboust crème, mango and ginger compote, dark chocolate chip garnish and fresh mangoes. Vegetarian meals are available by request.

The Tribute event is held annually 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.

Nominations will be accepted through October 5 space permitting. 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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STC Executive Director Advancement and Communications: Gail Eubanks
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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 (