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Alumni: Our Team

Welcome!

Alumni programming at Armstrong is led by the Director of Alumni Development in consultation with the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors.  The Director also works closely with key departments across campus to offer a variety of programs and services—these include Career Services, Enrollment Services, Athletics, Student Life, and the Academic Colleges. The Director is a member of the Advancement Division, under the leadership of Vice President Bill Kelso.

Members of the Board of Directors are nominated by other alumni, then recommended by the Nominating Committee, and then confirmed by the current Board. Board members may serve two three-year terms. There are at least 18 but no more than 30 Board members, not including ex officio members. Past Board Presidents, the President of the Student Government Association, and the President of the Graduate Student Coordinating Council may serve as nonvoting ex officio members. 

Director of Alumni Development

Cheryl Ciucevich is the Director of Alumni Development at Armstrong State University, where she oversees a broad-based Alumni Engagement Program, that seeks to enable alumni to connect with students, with the university, and with each other through a variety of programs, events, and outreach efforts. Since her arrival in 2012, Armstrong has seen a dramatic increase in alumni participation rates and alumni volunteerism. 

Cheryl previously held a series of positions at Kennesaw State University for 16 years, where she established the professional arts box office, created an alumni magazine, implemented a donor recognition program, and instituted the annual Flourish Awards program. She concluded her KSU career as director of public relations and director of development for the College of the Arts. Prior to her work at KSU, she served as the program coordinator for MidSummer Macon, a nonprofit arts education program, and the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga.

A noted presenter, writer, event planner, and project manager, Cheryl has earned numerous awards for her work including several Awards of Excellence from the Council for Advancement in Support of Education (CASE) and a From Success to Significance Award from Kennesaw State. She has been a featured presenter at conferences for CASE District III and for the Georgia Education Advancement Council.

Cheryl earned a Master of Arts degree in professional writing from Kennesaw State and a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from Wesleyan College, where she was a presidential scholar. She also enjoyed an incredible study-abroad experience at the International Summer School at the University of Oslo in Norway, thanks to a scholarship from Rotary International.

Among her friends, Cheryl is renowned for her far too-extensive interest in the histories and biographies of princesses. Her blog, "Princess Palace," attracts thousands of international readers each week.

Raised in an Air Force family, Cheryl has lived in five states and the Panama Canal Zone. She is a graduate of Savannah High School, and is proud to call Savannah her hometown.

Alumni Program Coordinator

Zach Yeager joined the team in June 2016 as the Alumni Program Coordinator. He works closely with the Director of Alumni Development to plan events and programs that assist with the goals of the Alumni Association and the growth of the Alumni Engagement Program.

Zach graduated with his master’s degree in higher education from the University of North Texas in May of 2016. He also holds a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in mass communication from Eastern Connecticut State University.  As a graduate assistant, Zach gained experience in student affairs, enrollment management, career services, and housing assessment. Throughout his college career, he was involved with planning, implementing, and facilitating campus events.

Raised in Connecticut, Zach took the first opportunity he could to move south. He appreciates the friendly atmosphere, hot temperatures, and the food. His favorite thing about Savannah is the Spanish moss, which is neither Spanish nor moss. He also enjoys the relaxed environment, proximity to the beach, and the things to do outside.

Zach is also an avid license plate collector, collecting plates from states he has visited. He hopes to have a full collection one day by visiting all 50 states. Additionally, Zach likes hiking, skydiving, and being outside.

Graduate Assistant for Communication

Mallory Morin is our Graduate Assistant. She maintains communication with Armstrong alumni through a variety of traditional and new media. Mallory assists in maintaining the alumni website, Facebook page, Twitter feed, and other media outlets. Mallory is a Savannah native, a 2011 University of Georgia graduate and a second year student in the Armstrong Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Student Assistants for Engagement, Programs, Communication & Development

Samantha Best, Sydni Booker, Brianna McDonald and Johnnae' Stephenson are our three Student Assistants. They act as our receptionists for the office, as well as provide telephone outreach to alumni regarding upcoming events. Samantha, Sydni, Brianna and Johnnae' also prepare materials for upcoming events as well as maintain office materials.

Samantha is originally form Westland Michigan but recently relocated with her family to Savannah. She is a freshman with a major in Nursing and upon graduation plans to further her education with a masters degree to pursue a career as a Nurse Practitioner in hopes of doing humanitarian relief work. 

Originally from the outskirts of Atlanta, Sydni is an Armstrong senior majoring in Criminal Justice. Sydni is a member of the Student African American Sisterhood (SAAS), the Vice President of the Student Alumni Association, and the OTM Coordinator in NRHH. She is also an Armstrong Ambassador. Sydni plans on joining the U.S. Air Force following her graduation.

Brianna is originally from Jonesboro, Georgia. She is a senior at Armstrong, majoring in theatre. After graduation, Brianna plans to move to Atlanta, Georgia to begin her career in acting and work her way to New York. 

Johnnae' is from Hinesville, Georgia. She has a passion for math and plans to spread that passion to others; she is a freshman majoring in Mathematics with a teacher certification; After graduation, Johnnae' wants to move to Hawaii and teach high school calculus as well as enroll in Cosmetology school.

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