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Alumni: Our Team

Welcome!

Alumni programming at Armstrong is led by the Senior 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. Past Board Presidents, the President of the Student Government Association, and the President of the Graduate Student Council may serve as nonvoting ex officio members. 

Senior Director of Alumni Development

Cheryl Ciucevich is the Senior 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

This position is currently vacant.

Graduate Assistant for Communication

Katie Simmons is our Graduate Assistant. She maintains communication with Armstrong alumni through a variety of traditional and new media. She assists in maintaining the alumni website, social media platforms, and other media outlets. Katie is from the Chicagoland area in Illinois. She received her undergraduate degree in speech languagepathology at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. Katie is a first-year student in the communication sciences and disorders graduate program here at Armstrong. When Katie isn’t studying she enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors!

Student Assistants for Engagement, Programs, Communication & Development

Brianna McDonald, Brooke Okorley, Briana Perry and Johnnae' Stephenson are our four student assistants. They act as our receptionists for the office, as well as provide telephone outreach to alumni regarding upcoming events. They also help prepare and run our events.

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

Brooke Okorley is from Warner Robins, Ga. She is a junior majoring in respiratory therapy. Her career goal is to become a respiratory therapist specializing in neonatal respiratory care. She then wants to continue her education to become a physician assistant. Brooke is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated as well as Student African American Sisterhood (SAAS). 

Briana Perry is an out-of-state student from Virginia Beach, Va. She is a sophomore at Armstrong and her major is nursing. Her career goal is to become a nurse practitioner and to work in a small clinic. She is a pin member of the Student African American Sisterhood (SAAS) and hopes to continue to empower other women.

Johnnae' Stephenson is from Hinesville, Ga. She has a passion for math and plans to spread that passion to others; she is a sophomore 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.

NEWS:

Read More Armstrong to Honor Irving Victor, Other Top Alumni

Armstrong State University will present its second-ever Eminent Alumni Award to Dr. Irving Victor at its Fourth Annual Alumni Awards Gala on the evening of Friday, October 20, 2017. The Eminent Alumni Award is only presented occasionally an in cases of extraordinary merit. Fifteen other Armstrong alumni will also be honored at the event.

Read More Armstrong honors its faculty, staff and Golden Graduates from the Armstrong Junior College days

Dozens of guests and Armstrong Alumni gathered to celebrate Armstrong's rich history and to honor their favorite faculty and staff from the Armstrong Junior College era.

Read More Armstrong Honors President Linda Bleicken and her commitment to the University

(June 21, 2017) After seven years as Armstrong State University’s president, Dr. Linda Bleicken will retire at the end of this month, but her legacy will never be forgotten thanks to the creation of the Linda and Carl Bleicken Commitment Fund. 

Read More Armstrong Alumni To Honor Faculty and Staff From Eight Decades

(June 15, 2017) – In a yearlong initiative, Armstrong State University’s Alumni Office will host four events to celebrate faculty and staff from the university’s four historic eras, which include The Golden Years: 1937-65; Armstrong State College: 1966-96; Armstrong Atlantic State University: 1997-2014; and Armstrong State University: 2015-17.

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