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Armstrong State University Receives $79,000 Gift to Support New Tennis Complex

(May 25, 2016) – Savannah residents Michelle and Barry Vine presented a gift of $79,000 to Armstrong State University in support of the university’s state-of-the-art tennis complex, currently under construction on campus. By fall, the tennis complex will be home to Armstrong’s women’s tennis team, NCAA Division II National Champions who clinched their tenth national title over the weekend, and the three-time National Champion men’s tennis team.

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National Champions: Women's Tennis Team Wins 10th NCAA Division II Championship

(May 23, 2016)—Three Armstrong State University spring sports teams stormed Denver for the NCAA Division II Spring Sports Festival the week of May 16-20 and the Pirates brought home the hardware with outstanding performances for all three teams.

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Tobe R. Frierson Joins Armstrong as Director of Admissions

(May 17, 2016) – Armstrong State University recently hired Tobe R. Frierson as the director of admissions. A veteran admissions expert, Frierson brings more than 13 years of experience in college recruitment management and student services at higher education institutions. In her new role, Frierson is responsible for the strategy, execution and management of Armstrong’s admissions and recruitment process.

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Armstrong Professor Selected as National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar

(May 12, 2016) – Armstrong Professor Dr. Elizabeth Desnoyers-Colas has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar to participate in a residency centered on veteran discourse hosted at Virginia Tech. 

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Armstrong Named One of the Nation’s Top 100 Military Spouse Friendly Schools

(May 12, 2016) – Armstrong State University has been named to the inaugural list of the Top 100 Military Spouse Friendly Schools by Victory Media, the publisher of Military Spouse, G.I. Jobs and STEM Jobs.

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Armstrong Hosts 2016 Spring Commencement, Honoring Record Number of Graduates

(May 7, 2016) – Armstrong State University hosted 2016 Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 7, 2016, conferring degrees on more than 800 students, a record number, in a special ceremony at the Savannah Civic Center.

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Engineering Studies Professor Selected as Faculty Fellow for NASA Research Program

(May 3, 2016) – Armstrong State University Professor of Engineering Studies Dr. Cameron Coates has been selected to participate in the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Faculty Fellowship Program.

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Armstrong Director of International Education to be Knighted by the French Ministry of Education

(April 21, 2016) – Armstrong State University Director of International Education Dr. Dorothée Mertz-Weigel will be knighted by the French Ministry of Education in a ceremony to be held at Armstrong in February 2017.

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All-Female Team Wins Armstrong's 2016 Engineering Design Challenge

(April 27, 2016) – For the first time ever, an all-female team swept the Overall Winner category at the 2016 Engineering Design Challenge (EDC), presented by Armstrong State University’s Engineering Studies program on Saturday, April 23. 

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Pirate Pride: Third Annual Paint the Town Maroon Celebration Takes Over Johnson Square

(April 8, 2016) – Hundreds of Armstrong students, faculty, staff, alumni and local supporters took over Johnson Square in downtown Savannah on Friday, April 8 for Paint the Town Maroon. 

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Armstrong’s Marketing and Communications Department Wins Advertising Award

(April 8, 2016) – Recently, Armstrong State University’s Marketing and Communications Department won a Silver Award in the website category at the 31st Annual Educational Advertising Awards. 

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College of Education Alumni Honored as 2017 Teachers of the Year

(April 4, 2016) – At a special Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools gala, 28 of Armstrong's College of Education alumni were honored as school-level Teachers of the Year. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education President Jolene Byrne told attendees that this honor is given in recognition and appreciation of the teachers' service to students and families.

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Armstrong Set to Paint the Town Maroon on April 8

(March 31, 2016) – Armstrong will host its third annual Paint the Town Maroon event on Friday, April 8 at noon in Johnson Square, located at Bull Street and E. Congress Street in downtown Savannah. This popular event will celebrate the university’s longstanding connection to the Savannah community, major economic impact and significant contribution to the local workforce.  

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The Education Trust Recognizes Armstrong for Achieving Substantial Gains for African-American Students

(March 28, 2016) – Armstrong State University has been recognized by The Education Trust as a top-performing institution for improving overall graduation rates while also achieving substantial educational gains for African-American students. 

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Armstrong Hosts Training Program To Empower Veterans’ Service Providers

(March 18, 2016) – More than 70 veterans’ service professionals representing 51 different colleges and universities from 16 states and the District of Columbia participated in the Certificate for Veterans’ Service Providers (CVSP) professional development training March 9-11 at Armstrong State University.