(July 26, 2016) – Armstrong State University recently promoted Tim Moody, an information technology leader with 22 years of industry experience, to Chief Information Officer. In his new position, Moody is responsible for strategy and implementation of all technology at the main campus in Savannah and the Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville. He also serves as a key advisor on the President’s Cabinet at Armstrong.
(July 18, 2016) – Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently donated $5,000 to Armstrong State University for the second consecutive year. Armstrong will use the grant to support its Veteran’s Career and Educational Pathways Program, an initiative designed to create clearer career pathways for Armstrong’s veterans and military students by better equipping them with necessary job skills and career knowledge.
(July 15, 2016) – The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded $279,297 to seven chemistry professors at Armstrong State University. Dr. Brandon P. Quillian (Principle Investigator), Dr. Sarah E. Gray, Dr. Gary Guillet, Dr. Cliff Padgett, Dr. Nathaniel Shank, Dr. Mitch Weiland and Dr. Sarah Zingales received a two-year grant for “Polymer Chemistry: Cross-linking the Curriculum (PC3).” The grant supports the infusion of polymer chemistry, a multidisciplinary science, throughout the curriculum.
(July 12, 2016) – Armstrong State University’s Center for Applied Cyber Education recently held the 2016 Summer Cyber Camp in conjunction with the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot Camp curriculum, awarding $95,000 worth of cybersecurity certification scholarships to 16 rising high school juniors and seniors. Fourteen students were local, representing seven schools in the Savannah community. Camp sponsors included Mile2 Cyber Security Certifications and the U.S. Army ROTC, 6th Brigade.
(July 7, 2016) – Hamm will provide direct supervision and leadership to the offices of Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid while fostering cohesion among the various departments that support student enrollment. In addition, she will serve as a leader in developing, implementing and monitoring Armstrong’s strategic enrollment, using current and emerging technologies that support state-of-the-art operations and data management.
(July 6, 2016) – The Savannah City Council recently appointed Armstrong State University Political Science Professor Dr. José de Arimatéia da Cruz to the Greater Savannah International Alliance (GSIA) for a three-year term. As a board member, da Cruz will contribute his knowledge of international relations and politics, encourage citywide participation in GSIA activities, direct initiatives and seek out viable opportunities to expand Savannah’s global reach.
(July 6, 2016) – Armstrong State University was recently selected to be an Authorized Academy Partner with CompTIA, the world’s largest developer of vendor-neutral information technology certification exams. Together, CompTIA and the Center for Applied Cyber Education at Armstrong will collaborate to provide high quality educational technology opportunities to students.
(June 28, 2016) – Dr. Carol Andrews, associate professor of English at Armstrong State University, was recently selected to attend the Ernest J. Gaines Center's 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from May 30 through June 24, 2016.
(June 16, 2016) – Alexis Fields, a Biochemistry major at Armstrong State University, has been named a 2016-2017 Scholar by the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific professional society dedicated to advancing chemistry, supporting diversity and encouraging future chemists. Fields is one of only 130 students selected from across the United States for this prestigious honor.
(June 9, 2016) – Armstrong English professor and Liberal Arts Associate Dean Teresa Winterhalter has been selected to participate in a two-week Japan Diplomatic Seminar in July as part of a grant sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission.
(June 8, 2016) – The Home Depot Foundation and Student Veterans of America (SVA) recently awarded the SVA chapter at Armstrong State University $10,000 for its Military Resource Center on campus as part of the Vet Center Initiative. Armstrong is the only university in Georgia to receive this grant.
(June 7, 2016) – Armstrong State University officials signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence located at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga., on June 2 to share resources and help develop a cyber-trained workforce through education, innovation research and outreach.
(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.
(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.
(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.