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Finishing Strong: Kayla Berns

Kayla Berns, Augusta, Ga.

B.A. in English/Professional Communications, May 2016

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Finishing Strong: Athena Downes

Athena Downes, Boulder, Colo.

B.S. in Biology, May 2016

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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.

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Economic Monitor Reports Fundamentals Remain Strong for Fourth Quarter 2015

(March 14, 2016) — Armstrong State University’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the underlying fundamentals of the regional economy remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2015. Impressive gains in total employment were offset by a decline in port activity and a very modest dip in electricity sales. Tourism employment, airport plane boardings and consumer confidence registered gains, as did the coincident index of economic activity for the nation.

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John Brooks Appointed Director of Human Resources at Armstrong

(March 9, 2016) – John Brooks has been appointed to the position of Director of Human Resources at Armstrong State University. In this role, Brooks will lead a staff of six human resource professionals in hiring and retaining university employees, assisting with employee relations and promoting staff development in line with industry trends.

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Hopkins to Deliver A Moveable Feast Lecture at Massey School

(March 8, 2016) Armstrong will host A Moveable Feast faculty lecture featuring history professor Dr. June Hopkins on Thursday, March 10 at 6 p.m. at The Massey School Classroom, located at 207 East Gordon Street.

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Treasure Savannah: Serving Up Civic Engagement

(March 7, 2016) On Saturday, March 5, 320 students, faculty and staff gathered on the Student Union steps in the early morning to prepare for Treasure Savannah, Armstrong’s bi-annual day of service.

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Women's Empowerment Month

(February 29, 2015) Every March, the U.S. celebrates American women and their contributions to history. Armstrong is proud to be one of the many institutions from across the country to join in this observance.

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Dr. Nalanda Roy Appointed to Greater Savannah International Alliance

(February 11, 2016) – The Savannah City Council recently appointed Armstrong State University Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations Dr. Nalanda Roy to the Greater Savannah International Alliance (GSIA) for a three-year term. As a board member, Roy will contribute her knowledge of foreign relations, encourage citywide participation in GSIA activities, direct initiatives and seek out viable opportunities to expand Savannah’s global reach.

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Armstrong to Present Visiting Writers Series Event Featuring John Holman on March 3

(February 22, 2016) - Armstrong State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy will present a Visiting Writers Series reading by acclaimed author John Holman on Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at Foxy Loxy Café, located at 1919 Bull St. This event is free and open to the public.

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Armstrong Students and Professor Honored in Academy of Economics and Finance Research Competition

(February 17, 2016) – Armstrong State University Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Economics Michael Toma and Economics students Thomas Kavoori and Sebastian Hernandez took top honors at the 53rd Annual Academy of Economics and Finance Conference in Pensacola Beach, Fla., Feb. 10-13.