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Armstrong’s 2016 State of Small Business Survey Cites Growth, Challenges in Savannah’s Small Business Community

(December 14, 2016) - Armstrong State University’s Department of Economics has released the 2016 Armstrong State of Small Business Report, which offers insight into Savannah’s small business sector. Dozens of local businesses were recently surveyed about business size, financing and marketing efforts, as well as employment and revenue changes. Participants were also questioned about concerns and how area development and public officials can support the small business sector.

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Armstrong Employees, University Recognized for Employer Support of National Guard and Reserve Service Members

(December 16, 2016) – On Dec. 15, Ret. Col. Ed Wexler of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve presented Patriot Awards to College of Science and Technology Interim Dean Delana Gajdosik-Nivens and Armstrong Police Chief Wayne R. Willcox. U.S. Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter attended the ceremony and addressed the audience.

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Armstrong Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Consul General of Mexico to Provide Scholarships

(December 13, 2016) – On Friday, Dec. 9, Consul General of Mexico Javier Díaz de Leó visited Armstrong State University to sign a memorandum of understanding with Armstrong President Linda M. Bleicken. The Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong program is a recipient of the Mexican Consulate’s 2016-2017 IME-Becas Scholarship Program, which benefits Mexican and Mexican-American students.

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Armstrong to Introduce B.S. in Physical Education with Specialized Track in Recreation and Coaching in Jan. 2017

(December 12, 2016) –The College of Education at Armstrong State University will offer a B.S. in Physical Education with a specialized track in Recreation and Coaching in the spring 2017 semester, which begins on Jan. 9.

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Great Dane’s Hammond for Hope Foundation Awards Two Scholarships to Armstrong

(December 9, 2016) – Armstrong State University has received a three-year commitment from the Hammond for Hope Foundation -- founded by Great Dane -- to fund two scholarships, beginning in fall 2017. One $10,000 scholarship and one $5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to students working toward graduate degrees in Armstrong’s Communication Sciences and Disorders program. 

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Armstrong Hosts Identity Theft and Fraud Presentation Event as Part of International Fraud Awareness Week

(November 18, 2016) – As part of the University System of Georgia’s International Fraud Awareness Week in November, Armstrong State University’s IT Services Department recently hosted a presentation by Fred Brown, an information technology security analyst at Armstrong, focusing on identity theft and fraud.

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Armstrong Professors Awarded $330,000 U.S. DOE Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grant

(November 16, 2016) – The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded a $330,967 grant to Donna Mullenax, Janel Smith and Elizabeth Williams. The two-year grant will support STEM education in Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS).

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Armstrong Students Advance to the Semifinals in South Atlantic Moot Court Tournament

(November 11, 2016) – Armstrong State University students Roxy Simons and Marisol Estrada, both seniors and political science majors, were semifinalists in the 2017 South Atlantic Regional Moot Court tournament, held at the University of Central Florida. Simons and Estrada took the first seed after winning the quarterfinal round against a team from the University of Georgia.

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Armstrong Professor Receives 2017 Georgia Art Education Association Distinguished Service Award

(November 11, 2016) – Armstrong State University Art, Music and Theatre Department Head Tom L. Cato, Ed.D., received the Georgia Art Education Association (GAEA) Distinguished Service within the Profession Award. This award recognizes an outstanding GAEA member for exemplary contributions, service and achievement at the state level. The award was presented at the annual convention in Gainesville, Ga., on October 15.

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Leading by Example: Armstrong Student and Anti-Violence Activist Mentors Youth

Born among a bed of gang activity in a housing project in Watts, Los Angeles, 19-year-old Armstrong State University student and anti-violence activist Semaj Clark once considered himself one of southern California’s most dangerous teens.

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Armstrong Ranked #4 in Nation in Military Times’ Best for Vets: Four-Year Universities 2017 List

(November 1, 2016) – Earlier today, Military Times honored Armstrong State University, ranking the institution 4th in the nation among four-year schools on its Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 list. This year marks the third consecutive year Armstrong has been included on the prestigious list. In 2016, Armstrong was ranked #7 in the U.S.

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College of Education Encourages Critical Literacy in the Classroom

(October 29, 2016) This semester, Armstrong Resource and Instruction Librarian Vivian Bynoe and College of Education professors Dr. Patricia Holt and Dr. Anne Katz implemented a critical literacy project, funded by a Teaching and Learning Grant.

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Armstrong State University to Celebrate Symposium on India Nov. 2-4

(October 27, 2016) – Armstrong State University will celebrate the Symposium on India from Wednesday, Nov. 2 through Friday, Nov. 4, in conjunction with Armstrong’s International Education, International Student Organization and the Criminal Justice, Social & Political Science Departments. The Honorable Consul General of India Nagesh Singh will be a guest lecturer for three events.

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Kathleen Platt Appointed as Armstrong’s Registrar

(October 26, 2016) – Armstrong State University recently appointed Kathy Platt as the institution’s registrar. In this position, Platt oversees the operations of the Office of the Registrar, including curriculum, registration, transcripts and degree completion. She is also responsible for maintaining the academic records of the university.

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Pirate Strong: Resilience & Compassion in the Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

On October 7, Hurricane Matthew slammed Chatham County, but Armstrong’s community banded together, responding to the crisis with preparedness, resilience and compassion.