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(Sep 25 2017) 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.

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(Jul 05 2017) 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.

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(Jun 21 2017) 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. 

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(Jun 15 2017) 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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(Jun 07 2017) A great time had by all at the Open House and Annual Meeting!

On Friday, June 2nd, alumni from near and far gathered for the 2017 Alumni Open House. Over 70 guests enjoyed delicious refreshments, corn hole games on Burnett Lawn and live entertainment by Jason Salzer MA '16 and Tobe Frierson. Afterwards, Alumni Association members gathered in Ogeechee Theater for the Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association. 

(Apr 28 2017) Student Government Honors Alumni 'Heroes'

The Student Government Association honored three Armstrong alumni as "Armstrong Heroes" on April 25. 

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(Mar 22 2017) Alumni Are Disappointed, But Still Support Armstrong

Emotions ran high when Armstrong alumni gathered in Brunswick on March 14 to hear the latest news about the consolidation between Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. After a lengthy question-and-answer period, Alumni Board Member John Sewell ’60 stood up. “I’m just like you, I don’t understand why the state is doing this. I’m upset and I’m disappointed,” Sewell told the assembled group, “but I have come to realize that this isn’t about me; it’s about the students.” 

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(Sep 06 2016) Armstrong Alumni Association to Host Fall Hometown Receptions

The Armstrong Alumni Association will be hosting our fall hometown receptions in both the Savannah and Atlanta areas. All alumni are invited to connect with fellow alumni and catch up on the latest information regarding their alma mater!

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(Jun 22 2016) Successful Open House and Annual Meeting

(June 22, 2016) A lively group filled Burnett Hall on Friday, June 3 for the 2016 Alumni Open House. Afterwards, Alumni Association members gathered in Jenkins Theater for the Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association.

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(May 25 2016) 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. The new complex will be home to Armstrong’s eight-time NCAA Division II National Champion women’s tennis team, and three-time National Champion men’s tennis team..

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(May 07 2016) 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.

(Apr 29 2016) Alumni Center Summer Hours

(June 7, 2016) From Monday, May 2 through Friday, August 12, the Alumni Center will be open Tuesday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All other times by appointment only due to decreased student staffing. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at 912.344.2586 or email

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(Apr 04 2016) 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.

(Mar 04 2016) Alumni Center Spring Break Hours

(March 4, 2016) The Armstrong Alumni Center will be open by appointment only from Monday, March 14, 2016 to Friday, March 18, 2016. To schedule an appointment, please contact Alumni Director Cheryl Cuicevich at

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(Jan 29 2016) Armstrong Alum Earns Golden Ticket

(January 29, 2016) Armstrong Alumnus Josh Johanssen '15 has made it through the group rounds of Hollywood Week on American Idol! Johanssen, who graduated this past December, sang his way past the American Idol judges and earned a golden ticket to Hollywood earlier this year.

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(Jan 29 2016) New program for families with multiple Armstrong alumni and students

(January 29, 2016) Armstrong's new Alumni Legacy Program celebrates families who have shared the tradition of attending Armstrong with each other. Whether you attended with your sibling or your spouse or you sent a child or grandchild to Armstrong, we want to honor the commitment your family has made to the greater Armstrong family.

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(Nov 20 2015) Armstrong Announces 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Class

(November 20, 2015) Armstrong has announced its 2016 Armstrong State Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Class. This year's inductees include Ron "Skippy" Hancock '74, Candace Modlinski '08, Sona Novakova '10, Lyndsi Stricklen '09, Tasha Washington '04, and Dale White '05. The 2016 Service Citation Award will be given to Armstrong Professor Donna Mullenax.

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(Nov 13 2015) Sneak Peek of the Armstrong Liberty Center

Alumni are invited to join us for a sneak peek of the new Armstrong Liberty Center, located at 175 West Memorial Drive in Hinesville, Ga., on Tuesday, December 1, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be a short welcome ceremony with light refreshments at 5:30 p.m., followed by self-guided tours of the new facility, ending at 6:45 p.m. We hope to see you there!

(Nov 13 2015) Thanksgiving and Holiday Hours

The Alumni Center will be open by appointment only Monday, December 7, 2015 through Friday, January 8, 2016. To schedule a campus tour, please contact Alumni Director Cheryl Ciucevich at 912.856.9782 or email

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(Nov 13 2015) Second Annual Alumni Awards Gala

On Friday, October 23, honorees and guests from all over the nation gathered at the second annual Alumni Awards Gala to honor some of our most prestigious alumni.

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(Jun 16 2015) Alumni Open House/ Annual Meeting Recap

A lively crowd gathered at the Alumni Center Open House on June 5. Later that evening, at the Alumni Association's Annual Meeting in Jenkins Theater, five new Board members were approved and the new slate of officers was confirmed. A new tradition was also launched with the presentation of the first-ever Alumni Volunteer Awards.

(Jun 12 2015) Notable Alumni Alfred Owens Passes

The Armstrong Alumni Association mourns the passing of Notable Alumnus Alfred Owens '81, who passed on Wednesday, June 3rd at Hospice Savannah.