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HometownSavannah, Ga. Degree Class of 1991
B.S in Health and Physical Education

Kerry Coursey

Principal, Islands High School

What did you love most about Armstrong and why? 
When I was a student, I loved the small classes and connections that were established between professors and students. This created a very caring and engaging environment.

How did Armstrong help you succeed in your field? 
Yes, the health and physical education program provided a strong foundation for me, and I was well prepared to enter the teaching field upon graduation.

Who was your favorite professor and why? 
Dr. John Duncan, in the history department, was one of the most memorable. He was an excellent storyteller and made it where we didn't want to miss class.

Why did you decide to attend Armstrong? 
Great hometown option for my chosen career path.

What is your best advice to current Armstrong students? 
Take advantage of the opportunities available to you, and begin to network and establish relationships with classmates and colleagues in your field of study/department. You never know what doors may be open to you as a result of connections that you make with others.

Why are you proud to be an Armstrong alum? 
ASU has blossomed over the past 15-20 years and brings in students from throughout the country, which adds to the diversity and overall environment on campus. The new buildings and facilities provide a world class experience right here in Savannah, Ga. As an educational leader, I love to hire teachers that graduate from the Armstrong’s College of Education. I find that they are always well prepared and ready for their own classroom.