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STC appoints faculty to department head positions
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SAVANNAH — Savannah Technical College has appointed several faculty members based in Savannah as department heads for college-wide administration, overseeing all instructional offerings in their respective academic areas at the college’s locations in Savannah, Liberty and Effingham.

Kim Cutter has been selected as the department head for Cosmetology. Cutter joined STC in 2008 with eight years of teaching experience, including at Pro Way Beauty College of Stone Mountain and most recently having served as Director of Cosmetology at Horst and Company Hair School in Savannah. She has been selected as an award show stylist, platform artist and had her work published in many industry-driven magazines and a national textbook publishing company.

Cutter also volunteers for community projects that provide free hair services to the community; her latest community event was the Hispanic Health Awareness Fair.

She is a graduate of the Savannah Technical College cosmetology program and holds a cosmetology instructor license from the state and a B.A. in psychology from St. Leo University, graduating with the Jepson Cup of Honor.

Brendan Ferrara has been appointed as department head for marketing, management and supervisory and hospitality/restaurant/tourism management. Ferrara began teaching at STC in the fall of 1998. Since then he has taught 22 courses in the marketing, management and general studies departments. He became the department head for the marketing program in 2005 and department head for the hospitality, restaurant and tourism program in 2006, adding management and supervisory development in 2009.

Ferrara was awarded the Savannah Area Tourism Leadership Council’s 2009 Member of the Year Award. He is on the Georgia Department of Education Travel and Lodging State Advisory Board and the Woodville Tompkins Hospitality and Tourism Program Advisory Board. He has consulted with several area businesses in the development of their marketing plans. He holds a MBA from Georgia Southern University and a BBA with majors in marketing and management from the University of Cincinnati.

Berthenia Williams has been named as department head for computer information systems. Williams has more than 30 years of experience in networking and computer applications, most recently serving as director of the STC Regional Cisco Academy. She also serves on the product review board for Cisco Systems, Inc., and represented Georgia at the 10th anniversary of the Cisco Regional Academy.

Williams is a graduate of Leadership Savannah and a member of the executive board of directors for The First Tee of Savannah. She holds a B.S. in mathematical sciences from Armstrong Atlantic State University and a MBA from Georgia Southern.

Cinda Young has been selected as department head for early childhood care and education. She taught for 26 years in northeastern Vermont as the lead teacher for an inclusive and collaborative public school early childhood program.  

Young returned to Georgia three years ago to join STC. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in education from the University of Vermont in essential early education. She volunteers for several charitable organizations in the Savannah area and provides workshops in brain development, storytelling and curriculum development for early childhood groups.