SAVANNAH – The Savannah Technical College Community Council will host the second annual Tribute to Community STARs (Savannah Tech’s Achievement Recognition) this spring, honoring some 25 individuals, nominated for their service and dedication at work or in the community. The luncheon event will be held on April 9 at noon in the Eckburg Auditorium on the Savannah campus, 5717 White Bluff Rd.
“We know that there are very deserving people who are seldom formally recognized for their good work,” says Melinda Laager, executive director of the Savannah Technical College Foundation. “This event allows their organizations and friends to publicly thank them for the value they add to our community.”
Dr. Bertice Berry, best-selling author, comedian and speaker, will deliver the keynote address. Savannah songstress Stephanie Edwards will sing the national anthem and a second selection from her upcoming CD. JCB Inc. is the signature sponsor of the recognition event.
The event, held annually each spring, is sponsored by the STC Foundation Community Council, a group of young professionals charged with expanding the local knowledge and profile of Savannah Technical College and its mission and with raising funds to support the college, its programs and students. The Community Council is co-chaired by Tammie Hooks and Jamie McCurry and the recognition event is co-chaired by Shonah Jefferson and Brian Smith. Honorary event co-chairs are Edna Branch Jackson and Rick Winger.
Last year, the event honored 28 individuals. Funds raised from the event supported the adult education program. For information, contact the Savannah Technical College Foundation at (912) 443-3019.