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                                       spring 2010

            Celebrating 75 years

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A publication of Armstrong Atlantic State University
About                                A letter from the president
this issue
In this issue of Compass,
we celebrate Armstrong’s 75th
anniversary. Inside you’ll find
stories of successful alumni and
current students. Alva Lines is a
member of the first graduating
class of 1937. The Dickey
family has three generations of
Armstrong alumni, including
two siblings currently enrolled.
Alumni, faculty and staff provide
some personal perspectives on
what Armstrong means to them.
     Andy Carter, AASU director
of athletics since April 2009,
writes his first column about
the athletics program and gives
thanks to a particularly strong
supporter of AASU athletics,         Dear Friends,
Dr. Donald Anderson.
     A timeline of AASU’s history,   During recent months, I have had the opportunity to speak to community
the attempted Stingray takeover      groups around town and share some of what I’ve learned about Armstrong since
of the Pirates as the school         becoming president last July. One of the underlying themes I have shared is
mascot and a short item about        that Armstrong is truly the city’s college. It is important, as we celebrate the
the school song and the lyrics are   75th anniversary of the founding of the institution this year, to remember that
also included.                       we began in 1935—in the middle of the Great Depression—thanks to the
     Please send us your             determination and vision of Savannah Mayor Thomas Gamble and other city
comments or ideas for future
                                     leaders. Our founders understood that even in the toughest times, we must look
stories to Francisco.Duque@          ahead to the future. They had the vision and courage to establish a college                       to provide new educational opportunities for Savannahians during a time of
                                     extreme economic hardship.
                                         Today, as we struggle with our own budget challenges, I look back at what
                                     our founders accomplished and find in their actions not only inspiration, but
                                     absolute certainty that we have an abundance of reasons to celebrate and to
                                     look to an ever brighter future.
                                         Recent good news stories include the record $700,000 raised by our annual
                                     3 Days for AASU campaign and a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on April 23
                                     for our new Student Union. A new residence hall is not far behind—we
                                     will open it to this fall’s freshman class. These two new facilities will greatly
                                     enhance the services and support we provide to students.
                                         Academic opportunity is also expanding with the approval, granted last
                                     December, to offer independently our Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. The
On the cover: Photographs of         ability to offer a doctoral degree raises the academic level of our institution as a
Armstrong through the decades.       whole.
AASU students, faculty and staff         For 75 years, Armstrong has transformed lives, and we are proud of our roots
formed the number 75 on campus       in this community. The success stories about our students and alumni that
in fall 2009.
                                     you’ll find in this issue continue to unfold every day.
                                         I invite you to be involved, take part in the celebration, and visit the
                                     campus this year. Join us for a fine arts performance on campus, visit our
                            website to share your memories, and reconnect with old
                                     friends. In September, we will commemorate the first day of classes in 1935
                                     with a number of events. I’d be honored to have you join us in celebrating
                                     Armstrong’s 75th anniversary.

                                     With warm regards,
                                     Linda Bleicken
The Union is here; Windward                                                                  impact on the quality of the education we
Commons rises                                                                                provide, not only through the College of
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for a $24.2                                                        Health Professions, but across all colleges
million, 60,180 square-foot Student                                                          and disciplines” said AASU President
Union (pictured below) was held                                                              Linda Bleicken.
April 23 in the heart of the campus.
The new facility brings additional                                                           Study Abroad: From China’s Silk
services to students and bridges together                                                    Road to Peru’s ancient cities
the expanding on-campus residential                                                          AASU’s Office of International Education
area and the academic quad. The two-                                                         offers more than 40 destinations for its
story building offers sweeping views of        3 Days campaign raises $700,000               study abroad programs. The trips, held
the campus from second-floor balconies         The Savannah business community               over spring break and summer, are open
and ramps up entertaining and dining           once again stood strong in support of         to non-students. Only one requirement
services. It includes a 300-seat food court-   Armstrong. 3 Days for AASU got off to a       applies: participants must be able to
style dining area and a 200-seat theater.      fast start when Memorial Health presented     enjoy safe adventures and learning
The Union has wireless connectivity            a check for $235,000 at the campaign’s        outside the classroom. The academic
throughout and flat screens that provide       kickoff breakfast. The total amount raised,   tours take participants beyond the typical
up-to-the-minute campus information.           $695,909, climbed after John Helmken,         tourist destinations and are designed
                                               CEO of Savannah Bank and chair of the         with “history and culture in mind,” said
                                               AASU Foundation Board (pictured above         Michael Hall, professor of history. Hall,
                                               with AASU President Linda Bleicken),          who teaches and often speaks on Peru’s
                                               announced that Savannah Bank would            history, typically leads groups of “cultural
                                               increase its contribution to make the total   learners” into the cradles of ancient
                                               a full $700,000. The funds will support       pre-Columbian civilizations. For more
                                               scholarships for students of merit with       information, visit and
                                               proven financial need and also will benefit   enter “study abroad” in the search field at
                                               academic programs. This year’s campaign       the top right of the screen.
                                               honorary co-chairs were Y. Allen Beall ’48,
                                               J. Cliff McCurry ’68 and Kaitlen Fulp ’08     Master students
                                               and ’11.                                      Two May graduates from the Master of
A coffee shop, convenience store,                                                            Health Services Administration (MHSA)
ballroom, lounge areas and an expanded         DPT gets approval                             program have landed prestigious post-
bookstore are all part of the new campus       AASU is now authorized to offer selected      graduate appointments. Zahi Jurdi, from
crown jewel. The ribbon-cutting                doctoral degree programs following            Columbus, Ga., accepted a post-graduate
ceremony included the burial of a 50-year      approval by the Southern Association          administrative residency with the Johns
time capsule adjacent to the building that     of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The           Hopkins Health System in Baltimore, Md.
will be opened during Homecoming in            change allows Armstrong to offer its          beginning in July. Brittany Pesak, from
2060. In addition, opening in time for         Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree       Calhoun, Ga., and also in the MHSA
fall classes, will be Windward Commons,        independently. In the past, the university    program, is going to St. Petersburg, Fla.
a four-story, 567-bed freshman residence       offered the degree through a consortium       in June, when she begins a one-year post-
hall, that will expand on-campus housing       with other universities. “This approval by    graduate administrative fellowship with
capacity to more than 1,400 students.          SACS raises the level of the institution      the Veterans Affairs Sunshine Healthcare
                                               as a whole and will have a positive           Network.

History of Armstrong to be published in September
Janet Stone, AASU professor of history emerita, will publish          three presidents and one interim president. She retired in 2007.
a book on the history of Armstrong. The 400-page hardcover               “The book is not just about the institutional history, but it
book, From the Mansion to the University, was researched over         dips down into personal lives and lots of Savannah history,”
several years and includes material starting with the founding        said Stone.
of the college in 1935 to the day that current president                 The expected time of publication is September 2010 to
Linda Bleicken took office in 2009. Illustrated with images of        coincide with a planned presidential inauguration. For more
Armstrong across the decades, the book includes 13 chapters and       information on how to purchase your copy of the book, contact
an epilogue. Stone, who joined Armstrong in 1975, worked under or call 912.344.2870.

                                                                                                      compass Spring 2010            3
Happy 75th Anniversary AASU
What does AASU’s 75th anniversary mean to you? We posed that question and a few others related to the anniversary to
a handful of folks, including a distinguished alumnus, a long-time faculty member, an administrator who has seen it all
during his 26 years at Armstrong and the president of the Student Government Association. We wanted to know the role
that AASU has played in their lives. Here’s what they told us.

                 Ronald E. Ginsberg ’65                         Zerik Samples ’11                            Suzy Carpenter
                 Judge, Chatham County                          President, SGA                               Associate Professor
                 State Court                                    Major: Public health                         of Chemistry
                                                                Job: Night auditor,                          Joined Armstrong
                                                                Springhill Suites                            in 1987

What does AASU’s 75th anniversary             What does AASU’s 75th anniversary             What does AASU’s 75th anniversary
mean to you?                                  mean to you?                                  mean to you?
Obviously it is hard to believe that it has   AASU has become part of my family.            It is an opportunity to learn about the
been 45 years [since graduation]. It was a    I’m from Brunswick and I don’t go             people whose vision and commitment
wonderful place to go to school because       home that often. This celebration is          brought us here and to appreciate their
of its small size and its location in the     kind of a family reunion and I look           approaches to challenges they faced.
downtown area. It gave you a different        forward to having the opportunity to
feel and the opportunity to befriend          meet older graduates and get to know          Why should the community
those who had not gone to high school         them. It is like meeting family members       celebrate this milestone?
with you.                                     that you didn’t know before.                  Since, historically, the institution has
                                                                                            educated the people of this area, it is
Why should the community                      What impact has AASU had on                   doubtful that a single family has been
celebrate this milestone?                     your life?                                    untouched by AASU. The community
During its 75 years, AASU has sent            This university has really given me a         created the institution; it has been
many leaders into our community who           dose of reality, a taste of the real world.   the recipient of its work and will be
have utilized what they have learned          It has helped me grow in many ways            instrumental in its accomplishments
at Armstrong and are now helping this         from giving me time-management                going forward.
community.                                    skills to learning how to effectively
                                              communicate with people. I’ve learned         What impact has AASU had on
How has AASU impacted your life?              how to play leadership roles at work          your life?
When I entered Armstrong I had no             and at church.                                I came to Savannah two decades ago to
idea what I wanted to do in life. It                                                        teach here. Armstrong’s long-standing
was a time when I was maturing into           What would you write in a birthday            history of believing in the potential of
manhood. Once I began my second               card to AASU?                                 each person has inspired me to believe
year, it was clear that I was developing a    Thank you for your many years of              that, with work and patience, lives can
passion for political science and public      commitment to educating our future            be changed.
service. It was professors like Bill Coyle    leaders.
who pointed me in the direction of my                                                       What would you write in a birthday
profession and who taught political           What birthday gift would you give             card to AASU?
science and made it come to life.             to AASU if money were not an                  Be proud of who you’ve become! As in
                                              issue?                                        life, remembering the ups and downs of
What would you write in a birthday            A parking deck and a bigger sign along        the journey provides courage and hope
card to AASU?                                 Abercorn Street so that people know           for tomorrow.
Armstrong education is a gift that keeps      that we are here.
on giving.                                                                                  What birthday gift would you give to
                                                                                            AASU if money were not an issue?
What birthday gift would you give to                                                        Although cash is always appreciated, a
AASU if money were not an issue?                                                            suitable gift at this time would be wisdom
The Armstrong House and associated                                                          and optimism.
buildings to create a downtown campus
and make that part of Armstrong again.
                                                                                                                 continued on page 7

LineS in ARMSTRong’S hiSToRy
A 1937 alumnus remembers

          lva Burley Lines left a railroad   and we were working for hope, a career
          job in 1935 to enroll in a         and to be able to live and enjoy living.
          startup, city-owned college        Everything was new and we were trying to
being established in downtown                build on it.”
Savannah at a time when the Great                To this day, Lines remembers
Depression had consumed the country.         clearly many of the faculty members
A Savannah High School graduate,             and students who became a close-knit
Lines was in the first year of a four-year   group during the first year of Armstrong
electrician apprenticeship position with     Junior College. Arthur M. Gignilliat,
the Central of Georgia Railway earning       professor of English, made Lines feel at
$75 per month. A friend, worried that        home. “You had a feeling of [him being]
Lines was about to make the wrong            a good neighbor, he welcomed you and
choice, warned him against leaving the       gave encouragement,” Lines said. “You         Theatre, which in later years became
railroad job in such depressed economic      wanted to do as well as you could because     The Masquers. Keach also helped Lines
times. “Lines, if you live to be 100 years   you realized it was a new school, a new       hone his public speaking skills.
old you will not see that kind of money      undertaking in Savannah. It was higher           Dean J. Thomas Askew, who would
again,” his friend told him.                 education that was approachable and           later become Armstrong’s second
    But, Lines, 20, who was born in          ready for those who needed it.”               president, pointed Lines toward a future
Savannah in a house at the corner                Administrators and the small group        in political science and history. “Tom
of Price and East 37th streets, across       of faculty members wasted no time in          Askew was a fantastic person who had
from the railroad tracks, and whose          engaging students in the enterprise of        more influence on me than any other
father, like millions in the country, was    building a new school from scratch.           person,” said Lines. The relationship
unemployed, had by then made up his          President Ernest A. Lowe, who                 he developed with Askew led Lines
mind. He wanted to be part of the first      headed the college for the first six          into politics and eventually a job
group of students attending classes at       years, appointed Lines as chairman            with Richard Nixon’s first campaign
the new Armstrong Junior College in          of publications after learning of his         in Georgia.
the Armstrong House. The structure, an       experience running Savannah High                 After graduating from Armstrong
Italian Renaissance mansion that had         School’s student publication. One of          in 1937, Lines entered Emory and
been donated by the Armstrong family         the first things the school needed was to     went on to serve in World War II.
to the city of Savannah, was striking in     establish its colors.                         After returning from the war he went
itself.                                          “I suggested we go down to Jones          into business for himself, founding the
    “It was a most attractive building,”     Company on Broughton,” Lines said.            Southeast Microfilming Company, which
said Lines who eventually wrote a            As publications director it fell under his    he has passed on to his children. One
college paper on the house built by          purview to choose the school colors.          of his grandchildren, Elizabeth Bedell,
skilled masons between 1916 and 1919.        “We looked at the ties—and the gold and       graduated from AASU in May. Lines
    Beyond providing pleasing aesthetics,    crimson looked beautiful together and         and his wife Mildred divide their time
the new college energized Lines and his      we made the suggestion to the Student         between their home in Atlanta and their
classmates, many of who had graduated        Council.” The school colors—now               beach house on St. Simon’s Island.
from Savannah High School. “It was a         identified as maroon and gold—were               “Armstrong gave us a sense of
time of great excitement. We were just       established as easily as that.                assuming responsibility, of learning
past the worst years of the depression           Some members of the faculty had           something and getting a career. It gave
                                                           profound influences on Lines    us the inspiration to make something
                                                           and helped shape his life.      out of our lives,” he said.
                                                           Stacy Keach, professor of
                                                           drama and the father of actor   Alva Lines is a member of The Heritage Society.
                                                           Stacy Keach, Jr., encouraged    Members of the society have chosen to name
                                                                                           AASU as a beneficiary in their wills. These
                                                           Lines to get involved in
                                                                                           may include planned gifts and/or bequests.
                                                           the Savannah Playhouse          For information on options to provide a Heritage
                                                                                           Society gift of any amount, contact Laura Harris,
                                                                                           donor relations coordinator, at 912.344.2600.
                                                         Lines with his wife Mildred and
                                                         granddaughter Elizabeth Bedell,
                                                         a May 2010 AASU graduate,
                                                         during a Homecoming visit to
                                                         campus in February.
                                                                                                     compass Spring 2010                5
     Three Generations of scholars
                                        From the 1940s through 2010

    n 1970, when it was time to choose        division. What they provided collectively        the street from one another.
    a college after graduating from           to the Armstrong students was practical             Grady graduated from Commercial
    Savannah High School, David H.            knowledge with years of personal                 High School in Savannah focusing
Dickey’s first choice was Emory               experience to back it up.                        on typing and shorthand courses in
University. The son of a Savannah                On campus, Dickey joined the Pi               anticipation of joining the war effort.
judge and World War II veteran, Dickey        Kappa Alpha fraternity and got involved          He served in France as a secretary to a
was determined to follow in his father’s      in intramural sports before earning a            general, taking dictation in longhand
footsteps toward a career in law.             business administration degree (magna            before typing up reports.
   “I knew from day one that I wanted         cum laude) in 1974 with dual majors in              “When my dad came back to
to be a lawyer and I thought I’d go to        accounting and finance.                          Armstrong he would go to class and take
Emory because that’s where my daddy had                                                        down the lecture word by word and he
graduated from law school,” said Dickey.                                                       would have a complete transcript,” said
   By the end of the first year at Emory,                                                      Dickey.
the appeal of attending school at his                                                             At Armstrong, Dickey senior rose to
father’s alma mater had waned. At the                                                          the presidency of the student senate, was
same time, Dickey found that some of                                                           a member of the Social Club—the WWII
his classes didn’t provide a strong enough                                                     veterans club on campus—and was class
academic challenge to occupy his full                                                          valedictorian. He also reunited with Sara
attention. He returned home to Savannah                                                        and the two married in the spring of 1947.
and enrolled at Armstrong State College,                                                       Both Grady and Sara eventually served
choosing to major in accounting in                                                             as president of the Armstrong alumni
preparation for law school.                                                                    association. They loved to dance and
   “By then Armstrong had a fabulous                                                           especially enjoyed the Jitterbug.
accounting program and they had an                                                                “Their favorite song was Chattanooga
outstanding professor named Lamar                                                              Choo Choo,” Dickey said.
Davis (his son is now the judge of the                                                            After graduating from Armstrong, Sara
bankruptcy court here in Savannah),”          Sara Leon Dickey and Grady L. Dickey pictured    Dickey began a career as a public school
Dickey said. “He taught me the principles     in 1947.                                         teacher before moving into real estate and
of accounting and I have to attribute a lot                                                    establishing one of the first women-owned
to him, he turned me around.”                    “The people who graduated from                real estate agencies in Savannah.
   Davis, a former president of the           Armstrong during that particular time did
Georgia Society of CPAs, kept his             really well and they went into Savannah          Today’s Generation
students’ attention with pop tests and        businesses, such as accounting, marketing        Brad and Amanda Dickey, children of
weekly quizzes that accounted for 80          and insurance firms and eventually went          David H. Dickey, are also part of the
percent of the final grade. “You had to       to the top of their professions.”                Armstrong family. Amanda, an English
work every day, and if you didn’t, you                                                         major, never mentioned to her father
would fail,” said Dickey, now a 28-year       The First Generation                             a desire to attend anywhere else. She
partner with Savannah’s Oliver Maner          Nearly 30 years before Dickey’s graduation,      graduated in May 2010.
law firm.                                     his parents Grady L. Dickey and Sara Leon           “I said good things about Armstrong
   Dickey remembers other faculty             Dickey, both now deceased, were enrolled         and I left it up to them,” said Dickey.
members, including Bob Morgan, also a         at Armstrong, attending classes at the           “They knew I went there and they knew I
practicing CPA, and Mike LaBurtis, who        campus downtown. Both had grown up in            was very happy with Armstrong.”
had retired from Ford Motor’s marketing       Savannah as childhood friends living down           Brad, however, was reading Albert

                                              1935                                             1943
                                              February — Mayor Thomas Gamble announces         Fall — Enrollment declines due to the war.
                                              to the Savannah Morning News that plans were
                                              underway to establish a college in Savannah.     1950
                                              Armstrong Junior College opens in September      Armstrong opens the Masquers troupe, a student-
                                              with 175 students in the former home of George   only theatre group that has grown to be a well-
                                              Ferguson Armstrong just north of Forsyth Park.   known performing group today.

                                              1938                                             1953
                                              Fall — Despite hard economic times, enrollment   Enrollment continues to grow in day and evening
                                              grows to 354 students.                           programs.
                                                                                                Happy 75th Anniversary AASU
                                                                                                (continued from page 4)

                                                                                                                   Bill Kelso ’88
                                                                                                                   Vice President for
                                                                                                                   Student Affairs
                                                                                                                   Joined Armstrong
                                                                                                                   in 1984

                                                                                                What does the 75th anniversary
                                                                                                mean to you?
                                                                                                When I think of the Dr. Coyles, Jane
                                                                                                Barnards, and Dr. McCartheys of my
                                                                                                time as a student, I remember giants
                                                                                                in regards to teaching and student

David H. Dickey (center) with his children Brad, scheduled to graduate in December, and         Why should the community
Amanda Dickey, a May 2010 graduate.
                                                                                                celebrate this milestone?
                                                                                                The fact that for 75 years this
Einstein by the time he was in high                 just took the hardest test I have ever      institution has always represented
school and had his mind set on being an             taken in my entire life.”                   a quality educational option for the
astrophysicist.                                         “It made my heart smile to hear         citizens of Savannah and surrounding
   “Brad ended up at Florida Institute              him say that,” said Dickey. “I just         communities.
of Technology because he thought he                 smiled and said, ‘Oh, at Armstrong?
wanted to be a NASA scientist,” said                And you went to FIT?’” said Dickey,         What impact has AASU had on your
his father. Recent budget cuts at NASA              flashing a grin.
made that unlikely.                                     “Armstrong has come a long way
                                                                                                It has taught me how to give back
   Upon graduation from FIT with a                  from just being a local community
                                                                                                to the community.
degree in physics, he returned home and             college,” said Dickey. “It has always
enrolled in AASU’s master’s in computer             been a school that teaches more
                                                                                                What would you write in a
science program. Not long after that,               practical applications that are useful
                                                                                                birthday card to AASU?
he showed up at his father’s house after            to someone in their real life and their
                                                                                                Dear Armstrong, through the good
taking a test at school and said, “Dad, I           career.”
                                                                                                times and tough times, you have
                                                                                                always been there for this community.
                                                                                                Thank you for the seven and a half
  I n 1997, the Judge Grady & Sara Dickey Scholarship Fund was                                  decades of educating the citizens of
                                                                                                the Coastal Empire.
  established through the AASU Alumni Office. The endowed scholarship
  provides financial support to outstanding and gifted students who                             What birthday gift would you
                                                                                                give AASU if money were no
  maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.                                                                   object?
                                                                                                A golf course, equestrian center
  For information on establishing a scholarship, contact Gail Rountree,                         and a faculty dining facility.
  director of advancement, at 912.344.2710.

1959                                                                                          1963
January — Armstrong College of Savannah                                                       Summer — Armstrong admits its first African-
becomes a two-year unit of the University System                                              American student, Otis Johnson, who would later
of Georgia.                                                                                   become the mayor of Savannah.

1962                                                                                          1964
August — The Mills B. Lane Foundation and                                                     The Board of Regents confers four-year college
Donald Livingston donate a new campus site of                                                 status upon Armstrong. B.A., B.S., and B.B.A.
250 acres on Savannah’s south side.                                                           degrees are offered.

                                                                                                        compass Spring 2010               7
Pirates’ Treasure                                                                   Onward Armstrong
by Andy Carter
Athletics Director                                                                  G. Herbert Griffin ’42, director emeritus and past president
                                                                                    of the AASU Alumni Association, dusted off an old campus
When I arrived as the new director of                                               gem—the Armstrong school song—and sang it during the
athletics at Armstrong Atlantic State                                               afternoon commencement ceremony in December.
University (AASU) in June of 2009,                                                  He also sang it at a recent
I reaffirmed the core idea that the student-athlete                                 Alumni Gathering.
experience would be at the heart of our effort to continue to
grow our stature as a premier athletic department. With this                        Watch out foes cause we are on
in mind, we have worked hard to provide an AASU                                        our way
athletic experience that is balanced by first class academics.                      Cheering Armstrong onward today!
    As we help students succeed, we know that relationships                         Win or lose good sports we will be
must be the cornerstone of that success. AASU has impressed                         Gaining glory for dear old AJC
me with the quality of the student-athletes and their                               So hats off all in reverence to her
achievements. The young people that fill the rosters of our                         Give three cheers hooray!
athletic teams are not only achievers on the fields, courts,                        See her banners flying above her
and fairways, but they are also achievers in the classroom.                         We can’t express it but oh gee how
The academic success of the fall semester speaks to these                              we love her!
achievements as 53 percent of the student-athletes achieved a                       So FIGHT FIGHT is our song
GPA of 3.0.                                                                         Onward ole’ Armstrong!
    The success of the student-athlete is directly correlated                       Yay Team!!!                               Herbie stops by the Alumni
to the leadership provided by the head coaches and staff in                                                                   Office on his 88th birthday.
                     the athletic department. There are many
                     who contribute to our overall success, but
                     there is one particular individual I want
                     to highlight. I am honored to tell you
                     about Dr. Donald Anderson (left), who
                                                                                    AASU Stingrays? Think not.
                     has elevated the reputation of AASU                            In 1994 school administrators announced that the Stingrays
                     athletics and provided scholarships to                         were replacing the Pirates as the school mascot. Reaction by
                     countless student-athletes over the years.                     students, who opposed the change, was swift. The controversy
                         He joined Armstrong in 1966                                led to media coverage in the student newspaper, The Inkwell,
as an assistant dean shortly after the opening of the new                           the Savannah News-Press and the Associated Press.
campus on Abercorn Street. Over the years, he has served                               Students defended the Pirates and their historic ties to the
in various roles including acting head of education, registrar                      city of Savannah. A call-in poll conducted by the Savannah
and coordinator of general studies. His passion for AASU                            News-Press showed an overwhelming support for the Pirate
athletics led him to get involved with the teams and to build                       mascot of 96 percent.
relationships with players.                                                            As the controversy simmered, AASU President Robert
    In the 1990s he established the Anderson Athletic                               Burnett formed a mascot committee to review the process.
Scholarship Program, which has provided scholarship                                 The Armstrong Stingrays chapter closed nearly four and a half
support to countless student-athletes and continues to do                                     months later with a memo from President Burnett in
so. Dr. Anderson has been a tremendous blessing by making                                             response to the committee’s recommendations.
it possible for many student-athletes to be successful and                                              In his memo he wrote: “I recommend to
graduate in their chosen fields. Along the way, he has                                                   you that Armstrong retain the Pirate as its
provided advice and counsel to many young men and women.                                                  athletic mascot. The support of the pirate as
    Please join me in saluting Dr. Anderson for the service,                                             an athletic symbol was overwhelming, if not
dedication and resources he has provided to the students at                                             unanimous, following the announcement
Armstrong Atlantic State University. Without his devotion,                                             of a mascot change.”
AASU Athletics would not be the same.

1966                                                 1973                                                   1985
January — Classes begin on the new campus of         Student life begins to flourish with numerous sports   Compass Point opens, ushering in the era of on-
Armstrong State College.                             teams, student clubs, sororities and fraternities.     campus student housing.

1967                                                 1979                                                   1996
Armstrong athletics join the ranks of the National   Fall — Court-ordered desegregation plans lead to       The institution becomes Armstrong Atlantic State
Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)      program swap with Savannah State. All teacher          University, boasting three colleges and shifting
and the Pirate mascot is born.                       education programs come to Armstrong and all           from the quarter to the semester system.
                                                     business administration programs go to Savannah

Two May grads are making a difference
 Nicole HUddleSToN

        enior leadership is a key component in college athletics. When softball player Nicole Huddleston entered the
        2010 season for the Pirates as the lone senior on the squad, she knew she would face a big responsibility to help
        mentor her young teammates through the season.
     A native of Rossville, Ga., Huddleston has embraced that role and ranks among the top home
 run hitters in AASU softball history. As a freshman, she had an outstanding debut, hitting .306
 with a team-high eight home runs and 29 RBI.
     As a sophomore she had to battle through her own bit of adversity. Just 15 games into the
 season, she suffered a season-ending knee injury. But she made a decision to remain involved.
     As a junior, after overcoming her injury, she hit .328 with six home runs and 36 RBI, earning
 first-team All-Peach Belt Conference and second-team National Fastball Coaches Association
 All-Southeast Region honors. She was named to the preseason All-Conference team in February.
     She understands her role as a team leader.
     “You don’t have to be the boss, but you do have to guide the younger players,” she said.
 “You have to learn to pick and choose how to say things.”
     Which leads directly into her plans for the future. A health science major with a 3.0 GPA,
 Huddleston graduated in May with her bachelor’s and wants to pursue her master’s in education,
 teach elementary school students and coach softball.
     She had a small taste of that in February when she and four other players volunteered at East Broad Elementary School
 as a part of the AASU Alumni Association’s monthly “Read Aloud” program.
     She is clearly excited about her future.

       ivAN SopiN

          van Sopin played guitar in a rock band in his hometown of Syktyvkar, Russia and even released a demo album.
          But since arriving in the United States and enrolling at AASU in 2005, he has focused on computer science,
          completing his bachelor’s in 2008 before enrolling in the master’s program, which he finished in May 2010.
                                    At AASU he co-authored nine research papers with Felix Hamza-Lup, professor of
                               computer science. The papers involved Hamza-Lup’s projects like 3DRTT (3D Radiation Therapy
                               Treatment) and Neuro Pathways. 3DRTT is a recently patented graphical simulation web-based
                               tool that aids physicians and medical personnel using linear accelerators to apply radiation
                               therapy. Neuro Pathways is a collaborative project with the Mercer University School of
                               Medicine to help medical students visualize and better understand the human nervous system.
                                    “Computer science requires you to be a constant learner,” said Sopin. “In some fields, like
                               art, if you’re talented you can take it easy, do your thing and probably succeed. I don’t think
                               computer science is one of those fields,” he said.
                                    Sopin, who is employed by a software development company in Savannah, also provided
                               leadership to AASU computer science students through Hamza-Lup’s Network-Enabled
                               WorkSpaces (NEWS) laboratory.
                                    “I’m pretty thankful for all the opportunities I’ve had here,” he said. “Who knows what I
                               would be doing without all the research I’ve been involved with.”
                                    To learn more about Sopin, visit his website: Professor Felix Hamza-Lup’s
                               website is

                                           2008 and 2009
                                           Men’s and Women’s tennis teams win back-to-back
                                           national titles.

                                           Linda Bleicken becomes AASU’s seventh president.

                                           AASU marks the 75th anniversary of its founding.

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 class notes
 ’60s                                ’80s                                 Karl M. Asmus ‘96, is a major
                                                                          in the U.S. Army Field Artillery
                                                                          and a foreign area officer
                                                                                                              April v. Faulkner Smith ‘02 is a
                                                                                                              fisheries biologist for the Alaska
                                                                                                              Department of Fish & Game’s
 Susan J. conner punzel ‘69 is       lynn Tucker Roberts ‘83, ‘85         specializing in Sub-Saharan         commercial fisheries division.
 provost at Albion College in        has been teaching at AASU            Africa. He serves as acting         She sets up sonar sites along
 Albion, Mich. A history major       since 1983, beginning as a           defense attaché in Dakar,           rivers in southcentral Alaska for
 at Armstrong, she went on           part-time instructor and now as      Senegal, and additionally           the purpose of estimating adult
 to earn an M.A. and Ph.D. in        a tenured assistant professor        accredited to Cape Verde,           salmon returns.
 French history at Florida State     in the Department of Health &        Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau. He
 University. She received the        Physical Education. During her       is married to Pamela Asmus ‘98.     Nikkia Scott Norman ‘03 is
 Legion of Merit of the Interna-     time at AASU, she has served                                             the recipient of the 2010 Ray
 tional Napoleonic Society and is    as director of Intramurals &         Shannon lynn Horton                 Darwin Webb, M.D. scholarship
 the author of a book, “The Age      Recreation and as the Women’s        ‘96, married Shane David            awarded by Effingham Hospital.
 of Napoleon,” and numerous          Tennis Coach. She is married         Tratechaud on July 11, 2007.        She has served as a treatment
 articles in scholarly journals.     to Joe Roberts, AASU baseball        She has three children: Layton,     nurse at the hospital since
                                     coach. They have two children,       9, Asher, 5, and Graham, 1. She     September 2007 and is working

                                     Brian, who is in his second          has worked in management at         toward a master’s in nursing.
                                     year at The Citadel, and Eric, a     Target in Minnesota for more
                                     freshman at AASU.                    than three years.                   Mary K. Thornton ‘03 works
                                                                                                              with the Florida Department of
 david W. Turner ‘71, retired as     Michael S. Matz ‘84 is a dentist     Thu-van T. Bui ‘98 currently        Transportation on the SunGuide
 chaplain Lt. Col. from the U.S.     in Philadelphia who recently         lives in Lansing, Kan. with her     Intelligent Transportation
 Air Force Reserves in October       competed in Indianapolis at the      husband and two children. She       System used statewide for
 2009, after 26 years of service.    2009 U.S. Masters Swimming           has spent the last year training    traffic monitoring and control.
 He serves as Pastor at Barnwell     Championships. In the 45-49          for triathlons and has completed
 Presbyterian Church, Barnwell,      age group, he was a member of        two so far. Her next goal is to     Mary l. edwards ‘04 was
 S.C., is director at the Legion     two relays that won 4th and 5th      run a half marathon in the fall.    recently elected president of
 Ministry Center, and serves as      place medals and also posted in                                          the Georgia Division on Career
 moderator at the Charleston         the top 25 times in his individual   Wade A. Scrogham ‘98 is the         Development and Transition
 Atlantic Presbytery, Presbyterian   backstroke and butterfly events.     historian for The Judge Advocate    (DCDT). This is a special
 Church USA 2010.                    He has qualified for next year’s     General’s School, Maxwell Air       interest division of the Council
                                     Nationals to be held in San          Force Base, Alabama. He is          for Exceptional Children. She
 William W, Scarborough ‘75, ‘77     Juan, Puerto Rico. He has been       married to the former Anna          serves on the State Steering
 recently received the Certified     married to his wife, Ellen, for 22   Smith of Spring, Texas, and         Committee for Transition.
 Internal Auditor professional       years and they have two sons,        they have three children, Dena,
 designation at a dinner hosted      Josh, 19, and Zach, 17.              Eliana and Jonathan.                erica Johnson ‘04, current
 by the Institute of Internal                                                                                 treasurer of the Alumni

 Auditors in Washington D.C. He      Terri M. Fuller ‘88 is an ob/                                            Association Board of Directors,
 is a certified public accountant    gyn nurse practitioner. She                                              is engaged to be married to T.
 and a certified fraud examiner.     recently opened a solo practice,                                         Avery Acker ‘04. The two first
 He received a Master’s of           “Women’s Total Health” in Lake                                           met while attending AASU.
 Professional Accountancy and        Hopatcong, N.J. She is one of        Amber J. Brooks ‘00 has gone
 a Master’s of Taxation from         the first nurse practitioners to     back to school to get a teaching    Kelly Young-Silverman ’04
 Georgia State University. He        open her own practice as an          degree so she can teach art.        began her career at Actor’s
 works in Washington D.C. as         independent contractor in the        In the meantime, she is doing       Express, a professional theater
 an associate chief accountant       state of New Jersey.                 something else she truly loves—     company in Atlanta. She has
 in the Enforcement Division of                                           working as a pet groomer. For       taught at Gables Academy.
 the United States Securities and                                         the past eight years, she has

                                                                                                              Kelly and husband, David Silver-
 Exchange Commission.                                                     worked at A Paw Above pet           man, started Cakebaby Produc-
                                                                          grooming salon in Pooler. In all,   tions in 2009. They completed
 Robert l. Tatum ‘75 recently                                             she has 16 years of professional    three short films and are looking
 had an original song “Love          dale B. lewis ‘92 was recruited      grooming experience. Art            to produce a feature soon.
 from a Manger” included on a        by CSX Transportation in Jack-       weaves its way through all          Their first film, The Tedious
 Christmas CD, Christmas in the      sonville, Fla. after completing      aspects of her life, including      Existence of Terrell B. How-
 Mountains Volume III.               his M.S. in Transportation Eco-      her job.                            ell, is a selection of the 2010
                                     nomics. During the last 15 years                                         Atlanta Film Festival and the
 Richard J. landolt ‘78 has lived    he has served as associate vice      patricia R. Kinney ‘00 received     2010 Dances with Film Festival
 in Cherokee County since 1986       president and vice president in      a Master’s of Science in            in Los Angeles. The Silvermans
 and has been employed by the        the finance, trucking operations,    Environmental Analysis and          were invited to submit to the
 Cherokee County School Dis-         labor relations, positive train      Management from Troy                2010 DragonCon Film Festival.
 trict since 1989. He is principal   control and marketing depart-        University in 2006. She works       Presently, Kelly is working on
 at Crossroads High School/Mid-      ments. He has stayed in close        as an associate plant analyst at    writing projects. Her 10-minute
 dle School. He earned an M.Ed.      contact with the AASU Econom-        South Carolina Electric and Gas     play, Awkward Silences, will
 from Kennesaw State University;     ics program and currently serves     Company.                            be shown at the Harvest 2010
 education leadership certificate    on the advisory board. He                                                Backyard Play Festival.
 from Georgia State University;      recently endowed the Lillian A.      Roger Scott Harbison ‘02
 education specialist from Lin-      Hood Economics Scholarship.          served in the Provost Marshal       Kenneth e. Grant ‘06 recently
 coln Memorial University; and                                            office with the 3-2 Stryker         graduated from the U.S.
 completed all coursework for        elaina M. landolfi ‘94 is CFO        Brigade in Baqubah, Iraq.           Department of Health and
 doctoral degree in education        and controller of South Coast                                            Human Services’ Emerging
 from Samford University.            Renovations, Inc. She has two        Melissa Mccoy Hill ‘02 is an        Leaders Program. He is a public
                                     children, ages 19 and 22.            English teacher at Jenkins High     health analyst with the U.S.
                                                                          School in Savannah.                 Centers for Disease Control and
                                                                                                              Prevention in Atlanta, Ga.

Jessica l. Gilligan Miller ‘06 is
a chemist at Herty Advanced
Materials Development Center.
                                    weddings                           Joyce Muirhead ‘84,
                                                                       December 9, 2009
                                                                       John James Bayides, Jr. ‘85,
                                                                                                              orange W. Hall was the
                                                                                                              first department head for
                                                                                                              the business school when it
                                    Amanda Keck ‘02 married H.         January 2, 2010                        opened in the 70s. October 2,
Jessica english Martinez ‘07        Ryan Grady in February 2010.       patricia Ann Grooms carter ‘88,        2009
graduated from Notre Dame           Melissa l. Wilson ‘03, ‘04         November 6, 2009
with a Master of Fine Arts          married Keith J. Giddens on        Janet Marie o’Quinn Murray, ‘88,       George H. Menzel, AASU
in English (creative writing).      August 29, 2009.                   April 12, 2009                         associate professor, 1977-
Several of her poems have           Gerald p. counihan ‘08 married     Michael c. Gordon ‘93,                 1988. In 1984 he was awarded
appeared in various small press     Haley Brooke Miller on April 25,   October 7, 2009                        the H. Dean Propst Award for
and electronic journals in the      2009.                              Jeffrey A. dotson ‘00, October 27,     Outstanding Faculty Member.
U.S. and Canada. Recently,                                             2009                                   November 2, 2009

11 of her poems, along with                                            Julia Brown Mcdaniel ‘05,
five photographs, have been                                            February 11, 2010                      Mary dan ingram coleman
accepted for publication in                                                                                   Miller, AASU assistant professor
a charity anthology in the                                             Martha lee Bozeman Fay,                of education 1966-1968,
United Kingdom. She married         cristen West Younts ‘97 and        taught science at Armstrong            October 31, 2009
casey english ‘06 and is an         her husband, James, welcomed       Junior College from 1944-1949.
undergraduate academic              their third child, Sean Lawrence   December 19, 2009                      Mary elizabeth pound, former
advisor for painting and            Younts on September 22, 2009.                                             bookstore manager. April 15,
sequential art students at          He joins 4 year old Ashley and 2   ida J. Gadsden, AASU professor         2010.
Savannah College of Art and         year old James.                    of education emerita 1956-1981.
Design. She is working on a                                            November 26, 2009
memoir and a collection of          Meaghan T. Hayes ‘05 and                                                  *Golden Graduate (1937-1958)
poems.                              daniel davis ‘05 welcomed
                                    daughter, Addison Savannah
elizabeth c. Hoo ‘08 is one         Davis, on July 22, 2009.
of 25 people selected to

participate in a three-year
internship on public health
prevention service through the
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention.                         Marian cassie Sanders Turner
                                    ‘37*, August 11, 2009
Guy Weaver ‘08 is in graduate       evelyn perfect Allen ‘40*,
                                    February 17, 2010
school at Missouri Baptist
University pursuing a career        Marguerite Redmond ‘45*,
                                    September 16, 2009
in education. He has worked
with students for several years
on a volunteer basis as a youth
                                    cecile Harris “celi” Maclaurin,
                                    ‘47*, January 25, 2010                                                  Scholar and
                                                                                                            U.S. Marshal
sponsor, coach and mentor. He       Robert lafayette Remond ‘47*,
and his wife, Dani have three       February 5, 2010
children.                           James eugene Wilson ‘47*,
                                    November 6, 2009                                                   Steve Smith ’75, ’87 served
Bonnie A. camp ‘09 was              Helen Quattlebaum Artley ‘48*,                                     on the Savannah Police
recently among 29 Georgia           September 12, 2009                                                 Department for 28 years,
teachers selected to receive        Herbert l. Mackey, Jr. ‘49*,
New Teacher Assistance Grants       February 16, 2010                                                  but he didn’t get enough
from Georgia Power. Bonnie is a     Gerald Murray pollack, ‘49*,         of a career in law enforcement. In 2009, he decided
fourth-grade math and science       January 3, 2010                      to apply for the U.S. Marshal post for the southern
teacher at Walker Middle            Thomas Joseph dillon, Sr. ‘50*,
                                    December 30, 2009
                                                                         district of Georgia. He was appointed to the job in late
School in Ludowici, Ga.
                                    Florence Kerves Nesbit ‘50*,         December, following U.S. Senate confirmation. The
Aaron c. eubank ‘09 is an           February 12, 2010                    vetting process, Smith admits, was grueling. At one
accounting specialist with          charles Bernard Folger ‘58*,         point, both the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department
Wells Fargo Insurance Services,     November 21, 2009
                                    Frank Buchheit ’60, December 4,      were conducting parallel investigations into his
Charlotte, N.C.
                                    2009                                 background. But, for the former police captain and
                                    Mary Brooks Morgan Sewell            decorated Vietnam veteran, it was worth it. Serving
engagements                         ‘68, February 1, 2010
                                    Betty Jane pye Zeigler ‘69,
                                    February 13, 2010
                                                                         as U.S. Marshal, he said, “is a tremendous honor and
                                                                         a call to duty that I take very seriously.” From his
James dewberry, Jr. ‘95 to          Amy Ruth “Jo” elmore Stone           Armstrong years he remembers Drs. Bill Megathlin,
wed Mary Ann Duffy.                 ‘72, February 24, 2010               Michael Donahue and Dennis Murphy. “Each of these
casi l. Wilson ‘03 to wed           vernell Flowers Gardner ‘75,
Sean E. Dees.                       February 19, 2010
                                                                         professors took a personal interest in their students and
erica Johnson ’04, current          carl l. Fleischaker ‘78,             they are a great part of any success that I have had.”
treasurer of the Alumni             November 28, 2009                    Smith is a Savannah High School graduate and the
Association Board of Directors,     Nancy Armistead Nicholson            recipient of a 2005 Fulbright Scholarship.
is engaged to be married to         Hughes ‘78, October 6, 2009
T. Avery Acker ’04. They met        Zada p. Browne ‘80, August 15,
while at AASU.                      2009

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Report to Donors                                                                                                            May 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010
On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the AASU Foundation, I am pleased to present the 2009-2010 Report to Donors.
Financial support from our donors allows us to continue providing a truly exceptional educational experience for our
students. The names of those donors who made one or more gifts to AASU during the recently completed year,
May 1, 2009 to April 30, 2010, are included in this report. Thank you for your outstanding support.

                                                                                                                                         — Linda M. Bleicken, President

Compass Society                              Mrs. Pamela L. Brandt and Mr. Clayton M.         Mr. and Mrs. Don L. Waters                     Geechee Society
($50,000+)                                        Doherty                                     Dr. and Mrs. Russell Watjen                    ($250 - $499)
Memorial University Medical Center           Dr. Donna R. Brooks                              Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Georgia          5 Linx
AT&T Foundation                              Mrs. Mary V. Burnett                                  Foundation                                AASU Women’s Club
Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation             Byck-Rothschild Foundation, Inc.                 Mr. Joel O. Wooten, Jr.                        Dr. Alice M. Adams
                                             Dr. William L. Cathcart                          Dr. Jennifer A. Zettler                        Ms. Jennifer M. Adams
                                             Dr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Cato                      Dr. and Mrs. Michael Zoller                    Dr. Laurie Adams
1935 Society                                 Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Caughran                  Anonymous (3)                                  Dr. Eddie Aenchbacher
($5,000 - $49,999)                           City of Savannah                                                                                Mr. Edward Alvarez
Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite             Coastal Jazz Association Inc.                    Golden A. Society                              Ms. MaryAnn Barbieri
    (Savannah Valley Masons)                 Coca-Cola Bottling Company                                                                      Dr. Laura Barrett and Mr. Edward Maretta
Dr. Donald D. Anderson                       Mr. J. Tom Coleman, Jr.                          ($500 - $999)                                  Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Barta
ASTRO Radiation Oncology Institute Fund      Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Coomer                    Dr. Judy Awong-Taylor                          Dr. Allen Berger
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barragan, Jr.             The Honorable Tammy M. Cox-Stokes                Dr. James Benton and Dr. Eleanor Benton        Dr. Joyce W. Bergin
Mr. and Mrs. Frank K. Barragan, III          Dr. Kathryn Stephenson Craven                    Mr. Zachery T. Buchanan                        Mr. and Mrs. Scott K. Boice
Mr. J. Bruce Barragan                        The Critz Family                                 Burton Family Foundation                       Mr. Lee Braswell
Biodex Medical Systems, Inc.                 Daughters of the American Revolution             Mr. Manuel P. Cabrera                          Ms. Lois E. Breden
Dr. Linda Bleicken and Mr. Carl Bleicken     Dr. Leslie B. Davenport, Jr.                     Ms. Esma Gibson Campbell                       Mr. Gary S. Buckett
Drs. Joseph A. and Marilyn M. Buck           Dr. Iris Mack P. Dayoub and Dr. Michael B.       Dr. Shelley F. Conroy                          Dr. Janice L. Castles
Mr. and Mrs. R. Preston Clark                     Dayoub                                      Mr. Michael M. Dobbs                           Chatham Steel Corporation
Courtney Knight Gaines Foundation, Inc.      Mr. and Mrs. David H. Dickey                     Effingham County High School                   Mrs. Rebecca A. Cheatham
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Delano                   Dr. John R. Edgar                                The Emile T. Fisher Foundation for Dental      Jeffrey and Karen Clark
Dr. and Mrs. John R. Duttenhaver             Effingham Rehab Services, Inc.                        Education in Georgia                      Dr. Trish Coberly
Captain and Mrs. John L. Fitzpatrick         Exchangette Club of Savannah                     Dr. Donald Emmeluth                            Mrs. Emily B. Cody
Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.               Brenda and David Forbis                          Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Faircloth               Mrs. Rose Mary C. Cone
Hardin Construction Company, LLC             Mr. Brian R. Foster                              Colonel William W. Fraker, USA, Ret.           Dr. Thomas L. Cooksey
Mr. John C. Helmken, II                      Gaster Lumber & Hardware                         Doug and Louise Frazier                        Dr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Crosby, Jr.
The Jesse Shearouse Trust                    Raymond and Catherine Gaster                     Dr. and Mrs. David J. Gaskin                   Bill and Maria Dascombe
Ms. Winifred Case Karnosky                   Georgia Ports Authority                          Matt and Maggie Gignilliat                     Brigadier General Kerry G. Denson
Mr. Dale B. Lewis                            Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Hanville                 Greenline Architects                           Mr. Thomas J. Dillon †
Oral Health Special Needs Population, Inc.   Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Hargest                   Dr. Robert G. Gregerson                        Mrs. Joyce Mincey Evans
The Pinyan Company                           Mr. John D. Haupt                                Dr. and Mrs. Donald A Harper                   Dr. John Findeis and Mrs. Mary A. Findeis
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Pinyan, Jr.           Spencer and Sheila Hoynes                        The Honorable James W. Head                    Adriana and Roger Fisher
Resveratrol Partners, LLC                    Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung                      Mr. and Mrs. Scott Headrick                    Kevin and Susan Fitzmaurice
The Savannah Bank, N.A.                      Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Z. Jones                     Mrs. Cathy P. Hill                             Mr. and Mrs. Hugh P. Futrell, III
The Savannah Community Foundation            Mr. and Mrs. John C. Kane                        Intercollegiate Tennis Association             Mrs. Marion D. Gannam
Savannah Friends of Music, Inc.              Dr. Dorothy W. Kingery                           J & M Oil Company                              Georgia Heritage
Skidaway Community Institute, Inc.           Mr. and Mrs. Bruce G. Lawler                     Mr. Nathaniel Jenkins                          Ms. Theresa K. Gerson
Dr. and Mrs. Donald C. Starr                 Robert and Jane Long                             Dr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Jodis                  Mr. Jason R. Hall
University Housing Services                  Mr. and Mrs. John M. Mamalakis                   Ms. Faye R. Kirschner                          Mr. William F. Harkins
University System of Georgia Foundation      Mr. Paul Mamalakis                               La Voz Latina Newspaper                        Mr. Peter W. Hendry
Anonymous (1)                                Kathy and Cliff McCurry                          Line-X of South Metro                          Dr. Lorrie and Mr. Kevin Hoffman
                                             Mr. John W. McGuthry and Dr. Kathryn E.          M.C.J. Superior Plastering, Inc.               Dr. June Hopkins
                                                  McGuthry                                    Mark and Jan Mamalakis
Armstrong Society                            Mr. Justin McLaughlin                            Ms. Monica Mastrianni
                                                                                                                                             Mr. and Mrs. David H. Horne
                                                                                                                                             Dr. Elizabeth Howells and Mr. David L.
($3,000 - $4,999)                            Dr. Vicki L. McNeil and Mr. Wayne McNeil         Dr. Scott C. Mateer                                 Thompson, III
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Barton               Dr. and Mrs. William L. Megathlin                Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Mayville           Huey’s on the River
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Gignilliat, Jr.       Mickey Rountree Insurance Agency, Inc.           Mrs. Diana Morrison                            Mario and Jennifer Incorvaia
McCann-Erickson USA, Inc.                    Oliver Maner LLP                                 NARFE Chapter 249                              Mr. Jim Jordan
Parkersburg Garden Club                      Mr. David E. Paddison                            Ms. Patricia A. Negron                         Mr. Michael T. Joyner
Savannah Morning News                        Mr. and Mrs. John R. Paddison                    Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd Newberry                    Mr. William P. Kelso
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Schmidt                 Dr. Karen J. Panzitta and Mr. Leonard Panzitta   Dr. Anita S. Nivens                            Mrs. Catherine D. Kostilnik
Sea Island Bank                              Program Administration Specialist, Inc.          Mrs. Pamela L. O’Quinn                         Mr. and Mrs. Bruce C. LaBudde
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Solomons, Jr.            Dr. and Mrs. James F. Repella                    Orthopedic Center, PC                          Dr. Osmos Lanier, Jr.
Mr. Philip Solomons, Sr.                     Rosser International, Inc.                       Mr. John W. Parker, Jr.                        Mrs. Carol A. Lawson
Anonymous (1)                                Mrs. Gail B. Rountree                            Mr. and Mrs. W. Ray Persons                    Julian Rod Lee and Freddie Drexel Lee
                                             The Savannah Board of Realtors                   The Propeller Club of the U.S. Port of         Dr. and Mrs. Robert G. LeFavi
                                             Savannah Chapter of Links, Inc.                       Savannah
President’s Society                          Savannah Volunteer Guards, Inc.                  Mr. Charles R. Rogers
                                                                                                                                             Mr. and Mrs. David H. Long
                                                                                                                                             Ms. Rose Marcantonio
($1,000 - $2,999)                            Seacrest Partners, Inc.                          Mrs. Katherine M. Scardino                     Mrs. Rosalyn S. Marshall
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph V. Adams                 Ms. Letty A. Shearer                             Ms. Shelby Schavoir                            Mr. and Mrs. Marc Mascolo
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority - Gamma           Dr. and Mrs. George H. Shriver, Jr.              Mr. Robert C. Slagel                           Dr. and Mrs. Douglas E. Masini
     Sigma Omega Chapter                     Dr. Emma Simon and Mr. William M. Simon          Major Gen. and Mrs. John F. Sobke, USA, Ret.   Mrs. Amy Tuttle Massey
Altair Solutions, LLC                        Mr. and Mrs. Philip Solomons, Jr.                Stage Front Presentation Systems               Dr. and Mrs. William W. McCartney
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.               Drs. Richard and Suzanne St. Pierre              Dr. Janet D. Stone                             Mr. and Mrs. Tom McMullin
Dr. James and Carol Anderson                 Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Stewart, Jr.             Dr. Sandy Streater                             Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Moore
Armstrong Apartments, LLC                    Stewart’s Quality Meats                          SunTrust Bank Atlanta Foundation               Mrs. Beth Mowry
AT&T Georgia                                 Dr. Helen Taggert and Mr. Tom Taggart            Mr. Bert Tenenbaum                             Mr. Joseph C. Muller † and Mrs. Margaret R.
Linda and Larry Barker                       Dr. Anne Thompson                                Dr. Elwin R. Tilson                                 Muller
Mr. and Mrs. Y. Allen Beall                  Vernon Memorial Healthcare                       Dr. David Wheeler                              Norcross High School
Bonitz of Georgia, Inc.                      Dr. and Mrs. Irving Victor                       Dr. Ellen V. Whitford                          Old Savannah Tours
Branch Bank & Trust (BB&T)                   Dr. Patricia Wachholz and Major Donald           Mr. and Mrs. H. Mark Worsham, Jr.              Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. O’Leary, Sr.
Dr. Joe Ann Brandt and Mr. William A.             Wachholz                                    Anonymous (3)
     Dickinson                               Mrs. Dorothy M. Wade

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Paredi                   Mrs. Laura W. Harris                      Donor & Friends                           Mrs. Nancy B. Breland
Mrs. Patricia B. Parker                         Mr. Al Harris                                                                       Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Brennan
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Pascutti                   Ms. Terral Harris                         (up to $124)                              Dr. Jean B. Bridges
Ms. Patricia Persse                             Ms. Mary S. Held                          Mrs. Corine Ackerson-Jones                Mrs. Jacqueline Briggs-Jackson
Mack and Myra Pierce                            Mr. Harold W. Hewett                      Mrs. Cheri B. Acree                       Mr. David A. Bringman
Mrs. Sarah N. Pinckney                          Mr. Philip L. Hinely                      Dr. David P. Adams                        Ms. Rosie Brinson
Dr. Allen L. Pingel                             Mr. Roy U. Hinely, Jr.                    Mrs. Diedre Adams                         Mr. John C. Brogdon
Rancho Alegre Cuban Restarant                   Ms. Caroline M. Hopkinson                 Mr. and Mrs. Tilmon O. Adams              Mrs. Karen Lange Brooks
Joe and Lynn Roberts                            Drs. Anne L. and Sigmund Hudson           Mrs. Mary O. Adeyemo                      Barbara Battey Brown
Mr. Earl Pete Rowe, Jr.                         Mrs. Mary E. Hunter                       Mrs. Martha W. Aenchbacher                Mr. Edward Brown
Ms. Courtney R. Salter                          Mr. and Mrs. John Jason Hux               Dr. Stephen K. Agyekum                    Mr. Elbert D. Brown
Mrs. Lottie Scott                               Deborah and Bruce Jamieson                Ms. Linda C. Aimone                       Mrs. Gillian M. Brown
Dr. and Mrs. Jack R. Simmons                    Mr. Jerry C. Jarriel, Sr.                 Kathy and William Albertson               Ms. Hannah M. Brown
Skidaway Health and Living Services             Mr. and Mrs. Harry O. Jenkins, Sr.        Mr. Mark Alderman                         Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy P. Brown
Carlita and Allen Slatky                        Mrs. Julie F. Johnson                     Mrs. Lee G. Alexander                     Mr. Kenneth R. Brown
Smart Feet                                      Mrs. Mary B. Jones                        Mrs. Mary B. Alexander                    Mr. Matthew Brown
Mrs. Susan D. Stewart                           Sandra and Billy Jones                    Mr. and Mrs. Roger Alford                 Dr. Patricia Muldoon Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Story, Jr.                  Dr. Jackie Kim                            Mr. Lawrence D. Allen † and               Mrs. Helen Kibler Browning
Dr. Gloria Strickland                           Mr. and Mrs. Earl G. Kirkley                   Mrs. Dorothy Linton Allen            Ms. Lenecia L. Bruce
Dr. and Mrs. Robert I. Strozier                 Mrs. Bette Jo Krapf                       Mrs. Susan U. Allen                       Mr. Brady Budd
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Stubbs, Jr.              Dr. David A. Lake                         Mr. Timothy E. Alston                     Dr. Janet Buelow
Mrs. Wynn Sullivan                              Mr. James D. Lamb                         Mr. Austen Andersen                       Mrs. Carlyle R. Buelvas-Nowicki
SunTrust Bank, Savannah                         Mr. Robert B. Lavender                    Mr. Alan D. Anderson                      Dr. Richard R. Bunbury
Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co.                 Rochelle and Reginald Lee                 Ms. Jewell Anderson                       Mr. and Mrs. Patrick L. Burk
Mrs. Virginia C. Thomasson                      Mrs. Vyrona M. LeJeune                    Mr. Lester D. Anderson                    Mr. and Mrs. George J. Burke
Mrs. Linda J. Tuck                              Dr. and Mrs. Y. Daniel Liang              Mrs. Diana Anderson                       Mr. Ray T. Burke, Jr.
Dr. Barbara R. Tylka                            Mr. and Mrs. Alva B. Lines                Mr. Ralph K. Anderson                     Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Burnett
Vic’s On The River                              Dr. Brenda E. Logan                       Ms. April D. Andrews                      Mr. Royce A. Burns
Mrs. Roger Warlick                              Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Loyd, III          Mrs. Suzanne Ansley                       Dr. Herbert F. Burnsed, Jr.
Mr. John A. Welsh                               Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mariolis               Mrs. Rachel Anthony                       Mr. and Mrs. Kevin M. Burton
Dr. Eric J. Werner                              Ms. Louise Mayhew                         Mr. Joseph C. Antonio                     Ms. Ann W. Butler
Dr. Clarke S. Worthington                       Dr. Rodney D. McAdams                     AON Foundation                            Mrs. Grace Silva Cabaniss
Anonymous (4)                                   Dr. and Mrs. Richard D. McGrath           Mrs. Jane Armstrong                       Kathryn and William Cail
                                                Merck & Co.                               Mr. and Mrs. William M. Arnold, Sr.       Mr. Kenneth A. Calhoun
                                                Dr. Michael Mink                          Glenn and Frances Arnsdorff               Callawassie Garden Club
Steward Society                                 Dr. Neil Mitchell                         Ms. Susan Arshack                         Ms. Deborah E. Cameron
($125 - $249)                                   Arthur B. Monroe Family Fund              Mrs. Frances V. Ashmen                    Mrs. Anita P. Campbell
Mr. Joseph B. Adams                             Mrs. Joanne Shuman Moylan                 Mr. and Mrs. Neil Austing                 Mrs. Audrey C. Campbell
Mrs. Kay Adams                                  Mrs. Deborah L. Mulford                   Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Axley                  Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Campbell
The Honorable John W. Andre, Jr.                Mr. Robert D. Muller                      The Honorable Juan C. Ayala               Dr. Walter E. Campbell, III
Dr. Carol M. Andrews                            Dr. Traci L. Ness                         Mr. and Mrs. Randal L. Bahr               Amanda and Tommy Cannon
Mrs. Elizabeth E. Arndt                         Mr. Christopher K. Nowicki                Mrs. Jean H. Bailey                       Gary and Joan Capen
Dr. Hassan Aziz and Mrs. Joanna Aziz            Mr. Clendile E. Nurse                     Dr. Jennifer Brofft Bailey                Mrs. Julia A. Capobianco
Ms. Jill H. Bell                                Mr. and Mrs. Richard O’Connor             Ms. Margarita Bannout                     Ms. Suzanne Carpenter
Ms. Thelma L. Bennett                           Mr. Larry B. Olliff                       Mrs. Courtney L. Barber                   Mr. Michael Carr
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Beytagh, Jr.             Premiere Coastal Insurance Group, Inc.    Mrs. Marily Barfield                      Mr. John M. Carroll
Ms. Kristi J. Brannen                           Dr. and Mrs. Paul M. Pressly              Mr. and Mrs. Larry E. Bargeron            Ms. Amy D. Carter
Mr. Mark R. Brass                               The Progressive Insurance Foundation      Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Barreto               Mr. Andrew V. Carter
Dr. and Mrs. James N. Brawner                   Mr. and Mrs. Leon E. Proper               Mrs. Patricia J. Bartholomew              Mr. Brian K. Carter
Brighter Day Natural Food Market                Sandra and David Randall                  Mrs. Elizabeth H. Bass                    Ms. Shirley L. Carter
Mr. James Brotherton, Jr.                       Dr. Randall E. Reese                      Mrs. Charlotte Bates                      Mrs. Julia A. Carver
Mr. Mike Brown                                  Mrs. Lois M. Richter                      Mrs. Gretchen P. Bateski                  Mrs. Rolinda Cary
Dr. and Mrs. Ted F. Burton                      Dr. Bryan L. Riemann                      Ms. Linda L. Beach                        Mr. Robert P. Cassidy
Ms. Betty L. Butler                             Mr. David E. Roberts                      Dr. Robert W. Beard                       Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cattanach
Mrs. Barbara J. Cade                            Mr. David E. Rogers                       Ms. Jane W. Beare                         Mr. John S. Cawley, Jr.
Mrs. Myka M. Campbell                           Dr. Lorie J. Roth                         Mr. Jeffrey R. Beasley                    Mr. Richard D. Chapman
Mrs. Ashley A. Carr                             Dr. Yassaman Saadatmand                   Ms. Barbara A. Becton                     Mrs. Janet Goggans Chester
Rebecca and Douglas Carroll                     Ms. Marilyn S. Saxon                      Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Becton, Jr.        Mr. and Mrs. Chris G. Christopher
CGCI Management, LLC                            Mrs. Kathleen Schaefer                    Mrs. Gwendolin J. Bedwell                 Mrs. Gail R. Clark
Dr. and Mrs. Jay W. Childress                   Dr. Joan E. Schwartz                      Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Bell               Mr. James W. Clark
Mr. Andy T. Clark                               Sea Island Garden Club                    Mr. Charles H. Bell                       Ms. Luella Clark
Pete and Jill Clements                          Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Sheffield, Jr.     Allison and Nathan Belzer                 Dr. Maya Reynolds Clark
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Compton                   Mr. John E. Simpson                       Mr. Christopher T. Beninga                Charles and Marsha Clarke
Dr. Sara E. Connor and Mr. John M. Connor       Mr. and Mrs. Leon Slotin                  Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Bennett            Dr. and Mrs. G. Donald Clarke
Mrs. Susan L. Cooke                             Mrs. Ruth E. Slugg                        Mrs. Gisela Bentley                       Mr. Alfred B. Clowser
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Curran                      Ms. May Ann Smith                         Mrs. Lisa Bergstresser                    Ms. Sue M. Cobb
Dr. William J. Daugherty                        Becky and Charles Smith                   Mrs. Nancy Bergstresser                   Dr. W. Neal Cobb and Mrs. Betty H. Cobb
Ms. Nan Davis                                   Southside Billiard Club                   Mr. Daniel B. Berksteiner, IV             Ms. Sandra F. Cole
Dr. and Mrs. Reginald M. Davis, Sr.             Mrs. Mary F. Space                        Mr. David T. Best                         Mr. Alexander R. Collins
Mrs. Nan A. Dismukes                            Bruce and Sarah Spradley                  Mrs. Janice B. Bevan                      Mrs. Christine M. Collins
Ms. Julia H. Dubus                              Dr. Doris F. Stillman                     Mr. Frank A. Bevolo                       Mrs. Nancy W. Collins
Colonel and Mrs. Forist G. Dupree               Mr. William S. Stout                      Mr. John D. Billingsley                   Mr. Ronald E. Collins
Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Duque                    Thirteenth Colony Sound                   Mr. Wayne Billingsley                     Mrs. Michelle G. Compton
Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Edwards                 Dr. Patrick G. Thomas                     Ms. Awraial E. Binns                      Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Conklin
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Estes                     Dr. Larry J. Thompson                     Ms. Sandra Bishop                         Mrs. Brenda S. Conn
Mr. and Mrs. William P. EuDaly                  Mr. Jeffrey R. Traeger                    Ms. Virginia M. Bishop                    Dr. Susan P. Conner and Mr. Ronald J.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Everitt                     Mr. and Mrs. William H. Trice             D. Willson and Elizabeth Blake                 Conner
Mr. and Mrs. David L. Faircloth                 Dr. Norris C. Tucker, Jr.                 Ms. Sharon Blount                         Dr. Ann S. Considine
Mr. Robert D. Farr                              Ms. Rona Tyger                            Mr. Kevin M. Boatright                    Mr. Brian F. Considine
Martha and George Fawcett                       David and Janet Tyler                     Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. Boggs              Vivian and Jim Constantine
Dr. Mark Finlay and Ms. Kelly Applegate         Mr. James C. Waldrop                      Dr. Edgar L. Bolin, Jr.                   Dr. Stanley S. Cooke
Dr. Laurie L. Foudin and Mr. Arnold S. Foudin   Dr. and Mrs. Marc O. Wall                 Mrs. Leeann H. Bond                       Mrs. Karen A. Cooper
Dr. April W. Garrity                            Mr. and Mrs. James Waterman               Mrs. Caroline S. Bontempo                 Mrs. Lynda S. Cooper
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gilliam                     Dr. James E. Waters and Mrs. Rebecca J.   Dr. William C. Boswell and Mrs. Jane G.   Mr. Reginald A. Cooper
Mrs. Sharon E. Gilliard-Smith                        Waters                                    Boswell                              Mr. Ruskin King Cooper
The Honorable Ronald E. Ginsberg                Mr. Dwain A. Whitehead                    Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Bourland, Jr.     Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Coover
The Greater New Orleans Foundation              Wild Birds Unlimited, LLC                 Mr. and Mrs. Mike D. Bowers               Ms. Dorothy W. Courington
Mrs. Laura M. Griffiths                         Mr. Wayne Willcox                         Mrs. Rosemary K. Bowlin                   Ms. Maggie B. Coxon
Mr. Gary W. Hagan                               Mr. and Mrs. Michael Witherow             Ms. Sandra J. Boyd                        Dr. Elizabeth O. Crawford
Mrs. Anne M. Hanne                              Dr. Linda L. Wright                       Mrs. Ellen M. Bradley                     Dr. and Mrs. Henry G. Croci
Mr. and Mrs. E. Ross Hanson                     Ms. Beverly A. Wyche                      Mr. and Mrs. Dave A. Bragg                Colonel James B. Crockett, III
Colonel Floyd H. Harbin and Mrs. Susan E.       Anonymous (3)                             Mrs. Jane P. Branham                      Mrs. Marian Allred Cronic
     Harbin                                                                               Mr. Michael L. Braz                       Dr. Deanna S. Cross

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Mr. Michael Cross                     Dr. C. Robert Friedman                  Mr. Benjamin W. Hill                       Mrs. Gwen B. Lange
Mrs. Suzanne Cross                    Herman and Linda Friedman               Mr. Steven A. Hill                         Mr. Larry W. Langford
Ms. Beth Crovatt                      Ann and George Fuller                   Hilton Head Island Garden Club             Mrs. Patricia Lang-Sellers
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin H. Culver          Ms. Tamala R. Fulton                    Mr. Albert C. Hinson                       Dr. and Mrs. Brett A. Larson
Ms. Nancy S. Cunningham               Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Fulton, Jr.      Mrs. Joann S. Hirata                       Dr. and Mrs. Kam Fui Lau
Mr. Anthony A. D’Aguillo              Ms. Jane S. Furchgott                   Mr. Edward J. Hobbs                        Mrs. Jennifer S. Lawless
Dr. Evelyn B. Dandy                   Mrs. Nora S. Futrell                    Mr. Carlton H. Hodges and Mrs. Joan K.     Ms. Tina Leggett
Ms. Louise Darby                      Mr. Murray A. Galin                          Hodges                                Mrs. Joan M. Lehon
Mrs. Jeniba J. Dart                   Ms. Patricia A. Gallagher               Mr. Robert J. Hodges                       Mr. Bil Leidersdorf
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Daughtry           Mrs. Shawn Gardner                      Mrs. Jane O’Connor Holland                 Ms. Daniela D. Lembo
Dr. George J. Davies                  Mr. Ellis Garvin                        Mr. Jeremiah D. Holland                    Mrs. Carolynn S. Leonard
Mr. Jerry G. Davignon                 Mrs. Mary A. Garvin                     Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Holliday           Mr. Johnny W. Lewis
Mrs. Ann G. Davis                     Ms. Kaleya P. Gaskins                   Ms. Patricia A. Holliman                   Mrs. Sylvia F. Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Davis, Jr.    Mr. and Mrs. William Gauthier           Ms. Connie J. Hollstein                    Ms. Nancy J. Liles
Mr. and Mrs. Edward N. Davis, Jr.     Mrs. Gabriela Gavina-Fitzpatrick        Mr. and Mrs. William M. Horne              Ms. Theresa D. Liles
Mr. and Mrs. Gary J. Davis            Mrs. Evelyn S. Gershon                  Mrs. Angel Howard                          Mr. Clifford F. Lindholm
Mr. and Mrs. Parker F. Davis          Mrs. Bonney N. Gilbreath                Mrs. Sheryl A. Howell                      Mr. Donald J. Lindsay, Jr.
Ms. Rebecca S. Davis                  Mr. and Mrs. Scott G. Gilreath          Mr. and Mrs. Douglas W. Howett             Mrs. Lillian H. Lindsay
Ms. Ruth Davis                        Ms. Judy Ginter                         Mr. and Mrs. Edward Howett                 Mr. Peyton L. Lingle
Theresa and Barry Davis               Mr. Stuart Glasby                       Howett Holdings, Inc.                      Mrs. Ellen C. Little
Mr. William H. Davis                  Ms. Jeannette E. Glynn                  Dr. Barbara S. Hubbard and Mr. Carter C.   Harry and Lois Livingston
Mr. James J. Dawson                   Mr. William H. Goddard                       Hubbard                               Ms. Margaret G. Livingston
Maria and Leandro De La Torriente     Timothy and Lisa Goodwin                Mrs. Virginia S. Huber                     Mr. Patrick Lizana
Mrs. Mary K. Deal                     Ms. Martha T. Grant                     Mrs. Mary S. Hudson                        Ms. Geraldine M. Long
Mrs. Christine Ennis Degenhardt       Ms. Cynthia L. Graves                   Mr. Paul Hudson                            Dr. Lynn H. Long
Mrs. Sara M. Deich                    Ms. Mikah M. Green                      Mr. Michael K. Huggins                     Mr. Robert R. Long
Mr. John L. Dekle, Jr.                Mrs. Rachel S. Green and Mr. Harry H.   Mr. and Mrs. Barry L. Humrich              Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Lopez
Mr. William M. DeLoach                     DeLorme                            Mrs. Kelly R. Hunt                         Mr. William C. Lord
Mr. John S. DeLorme                   Green Thumb Garden Club                 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Hux                 Linda and Sidney Love
Ms. Cynthia DeVoe                     Mrs. Terri B. Gregory                   Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Ignatoff           Mr. Lawrence L. Lower
Mr. and Mrs. Marion L. DeWitt, Jr.    Ms. Tracy Gregory                       Ms. Fern B. Illidge                        Hugh and Jean Loyd
Georgia and Henry Dickerson           Dr. Sara K. Gremillion                  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Imholz                 Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Ludwig
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Dickerson     Mrs. Karleen Moody Grevemberg           IRBCO Productions, Inc.                    Dr. Lauren Ludwig-Sample
Mrs. Julie M. Diebolt                 Mr. Clyde E. Griffin                    Mr. Larry L. Jackson                       Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Lufburrow
Ms. Cindy Dillard                     Mrs. Claudia C. Griffis                 Mr. Stephen A. Jackson                     Mr. Norman W. Luten, Jr.
Mrs. Suzette F. Dillard               Mrs. Donna M. Griner                    Mr. Jaime Jama                             Mr. Bradley E. Lyman
Ms. Mildred T. Dimock                 Mrs. Judy A. Grizzard                   Mr. Donald A. James                        Mr. Bernard J. MacDougall
Mr. and Mrs. Loucas S. Dimou          Dr. Jimmie F. Gross                     Mrs. Dolores C. Jardine                    Ms. Anna Mach
Mrs. Betty H. Dionne                  Mrs. Renda W. Gross                     Ms. Alisa E. Jenkins                       Ms. Joanne D. Mackey
Mrs. Mary Ellen Donatelli             Mr. Randall Grubb                       Mr. John G. Jensen and Mrs. Linda Gibson   Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Magnus
Mr. Thomas A. Dorman                  Mrs. Betty A. Grubbs                         Jensen                                Mrs. Marian B. Malac
Mr. Gregory O. Dorr                   Mrs. Mary P. Guild                      Dr. Doris N. Johnson                       Mrs. Elise S. Malone
Ms. Brenda Douglas                    Mr. and Mrs. Chad Guilliams             Mrs. Mary Ann Childers Johnson             Tom and Laura Malsby
Mr. Jason S. Dow                      Mrs. Georgia L. Gunter                  Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Johnson                Mrs. Shirley J. Marks
Ms. Kathy Driggers                    Mrs. Nancy F. Gunter                    Susan and David Johnson                    Ms. Wendy J. Marshall
Mr. Simon Driggers                    Ms. June P. Gustin                      Ms. Tara K. Johnson                        Bryan and Lorraine Martin
Mr. Preston L. Drummer                Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gutstein          Mr. William O. Johnson, Jr.                Dr. Grace B. Martin
Mr. Frank W. DuBose                   Mr. J. Bruce Habersham                  Mr. and Mrs. Alan G. Jones                 Ms. Gwendolyn A. Martin
Mrs. Evanthia K. Dukakis              Ms. Susan Hacker                        Mr. Glynndon O. Jones                      Mrs. Joan S. Martin
Mrs. Karen Q. Duncan                  Mrs. Debreka D. Hall                    Mrs. Jeanine W. Jones                      Mr. and Mrs. William B. Martin
Mrs. Sandra Y. Duncan                 Ms. Tracy Hamilton                      Mrs. Pamela S. Jones                       Ms. Vanessa Martinez
Mrs. Tracey Dunn                      Mr. Brooks L. Hamm, Jr.                 Dr. Rebecca Jones                          Ms. Antoinette S. Marwitz
Mr. Harmon J. Eason, III              Ms. Harriet H. Hammond                  Ms. Carol A. Jordan                        Mr. David W. Mason
Bob and Maureen Eason                 Ms. Marcia D. Hammond                   Mrs. Patricia D. Jordan                    Mr. and Mrs. James B. Massey
Dr. Suzanne M. Edenfield              Dr. Kevin Hampton                       Dr. Nicole Judge                           Mrs. Maria L. Masters
Larry and Mary Ann Edens              Mr. Jeremiah R. Handy                   Mrs. Diane M. Jurgensen                    Dr. Peter N. Mastopoulos and
Mr. Andrew A. Edwards                 Mr. Jeffrey S. Hanna                    Mr. Joseph H. Jurgensen                        Mrs. Shannon R. Mastopoulos
Mrs. Paula J. Edwards                 Mr. and Mrs. S. James Hanna             Mr. Hugh J. Justice                        Mr. Thomas V. Maxwell
Mr. Jonathan C. Elkins                Mrs. Jan G. Hannaway                    Paul and Anna Kaluzne                      Dr. Wallace D. Mays
Ms. Fern B. Illidge                   Dr. John R. Hansen                      Donna and Michael Kaplan                   Mr. and Mrs. James E. McAleer
Ellen and Christopher Ellington       Mrs. Carrie S. Haraburda                Mr. Frank H. Katz                          Mrs. Clay Anne McBride
Mr. Timothy S. Ellis                  Mrs. Phyllis G. Hardeman                Mr. Robert F. Kearns                       Dr. Linda Ann McCall
Judge David R. Elmore                 Ms. Charita N. Hardy                    Dr. James J. Kehoe                         Mrs. Cherie L. McCann
Mr. James Emery                       Mrs. Shawna M. Harlin-Clifton           Mr. and Mrs. Barry O. Kelly                Ms. Louronda McCrary
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W. Ertel          Mr. Grady H. Harper                     Mrs. Julia E. Kelly                        Mr. and Mrs. Troy McCreery
Mrs. Mary I. Eunice                   Mrs. Linda P. Harper                    Ms. Charity L. Kelsey                      Mr. Harrison E. McCue
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Ewaldsen       Dr. and Mrs. Henry E. Harris            Ms. Sharon W. Kemper                       Mr. Robert P. McCuen
Ms. Chris Fahey                       Mr. Jared Harris                        Mrs. Dorothy J. Kempson                    Ms. Shirley M. McDow
Mrs. Jacqueline D. Fall               Mrs. Lynne G. Harris                    Ms. Diana F. Kennard                       Mrs. Christine McGauley
Mr. Yancy B. Farmer                   Peter and Beth Harris                   Colonel Henry Kennedy, Sr. †               Ms. Vernita L. McKenna
Eric and Ginger Faulconer             Mr. William M. Harris                   Ms. Rita Kerkhoff                          Mrs. Dana L. McLaughlin
Ms. Megan Feasel                      Ms. Sandy M. Hart                       Colonel Edward C. Kicklighter              Mr. Michael B. McLearn
Mrs. Suzanne L. Fentress              Mr. Brian E. Hartzog                    Ms. Meghan E. Kilgore                      Mrs. Shanika McLemore
Ms. Melissa Ferguson                  Mr. Ronald C. Harvey                    Mrs. Myrtle Kimball                        Ms. Marcy M. McLendon
LTC Allan Fey and Mrs. Michelle Fey   Mrs. Jennifer Hausch                    Mr. James C. Kimberly                      LTC William H. McLendon, Ret.
Mr. Andrew Fidler                     Mrs. Virginia T. Hayes                  Dr. Gloria M. King                         Mrs. Mary Ann P. McMurtrey
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Fields          Mr. and Mrs. Lester L. Hayman, Jr.      Mr. Harry G. Kingsbery                     Janet and Wesley McPipkin
Walter and Ann Fisch                  Mr. Clarence F. Haynes, Jr.             Ms. Chaketa Kirkland                       Mrs. Betty M. Meeks
Mrs. Bernice C. Fischer               Ms. Donaka V. Haynes                    Mrs. Lee Ann Kirkland                      Mrs. Judith Jurgensen Melroy
Mrs. Lillis K. Fleming                Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Hays             Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Kirkley            Ms. Janice E. Mengle
Mr. Ronald J. Fleury                  Ms. Amy R. Heaston                      Mr. Arthur E. Kitchens                     Ms. Shelley C. Merrick
Mrs. Celeste Norris Florence          Mr. and Mrs. Jay M. Heather             Mrs. Sheryl Smith Knight                   Dr. Dorothee Mertz-Weigel
Ms. Annie M. Flores                   Mr. Thomas H. Heidorf                   Dr. Gregory T. Knofczynski                 Mr. Joachim Michels
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Flores        Mr. Zeke Held                           Mr. and Mrs. Harry Knutson                 Mr. Donald R. Miles, Jr.
Mrs. Janet L. Flowers                 Mr. and Mrs. Francis L. Held            Erik, Robyn & Rayna Kolodny                Mr. James L. Miles, Jr.
Mr. Timothy M. Fogarty                Mr. William P. Held                     Mr. and Mrs. Brent S. Korn                 Ms. Donnetta Miller
Mr. Paul A. Forbes                    Mrs. Sandra B. Helmly                   Ms. Suzanne E. Koschel                     Mrs. Kathryn A. Miller
Ms. Bethany L. Ford                   Ms. Carolyn Helton                      Mr. and Mrs. Orion R. Kraft                Ms. Phyllis M. Miller
Mr. Fernando Foster                   Mrs. Patricia M. Hendrick               Dr. and Mrs. Enzo Krahl                    Ms. Rose M. Miller
Mr. and Mrs. David B. Fox, Jr.        Dr. Christopher E. Hendricks            Mr. Michael G. Krapf                       Mr. Henry H. Minis
Mrs. Roquiah S. Francis               Ms. Jamie Y. Herbster                   Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Kurtz               Mr. John S. Mitchell
Mrs. Constance T. Frazier             Mr. and Mrs. Fernan S. Hermoso          Mr. Stephen B. Lambeth                     Mrs. Nelson T. Mitchell
Russell and Anne Fredrich             Mrs. Janine P. Hernandez                The Landings Garden Club                   Mr. Richard Mitchell
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Frick         Mrs. Cynthia L. Hicks                   Dianne and Kenneth Lane                    Mr. Leo J. Monroe

Mr. Dennis Moore                               Mr. David A. Purvis                           Mr. Christopher J. Smith                    Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Weaver
Mrs. Heather F. Moore                          Mr. Neal V. Purvis                            Mrs. Colleen Smith                          Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Weeks
Jane and Cornelius Moore                       Ms. Charmaine L. Quirimit                     Mr. and Mrs. David L. Smith                 Mr. Ricky A. Weissman
Ms. Melissa Moran                              Mrs. Luzviminda Quirimit                      Mrs. Deborah P. Smith                       Mrs. Susan M. Welch
Mr. Dewey L. Morgan, Jr.                       Dr. Fred E. Rabhan                            Dell and Cynthia Smith                      Mrs. Suzanne G. Welch
Mr. Edward H. Morgan                           Dr. Regina E. Rahimi                          Ms. Iris B. Smith                           Amy and Russell Wells
Mr. Henry S. Morgan                            Dr. Scott Randolph                            LTC Robert Smith and Mrs. Joan P. Smith     Mr. and Mrs. William R. West
Mrs. Jill C. Morris                            Mr. Andrew Randrup                            Mrs. Karen L. Smith                         Mrs. Leslie C. Weston
Mrs. Kathy T. Morris and Mr. Peter T. Morris   Arlene and Allan Ratner                       Mrs. Katherine W. Smith                     Thomas and Patricia Whalen
Mrs. Paulette M. Morris                        Mrs. Betsy M. Ray                             Mrs. Lucile Harris Smith                    Ms. Stephanie L. Whaley
Mr. Craig L. Morrison                          Mrs. Margaret W. Reagan                       Mrs. Margaret S. Smith                      Ms. Amber Wheeler
Ms. Margaret N. Morrison                       Mr. Edwin P. Reddick                          Mrs. Marla B. Smith                         Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Whitfield
Mrs. Marie Helmken Moyer                       Mr. and Mrs. John A. Reed                     Mr. and Mrs. Ned A. Smith                   Mrs. Wallette G. Widener
Ms. Christy A. Mroczek                         Ms. Diane F. Reese                            Mrs. Pattie C. Smith                        Mr. Jackie L. Wilbanks
Mrs. Shelly E. Muhlenkamp                      Mr. and Mrs. Edwin G. Reynolds, III           Mr. Robert C. Smith                         Mr. and Mrs. Roy N. Wiley
Ms. Elizabeth A. Mullens                       Rebecca and Michael Rhinehart                 Mr. Stephen J. Smith                        Dr. Leslie Wilkes
Miss Julia C. Muller                           Mr. Kisler C. Rhodes                          Mr. William H. Smith                        Mr. Henry J. Williams
Mr. Doyle E. Mullis, Jr.                       Dr. Leigh E. Rich                             Mr. and Mrs. William A. Smullen             Mrs. Judy A. Williams
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Murphy                 Mr. and Mrs. Jason S. Richardson              Dr. Michael T. Snowden                      Ms. Julianna Williams
Mrs. Peggy W. Murphy                           Mrs. Donna D. Rigdon                          Mrs. Selina A. Solitario                    Debbie Williamson
Mr. W. F. Muttera                              Roscoe and Pearl Riley                        Mrs. Sue R. Solomon                         Ms. Sharon L. Williamson
Mrs. Barbara S. Myers                          Dr. Maria B. Rivers and Mr. Blanton E.        Sophisticated Palate                        Ms. Jill Willoughby
Ms. Janice F. Nease                                Rivers                                    Mrs. Rebecca Jo Soprych                     Mrs. Ellen H. Wilson
Mr. Thomas E. Nease, Sr.                       Ms. Mary E. Roberson                          Mrs. Melody R. South                        Mr. Joseph G. Wilson
New York Life Insurance Company                Mrs. Juanita A. Roberts                       Southeast Georgia Cancer Alliance, Inc.     Drs. Zaphon and Annette Wilson
    Foundation                                 Mrs. Nancy B. Roberts                         Mrs. Jane P. Sparks and Mr. Terry Sparks    Dr. and Mrs. Greg Wimer
Mrs. Jamie Y. Newman                           Mr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Roberts               Mrs. Jean P. Sparks                         Ms. Kathryn Wineland-McGowan
Mrs. Shannon J. Newman                         Ann and Alan Robertson                        Ms. Janet T. Spillane                       Harriet Winiger
Mr. An V. Nguyen                               Mr. Joseph B. Robertson, Jr.                  Mr. and Mrs. Joel F. Spivak                 Dr. Teresa Winterhalter
Mr. and Mrs. Rick A. Nichols                   Patricia and Randal Robinson                  Mrs. Josephine D. Spivey                    Dr. Nancy Wofford
Robert and Carol Nickels                       Mrs. Susan F. Roderus                         Major Dale R. Spratt, USA (RET)             Dr. Wendy L. Wolfe
Dr. Richard F. Nordquist                       Ms. Melody C. Rodriguez                       Mr. Davinder S. Sra                         Dr. Jane L. Wong and Mr. Alan Levin
Mrs. Rhonda C. Norris                          Ms. Mary Sue L. Roe                           Mrs. Ruth W. Stein                          Dr. Gwendolyn Y. Wood
Dr. Patricia A. Norris-Parsons                 Ms. Lesley Roessing                           Mrs. Virginia M. Steinhauer                 Ms. Judith C. Wood
Nu Zeta Chapter Kappas Delta Pi                Ms. Margaret E. Roney                         Dr. Jacquelyn W. Stephens                   Ms. Kelly L. Woodruff
Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Nutting, Jr.                Mrs. Barbara E. Ross                          Mrs. Susan Erson Stephens                   Mr. and Mrs. David W. Woodrum
Mr. and Mrs. Erik O’Brien                      Mrs. Edith Roszkowiak                         Ms. Marie G. Stevens                        Ms. Jaime H. Woods
Mr. Patrick T. O’Connor                        Ms. Patricia A. Rountree                      Mr. and Mrs. Colin M. Stewart               Mrs. Judith Woods
Mr. Ward K. Odom                               Mrs. Christine A. Rummells                    Duncan and Elizabeth Stoddard               Mr. Frederick W. Worrill
Mrs. Eva Schwarz Odrezin                       Mr. and Mrs. Noel Ruppert                     Mrs. Karen E. Stollon                       Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin G. Wright
Mr. Edward C. Oglesby                          Mrs. Patricia S. Rutherford                   Mr. and Mrs. James R. Straight              Mrs. Cecelia M. Wright
Dr. Glenda L. Ogletree                         Mr. Gordon G. Ryan, Jr.                       Dr. Philip N. Strenski                      Mr. Gary Ernest Edwin Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. O’Leary, Jr.            Mrs. Susan Ryczkowski                         Mr. Keith R. Strong                         Mrs. Ruth B. Wright
Ms. Frances A. O’Leary                         The Honorable and Mrs. Samuel W. Salus, II    Dr. Donald S. Stumpf                        Mr. and Mrs. Steven Yates
Mrs. Elizabeth Oliver                          Ms. Tania J. Sammons and Mr. Richard V.       Mr. and Mrs. John Suchower                  Mrs. Eunice Youmans
Mrs. Laura M. Olsen                                Copeland                                  Mr. Jonathan A. Suchower                    Arlene Young and Mitch Williams
Ms. Marilyn O. O’Mallon                        Ms. Colleen J. Sanders                        Mr. Joseph R. Sullivan, Sr.                 Mrs. Pauline J. Zachary
Ms. Kaye O’Neal                                Mrs. Sheryl B. Sapp                           Mr. and Mrs. Timothy P. Summers             Mrs. Janice Zeigler
Mr. J. Harold O’Neal                           Mr. Edward R. Saunders, Sr.                   Mr. and Mrs. T. Pratt Summers               Anonymous (16)
Dr. and Mrs. John H. Opper, Jr.                Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Savage                 Sun City Hilton Head Avant-Gardeners Club   Gift-In-Kind (49)
Mrs. Kathleen H. Orzada                        Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce             Gregory and Joje Surrette
Mr. Barry J. Ostrow                            Savannah Area Republican Women                Ms. Rose C. Sydeman                         Heritage Society
Ms. Kascion Outland                                Association                               Mrs. Diane Evans Tannehill                  Mr. Frank Barragan*
Mr. and Mrs. Francis C. Overstreet             Savannah Rum Runners Bakery                   Mr. James Taylor                            Mrs. Ruth Klingon Barragan*
Mr. Bill Overstreet                            Mr. William E. Saxon                          Mr. Joseph C. Taylor                        Dr. Ronald H. Binkney
Mr. Alfred Owens                               B. Elaine and Cody Schafer                    Mrs. Lexie M. Taylor                        Mrs. Beth Childress
Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Padgett                 Mrs. Patricia B. Schreck                      Mrs. Lillie A. Taylor                       Dr. Jo Ann Coleman
Mr. Benjamin Page                              Mr. Philip I. Schretter                       Mr. Thomas E. Taylor                        Mrs. Diana B. Cummings
Mr. Aron C. Palefsky                           Mr. Christopher J. Schuberth †                Mr. James E. Terrell                        Dr. William J. Daugherty
Palmetto Dunes Garden Club                         and Mrs. Judith F. Schuberth              Mrs. Redina M. Thomas                       Dr. Martha L. Fay †
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony C. Pappadakis             Dr. Lucinda D. Schultz and Mr. David C.       Mrs. Dorothy Mather Thompson                Mrs. Cynthia A. Freeman
Mrs. Ellen B. Parker                               Schultz                                   Mr. James R. Thompson                       Mr. Raymond Gaster, Jr.
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