SAVANNAH — An estimated 300 gathered Friday in the Eckburg Auditorium on the campus of Savannah Technical College for the 2016 Tribute to Community STARS luncheon, the 10th annual event recognizing people for their service in the community or at work.
• Eunice Bell, United Way of the Coastal Empire volunteer, sponsored by UWCE
• Lawrence Brody, financial advisor, sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors
• Jenn Case, 2016 STC GOAL Student of the Year, sponsored by Savannah Technical College
• Jody Chapin, anchor, sponsored by WTOC-TV
• Mary Chatman, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer, sponsored by Memorial Health
• Jennifer Davis, 2016 STC EAGLE Student of the Year, sponsored by Savannah Technical College
• Steve Eagle, managing director, Seacrest Partners, sponsored by Savannah Morning News
• Jarvis Evans, payroll technician, sponsored by Liberty Regional Medical Center
• Curtis Foltz, retiring executive director, Georgia Ports Authority, sponsored by Georgia Power
• Kay Ford, chairman, Savannah Advisory Board, sponsored by BankSouth
• Debra Geiger, 2016 STC Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year, sponsored by Savannah Tech
• Grace Herrington, lead teacher, H.V. Jenkins High School Engineering Program, sponsored by DIRTT
• Tommy Hester, Savannah Market president, honored posthumously by Colony Bank
• Sarah Lamar, partner, sponsored by HunterMaclean
• Hope Moorer, general manager, Navigation Programs, sponsored by Georgia Ports Authority
• Ben Payne, school director, Savannah Classical Academy, sponsored by Hansen Architects, Dulany Industries Inc. and The Pinyan Co.
• Jesse Petrea, director and VP of development, Coastal Home Care and state representative, sponsored by Coastal Home Care and Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation
• Maranda Porter, founder, Friends of Coastal Georgia, sponsored by Advertising Specialty Services
• Margaret Mary Russell, office manager and Leadership Savannah director, sponsored by Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce
• Lisa Scarbrough, founder, Coastal Pet Rescue, sponsored by Weimar Construction Co.
• Al Scott, chairman, Chatham County Commission, sponsored by National Office Systems
• Peter Shannon, artistic director and conductor, Savannah Philharmonic, sponsored by Judy and Dick Eckburg
• Joe Shearouse, Leisure Services Bureau chief, city of Savannah, sponsored by Savannah Economic Development Authority
• Mickey Stephens, retired educator and state representative, sponsored by KinderMorgan
• James Thomas, former Hinesville mayor, sponsored by Liberty County Development Authority
• Peter Ulrich, principal at The STEM Academy at Bartlett, sponsored by Mary and Howard Morrison
• Jim Williams, consultant, sponsored by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
• Tommy Williams Sr., mayor pro-tem, city of Riceboro, sponsored by SNF Holding Co.
The keynote speaker was Diana Rivenburgh, author of “The New Corporate Facts of Life: Rethink Your Business to Transform
Today’s Challenges Into Tomorrow’s Profits.” The luncheon is organized by the Savannah Technical College Foundation Community Council.
Founded in 1984, the foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that raises and disperses funds to support the college and economic development in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.