Armstrong Merger Updates
March 11th, 2017 @ 12:19 pm

Sorry, I have seen the latest news, but I haven’t had a chance to write up my opinions.  Because for some silly reason, my tiny opinions do matter.  I have just been busy with work.  That’s a whole another entry I’m not going to write about.

Group OKs recommendation to save Armstrong name, honor athletic scholarships amid Ga. Southern consolidation

I hope the process of keeping the names does happen. The names like Solms and Gamble and Armstrong itself belong to Savannah and the campus.  It will do no good to give them names of people associated with Southern.  If you’re going to kill off the school, leave as much as its legacy as possible. I know if I were to return to Armstrong and didn’t see Victor and Hawes Halls have those names, I’d be upset.

Armstrong State ending athletic programs pending committee approval

This one sucks. I only hope that with the consolidation, they aren’t throwing out all of the athletics faculty. For example, our tennis program. It’s very successful. I remember seeing a billboard about it in Smyrna, GA, when I lived in Atlanta:

AASU Billboard

Southern would be a bunch of fools not to take the success of Armstrong’s programs and try to incorporate those winning thoughts into the “new” school’s programs.

For the athletes losing their programs, I like the fact they are allowing them to continue schooling on scholarships. It’s a no-win situation, but better to still have a scholarship than to lose any monies.

Armstrong State

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