Georgia Power vice president Cathy Hill, right, recently presented Armstrong president Dr. Linda A. Bleicken, left, with a check for $25,000 to benefit the Armstrong Commitment Fund.

Georgia Power Donates $25,000 to Armstrong Commitment Fund

(January 29, 2014) — Cathy Hill, vice president of Georgia Power's Coastal Region, presented Armstrong Atlantic State University president Dr. Linda M. Bleicken with a check for $25,000 to benefit the Armstrong Commitment Fund earlier today.

“Georgia Power is dedicated to being good stewards in our community and supporting education throughout the state of Georgia,” said Cathy Hill, who also serves as immediate past chair of the Armstrong Foundation. “We believe today's students are tomorrow's leaders and are proud to support student achievement at Armstrong.”

The Armstrong Commitment Fund was originally established in April of 2012 to offer gap funding for continuing students to cover the difference between what students can afford and the financial aid they receive. The Armstrong Commitment Fund also provides financial counseling to foster fiscal responsibility that will benefit students long after graduation. In addition, recipients of Commitment Fund support are encouraged to undertake service projects that allow them to “pay it forward” and give back to the community.

“Georgia Power's generosity will help us fulfill our ongoing mission to support student success,” said Armstrong President Dr. Linda A. Bleicken. “As a teaching-centered and student-focused university, Armstrong strives to cultivate an environment that allows our students to excel. The Armstrong Commitment Fund supports academic achievement, helping students overcome financial obstacles that could hinder their ability to complete their undergraduate education.”