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Dedication Ceremony Planned for March 5

Savannah, GA—The City of Savannah and the Windsor Forest Neighborhood Association will dedicate the newly re-named Roger Warlick Drive (Science Drive Bypass) on Tuesday, March 5, beginning at 10:00 A.M., at Windsor and Sunnybrook Roads and the Old Science Drive, going into Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Dr. Warlick taught history at Armstrong Atlantic State University for numerous years influencing the lives of many young people. Following the ceremony, there will be a reception at the home of Dr. and Mrs. George Haberman at 511 Arlington Road.


ROGER K. WARLICK

  • Born in San Diego, CA in 1930.
  • Military: A staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1955.
  • Education: B.A. from Arizona State University; Ph.D. from Boston University
  • Taught at Bentley College in Boston from 1963-1970
  • Armstrong Experience: Department Head of the Department of History 1970-1993; Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences 1993-1994; also taught history courses at AASU for over 20 years.
  • One of the courses taught by Dr. Warlick, called Historical Methods, became his trademark. He spent more than 20 years exposing students to the archives of the Georgia Historical Society. He showed the students how to find their way through public records offices, property and tax records, birth, marriage, and death certificates, wills, and cemetery plots. His students learned how to write original history. The results of this course can be found in twenty-five bound volumes of Savannah biographies housed in the Minis Room of the Armstrong Atlantic library.
  • During his tenure as head of the Department of History at AASU: The department added an archaeologist and a full-time geographer; added a masters in history to the existing M.Ed. degree; introduced public history with such courses as historic preservation, museum studies, and archives.
  • An award called the Roger K. Warlick Prize for the best student paper in history was established by a student to honor a mentor whose encouragement had touched and changed an individual’s life.
  • Retired from Armstrong Atlantic State University: August 1994
  • In 1996, friends and colleagues of Dr. Warlick and the Armstrong Foundation established an endowment known as the Roger K. Warlick Fellowship in History to honor him for his many contributions. The fellowship is used to attract outstanding scholars who wish to pursue a master’s degree in history at Armstrong Atlantic.
  • Passed away: November 1998
  • Community Involvement: Served on the boards of the Historic Savannah Foundation; the Savannah Park & Tree Commission; the Savannah Symphony Society; and the Center for Low Country Studies. Was a member of the Georgia Historical Society (also served as its president); the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation; the Georgia Association of Historians; and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Was Program Director for the British Studies Abroad Program for twelve years. Church affiliation: Was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church and wrote a history of the church, entitled "As Grain Once Scattered."

Courtesy of the City of Savannah Public Information Office.

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