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Georgia Southern University

Ron Alt Service Award

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In Memory of Ron Alt

Ron Alt passed away, surrounded by family, on October 20, 2017. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, coach and friend.

Ron Alt

Ron never met a stranger. He was fiercely tough, hilarious and selfless. All who knew him became better people because Ron was a part of their lives.

He helped countless youth through his many years of serving the community. Ron was a tireless and fearless advocate for youth and the underserved. As a Master Addiction Counselor and state-certified Clinical Evaluator, Ron helped youth who struggled with drugs and alcohol with one-on-one support and tough love. He changed thousands of lives with his intellect, humor, love, and persistence.

An Armstrong State University alumnus (AS ‘78, BA ‘78, MHS ‘90), he will best be remembered for his lifelong service. Ron served on the boards of directors of the Savannah Coalition for the Homeless, Chatham County Council on Alcohol & Drugs, Workforce Investment Board, the Youth Futures Authority, At-Risk Youth Council, the Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club, among many organizations. He was a long-time member of the Planning Council for the National Youth-at-Risk Conference, helping build the Conference into the premier event it is today.

Ron’s proudest moments were reconnecting with youth, often hearing someone say “Hey, Mr. Ron” or “Coach Ron” as they stopped him to share how he had impacted their lives. Seeing people succeed and hearing of their accomplishments made him so happy.

The Ron Alt Service Award will honor his spirit of selfless service. Ron’s work is legendary, and this award commemorates Ron’s great desire to serve and help foster the well-being of children and youth everywhere.

Last updated: 1/24/2018

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