Armstrong name change takes effect today

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In honor of today's name change from Armstrong Atlantic State University to simply Armstrong State University, the institution is offering free Leopold’s Ice Cream from noon-2 p.m. to students, faculty and staff to celebrate.

The name change became official July 1 after receiving University System of Georgia Board of Regents approval to drop the word “Atlantic” from its name.

Armstrong State University was founded in 1935. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate academic programs and serves about 7,100 students at its main campus in Savannah and a regional center in Hinesville.

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