Nicholas John Mamalakis
Term of Award
Doctor of Letters
Institution Issuing the Honorary Degree
Armstrong State University
Brief Biography of Degree Recipient
Nicholas John Mamalakis (1913-2005) was a Savannah native and son of Greek immigrants. He served with great distinction in the Naval Intelligence Agency during World War II and was awarded five war medals. Mamalakis returned to Savannah, continuing his career at Mercer General Insurance & Realty where after fifty years of service he was named President and Chairman of the Board. He was a very successful businessman who served on many boards, was involved in multiple civic organizations in the local community, and was active at St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church.
Mamalakis began his association with Armstrong in the 1960’s when he helped establish the Big “A” Club in athletics. He also participated in the Alumni Association and the University Foundation as well as serving as a trustee of the Foundation Board. Mamalakis was inducted into the Armstrong Atlantic State University Athletic Hall of Fame and has an Emerging Leaders Program named in his honor.
Nicholas John Mamalakis was posthumously awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters in December 2007 by Armstrong Atlantic State University.
Armstrong Atlantic State University, Honorary Doctorate, Doctor of Letters
Armstrong Atlantic State University, "Nicholas John Mamalakis" (2007). Georgia Southern Honorary Degrees. 18.