Nicholas John Mamalakis


Nicholas John Mamalakis


Term of Award

Winter 2007

Degree Name

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


More Information about Nicholas John Mamalakis can be found in the December 2007 Armstrong Atlantic State University Commencement program as well as in his obituary.

Information about the Georgia Southern University, Nick Mamalakis Emerging Leaders Program can be found here.

Photo courtesy of Special Collections at Lane Library (Armstrong).

Nicholas John Mamalakis