SSU Tigers among the huge wreath laying crowds at Arlington

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ARLINGTON, Va. — For a second year, volunteers from the Savannah State University National Alumni Association Washington DC Chapter were among the more than 75,000 volunteers who braved the cold weather conditions and heavy traffic to lay more than 245,000 wreaths during the Wreaths Across America Day at Arlington National Cemetery this past Saturday. Continue reading “SSU Tigers among the huge wreath laying crowds at Arlington”

SSUNAA Central and Suncoast Florida Chapter set to host 2017 Holiday Breakfast

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ORLANDO — SSUNAA Central and Suncoast Florida Chapter member L. Woods delivering toys collect by the chapter for the Toys for Tots Program in 2016.

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Savannah State University National Alumni Association Central and Suncoast Florida Chapter will hold the 2017 Holiday Breakfast and Toys for Tot Collection on December 9 beginning at 10 a.m. at Fred’s Market Restaurant (835 Currency Circle, Lake Mary). Participants are asked to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots Program.

The Holiday Breakfast is the chapter’s annual opportunity to fellowship with the Central Florida Tiger family.

RSVPs are requested by December 8 and can be submitted online at eventbrite.com.  

Established in 2012, the SSUNAA Central and Suncoast Florida Chapter serves Orange, Seminole, Volusia and Hillsborough counties of Florida, commonly referred to as the Florida I-4 Corridor. For additional information, visit www.ssunaacentralfl.org.

SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter continues support for Wreaths Across America

WASHINGTON — For the second straight year, members of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association Washington, DC Chapter will participate in the Wreaths Across America program at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, December 17.

The chapter will be part of a larger group of capital-area alumni associations, corporate groups, and individual volunteers that aim to place 500,000 wreaths on veterans’ graves this year. Wreaths Across America’s mission — Remember, Honor, Teach — is carried out annually thorugh wreath laying ceremonies at veteran cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states, through ceremonies at sea, and at 24 national cemeteries on foreign soil. To learn more about Wreaths Across America locations near you or to donate to the program visit wreathsacrossamerica.org.

The Savannah State University National Alumni Association Washington, DC Chapter serves the Savannah State University community in Washington, DC,, northern Virginia, and Southern Maryland and participates in a variety of support, networking, athletic, and family-friendly events and activities throughout the year. For more information about the chapter visit dcchapter.ssunaa.org.

SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter celebrates 60th Anniversary

LARGO, Md. — SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter President Zelmar Gordon presents a scholarship donation on behalf of the chapter to Dr. Cheryl Davenport Dozier, President of Savannah State University.

LARGO, Md. — Members of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association Washington, DC Chapter marked the chapter’s 60th anniversary with a celebration banquet on October 13.

During the event, the chapter honored James O. Thomas, Jr., Raymond Knight, and William N. Weston who were all original founders of the chapter in 1967 and Eloise Alston, an honorary chapter founder. The keynote speaker was Jimmie Jackson, a former national president of the SSUNAA and the Savannah State University Foundation. The chapter also presented a special scholarship presentation to Cheryl Davenport-Dozier, the 13th president of Savannah State University.

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WASHINGTON — Members of the SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter during the chapter’s installation of officers ceremony in 1957. Photo provided by W. Robinson from the SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter archives.

The SSUNAA Washington, DC Chapter was officially established on November 10, 1957 and was the first SSUNAA chapter organized outside of the state of Georgia. The chapter currently serves the Savannah State University community in Washington, DC, northern Virginia, and southern Maryland and participates in a variety of support, networking, athletic, and family-friendly events and activities throughout the year.

For additional information and to see photos from the event, visit the chapter’s website at dcchapter.ssunaa.org.