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.

DC Chapter Installation Ceremony
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.

SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter set to host annual Scholarship Dinner on April 7

WASHINGTON — The Savannah State University National Alumni Association Washington DC Chapter will host its annual Scholarship Dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 7 at the Trinidad Baptist Church in Northeast.

Proceeds from the dinner will go to the District of Columbia Alumni Chapter of Savannah State University National Alumni Association Scholarship Award which provides financial assistance to attend Savannah State University to deserving, graduating high school seniors and college students residing in the metro-Washington, DC area. Continue reading “SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter set to host annual Scholarship Dinner on April 7”

Applications available for the SSUNAA DC Chapter 2017 Scholarship Program

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia Alumni Chapter of Savannah State University National Alumni Association Scholarship Award is provided annually to deserving, graduating high school seniors and college students residing in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, in need of financial assistance to attend Savannah State University. Continue reading “Applications available for the SSUNAA DC Chapter 2017 Scholarship Program”

SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter members participate in the National Wreaths Across America Day

ARLINGTON, Va. — Despite icy, cold and rainy weather conditions volunteers from the SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter turned out for the 2016 Wreaths Across America remembrance event.
Photo provided by A. Kent

By Absolon Kent
Member, SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter

ARLINGTON, Va. — Volunteers from the Savannah State University National Alumni Association Washington DC Chapter were among the more than 44,000 volunteers who turned out in the icy, cold and rainy weather conditions to help lay 245,000 wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery on December 17, during the Wreaths Across America remembrance event. Continue reading “SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter members participate in the National Wreaths Across America Day”