SSUNAA Metro-Macon Chapter set to host 2017 Summerfest

MACON, Ga. — The Savannah State University National Alumni Association Metro-Macon Chapter will present the 2017 Summerfest July 14-15. The annual Scholarship Dance will take place on July 14, beginning at 8 p.m. at the LaPiada Conference Center (4295 Interstate Drive, Macon). The chapter’s Bid Whist Tournament will be held at the Tatnall Square Park pavilion from 11 am until 1 p.m. with the Annual Chapter Picnic in the Park beginning at 4 p.m.

The annual Scholarship Dance is the chapter’s opportunity to celebrate the academic achievement of Macon-area students. Each year the chapter awards scholarship to students from the Middle Georgia region who plan to attend Savannah State University. Tickets for the dance are $25 per person and a cash bar will be available.

The Bid Whist Tournament is an opportunity to socialize with members of the chapter and the community and a prizes will be awarded to the tournament winners. The team entry cost for the tournament is $10. The Annual Chapter Picnic in the Park promises an afternoon of fun, games and food. Admission to the picnic is free.

Hotel accommodations for the Summerfest weekend are available at the Comfort Inn & Suites West (5000 Harrison Rd, Macon). The special discount rate is $85 (plus taxes) per night.

Contact any active member of the SSUNAA Metro-Macon Chapter for additional information or for tickets.

SSUNAA Charters the SSUNAA San Diego Chapter

SSUNAA San Diego Chapter chartering participants
SAN DIEGO — Participants in the March 31 SSUNAA San Diego Chapter chartering included Marcus Stallworth ’11, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Walter Gaskin ’74, Sameca Globe ’07, Christana Johnson ’15, Rickey Hereford ’74 (Chapter Vice President), Chantel White ’15 (Chapter President), Clyde Newton (National President), Dian Burroughs ’90, Joseph Burroughs ’89, Judy Days-Dee (National Vice-President), and Tellis Fears ’01.

by John Lang
SSUNAA Midwestern Region Vice-President

SAN DIEGO — The Savannah State University National Alumni Association San Diego Chapter was officially chartered on March 31 at the Alpha Center in San Diego. Clyde Newton, the SSUNAA National President, administered the chartering of the chapter and installed the chapter’s new officers.

The chartering ceremony included remarks by Lt. Gen. Walter Gaskins, who urged those in attendances to support Savannah State University spiritually, physically and financially. In attendance at the chartering ceremony were the SSUNAA’s National Vice President, Dr. Judy Days-Dee, and the SSU Director of Alumni Relations, Barbara Myers. Members of the San Diego HBCU Alumni Association from Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark/Atlanta University were present along with other friends and family members of the charter members.

The installed chapter officers were the chapter president, Chantel White (’15) and the chapter vice-president, Rickey Hereford (’74). Other charter members are Joseph Burroughs II (’89), Dian Burroughs (’90), Torry Butler (’16), LaShawn Charles (’16), Tellis Fears (’01), Sameca Globe (’07), Jameila Grant (’16), Christana Johnson (’15), Shawn Smith (’16), and Marcus Stallworth (’11).

The SSUNAA San Diego Chapter is currently the only alumni chapter in the SSUNAA Western Region and west of the Mississippi River. For additional information about the SSUNAA San Diego Chapter or to join, contact Chantel White by email at

SSUNAA Downtown Atlanta Chapter set to host 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

ATLANTA  — The SSUNAA Downtown Atlanta Chapter will host it’s 2nd annual Scholarship Golf Tournament and silent auction on August 24 at the Eagle’s Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, Ga.

The tournament is a four-person scramble with prizes awarded for the top three teams, the longest drive, and the closest drive to pin. Several raffle and door prizes will be awarded during the event. Lunch will be provided immediately following the conclusion of the tournament.

The registration form deadline for the tournament is August 4.

For information on business or individual tournament sponsorships,  contact Rick White by email at or by phone at (404) 545-1925 or Alfred Berry by email at or by phone at (770) 460-6174.

Online Registration is now available for the 2017 SSUNAA Southern Region Conference

ATLANTA — Registration is now available for the 2017 Savannah State University National Alumni Association Southern Region Conference, which will be held March 24-25, at the Atlanta Airport Marriott in Atlanta. This two-day conference was created to enhance professional and personal development and provide opportunities to build leadership skills to build chapters and communities.

Early registration for the conference is $65, if postmarked or paid online before March 14. The regular registration rate is $80 if paid after March 13. Online registration is available at Onsite registration will not be available. Continue reading “Online Registration is now available for the 2017 SSUNAA Southern Region Conference”

SSUNAA Presents $10,000 during Connor’s Temple “SSU Day” Program

SAVANNAH, Ga. — On Sunday, February 12, the SSUNAA national president, Clyde A. Newton, presented a $10,000 check to Dr. Cheryl Dozier, the president of Savannah State University, during the SSU Day program at Connor’s Temple Baptist Church of Savannah. The SSU Day program is a special worship service hosted annually by the church. Newton was the keynote speaker for the event.

The $10,000 donation represented funds collected from alumni and supporters during the first half of the fiscal year. The funds have been designated to provide support in several areas including scholarship, athletes summer school, the SSU President’s Gala, and the SSU Penny Fund account.

The members of Connors Temple Baptist Church also made a donation to the university.

The Chairperson for the event was SSU alumna Virgnia Parham and other members of the committee included SSU alums Bernard Conyers and Alfred Brown. Reverend Terrence Burrell is the pastor.