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 src.ssunaa.org. 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.

SSUNAA East Atlanta Suburban Chapter presents 2017 Spring Concert

MCDONOUGH, Ga. — The public is invited to join the members of Savannah State University National Alumni Association East Atlanta Suburban Chapter for the third annual Spring Concert featuring the Savannah State University Wesleyan Gospel Choir. The proceeds from this event will benefit the Hilda P. Willis Memorial Scholarship Fund. Continue reading “SSUNAA East Atlanta Suburban Chapter presents 2017 Spring Concert”

SSUNAA East Atlanta Suburban Chapter announces 2017 Scholarship Program

MCDONOUGH, Ga. — High school seniors who reside in or attend a high school in Butts, Gwinnett, Henry, Jasper, Morgan, Newton, Rockdale, Spalding, or Walton County, Ga. and have been admitted to or plan to attend Savannah State University are eligible to apply for the 2017 East Atlanta Suburban Chapter Scholarship. Continue reading “SSUNAA East Atlanta Suburban Chapter announces 2017 Scholarship Program”

SSUNAA participates in annual GAAHBSU Conference

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Alumni from Albany State, Fort Valley State and Savannah State universities gathered January 24-26 in Atlanta for the annual GAAHBSU Legislative Conference. The conference theme was “Envisioning Our Future, Embracing Our Legacy and Expanding Our Horizons.”

During the conference, a series of workshops provided a mechanism to enlighten alumni on critical issues at the universities. Art Dunning, the president of Albany State University, conducted an information session outlining the consolidation of Albany State and Darton College. The University President’s Roundtable session was designed to offer the alumni in attendance a direct, focused and specific issues relating to each university. In the conference wrap up session, Gregory Hylick, former National Alumni President of Albany State University and Chairman of the Albany State University Foundation, Inc., assumed the role as Executive Committee Chair of the GAAHBSU. Hylick was elected in 2016 to replace longtime chairman Roy L. Jackson, the former National President of the SSUNAA. Alumni attending the conference were also afforded the opportunity to engage with state legislator during a visit to the State Capitol.

During the weekend, the GAAHBSU continued its longstanding effort to recruit students from the Atlanta area to attend the universities. Students and recruitment teams from each university participated in recruitment fairs in 10 Atlanta area high schools.

The GAAHBSU, a collaboration effort between the state’s three historically Black universities, was created 32 years ago to foster a collective effort to ensure the continued existence, growth and advancement of these three unique higher education institutions.

The Fort Valley State National Alumni Association served as the host for the 2017 GAAHBSU Conference.