SSUNAA mourns the loss of former Southern Region Vice President Dowers

TIFTON, Ga. — Former SSUNAA Southern Region Vice President Ida Ruth Dowers died on December 16 in Tifton, Ga..

Ms. Dowers, a 1948 graduate of Savannah State, was an SSUNAA life member and had previously served as the president of the SSUNAA Augusta Chapter and as the co-chair of SSUNAA National Awards committee. Continue reading “SSUNAA mourns the loss of former Southern Region Vice President Dowers”

SSUNAA Macon Metro Chapter mourns the loss of long-standing member Wendolyn Mitchell Smith

MACON, Ga. — Official SSUNAA Tiger sympathies were recently extended to Reverend Bertram Cornell Smith and the family of Wendolyn Mitchell Smith who died on December 6, in Macon. Smith was a member of the SSUNAA Macon Metro Chapter and a life member of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association.

A native of Columbus, Ga., Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1977 from Savannah State College. She also earned a Master of Science degree from Fort Valley State University; and an Education Specialist degree in Counseling from Troy State University.

A memorial service will be held at St Mark AME Church  (3605 Campbellton Rd. SW, Atlanta) at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 14. The closing funeral services will be at 2 p.m. at the Macon Centreplex (200 Coliseum Dr., Macon).

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

Toys for Tots 2016 Photo
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  

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

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.