DECATUR, Ga. — The Savannah State University National Alumni Association South DeKalb Perimeter Chapter held its 25th Anniversary Recognition event and Scholarship Dinner on April 17 at the Allen Entrepreneurial International Conference Center in Lithonia, Ga. and the theme for the event was “Celebrating 25 Years of Upholding Legacy, Service, and Scholarship.”
Entrepreneur and CEO of Global Automotive Alliance, Dr. William Pickard, was the keynote speaker for the event. Dr. Judy Days-Dee, president of the chapter, presented an initial gift of $10,000 towards the chapter’s $25,000 endowed scholarship to SSU’s president, Dr. Cheryl D. Dozier, and Mr. Roy Jackson, the SSUNAA’s national president. The chapter also awarded $5,000 in scholarship during the evening to five students from the local area. Toniesha Banks (McNair High School, Decatur), Bobbi Wilson (Columbia High School, Decatur), Tanzania Walker (Columbia High School, Decatur), and Kiyah Ricks (Columbia High School, Decatur) were each awarded $1,000 scholarships to attend Savannah State University. Chloe Bird (Miller Grove High School, Lithonia) was awarded the Delaware Halls Jones Memorial Band Scholarship of $1,000.
Chartered in Decatur, Ga. in 1990, the SSUNAA South DeKalb Perimeter Chapter works to allow Savannah State alumni in the DeKalb County area to become involved in the growth and support of the university through the national alumni association.
Photos provided by the SSUNAA South DeKalb Perimeter Chapter