SSUNAA Metro-Atlanta Chapter set to launch the 2017 Tigers Care Initiative

by Roxy D Hall Williamson
Member, SSUNAA Metro-Atlanta Chapter

ATLANTA — What a beautiful morning to be a Tiger! As the summer comes to an end and we begin the countdown to Homecoming 2017, please consider donating items to the SSUNAA Metro-Atlanta Chapter’s #TigersCare initiative.

Items will be collected every week, beginning August 21, until the first weekend in October, on Mondays and Thursdays between 3 pm and 7 pm at the East Point Library parking lot area and after September 2 on Saturday evenings and all day Sunday before and after the mass services at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Catholic Church in Decatur, Ga.

Items needed for donation include soaps, lotions, shaving items, laundry detergent pods, dryer sheets, linen, non-perishable food items, sanitary supplies, all forms of school supplies, or other items appropriate for college students. Cash donations are also welcome.

Arrangements may also be made to pick up donations in the metro-Atlanta area by emailing rokkorev08@gmail.com or calling (404) 482-5961.

For individuals in the metro-Savannah who wish to make a donation, please contact Kenneth Wilson in the Savannah State University Office of Financial Aid for info on where to drop your donations.

Established in 1960, the Savannah State University National Alumni Association Metro-Atlanta Chapter operates in support of Savannah State University and build fellowship among the university’s metro-Atlanta community. The chapter supports the university academically by assisting with the recruitment of Atlanta-area students and funding scholarships to attract the best students from Atlanta-area high schools and promotes fellowship and professional development of the local university community through events that connect alumni and university supporters.

The Savannah State University National Alumni Association is a 501(c)(3) organization whose primary purpose is to promote the welfare of Savannah State University and to assist in advancing the mission and the goals of the university’s administration. The SSUNAA is a membership-based organization with chapters around the United States representing more than 22,000 alumni worldwide.

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”

SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter set to participate in the Wreaths Across America 2016

WASHINGTON — Members of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association Washington, DC, Chapter will participate in the annual Wreaths Across America program, an event that aims to place 500,000 wreaths on veterans’ graves this year. The SSUNAA will be part of a larger group of capital-area alumni associations, corporate groups, and individual volunteers that are laying wreaths on grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, December 17. For more information about the event visit dcchapter.ssunaa.org.

 

 

SSUNAA Hampton Roads Chapter donates dictionaries to local school

NORFOLK, Va. — On Jan. 8, the Savannah State University National Alumni Association Hampton Roads Chapter contributed dictionaries to a second grade class at Campostella Elementary School in Norfolk, Va.

Campostella Elementary is the Science, Technology, Pre-Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) for the Norfolk Public School System which works to increase early student value and awareness in S.T.E.M. areas while preparing them with 21st Century skills necessary to meet the future demands of a globally competitive workforce.

The Savannah State University National Alumni Association Hampton Roads Chapter was chartered by the Savannah State University National Alumni Association in October 2012 to provide a local organization for SSUNAA members in Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. The primary purpose is to promote the welfare of Savannah State University and to assist in advancing the mission and the goals of the university’s administration as we meaningfully engage and support Savannah State University and its alumni community.