Registration now open for the 2020 GAAHBSU Legislative Conference

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Registration for the 2020 Georgia Alumni Association of Historically Black State Universities (GAAHBSU) Legislative Conference is now available by mail or online at ssunaa.org. The 35th annual conference will be held January 28-30, 2020, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta Airport (3400 Norman Berry Drive, Atlanta, Ga.).

Registration is $130 if postmarked before January 17, 2020 or $145 if postmarked after January 17, 2020 and may be purchased by registering online or completing the 2020 GAAHBSU Registration Form. The registration includes all meals registration materials, and access to the conference hospitality. Registration without meals may be purchased for $35. Single event tickets include the Student Recruitment Luncheon ($55), the Awards and Recognition Dinner ($68), and access to the hospitality suite ($25). Registrations can be purchased by completing and mailing the registration form available at ssunaa.org or purchasing online via PayPal at sunaa.org.

GAAHBSU, a consortium of the national alumni associations of Albany State University, Fort Valley State University, and Savannah State University, was organized to advance the missions of Georgia’s state-funded historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to help ensure their futures. The annual legislative conference provides a forum for alumni and university officials to dialogue with elected officials and key state leaders to address common goals and concerns.

Established in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s 3,600 students select majors from 30 undergraduate and five graduate programs in four colleges ‐ Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration, Sciences and Technology, and Education. Savannah State University’s mission statement is “develops productive members of a global society through high quality instruction, scholarship, research, service and community involvement.” To learn more visit savannahstate.edu.

The purpose of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association is to promote the progress and the development of Savannah State University and to assist in advancing the mission and goals of the university’s administration.

SSUNAA Macon-Metro Chapter sponsors bus trip for SSU vs FVSU

Metro-Macon Bus Trip Flyer

MACON, Ga. — The Savannah State University National Alumni Association Macon-Metro Chapter will sponsor a bus trip to Savannah on November 2 for the SIAC football game as the Savannah State Tigers host the Fort Valley State Wildcats at 5 pm in Savannah.

The bus will depart at 12 noon on November 12 from the Roses parking lot on Shurling Drive in Macon. The cost is $70 per person for round trip travel and a game ticket.

To register or for additional information contact Ann Callaway at (478) 731-7562 or Elsie Ridley at (478) 396-0202.

SSUNAA co-sponsors SSU Health Fair

SSU Health Fair

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Savannah State University National Alumni Association will co-sponsor the Savannah State University Health Fair on Friday, October 25, from 10 am to 5 pm in Adams Hall on the campus of Savannah State University. The SSUNAA will join  Savannah State alumnus Dr. Elgin Andrews (class of 1992) of the Georgia Gwinnett College Exercise Science Program and the American Medical Student Association to sponsor the event.

Multiple tests and exams will be available including body composition testing, an alumni health survey, and the Weight Loss Analysis Exam. The Weight Loss Analysis Exam, a fasting only test, will take ten minutes to perform. If interested in this exam, please do not eat anything prior to testing and show up between 9:30 am and noon to register.

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2019 SSU Founder’s Day Awards nominations currently being accepted

Wright Award

From the Savannah State University Office of Alumni Relations

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Each year Savannah State University takes a day to recognize those who have served the school and made its foundation stronger while honoring the legacy of our founders. With two awards, the Richard R. Wright Award of Excellence and the Cyrus G. Wiley Distinguished Alumni Award, the university celebrates the history of the institution and those who have contributed to its success.

This year Savannah State University will celebrate Founders Day on Thursday, November 14. This event is free and open to the public. The ceremony includes a guest speaker and the presentation of awards to members of the community.

To nominate individuals for these two awards contact the Savannah State University Office of Alumni Relations. The deadline for nominations is October 28.

The Richard R. Wright Award of Excellence honors corporate and community citizens, alumni, and outstanding leaders who have distinguished themselves through their expertise in social, educational and civic arenas.

The Cyrus G. Wiley Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes outstanding alumni who have shown extraordinary support and loyalty to the Savannah State University, and who have become exemplary examples of the lofty ideals espoused by the university. The award also extols the achievements and contributions such distinguished alumni have made nationally, regionally and locally.


Established in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s 4,000 students select majors from 30 undergraduate and six graduate programs in four colleges ‐ Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration, Sciences and Technology, and Education.