SSUNAA set to support National College Colors Day 2014

college-colorsSAVANNAH, Ga. — Friday, August 29, 2014 is College Colors Day and the SSUNAA is encouraging students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans of Savannah State University to participate and wear your colors wherever you are.

The entire SSU community is encouraged to wear SSU gear to show their spirit and pride. If you don’t have SSU gear, please wear orange and blue to show you support SSU.

We are asking those who participate to post photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #HAILSSU and #collegecolors and a select number will be featured on the Savannah State University National Alumni Association’s social media pages.

College Colors Day always falls on the Friday before Labor Day and is nationally organized by The Collegiate Licensing Company.

Show YOUR SSU spirit by wearing your college colors at work, school or to play. Spread the word and wear your colors (orange and blue) wherever you are!

Savannah State Family acknowledges the loss of former SSUNAA president Earl Brown

earl-brownCOLUMBIA, S.C. — Former Savannah State University National Alumni Association National President Earl Felton Brown, Jr. died on July 24 in Columbia, S.C, at the age of 82.

Brown served as the National President of the SSUNAA from 1977 until 1979 and was born in Jacksonville, Fla. He held degrees from Savannah State College, Benedict College and University of South Carolina’s Criminal Justice Masters Program and completed additional studies at Duke University and the University of South Carolina School of Law, Court Administration Program.

“His passing will leave a void in the hearts of all those who knew and cherished him’” said SSU President Dr. Cheryl Dozier in a letter to the family. “The passing of Mr. Brown is a profound loss to the Savannah State University Family and all, family and friends.”

Throughout his distinguished professional career, Brown was a United States Army veteran and worked as a public school teacher at W. A. Perry Middle School, at Cheney State University, at Vorhees College, and the S. C. State Human Affairs Commission. He retired as the Deputy District Director of the Second Congressional District of South Carolina for Congressman Joe Wilson. He worked in the Second Congressional District Midlands office for 11 years.

Brown was a dedicated member of Brookland Baptist Church and an active member of numerous organizations including the Columbia Rotary Club, Columbia Urban League, NAACP, National Teachers Association, United Way of the Midlands, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He also served as chairman of the Richland County Airport Commission. He also held other public service positions with several groups including the Riverbanks Park Commission, Central Midlands Regional Council, S.C. Human Affairs Commission and others.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 31 at 12 noon at Brookland Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C. with internment at the National Cemetery at Fort Jackson.

SSUNAA Savannah Chapter set to host Liturgical Dance Scholarship Fundraiser on August 10

dance-fundraiser-1SAVANNAH, Ga. — The SSUNAA Savannah Chapter will hold a Liturgical Dance Scholarship Fund Raiser on Sunday, August 10,  at 4 p.m. in the King-Frazier Student Center’s Elmore Theatre on the campus of Savannah State University. This dance extravaganza will feature Praise Dance groups from several churches in the Savannah community. Admission is free to the public, however donations will be requested during the event to support the chapter’s scholarship campaign to assist students currently attending Savannah State University.

For more information on the SSUNAA Savannah Chapter Liturgical Dance Scholarship Fundraiser, please contact Tony Wright at (912) 220-6616 or Barbara McGhee at (912) 352-7800.

SSUNAA Diamond-Life Member John Jordan dies at 89

MACON, Ga. — John Inman Jordan, Jr., a 1949 graduate of Savannah State College, died on June 24, aged 89.

Jordan, a Diamond Life member of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association and a longtime member and supporter of the Macon-Metro Chapter, began his teaching career at Ballard Hudson High School as a vocational Technical and Adult Education Teacher. He later worked as the coordinator of the Cooperative Vocational Academic Education program at Northeast High School.

Official Tiger family sympathies were extended to his family.

SSUNAA Jefferson County Chapter mourns the loss of longstanding member Quinton Parker

WADLEY, Ga. — Quinton E. Parker, a SSUNAA life member and a member of the SSUNAA Jefferson County Chapter, died on June 3 in Wadley, Ga.

Parker was a 1942 graduate of Georgia State College, graduating with a bachelors degree in Natural Science and with a minor in Mathematics. After serving in the United States Army during World War II, he earned a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from Atlanta University. He did additional study at Vanderbilt University.

As an educator, he served as principal in Adrian and at Wadley’s Carver Elementary and High School. In 1970, he became the Jefferson County Schools Director of the Federal Title I Program a position he held until his retirement in 1982.