SSU and SSUNAA to host an Alumni Meet Up in NYC

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Cheryl Davenport Dozier, the president of Savannah State University, will host an alumni meet and greet on Sunday, Dec. 28 from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Antinori Restorante (Ground Level of Double Tree Hotel, 8 Stone Street, New York, NY). Dr. Dozier will be in New York to support the SSU Lady Tigers as they play in the Fordham Holiday Basketball Classic on Dec. 29 and 30 at the Rose Hill Gym (441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY). There will be a pre-game reception on both Mon., Dec. 29 and Tues., Dec. 30 at 12 noon at the Fordham Faculty Dining Room in McKinley Center which is connected to the Rose Hill gymnasium. The Lady Tigers will face Fordham University at 1 pm on Monday to open the tournament. Game tickets are $6 each day.

To RSVP for the Meet and Greet on Sunday or for the pre-game receptions please contact Phil Cole by phone at (912) 358-3062 or (912) 358-7009 or by email at phil@savannahstate.edu.

SSUNAA announced as host of the 2015 GAAHBSU Legislative Conference

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Savannah State University National Alumni Association will serve as the host organization for the 2015 Georgia Alumni Association of Historic Black State Universities (GAAHBSU) Legislative Conference in Atlanta,  Jan. 27-29, 2015. Conference registration is $130.

The host hotel for the conference is the Ramada Plaza (formerly the Holiday Inn Capitol Hotel) and the room rate for conference attendees is $119 for reservations placed before Jan. 6, 2015.

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 and help ensure the future of the three historically black universities in the state of Georgia. The 2015 GAAHBSU Legislative Conference will be the organization’s 30th annual conference which provides a forum for alumni and elected officials to dialogue and address the common goals and concerns universities.

SSUNAA Raleigh-Durham plans SSU Tailgate in Durham

DURHAM, N.C. — The SSUNAA Raleigh-Durham Chapter will host a tailgate in the Latham Parking Deck on the North Carolina Central University campus for the Savannah State University football game against North Carolina Central on Oct. 25. The tailgate will begin at noon and kickoff for the game will be at 2 pm. The Latham Parking Deck is located at 1801 Fayetteville St, at the corner of Lincoln and Lawson Streets, in Durham.

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.