SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Savannah State University National Alumni Association is host organization for the Georgia Alumni Association of Historical Black State Universities (GAAHBSU) 2018 Annual Legislative Conference in Atlanta in January.
The Legislative Conference is an opportunity to meet, share, and learn from legislators who represent areas of the state’s three public historically black universities (Albany, Fort Valley and Savannah State universities). In addition to the conference sessions, students will host recruitment fairs in ten Atlanta-area high schools on January 24.
Savannah State alumni are encouraged to support and attend.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Alumni from Albany State, Fort Valley State and Savannah State universities gathered January 24-26 in Atlanta for the annual GAAHBSU Legislative Conference. The conference theme was “Envisioning Our Future, Embracing Our Legacy and Expanding Our Horizons.”
During the conference, a series of workshops provided a mechanism to enlighten alumni on critical issues at the universities. Art Dunning, the president of Albany State University, conducted an information session outlining the consolidation of Albany State and Darton College. The University President’s Roundtable session was designed to offer the alumni in attendance a direct, focused and specific issues relating to each university. In the conference wrap up session, Gregory Hylick, former National Alumni President of Albany State University and Chairman of the Albany State University Foundation, Inc., assumed the role as Executive Committee Chair of the GAAHBSU. Hylick was elected in 2016 to replace longtime chairman Roy L. Jackson, the former National President of the SSUNAA. Alumni attending the conference were also afforded the opportunity to engage with state legislator during a visit to the State Capitol.
During the weekend, the GAAHBSU continued its longstanding effort to recruit students from the Atlanta area to attend the universities. Students and recruitment teams from each university participated in recruitment fairs in 10 Atlanta area high schools.
The GAAHBSU, a collaboration effort between the state’s three historically Black universities, was created 32 years ago to foster a collective effort to ensure the continued existence, growth and advancement of these three unique higher education institutions.
The Fort Valley State National Alumni Association served as the host for the 2017 GAAHBSU Conference.
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — The 32nd Annual GAAHBSU (Georgia Alumni Association of Historically Black State Universities) Legislative Conference will be held on January 24 – 26, 2017, at the Ramada Plaza Atlanta Capital Park Hotel (Downtown Atlanta). The registration fee for the conference is $130. You can download the registration form now at ssunaa.org/documents/GAABSU_brochure_2017.pdf.
Fort Valley State University National Alumni Association, Inc. is the host Association for GAAHBSU 2017. The theme for this year’s conference is “Envisioning Our Future, Embracing Our Legacy, and Expanding our Horizon”.
GAAHBSU is a consortium of the National Alumni Associations of Albany State University, Fort Valley State University, and Savannah State University. It is organized to advance their missions and to help ensure the futures of these historically significant institutions. The legislative conference provides a forum for alumni and officials of Georgia’s Historically Black Public Universities to dialogue with elected officials and key state leaders to address the universities’ common goals and concerns.
Ramada Plaza Hotel
450 Capital Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone: (404) 591- 2000
Hotel rate before January 3, 2017: $119