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 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 or purchasing online via PayPal at

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

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 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 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 Downtown Atlanta Chapter set to host 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

ATLANTA  — The SSUNAA Downtown Atlanta Chapter will host it’s 2nd annual Scholarship Golf Tournament and silent auction on August 24 at the Eagle’s Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, Ga.

The tournament is a four-person scramble with prizes awarded for the top three teams, the longest drive, and the closest drive to pin. Several raffle and door prizes will be awarded during the event. Lunch will be provided immediately following the conclusion of the tournament.

The registration form deadline for the tournament is August 4.

For information on business or individual tournament sponsorships,  contact Rick White by email at or by phone at (404) 545-1925 or Alfred Berry by email at or by phone at (770) 460-6174.

Online Registration is now available for the 2017 SSUNAA Southern Region Conference

ATLANTA — Registration is now available for the 2017 Savannah State University National Alumni Association Southern Region Conference, which will be held March 24-25, at the Atlanta Airport Marriott in Atlanta. This two-day conference was created to enhance professional and personal development and provide opportunities to build leadership skills to build chapters and communities.

Early registration for the conference is $65, if postmarked or paid online before March 14. The regular registration rate is $80 if paid after March 13. Online registration is available at Onsite registration will not be available. Continue reading “Online Registration is now available for the 2017 SSUNAA Southern Region Conference”