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 participates in annual GAAHBSU Conference

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.

SSUNAA announced as host of the 2015 GAAHBSU Legislative Conference

gaahbsu2SAVANNAH, 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 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.