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 src.ssunaa.org. Onsite registration will not be available. Continue reading “Online Registration is now available for the 2017 SSUNAA Southern Region Conference”

SSUNAA East Atlanta Suburban Chapter announces 2017 Scholarship Program

MCDONOUGH, Ga. — High school seniors who reside in or attend a high school in Butts, Gwinnett, Henry, Jasper, Morgan, Newton, Rockdale, Spalding, or Walton County, Ga. and have been admitted to or plan to attend Savannah State University are eligible to apply for the 2017 East Atlanta Suburban Chapter Scholarship. Continue reading “SSUNAA East Atlanta Suburban Chapter announces 2017 Scholarship Program”

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 East Atlanta Suburban Chapter to hold Spring Scholarship Concert

IMG_4189LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. —  The Savannah State University National Alumni Association East Atlanta Suburban Chapter will host the Spring Scholarship Concert featuring the Savannah State University Wesleyan Gospel Choir on Saturday, March 14, beginning at 6 pm. The concert will take place in McDonough, Ga. at the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church (397 Racetrack Rd.).

Tickets are $20 and the proceeds will benefit the Hilda P. Willis Memorial Scholarship.  Tickets are available online at www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/WebScript?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=HPMFR922C72WG or by phone at (678) 744-5933.

The East Atlanta Suburban Chapter was officially chartered on Aug. 24, 2013 to provide support for the Savannah State University community in Butts, Gwinnett, Henry, Jasper, Morgan, Newton, Rockdale, Spalding and Walton counties in Georgia. For further details on the SSUNAA East Atlanta Suburban Chapter or the Spring Scholarship Concert, email us at SSUNAA_EASC@ssunaa.org or by calling 678-744-5933.

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.