Savannah State University National Alumni Association set to kick off Homecoming 2016

Wright Bust
SAVANNAH, Ga. — To kick off alumni activities for Homecoming 2016, the 150th anniversary of that historic walk will be celebrated with a commemorative walk at 8 a.m. on Thursday, October 27, from T. A. Wright Stadium to the bust of Major Richard R. Wright, Sr. on the Savannah State University campus. Photo by A. Kent, Used with permission.

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Savannah State University National Alumni Association’s 2016 Homecoming theme is “186 Miles: A Journey to Excellence”. Savannah State’s first president, Richard Robert Wright, Sr. and his mother walked these miles from their home in Cuthbert, Georgia for him to attend the Storrs School in Atlanta, Ga. This walk was an initial step to a life of scholarship, political and social activism, leadership and entrepreneurship. The walk ended on Christmas Day 1866.

To kick off alumni activities for Homecoming 2016, the 150th anniversary of that historic walk will be celebrated with a commemorative walk at 8 a.m. on Thursday, October 27, from T. A. Wright Stadium to the bust of Major Richard R. Wright, Sr. on the Savannah State University campus. The public is invited to walk with the alumni, students, faculty and staff of SSU. There is no cost to participate.

Later on Thursday, October 27, at 5 p.m., the 2016 National Alumni Queen, Ms. Cassundra Huntley (class of 1995), will be crowned in the Asa H. Gordon Library.

President Richard Robert Wright, Sr. was a teacher, inaugural President of Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youths, a Major in the U.S. Army during the Spanish–American War, the founder of the Citizen and Southern Bank and Trust in Philadelphia, and advocated for the first Black postage stamp (Booker T. Washington) in 1940. These are only a few of President Wright’s accomplishments.

Come help the SSU Alumni kick off SSU Homecoming 2016.

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!