SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter set to host annual Scholarship Dinner on April 7

WASHINGTON — The Savannah State University National Alumni Association Washington DC Chapter will host its annual Scholarship Dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 7 at the Trinidad Baptist Church in Northeast.

Proceeds from the dinner will go to the District of Columbia Alumni Chapter of Savannah State University National Alumni Association Scholarship Award which provides financial assistance to attend Savannah State University to deserving, graduating high school seniors and college students residing in the metro-Washington, DC area. Continue reading “SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter set to host annual Scholarship Dinner on April 7”

SSUNAA East Atlanta Suburban Chapter presents 2017 Spring Concert

MCDONOUGH, Ga. — The public is invited to join the members of Savannah State University National Alumni Association East Atlanta Suburban Chapter for the third annual Spring Concert featuring the Savannah State University Wesleyan Gospel Choir. The proceeds from this event will benefit the Hilda P. Willis Memorial Scholarship Fund. Continue reading “SSUNAA East Atlanta Suburban Chapter presents 2017 Spring Concert”

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”

Applications available for the SSUNAA DC Chapter 2017 Scholarship Program

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia Alumni Chapter of Savannah State University National Alumni Association Scholarship Award is provided annually to deserving, graduating high school seniors and college students residing in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, in need of financial assistance to attend Savannah State University. Continue reading “Applications available for the SSUNAA DC Chapter 2017 Scholarship Program”

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.