SSU set to hold Founders Day on Nov 14

Pictured: The Class of 1900
Front row, left to right: M. L. Whitmire, R.R. Wright (President), O. C. Suggs, (Vice President), E. W. Bisard Back row, left to right: J.W.G. Haigler, F.A. Fields (Class Vice President), E. W. Houstoun (Class President), S. A. Grant (Class Secretary), E. McIntosh (Class Treasurer), E. A. Overstreet
Photo Source: Savannah State University Archives, Asa H Gordon Library

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Savannah State University will celebrate Founders Day and present its legacy awards on Thursday, Nov. 14, beginning at 9:30 am, in the Savannah State University Student Union building. The event is free and open to the public.

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SSUNAA co-sponsors SSU Health Fair

SSU Health Fair

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Savannah State University National Alumni Association will co-sponsor the Savannah State University Health Fair on Friday, October 25, from 10 am to 5 pm in Adams Hall on the campus of Savannah State University. The SSUNAA will join  Savannah State alumnus Dr. Elgin Andrews (class of 1992) of the Georgia Gwinnett College Exercise Science Program and the American Medical Student Association to sponsor the event.

Multiple tests and exams will be available including body composition testing, an alumni health survey, and the Weight Loss Analysis Exam. The Weight Loss Analysis Exam, a fasting only test, will take ten minutes to perform. If interested in this exam, please do not eat anything prior to testing and show up between 9:30 am and noon to register.

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2019 SSU Founder’s Day Awards nominations currently being accepted

Wright Award

From the Savannah State University Office of Alumni Relations

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Each year Savannah State University takes a day to recognize those who have served the school and made its foundation stronger while honoring the legacy of our founders. With two awards, the Richard R. Wright Award of Excellence and the Cyrus G. Wiley Distinguished Alumni Award, the university celebrates the history of the institution and those who have contributed to its success.

This year Savannah State University will celebrate Founders Day on Thursday, November 14. This event is free and open to the public. The ceremony includes a guest speaker and the presentation of awards to members of the community.

To nominate individuals for these two awards contact the Savannah State University Office of Alumni Relations. The deadline for nominations is October 28.

The Richard R. Wright Award of Excellence honors corporate and community citizens, alumni, and outstanding leaders who have distinguished themselves through their expertise in social, educational and civic arenas.

The Cyrus G. Wiley Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes outstanding alumni who have shown extraordinary support and loyalty to the Savannah State University, and who have become exemplary examples of the lofty ideals espoused by the university. The award also extols the achievements and contributions such distinguished alumni have made nationally, regionally and locally.

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 4,000 students select majors from 30 undergraduate and six graduate programs in four colleges ‐ Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration, Sciences and Technology, and Education.

SSU announces 2020 Alumni and Friends Cruise Excursion

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Savannah State University Office of Alumni Relations recently announced the 2020 Alumni & Friends Cruise Excursion, a five-day Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Carnival Cruise Liner “Elation.”

The cruise will depart from Port Canaveral, Fla. on Monday, July 20 with planned stops in Amber Cove, the Dominican Republic, and the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands. The ship is scheduled to return to Port Canaveral on Saturday, July 25.

The total cost of the trip is $959 per person (two per room/cabin); $859/person (3 or 4 per room/cabin); ocean view double stateroom with window $1,029/person ( two per room); three or four persons in the same room/cabin is $929 each. No balcony cabins available. The complete package for the trip includes motor coach transportation to and from Port Canaveral, snacks, water and soft drinks on the bus, five day cruising, all port charges and government taxes, on-ship gratuities, Captain’s Cocktail Party and Gala Dinner, complimentary 24-hr stateroom service and 24-hr pizzeria and ice cream parlors. The insurance protection plan is not included, but can be purchased for an additional $139 per person.

A non-refundable booking deposit of $250 is due no later than Friday, December 6, 2019 and a payment plan has been devised.

If you have questions or concerns, please call Dot Wilson at D W Travel Agency at (912) 352-1986.

SSU Foundation announces 2019 Scholarship Golf Scramble

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Savannah State University Foundation recently announced that the 2019 SSU Scholarship Golf Scramble will take place on Friday, October 25 at the Savannah Country Club (501 Wilmington Island Rd., Savannah, Ga.). 

The goal of the event is to have a fun day playing rounds of golf. The proceeds from the Scholarship Scramble will support scholarships for deserving students as they pursue their education.