SAVANNAH, Ga. — The winners of the SSUNAA’s annual Homecoming Raffle drawing were announced during the “Jackets and Jeans Awards Extravaganza” event on October 26. Continue reading “SSUNAA Announces 2019 SSU Homecoming Raffle Winners”
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The application deadline for the Savannah State University Homecoming Parade is Friday, October 11. The parade will be held on October 26, beginning at 9 am through downtown Savannah.
For additional registration information, questions or judged categories, visit the Savannah State University information page at simba.savannahstate.edu/forms/homecoming/parade-application-alumni.aspx.
Parade packages will be available for pickup October 22-24, in the Adams Hall lobby between 11 am and 4 pm.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Room reservations for Homecoming 2019 are now open at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront Hotel (100 General McIntosh Blvd. , Savannah, Ga. 31401) for homecoming weekend, Thursday, October 24 through Sunday, October 27, 2019.
Call (912) 233-7722 or book online for the SSU ALUMNI group rate.
The SSUNAA Room Rate is $179 + taxes for double and king-sized rooms. Junior, executive, one bedroom and two bedrooms parlor suites are also available at discounted rates. The SSUNAA parking rate on site is $24 per vehicle each day.
September 26, 2019 is the cutoff date for the SSUNAA rates.
By Absolon Kent
Special Contributor to SSUNAA.org
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Savannah State University National Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 2016 National Alumni Queen and attendants.
Cassundra Huntley of the SSUNAA Jefferson County Chapter was recently announced as the 2016-17 National Queen and Lillie Hobbs of the SSUNAA Dublin-Laurens County Chapter and Carolyn Price of the SSUNAA Savannah Chapter were announced as the 2016 National Attendants.
The SSUNAA Royal Court will be presented at the SSUNAA Coronation Ceremony on Thursday evening, October 27 at 5 p.m. at the University Archives in the Asa H. Gordon Library at Savannah State University along with the parade marshal and grand marshal.
Huntley, a Diamond Life member of the SSUNAA, received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Savannah State in 1995 with a minor in Chemistry. She is a third generation Savannah State alumnae and a long-standing member of the SSUNAA Jefferson County Chapter where she previously served as the chapter’s Events Coordinator and was the chapter’s queen in 2011. She also serves as the National Recording Secretary for the SSUNAA and was a 2015-2016 attendant to the SSUNAA National Queen. She is a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was initiated into Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., in 1990 (Eta Xi). As a student at Savannah State, she was a member of the SSC NCAA tennis team, winning the SIAC Doubles championship in 1991 and was Miss Zeta Phi Beta Sorority in 1991.
Huntley is employed by SAFEBuilt, Inc. as the Code Compliance Manager and is currently the only African-American woman in management. She also serves on SAFEbuilt’s Advisory Board for software (Meritage) and on the Safety Committee. An active volunteer with a several organizations in the metro-Atlanta, Ga. area, she is eager to serve inner city youth and support social justice causes.
“Being selected as our SSUNAA National Alumni Queen is an honor as it represents servanthood, prestige and legacy’” said Huntley. “Serving our alumni, our beloved institution, my local Jefferson County chapter and following in my mother’s footsteps is indeed humbling. I’m forever grateful for the opportunity and will proudly serve as 2016-2017 SSUNAA National Alumni Queen.”
All Savannah State families, friends and alumni are invited to attend all of the 2016 Homecoming events. This year’s homecoming theme is “186 Miles: A Journey to Excellence.” The SSUNAA activities officially kick off with the 186 Miles/Steps Commemorative Walk on Thursday, October 27, at 8 a.m. at T.A. Wright Stadium.
The Savannah State University National Alumni Association is a national organization whose primary purpose is to promote the welfare of Savannah State University and assist in advancing the university’s mission and the goals. The SSUNAA is a membership based organization with chapters around the United States representing more than 22,000 alumni worldwide.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was updated on October 18, 2017 to add information on Order of the Eastern Star and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority memberships and Savannah State student activities.
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.