SSUNAA mourns the loss of former Southern Region Vice President Dowers

TIFTON, Ga. — Former SSUNAA Southern Region Vice President Ida Ruth Dowers died on December 16 in Tifton, Ga..

Ms. Dowers, a 1948 graduate of Savannah State, was an SSUNAA life member and had previously served as the president of the SSUNAA Augusta Chapter and as the co-chair of SSUNAA National Awards committee. Continue reading “SSUNAA mourns the loss of former Southern Region Vice President Dowers”

SSUNAA Central and Suncoast Florida Chapter set to host 2017 Holiday Breakfast

Toys for Tots 2016 Photo
ORLANDO — SSUNAA Central and Suncoast Florida Chapter member L. Woods delivering toys collect by the chapter for the Toys for Tots Program in 2016.

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Savannah State University National Alumni Association Central and Suncoast Florida Chapter will hold the 2017 Holiday Breakfast and Toys for Tot Collection on December 9 beginning at 10 a.m. at Fred’s Market Restaurant (835 Currency Circle, Lake Mary). Participants are asked to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots Program.

The Holiday Breakfast is the chapter’s annual opportunity to fellowship with the Central Florida Tiger family.

RSVPs are requested by December 8 and can be submitted online at eventbrite.com.  

Established in 2012, the SSUNAA Central and Suncoast Florida Chapter serves Orange, Seminole, Volusia and Hillsborough counties of Florida, commonly referred to as the Florida I-4 Corridor. For additional information, visit www.ssunaacentralfl.org.

Savannah State celebrates Founders Day

Awardees Photo

SAVANNAH, Ga.  Savannah State University hosted the annual Founder’s Day observance on November 16 to celebrates the history of the institution and those who have contributed to its success.

The university presented the Cyrus C. Wiley Distinguished Alumni Award to Wilburn Joe Eason, a 1973 graduate for his extraordinary support and loyalty to SSU. Dr. Margaret C. Robinson, a 1952 of Savannah State, and retired U.S. Navy Capt. Donnie Cochran, a 1976 graduate, were the recipients of Richard R. Wright Award of Excellence. Continue reading “Savannah State celebrates Founders Day”

SSUNAA Charters the SSUNAA San Diego Chapter

SSUNAA San Diego Chapter chartering participants
SAN DIEGO — Participants in the March 31 SSUNAA San Diego Chapter chartering included Marcus Stallworth ’11, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Walter Gaskin ’74, Sameca Globe ’07, Christana Johnson ’15, Rickey Hereford ’74 (Chapter Vice President), Chantel White ’15 (Chapter President), Clyde Newton (National President), Dian Burroughs ’90, Joseph Burroughs ’89, Judy Days-Dee (National Vice-President), and Tellis Fears ’01.

by John Lang
SSUNAA Midwestern Region Vice-President

SAN DIEGO — The Savannah State University National Alumni Association San Diego Chapter was officially chartered on March 31 at the Alpha Center in San Diego. Clyde Newton, the SSUNAA National President, administered the chartering of the chapter and installed the chapter’s new officers.

The chartering ceremony included remarks by Lt. Gen. Walter Gaskins, who urged those in attendances to support Savannah State University spiritually, physically and financially. In attendance at the chartering ceremony were the SSUNAA’s National Vice President, Dr. Judy Days-Dee, and the SSU Director of Alumni Relations, Barbara Myers. Members of the San Diego HBCU Alumni Association from Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark/Atlanta University were present along with other friends and family members of the charter members.

The installed chapter officers were the chapter president, Chantel White (’15) and the chapter vice-president, Rickey Hereford (’74). Other charter members are Joseph Burroughs II (’89), Dian Burroughs (’90), Torry Butler (’16), LaShawn Charles (’16), Tellis Fears (’01), Sameca Globe (’07), Jameila Grant (’16), Christana Johnson (’15), Shawn Smith (’16), and Marcus Stallworth (’11).

The SSUNAA San Diego Chapter is currently the only alumni chapter in the SSUNAA Western Region and west of the Mississippi River. For additional information about the SSUNAA San Diego Chapter or to join, contact Chantel White by email at ssunaasdl@gmail.com.

SSUNAA Officially Charters the Class of 1976 Chapter during 2017 Annual Conference

by SSUNAA Class of 1976 Chapter

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The newly chartered Savannah State University National Alumni Association Class of 1976 Chapter, received its official Chapter Charter on Saturday, May 6, during the annual SSUNAA National Conference. Mr. Clyde A. Newton, the SSUNAA National President, administered the chartering of the chapter and installation of its new officers.

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