Savannah State University Honored By Georgia Governor Nathan Deal


Arthur Terry, SSU Foundation executive board member; April Dobbs, SSUNAA Southern Region vice president; State Representative Craig Gordon, District 163; State Representative Mickey Stephens, District 161; C. Reynold Verret, Ph.D., vice president and provost, SSU; Governor Nathan Deal; Margie Terry, SSU Foundation executive board member; Barbara Mobley, SSU Foundation executive board member; State Senator Lester G. Jackson, District 2; and Will Simmons, SSUNAA East Atlanta Chapter president.
Arthur Terry, SSU Foundation executive board member; April Dobbs, SSUNAA Southern Region vice president; State Representative Craig Gordon, District 163; State Representative Mickey Stephens, District 161; C. Reynold Verret, Ph.D., vice president and provost, SSU; Governor Nathan Deal; Margie Terry, SSU Foundation executive board member; Barbara Mobley, SSU Foundation executive board member; State Senator Lester G. Jackson, District 2; and Will Simmons, SSUNAA East Atlanta Chapter president.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal presented a commendation to Savannah State University (SSU) in honor of the university’s significant contributions to the state and nation. SSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs C. Reynold Verret, Ph.D., accepted the commendation along with a small delegation of SSU National Alumni Association members and legislators during a brief ceremony at the Georgia State Capitol on Feb. 26.

The governor cited Savannah State’s lasting legacy as a source of pride and inspiration for all Georgians. The commendation acknowledged the impact and innumerable contributions Savannah State University and other historically black colleges and universities have had on the state and nation. According to Deal, Georgia’s HBCUs, — rich in history, beauty and talent — are known throughout the nation as beacons of the light education brings to all. The HBCU presentation was part of Black History Month.


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