Savannah State University (SSU) will celebrate Homecoming 2012 Oct. 14- 21 with a slate of events for students, alumni and the community. This year’s Homecoming celebratory theme is “We Are One SSU: Catch the Fever.”
Expected to attract thousands of Tiger fans from around the country, Homecoming week culminates with the annual parade and football game on Oct. 20, when the SSU Tigers take on the Edward Waters College Tigers at 2 p.m. at Theodore A. Wright Stadium. General admission game tickets are $15 for youth and $29-$34 for adults.
The celebration week begins Oct. 14 with SSU Day at St. Philip Monumental AME Church, located at 1112 Jefferson St. SSU Pres. Cheryl D. Dozier will be the guest speaker at the service, which begins at 11 a.m., and the SSU Wesleyan Gospel Choir will perform.
On Oct. 18, Tiffany Hallback, a senior business management major from Austell, Ga., will be crowned Miss Savannah State University 2012-13 during the queen’s coronation, which is free and open to the public. Other campus queens will also be presented during the ceremony, which begins at 7 p.m. at Tiger Arena.
Homecoming day starts with the annual parade through downtown Savannah beginning at 9 a.m. This year’s parade grand marshals are Jacquelyn Stephens (’60) of Savannah, Ga., and Lawrence Young (’48) of Lumpkin, Ga., both retired educators. Honorary parade marshals include Ruben Chiza, a twoterm Student Government Association president who graduated in May 2012, and Horace Broadnax, Tiger basketball head coach.
A full schedule of events and other Homecoming details are available at www.savannahstate.edu/ homecoming/ 2012/#/ events.