Savannah State University held their 186th Commencement Ceremony last Saturday, May 9, 2015 at T. A. Wright Stadium. The speaker for the occasion was Rear Admiral Annie B. Andrews (‘83) Commander, Navy Recruiting Command
Andrews earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Savannah State University, and a Master of Science Degree in Management from Troy State University. She has been conferred an honorary doctorate degree in Humane Letters from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. As a Navy Human Resources Officer her assignments have been in the areas of manpower, personnel, training and education. Andrews began her career at Naval Station Whiting Field, Milton, Florida, with assignments to training Air Wing 5, as Assistant Admin Officers, and helicopter training Squadron 8, as Flight Simulator Coordinators.
During the commencement ceremony, Savannah State University honored two high-achieving students. Both Brittany Bush, a biology major, and Kyoung Hoon Cho, an accounting major, were celebrated for their academic excellence.
Bush is a Minority Access to Research Careers, Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) Program scholar. Bush plans to become a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Last summer, she engaged in research at University of California, Davis, related to reproductive biology.
Bush is also Savannah State’s 2015 Board of Regents Academic Achievement Award recipient. Resolutions from both the House of Representatives and Senate naming her as such were read on the floor of the Georgia General Assembly and entered into the official record.
Cho, a native of Korea, began studying English as a second language before enrolling at Savannah State. Despite his self-described aversion to mathematics, he has excelled in the field of accounting in the College of Business Administration.
Cho was awarded a gold medallion in 2014 and 2015 and has earned President’s List standing for the last five semesters.