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.