The Savannah State University National Alumni Association – Savannah Chapter is pleased to announce the return of the Influential SSU Alumni Scholarship Benefit on Saturday, May 28, 2011. This year, a Luncheon Soiree’ is planned to recognize the achievements of Influential SSU Male Alumni. The event will be held at Hilton Desoto Hotel, 15 Liberty Street at 12 noon.
The 2011 Influential Male Alumni honorees are: Mr. Otis Brock, Dr. Vernon T. Bryant, Mr. Tony Foy, Lt. Gen Walter E. Gaskin, Mr. Larry O. Jackson, Mr. Roy L. Jackson, Mr. Michael Kaigler, Mr. James Melvin, Lt. Col. David Miller, Mr. Richard Shinhoster, Ga. State Rep. Edward “Mickey” Stephens, Atty Willie Walker, Rev. Clarence “Teddy” Williams.
Not only will the chapter showcase achieving SSU male alumni at the benefit, but we will also showcase “Upcoming Influential Young Men” who are 11th or 12th grade students or present SSU students who exhibit characteristics that could lead to a very successful future. A $1,000 book scholarship will be awarded to one of these young men.
Through the success of this event, Savannah Chapter will continue to provide scholarship opportunities for deserving SSU students, support SSU Athletic and Music Departments and support student recruitment at SSU.
The entire community support – attendance and finances – to assist the Savannah Chapter with this worthy event is encouraged. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased from any member of the Savannah Chapter or one of the 2011 honorees. This benefit promises to be entertaining and enjoyable.
Mr. Tony Wright Sr. is President of the Savannah Chapter and Mrs. Ruth Wright is Chair for the event. Mr. Wright may be contacted at (912) 220- 6616.