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SSU Boosters Install Officers

At their July 23 meeting, the Savannah State Community Booster Club installed their officers for the 2016-17 year. Former SSU National Alumni president Roy Jackson installed the officers who are Vivian Brannen (president), Ruby Hall (vice president), Jaleesa Morris (secretary), Gwen Jenkins (treasurer), Margaret Hunter (financial secretary), Theodore Hunter (chaplain) and Lemuel Campbell (parliamentarian). Tony Wright was the chair of the nominating committee.

Brown To Host Talk Show

Local radio listeners will have another option starting in early September. Sean Brown, who many around town refer to as “The Voice of Savannah”, will be hosting his own talk show on WBMQ 630AM. The Sean Brown show will air for 30 minutes each Tuesday morning starting at 9:30am on Sept. 6. Brown states that discussions on his show will include a wide range, from sports and politics to entertainment and crime. Plus a lot more. The military veteran is no stranger to the mic rophone, having been the public address announcer for several local and professional teams.

Jackson Leaves SSU Staff

Donovan Jackson has left the Savannah State football staff. Jackson is currently in preseason camp with the New York Jets as part of the NFL’s Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship. The Jets camp started

on July 25 and will last until

August 27.

In a conversation with Jackson, he stated that he was given a choice of being in the SSU preseason football camp or participating in the coaching fellowship with the Jets. The former Norfolk State lineman said that he felt he had to make the best decision for himself and his future and decided to attend the coaching fellowship. In February of this year, Jackson was one of 60 coaches selected to attend the 2016 NFL-NCAA Coaches Academy, which was held in Tampa, Florida, during the annual NFL and NCAA Summit. Jackson spent the 2015 season as the Tigers offensive line coach. New SSU football coach Erik Raeburn switched Jackson to tight end coach.

McGriff Transfers To Auburn

Jalen McGriff continues to follow in his father’s footsteps. The son of former Savannah State football player and coach Wesley McGriff is now a member of the Auburn football team. The younger McGriff attended SSU for two years. Jalen played wide receiver for the Tigers in 2014 but sat out the 2015 season. Other former SSU players who recently left the program have found new homes include defensive lineman Conner Christian (Jacksonville State), linebacker Justin

Dixon (Valdosta State), defensive lineman Jerome Maddox (Marshall) offensive lineman Sean Fogarty (Georgia).

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