SSU Hires New
Savannah State has hired Kellie D. Fletcher as the university’s new cheerleading coach. The Fort Bragg, North Carolina native comes to SSU from CRB Consulting Engineers where she has worked since 2007 as a CAD Designer/Drafter. Fletcher is a 2007 graduate of North Carolina A&T where she earned a bachelor of science degree in Graphic Communications Systems and Technological Studies (CADD) . She has also served as a cheer camp instructor for Champion Cheerleading Camps in Raleigh, N.C. from 2003- 2006. Fletcher was a member of the NCA&T Cheerleading team from 2003-07 and served as Captain from 2005- 07. While in college, the Aggie cheerleaders won three MEAC Cheerleading Championships (2004, 05 and 07).
Tigers To Hold
Savannah State will hold their annual football media day on Friday, August 7 at 3 p.m. in the Tiger Arena Multipurpose Room. SSU head coach Robby Wells along with several current players will address the media on the upcoming 2009 season. The team will reported to camp on August 4 and had their first practice (helmets, shorts and jersey) on August 5.
Wife of SSU
The wife of Savannah State vice president of administration, Dr. Claud Flythe passed away on July 28 in Mataoca, Virginia. Funeral services for Dr. Judy P. Flythe, 63, were held July 31 at Gillfield Baptist Church in Petersburg, VA. Interment was in Parham Cemetery in Martin, Tennessee on August 3. J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc. of Petersburg, VA handled the arrangements.
Wright Is New SSU
Arthur Wright II is the new director of bands at Savannah State. Wright replaces Lorne Lee who recently took a position at Johnson C. Smith. Wright spent the past six years as band director at Richmond Academy High School in Augusta, GA. Wright is a graduate of Charleston Southern and has a bachelor of arts degree in music education. While at CSU, Mr. Wright participated in several ensembles, including the CSU Marching Bucs where he was drum major for 2 years, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and the pep band. He is a member of the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA), National Education Association (NEA), Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.