The SSU National Alumni Association’s Annual May Meeting was hosted in Savannah on May 5-7, 2011. Opening session and reception were held on Thursday May 5th at the Country Inn & Suites Hotel .
Friday morning began with interactive and informational workshops structured to meet leadership development needs of the membership. Association leadership recognizes the importance to ensure that the legacy of the national alumni association is carried forward for generations to come therefore, it is important that leaders are prepared today for the future.
One of the highlights on Friday was the opportunity for alumni to be greeted via video conference from SSU Interim President, Dr. Cheryl Dozier. Her message was received with much delight. Another highlight of the meeting was the association’s $10,500 donation to SSU for Athletics. Mrs. Marilyn Suggs, Athletic Director at Savannah State graciously accepted this donation.
During the business session several recommendations were approved which will continue to move the association forward. Among those was the election of the nominating committee for the upcoming 2012 election of officers.
National Committee reports were presented. Mrs. Lydia Harris chair of Student Recruitment Committee reported that the committee members have been active across the state recruiting students, supporting and assisting SSU’s Recruitment staff. Fundraising Committee under the leadership of Atty. Willie Walker will continue its Million Dollar Campaign. Mrs. Tameiko Allen Grant chairman of Athletic Committee presented a powerpoint report highlighting the activities of the committee: coach’s reception, community night at the basketball game and support of the MEAC Conference.
The Membership Committee, chaired by John E. Lang has put the “Heat On” to increase membership within the association. All SSU graduates and persons who have attended are encouraged and invited to join and become a part of the national organization. Annual membership is $50 and is due by June 30.
Please join now and mail your membership check (payable to SSUNAA ) to SSUNAA *PO Box 22843 * Savannah Ga. 31403.
Roy L. Jackson is National Alumni President and may be contacted at (912) 659- 9354.