Members of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association (SSUNAA) presented a $100,000 check to the university Friday, June 24, on the steps of historic Hill Hall as part of the association’s Million Dollar Campaign fundraiser.
Cheryl Dozier, interim president of Savannah State, accepted the check on behalf of the university’s students, faculty and staff.
“This check means a lot to us,” said Dozier, who thanked the association for its efforts to raise such a large amount of money during tough economic times. “This support says that our alums are still grateful for the education they received at Savannah State and want to give others the opportunity to receive the same quality education. It shows their commitment and dedication to their institution.”
Roy Jackson, SSUNAA president, said the association hopes to raise even more money for the university in the next fiscal year.
The 2012 Million Dollar Campaign kicks off July 1.
“It does not stop here,” Jackson said. “This is only the beginning for us.”
Established in 1890, Savannah State University is on the move to become the best value-added university in the nation.
The university’s 4,100 students are enrolled in 23 undergraduate and five graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Sciences and Technology.