Downtown streets will be lined with spectators to see the marching bands, walking units, decorated cars and floats that will lead Savannah State University’s annual Homecoming parade beginning at 9 a.m. on Oct. 20. Parade entries will depict this year’s celebratory theme: We Are One SSU: Catch the Fever
Parade Grand Marshals
The 2012 Parade Grand Marshals are Lawrence Young (c/o ’48) of Lumpkin, Ga., and Jacquelyn W. Stephens (c/o ’60) of Savannah, Ga. Young, a retired Fort Valley State University administrator, is a former member of the Lumpkin City Council and served as mayor pro tem in 2001. He is secretary of the New Horizons Community Service Board and chairman of the Lower Chattahoochee Regional Development Center. Stephens, professor emerita at Armstrong Atlantic State University, served as acting head and professor of elementary education before retiring. She is the founding president of the Reading and Speech Communication Institute of Savannah.
The Honorary Marshals are Horace Broadnax, head Tiger basketball coach, and Ruben Chiza (c/o ’12), a twoterm Student Government Association president.
The parade starts on East Broad St. and travels to Broughton St., then MLK Jr. Blvd. to Anderson St. to Ogeechee Rd. where parade units will disband. After the parade, the Homecoming celebration continues at Theodore A. Wright Stadium with the football game between the SSU Tigers and Edward Waters College. The game begins at 2 p.m.
SSU National Alumni Association Queens
Prior to the crowning of Miss SSU, the SSU National Alumni Association will hold its coronation ceremony at 5 p.m. at Gordon Library. Carolyn McCoy Huntley of the Jefferson County Alumni Chapter will be crowned as the national queen. A 1972 graduate, Huntley is a retired educator. Her attendants are Barbara Greene Magwood (c/o ’66) of the Savannah Alumni Chapter and Barbara Stewart Thomas (c/o ’71) of the Augusta Alumni Chapter. Both are retired educators.