Homecoming 2022 Brings More National Awards 

Evans James
Presidential Medal of Excellence
Richard Chisholm

Family of the Year

Evans James (L) and Richard Chisholm (R)  after receiving honors at the "Friday Night Live" Awards Ceremony on Oct. 7, 2022 at Savannah State University

See more photos on the Homecoming and Special Events Page.

Calendar of Events





Compiled by Member James Brown

January      20          E- Board Meeting – 07:30 PM                          

                    23          Chapter Meeting – 07:30 PM


February    8-10      GAAHBSU

                   24          E- Board Meeting – 07:30 PM

                   27          Chapter Meeting – 07:30 PM


March         12        Southern Regional Conference 

                  18-20   Grady Young 19th Annual                                                                Memorial Scholarship Weekend


                  24         E- Board Meeting – 07:30 PM

                  26         College Recruitment Fair: South                                                     Gwinnett High School

                               Evans James, Contact

                  27         Chapter Meeting – 07:30 PM

                  27         Care Packs & Recruitment

                               New Beginning Full Gospel                                                               Baptist, Mary Mack, Contact

                  31         Scholarship Application Due

April          21         E-Board Meeting – 07:30 PM

                 14         SSU Honors Program

                 30         Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame-                                                       Cmdr. Donnie Cochran

                 24         Chapter Meeting – 07:30 PM

May            4         Canby Lane Elementary                                                                  Teacher/Employee Support

                             Class of 1976 Atlanta Area

                             Mary Mack, Contact

                    6       SSU 200th Commencement 

                    7       SSUNAA National May Meeting                                                       Hybrid (Virtually & In-person)

                   19        Draft Budget

                   19        E- Board Meeting – 07:30 PM

                   22        Chapter Meeting – 07:30 PM

                  TBD     Recognition of                                                                                 Class of 1976 Scholarship                                                               Graduate Emmanuella Martin


June          23        E- Board Meeting – 07:30 PM

                  26        Chapter Meeting – 07:30 PM

                  26        Budget Approval

                  26         Election of Chapter Queen

                  26         Nomination for Awards for                                                             Class of 1976 (SSUNAA)

July           21         E- Board Meeting – 07:30 PM

                  24         Chapter Meeting – 07:30 PM

                  TBD      HBCU Run/Walk  Project

                                 Ann Clark, Contact

August      3           Canby Lane Elementary Back                                                          to School, Mary Mack, Contact

                   25       Class of 1976 Awards                                                     Nomination Packages due

                   25         E- Board Meeting – 07:30 PM

                   27         SSU Foundation 50th                                                   Anniversary- 6:00 PM @ SSU

                   28        Chapter Meeting – 7:30 PM


September       1-Homecoming Ad Done- SSUNAA

                        1   Awards Packages Done- SSUNAA

                      12   College Expo Night @ Grayson                                                        High School, 6PM-8 PM,

                              Evans James. contact

                         Registration  for Homecoming 

                    22    E-Board Meeting – 7:30 PM

                    25     Chapter Meeting – 7:30 PM

                    26-30- Doublegood Popcorn Virtual Fundraiser

October       1-9 Homecoming Schedule (Click here)

                        7-Homecoming Raffle Drawing

                    20    E- Board Meeting – 7:30 PM

                    23     Chapter Meeting-7:30 PM                        

                     TBD  Care Packages to Scholars

                    TBD   Relay for Life (Breast Cancer                                                         Awareness)



                      5      5K Book Bolt and Fun Run

                      9:00 am Griffin-Spalding, Ann Clark,                                                      Contact

                      17     E- Board Meeting – 07:30 PM

                               Seckinger High School Recruitment Fair                                         Buford, GA, 7:30 PM

                                Evans James, Coordinator

                      20     Chapter Meeting – 07:30 PM

                   21-26   SSU Thanksgiving Break


December      Season of Giving                                                       

                         7    Alumni Pinning Ceremony, 3:30 PM, Student                                 Union

                          9    Undergrad & Grad Commencement, 10 AM

                          13  Final Grades issued for Scholars

                          14    Canby Lane Elementary                                                                  Holiday Project

                                 Class of 1976 Atlanta Area

                                     Mary Mack, Contact

                          17    National Wreaths Across                                                                America-Join in your local communities

                           31- Final Date Requested for annual assessment

Happy Holidays-No Meeting in December!

The '76'ers Do It Again: Several Awards Collected During the 2021 Homecoming Celebration 
Congratulations to the following chapter members: 

Reginald Campbell & Family, Family of the Year, James Brown, Medallion of Excellence, and Audrey C. Rhodes, Entrepreneur of the Year

President Kimberly Ballard-Washington presents SSUNAA plaque to member Reginald Campbell and his nephew Josey Sheppard, Jr. who works in Student Financial Services.

Mary Allen Mack is  Alumna of the Year for 2020-2021!


James Brown with his medallion and plaque

Audrey Rhodes and a creation from her award-winning business Audrey's Attic

The 2020 National Chapter Award Recipients

 Willie Roberson and the Roberson Family, National Family of the Year 2020!
Dr. Luthenya C. Wright, Entrepreneur of the Year 2020

Announcing Our 
2022-2023 Scholars!

Entering Freshmen Class Scholars
Ms. Sydnee-Jordan McCloud, Kennesaw Mt. High School, Electronic Engr. Tech.
Ms. Khalia Knighton, M.L.K. High School, Lithonia, GA, Marketing Mgt.

Continuing Student Scholars
Mr. Alexander Richardson, Middle Grades Ed., Sophomore
Mr. Braxton Chadwick, Middle Grades Ed., Junior
Our 2022-2023 Returning Scholars
Retained since 2020!
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Ms. Dianah Anderson: Major: Biology

Ms. Amaya Bennett: Major: Mass Communications, Senior

Mr. Nigel Smith: Major: Computer Science, Senior

Classmate Cmdr. Donnie L. Cochran Inducted into Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame! 

Several classmates attended the enshrinement banquet for classmate Donnie Cochran as he was honored by the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame. The event was held on April 30, 2022 at Epps Aviation in Atlanta.

Class of '76 Chapter Pledges and Awards   $8,500 in Scholarships

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Gallery photos of our Class of 2020-21 Scholarship Awardees:

Dianah Anderson, Amaya Bennett, Nigel Smith,

 Erianna S. Hammond, Emmanuella Martin

2019-2020 Miss SSU Aaliyah Buckholts and Briana Byrne

Congratulations to:

2021-22 Awardees

1.Ms.Dianah Anderson: Sophomore, Major: Biology

2. Ms. Amaya Bennett: Sophomore, Major: Mass Communication.

3.Mr. Nigel Smith: Sophomore, Major: Computer Science

4. Ms. Eriana Hammond: Senior,(graduation Dec.),Major: Marine Science

5.Ms.Emmanuella Martin: Senior, Major: Forensic Science.


Graduating Seniors, Dec. 2020

Aaliyah Buckholts, Honor graduate, Mathematics Education

Recipient of the President's Second Mile Award                                            Briana  Byrne, Honor Graduate,             Forensic Science                                               

Current Officers

President-- Charles Young

Vice President--Evans James 

Secretary-- Audrey C. Rhodes

Corresponding Secretary-- Patricia Ann West

Treasurer-- Willie Roberson

Financial Secretary--Mary Allen Mack

Chaplain-- Rev. Thomas Williams


Executive Board

James Brown

Richard Chisholm

 Queens on Parade Gallery
2017-2018 Mary Mack
2018-2019 Dr. Luthenya Wright
2019-2020 Audrey C. Rhodes
2020-2021 Shirley B. Marshall
2021-2022 Anne McGhee Clark

Queen Mary Allen Mack

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Donnie Cochran Inducted in Georgia's Alumni Hall of Fame 

Regent Don L. Waters with Donnie Cochran
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The outstanding achievements of retired Commander Donnie L. Cochran, Class of 1976, were recognized by the University System of Georgia on Feb. 8 during a black-tie gala at the St. Regis Atlanta.

According to the USG website, the purpose of the award is to "recognize distinguished alumni and friends for outstanding achievements in their professional lives, personal integrity and stature, and dedicated service to a University System of Georgia institution."

View the video salute presented during the gala and also available online. Congratulations, Donnie! We appreciate all you do for our chapter and our Alma mater, Savannah State University.

A Seriously Impressive Class

We are proud of each of our classmates. Click on each picture here to discover a few outstanding stories and accomplishments. Contact us to share your news.

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