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Announcing the Class of 1976 Chapter 2020-2021 Scholars

5  Chapter Members Obtain SSUNAA Life Membership Status


Congratulations to:


Bernard D. Adams, James Brown,  Mary Allen Mack, Dr. Barbara Cornelius Thomas, and Marsha Brown Twiggs.

Chapter President Charles Young leads 2019 GYF Memorial Scholarship Weekend! (See Community Service)

Classmate Donnie L. Cochran Receives 2019 Regents' Hall of Fame Award!

Evans James Participates in 2019 SSUNAA Southern Region Conference

Kudos to Our 2019-2020 Chapter Queen:

Dr. Luthenya Conyers Wright






We are Honored!

SSUNAA Chapter of the Year 2019-2020

Evans James, Alumnus of the Year!

A Job Well Done!

Interim President Dr. Kimberly Ballard-Washington,  Awardee Evans James, and SSUNAA President Clyde Newton

The Scott-West Family of the Year

Interim President Ballard-Washington, Awardee Pat West, and President Newton

Our Rise Up Campaign is Underway!

Over $5,000 and counting!

Shirley Brinson Marshall Elected Chapter Queen 2020-2021

In October during Homecoming Festivities, our chapter will crown Shirley B. Marshall as our new queen to represent the chapter at alumni and homecoming affairs over the next year.                 Congratulations!

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

Congratulations to:

2020-21 Awardees

Incoming Freshmen

Dianah Anderson

Amaya Bennett

Nigel Smith


Erianna S. Hammond

Emmanuela Martin

Graduating Seniors

Aaliyah Buckholts                                            Briana  Byrne                                               

Photos of our Class of 2020-21 Scholarship Awardees:

Top Row: Dianah Anderson, Amaya Bennett, Nigel Smith,

2nd Row: Erianna S. Hammond and Emmanuella Martin

Bottom Row: Miss SSU Aaliyah Buckholts and Briana Byrne

2019 Memory

L to R President Ballard-Washington, Briana Byrne, Emmanuella Martin, and Scholarship  Chair Evans James pose together at the Scholarship Recognition Program of the SSU Foundation on August 24, 2019. 

Congratulations to all and best wishes for a successful Tiger year!

Scholarship Committee:

Classmates Evans James, chair, Audrey Conyers Rhodes, Charles Young, Mary Allen Mack, Richard Chisholm, Dr. Barbara Thomas, and Prof. Pat West

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

2019 Queen Mary Mack

Donnie Cochran Inducted in Georgia's Alumni Hall of Fame 

Regent Don L. Waters with Donnie Cochran
(Photo credit USG Foundation)

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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