SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter Members Participate in DC Area HBCU College Fair

OXON HILL, Md. — Members of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association Washington DC Chapter were on hand during the 2018 Alfred Street Baptist Church HBCU College Festival.

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Washington DC Chapter members among wreath laying crowds

ARLINGTON, Va. — For a second year, volunteers from the Savannah State University National Alumni Association Washington DC Chapter were among the more than 75,000 volunteers who braved the cold weather conditions and heavy traffic to lay more than 245,000 wreaths during the Wreaths Across America Day at Arlington National Cemetery this past Saturday.

Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization that also places wreaths at cemeteries across the country. The event has been going on for 26 years at Arlington National Cemetery and is designed to honor the men and women who’ve served in the U.S. armed forces. The tradition began when Maine wreath maker Morrill Worcester donated 5,000 wreaths to Arlington Cemetery. Donations from individuals and corporations have helped the wreath laying tradition continue.

SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter continues support for Wreaths Across America

WASHINGTON — For the second straight year, members of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association Washington, DC Chapter will participate in the Wreaths Across America program at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, December 17.

The chapter will be part of a larger group of capital-area alumni associations, corporate groups, and individual volunteers that aim to place 500,000 wreaths on veterans’ graves this year. Wreaths Across America’s mission — Remember, Honor, Teach — is carried out annually thorugh wreath laying ceremonies at veteran cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states, through ceremonies at sea, and at 24 national cemeteries on foreign soil. To learn more about Wreaths Across America locations near you or to donate to the program visit wreathsacrossamerica.org.

SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter celebrates 60th Anniversary

LARGO, Md. — SSU President Cheryl Davenport-Dozier, SSUNAA DC Chapter founders William Weston, Eloise Alston, and James O. Thomas, Jr., and SSUNAA DC Chapter President Zelmar Gordon pause for a group photo during the chapter’s 60th anniversary celebration banquet.

LARGO, Md. — Members of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association Washington, DC Chapter marked the chapter’s 60th anniversary with a celebration banquet on October 13.

During the event, the chapter honored James O. Thomas, Jr., Raymond Knight, and William N. Weston who were all original founders of the chapter in 1967 and Eloise Alston, an honorary chapter founder. The chapter also presented a special scholarship presentation to Cheryl Davenport-Dozier, the 13th president of Savannah State University.

WASHINGTON — Members of the SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter during the chapter’s installation of officers ceremony in 1957. Photo provided by W. Robinson from the SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter archives.

The SSUNAA Washington, DC Chapter was officially established on November 10, 1957 and was the first SSUNAA chapter organized outside of the state of Georgia. The chapter currently serves the Savannah State University community in Washington, DC, northern Virginia and southern Maryland and participates in a variety of support, networking, athletic, and family-friendly events and activities throughout the year.

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Chapter set to host the Scholarship Dinner on April 7

WASHINGTON — The Savannah State University National Alumni Association Washington DC Chapter will host its annual Scholarship Dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 7 at the Trinidad Baptist Church in Northeast.

Proceeds from the dinner will go to the District of Columbia Alumni Chapter of Savannah State University National Alumni Association Scholarship Award which provides financial assistance to attend Savannah State University to deserving, graduating high school seniors and college students residing in the Metro-Washington, DC area. Continue reading “Chapter set to host the Scholarship Dinner on April 7”

Chapter set to host annual Holiday Social

WASHINGTON — The Washington DC Chapter of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association will hold its annual Holiday Social on Saturday, December 10, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. This annual event serves as an opportunity to celebrate the season with friends, Savannah State alumni and students, and university supporters from the local community. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. Continue reading “Chapter set to host annual Holiday Social”

SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter set to participate in the Wreaths Across America 2016

WASHINGTON — Members of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association Washington, DC, Chapter will participate in the annual Wreaths Across America program, an event that aims to place 500,000 wreaths on veterans’ graves this year. The SSUNAA will be part of a larger group of capital-area alumni associations, corporate groups, and individual volunteers that are laying wreaths on grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, December 17. Continue reading “SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter set to participate in the Wreaths Across America 2016”

DC HBCU Alumni Alliance 5K set for June 25

ATLANTA — Participants from the 2015 Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance 5k/10k Run-Walk.
ATLANTA — Participants from the 2015 Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance 5k/10k Run-Walk.

WASHINGTON — The DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance has organized the fourth annual DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance 5K Run/Walk fundraiser, which will take place on June 25. The race begins at 8 a.m.at Howard University in Washington. Continue reading “DC HBCU Alumni Alliance 5K set for June 25”

Washington DC Chapter set to host annual Holiday Social

WASHINGTON — The Washington DC Chapter of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association will hold its annual Holiday Social on Saturday, December 12, from 5:30 to 9 pm. This is always a fun event and serves as an opportunity to celebrate the season with friends, Savannah State alumni and students, and university supporters from the local community. There will be games (including the Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest) and prizes and heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. Continue reading “Washington DC Chapter set to host annual Holiday Social”