SAVANNAH, Ga. — Fredrick Barnes, a former DC Chapter Scholarship recipients was among the graduates receiving their degrees during Savannah State University’s 195th Commencement ceremony on December 14. Barnes received a B.S. Degree in Mass Communications.
WASHINGTON — The Savannah State University National Alumni Association Washington DC Chapter will hold its annual Holiday Social on Saturday, December 7, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m at Busboys and Poets (5331 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, Maryland).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Willie Roberson Member, SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter
WASHINGTON — Seldom does an official or group from Savannah State University come to the Washington, DC area without stopping by to talk with Eloise Alston. The retired civil service employee is well known for her numerous financial and personal contributions to the university including establishing the SSU Penny Fund which continues to provide funds for current student enrollments and registrations to help them stay in school. These days at the age of 96, the great-great grandmother is still well known throughout the association for her unique skills in planning and organizing activities to raise money for the university. Continue reading “Alumna Spotlight: Eloise Edwards Alston”
HANOVER, Md. — Busy and overwhelmed moms can create focused and productive lives according to Tamara Robinson in her new book “Live and Love Out Loud: 7 Tips to Transform Your Life from Busy and Overwhelmed to Focused and Productive.” Robinson says the book is designed to help busy moms rediscover their inner dreams, desires and goals and pursue them without guilt. In the book, she shares her life story and the actions she took to transform her own life, creating a more focused and productive life. Continue reading “Alumna Spotlight: Local Alumna Pens Book to Help Support Busy and Overwhelmed Moms”