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.
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.
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.