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Annual Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign Now Underway

Faculty and staff members can participate in the Annual Giving Campaign through Friday, Oct. 29. Despite the pandemic, the total raised in fiscal year 2021 was $34,585.33 to impact student success. University Advancement and the campaign committee are excited to announce the 2021 Annual Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign with support from campaign Chair, President Kimberly Ballard-Washington. The campaign co-chairs are Dr. Otilia Iancu, associate professor of Political Science and Public Affairs, and Mr. Marius Davis, academic advisor. With a focus on student scholarships, enhancing academic programs and providing departmental resources for faculty and staff, the campaign goal is 100 percent participation from all faculty and staff members. There are many ways to give, including  payroll deduction , on-line credit card payment , or hand delivering contributions to the University Advancement office located at 5000 Jasmine Ave. The campaign runs through October 29. All those who make a
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Savannah State University Showcases New Art Exhibit Featuring Debora Oden

“Thumbprints” is the title of one of the works now on display in Savannah State University’s art exhibition featuring Debora Oden. SAVANNAH, GA -  Savannah State University’s (SSU) Visual and Performing Arts Program is featuring artist Debora Oden’s print installation titled, “Personal Flotation Device (PDF),” now on display through Sept. 30. Located on the university’s campus in the Kennedy Fine Arts Building, the Kennedy Fine Arts Gallery is available for viewing Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit features oversized prints, spans several years, and approaches structure and content from an intense personal desire to not be content with “playing it safe,” but acknowledging that structure, be it a system of rules, guidelines, or a thesis, can serve as a PDF. “Water has always been a potent metaphor for me,” said Oden. “I love the fluid mark, the seemingly effortless gesture that moves around structure instead of pushing through it. The linear nature of a river creates

Savannah State University NROTC Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Armed Forces Night

Saturday, Sept. 11 is Armed Forces Night at the Savannah State University football game. Military personnel and NROTC midshipmen will be recognized during a special half-time presentation. Sept. 7, 2021 SAVANNAH, GA - This Saturday, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Savannah State University’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC), all men and women who serve in the U.S. military will be honored during Armed Forces Night. The event will take place at Theodore A. Wright Stadium beginning at 6 p.m. during the football game against Livingstone College. A special halftime recognition ceremony is planned to honor all military personnel and recognize NROTC midshipmen, officer candidates (students) in training. Savannah State’s Powerhouse of the South marching band will also perform. Service members, as well as alumni, are invited to sit in a designated area during the game. Members of the military may purchase discounted tickets for $8. Regular admission starts at $12 and

Center Parc Credit Union to Donate $2,500 to Savannah State University Community Garden

Savannah State University accepts a $2,500 donation from Center Parc Credit Union to enhance its Campus Community Garden. Pictured from left: Student Mya White, Associate Professor Dr. Sue Ebanks, Assistant Professor Patricia West, Melanie Smith, Study Abroad Coordinator; Dr. Sametria McFall, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Shed Dawson, Director of Career Services and Leadership Development; student Andrew Okorodudu, Sheri Rouse-Mainor, Interim Executive Director of Advancement and Director of Advancement Services; Donna Williams, Center Parc Credit Union Community Development Liasion; Evelyn Williamson, Special Projects Coordinator for Journalism and Mass Communications; Stephanie Anderson, Assistant Director of University Recreation and Wellness; student Olivia Christian and Joline Keevy, Assistant Director of International Education Center.  August 23, 2021 (SAVANNAH, GA) - Center Parc Credit Union is donating $2,500 to the Savannah State University Campus Community Garden. De

Savannah State University President’s Statement on Passing of Georgia House Representative Mickey Stephens

The late U.S. Rep. Mickey Stephens SAVANNAH, GA - From Savannah State University President Kimberly Ballard-Washington: “The Savannah State University family is saddened by the passing of Georgia House Representative and Savannah State University alumnus Mickey Stephens (’71). Although Representative Stephens had been ill recently, he remained a strong advocate, ensuring the university’s needs were addressed by the general assembly. He was a friend and mentor, ably guiding me through the legislative process. We have lost a great man who worked tirelessly for his constituents and his community. Serving faithfully for over a decade, Representative Stephens embodied Savannah State University’s motto, "Lux et Veritas" (Light and Truth). His passing leaves a void in our hearts and of all who knew him. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family.” Kimberly Ballard-Washington President Savannah State University

Savannah State University Welcomes Students for Fall Semester

  Savannah State University President Kimberly Ballard-Washington assists a student athlete with luggage on move-in day.  August 11, 2021 SAVANNAH, GA - This week Savannah State University welcomes students back to campus for the fall 2021 semester, kicking off the new academic year with a Week of Welcome schedule of events for new and transfer students. The first day of classes begins August 16. “We are so excited to see our students returning in person to campus,” said Director of Admissions, Brian Dawsey. “We have several opportunities for those wishing to learn more about Savannah State coming up this semester, including Open Campus Day and tours with our Tiger Ambassadors. After a quiet summer and somewhat virtual atmosphere in 2020, we look forward to seeing our beautiful campus buzzing with activity again.” As students move into the residence halls this week, the university recognizes COVID-19 vaccines offer safe, effective protection and urges all students, faculty and sta

Savannah State University Names Megan Davidson Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs

Megan Davidson has been named vice president for Business and Financial Affairs at Savannah State University. August 5, 2021   SAVANNAH, GA – Megan Davidson joins Savannah State University (SSU) as its new vice president for Business and Financial Affairs. Davidson assumes responsibility for managing all areas of business and financial affairs including accounting, budget, payroll, human resources, campus police, information technology, plant operations, office of the bursar, and auxiliary services. “Mrs. Davidson has been a leader at several University System of Georgia institutions and served on various University System committees,” Kimberly Ballard-Washington, president at Savannah State University said. “Her tireless work ethic, centered on policy, is rooted in her passion for student success. We are elated to welcome her to the university." Prior to Savannah State, Davidson served as vice president of Finance and Administration at Gordon State College. At Gordon State, she w