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COBA Hosted Spring Honors and Awards Ceremony

From left: Frank J. Mendelson and Bradley Lucas, lecturers in the College of Business Administration,  and junior management student Sherrae’la Ray, recipient of  the Dean’s Merit Scholarship . COBA Hosted Spring Honors and Awards Ceremony Savannah State University’s (SSU) College of Business Administration (COBA) recently held its spring Honors and Awards Ceremony to recognize outstanding business student scholars. Speakers at the ceremony included SSU Interim President Cynthia Robinson Alexander, J.D. and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Richard Miller. Mr. Frank J. Mendelson, COBA lecturer and a 2024 UGA Governor’s Teaching Fellow, served as host. The spring 2024 COBA awardees are: Destinee Daniele Langston is the recipient of the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key Accounting Honors Graduates Shakia Holder, Dwayne McGruder Jr., and Dajah Scrutchins Destinee Daniele Langston, highest overall GPA Destinee Daniele Langston, highest GPA in major Computer Information Logi
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