News Menu

News
View Latest Posts
View Subscriptions
Posting Instructions

Active Bloggers

Ivan Butcher II Ivan Butcher II
class of
Kennedy Williams Kennedy Williams
Spelman College class of 2020
Reggie Culpepper Reggie Culpepper
Clark Atlanta University class of 1998
Anica Oaks Anica Oaks
class of 2012
Kamal Imani Kamal Imani
class of
HBCU CONNECT HBCU CONNECT
Central State University class of 1995
Loren Moss Loren Moss
The Ohio St Univ class of 1991
PAT BARROW PAT BARROW
class of

Savannah State University to Hold In-Person Commencement for Fall Graduates

Savannah State University to Hold In-Person Commencement for Fall Graduates
Posted By: Will Moss on November 17, 2020

SAVANNAH, GA - Savannah State University (SSU) will hold its 197th undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, November 21, at T. A. Wright Stadium. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. Approximately 315 students will receive master’s, bachelor’s and/or associate degrees.

In compliance with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, each student will be allowed to invite a maximum of four guests. Students and guests will be required to wear masks during the event and be given specific instructions about entering and exiting the stadium.

“Though we have made adjustments to our usual pomp and circumstance surrounding this significant milestone for our students, we are happy to offer an in-person graduation ceremony,” said SSU Interim President Kimberly Ballard-Washington. “The graduation ceremony represents such an exciting moment in time for our students, and I know the graduates are looking forward to celebrating their successes with their families.”

The honorable Mayor Van R. Johnson II, will give the commencement address. Johnson, the 67th Mayor of the City of Savannah, earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Savannah State University (c/o ’90) and Georgia Southern University, respectively.



Before holding the mayor’s position, Johnson served 16 years as alderman for Savannah City Council’s First District.

Mayor Johnson is only the fourth elected official from Savannah to serve on the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities. He also recently served as Chair of the Advisory Board of the National League of Cities, becoming the first Savannahian to hold such an office.
SSU will hold a graduation ceremony for the spring class of 2020 on Saturday, December 12. Additional information about our graduation exercises is available online at savannahstate.edu/commencement.

About SSU
Established in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the City of Savannah. The university’s 3,488 students select majors from 30 undergraduate and six graduate programs in four colleges — Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology.

Savannah State University will hold an in-person graduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, November 21, at T. A. Wright Stadium for its fall Class of 2020. A separate in-person ceremony for the spring Class of 2020 will be held on Dec. 12.
If you enjoyed this article, Join HBCU CONNECT today for similar content and opportunities via email!
Comments
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Another Quarterback with NFL Level Potential Pledges to Attend an HBCU...
Pro Golfer Makes Huge Scholarship Donation to HBCU, Prarie View A&M University...
23 Year Old HBCU Student Passes Away Due to COVID-19 at Livingstone College
Have You Considered a Profession in the Environmental Sector? Consider the Masters of the Environment Graduate Program at CU!
HBCU North Carolina A&T University Receives $5 Million Corporate Donation From Walmart!
AbbVie Looking to Hire HBCU Students & Graduates for Full Time Career & Internship Opportunities - Apply Today!
Latest News
HBCU Miles College Awarded $2 Million from IBM to Train Black Students in Modern Tech

HBCU Miles College Awarded $2 Million from IBM to Train Black Students in Modern Tech

Thanks to the major tech company's initiative to prepare the next generation of industry professionals, IBM and Miles College recently announced their collaboration for a brand-new comprehensive progr ...more
Kennedy Williams • 213 Views • November 24th, 2020
HBCU Jackson State Set to Receive Half a Million Dollars from Professional Golf Hall of Famer, Phil Mickelson!

HBCU Jackson State Set to Receive Half a Million Dollars from Professional Golf Hall of Famer, Phil Mickelson!

Jackson State University finds themselves on the receiving end of yet another big gesture from a big-time sports figure. After football legend, Deion Sanders signed on as the JSU head football coach e ...more
Kennedy Williams • 391 Views • November 24th, 2020
IBM Forms $2 Million Partnership with Alabama State University to Help Close Gap in STEM!

IBM Forms $2 Million Partnership with Alabama State University to Help Close Gap in STEM!

Alabama State University and IBM (International Business Machines) announced a joint educational partnership that includes access to the IBM Skills Academy focused on digital learning and technology s ...more
Reggie Culpepper • 646 Views • November 24th, 2020
TMCF and The University of Pennsylvania Hosts Webinar To Introduce Graduate Programs to HBCU Students

TMCF and The University of Pennsylvania Hosts Webinar To Introduce Graduate Programs to HBCU Students

The University of Pennsylvania and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund are teaming together to recruit top talent for the world-renowned research institution. Learn about the many graduate programs ...more
Reggie Culpepper • 201 Views • November 23rd, 2020
The Commercial Real Estate Industry Needs You!

The Commercial Real Estate Industry Needs You!

Prominent commercial real estate firms from across the country seek to hire high-performing college students for internships in brokerage, development, asset management, finance, marketing and so much ...more
Reggie Culpepper • 265 Views • November 22nd, 2020
Popular News
Louisiana Upholds Life Sentence to Black Man For Stealing Hedge Trimmers in 1997

Louisiana Upholds Life Sentence to Black Man For Stealing Hedge Trimmers in 1997

While this may not be HBCU related news, as an AFrican American male, I had to share this appalling decision by the Louisiana court system to keep a man in jail with a life sentence for such a petty c ...more
Will Moss • 368,887 Views • August 6th, 2020
Apple to Invest over $40 Million Dollars into HBCUs - Time to major in Computer Science!!!

Apple to Invest over $40 Million Dollars into HBCUs - Time to major in Computer Science!!!

On Tuesday Johnny C. Taylor, President and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund stopped by “NewsOne Now” to make a major announcement that could literally change the lives of thousands of HBCU st ...more
Will Moss • 110,477 Views • March 11th, 2015
Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith to  Donate $50 Million to Support STEM Students at HBCUs

Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith to Donate $50 Million to Support STEM Students at HBCUs

The Student Freedom Initiative announced today a $50 million personal gift from Robert F. Smith, philanthropist and Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. This gift matches the initial fu ...more
Will Moss • 62,292 Views • October 22nd, 2020
Kamala Harris Promises to Forgive Student Loan Debt for HBCU Graduates

Kamala Harris Promises to Forgive Student Loan Debt for HBCU Graduates

Harris promises to offer free tuition for low-income students at public and historically Black colleges Democratic VP candidate also pledges to forgive student-loan debt for HBCU graduates who earn ...more
Will Moss • 61,082 Views • September 10th, 2020
Travis Scott, Son of Two HBCU Graduates, Looking to Cover Tuition for 5 HBCU Students!

Travis Scott, Son of Two HBCU Graduates, Looking to Cover Tuition for 5 HBCU Students!

Travis Scott has offered to cover a semester of tuition for five students who are attending a historically Black college or university (HBCU). The “Highest In The Room” emcee took to Twitter to twe ...more
Will Moss • 55,512 Views • October 8th, 2020
Please Give Us a Like on Facebook!