News Menu

News
View Latest Posts
View Subscriptions
Posting Instructions

Active Bloggers

Kennedy Williams Kennedy Williams
Spelman College class of 2020
HBCU CONNECT HBCU CONNECT
Central State University class of 1995
Lailah Berry Lailah Berry
Kent State University class of 2020
Kamal Imani Kamal Imani
New York Inst of Tech class of 1997
Lloyd wynn Lloyd wynn
Rutgers Univ class of 1988
D'Juan Hopewell D'Juan Hopewell
The Ohio St Univ class of 2004
Reggie Culpepper Reggie Culpepper
Clark Atlanta University class of 1998
jamal Abraham jamal Abraham
Michigan St Univ class of 1990

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
Leading Architectural, Engineering, Construction Firm VHB Hosts Successful Hiring Event with HBCU CONNECT!
Congrats to Nelson from UPR Mayaguez for Landing Dream Job at The Last Microsoft HBCU CONNECT Event!
Learn About JP Morgan Chase's Special Programs & Internships for HBCU Students!
Nestlé to Host Virtual Recruitment Information Session for Marketing Professionals!
HBCU CONNECT Partners with Motley Fool to Help African Americans and HBCU Grads Build Wealth!
GE Appliances Looking for an Experienced Professional to Lead Their Digital Marketing & E-Commerce Business!
Latest News
Curious, collaborative and driven? Join this Summit for HBCU Grads!

Curious, collaborative and driven? Join this Summit for HBCU Grads!

Goldman Sachs is committed to supporting students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Calling all HBCU students and alum! Our HBCU Possibilities Summit application is open and we want Y ...more
Lailah Berry • 10 Views • May 11th, 2021
Kyrie Irving Launches Business Advisory Firm To Support Underrepresented Businesses

Kyrie Irving Launches Business Advisory Firm To Support Underrepresented Businesses

Kyrie Irving and KAI Family Enterprise today announced the organization of KAI Eleven Consulting, LLC (KAI 11 Consulting), a business consulting firm created to help underrepresented entrepreneurs acr ...more
Kennedy Williams • 1,050 Views • May 10th, 2021
Sen. Jon Ossoff Announces that Clark Atlanta University and Fellow AUC Schools Will Receive $32 Million in Federal Funding

Sen. Jon Ossoff Announces that Clark Atlanta University and Fellow AUC Schools Will Receive $32 Million in Federal Funding

Georgia Sen. Jon Ossoff announced Friday afternoon that Clark Atlanta University will receive approximately $16.4 million in federal funding as part of Pres. Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan. The ...more
Kennedy Williams • 443 Views • May 10th, 2021
Black Executive Curtis Symonds Creates HBCUGo TV Platform

Black Executive Curtis Symonds Creates HBCUGo TV Platform

It looks like our community is getting a streaming platform that encompasses all the beauty and complexity of HBCU life! Successful executive Curtis Symonds is honoring our beloved institutions throug ...more
Kennedy Williams • 167 Views • May 10th, 2021
The NFL To Sponsor the HBCU Battle of the Brains Competition for the Fifth Year in A Row!

The NFL To Sponsor the HBCU Battle of the Brains Competition for the Fifth Year in A Row!

The fifth annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Battle of the Brains (HBCU BOTB) is set to take place Wednesday, October 20 through Saturday, October 23, 2021, in Austin, TX, and ...more
Kennedy Williams • 104 Views • May 10th, 2021
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 • 376,140 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 • 112,671 Views • March 11th, 2015
Blonde Instagram Model Goes Viral for Graduating from HBCU and Pledging Delta Sigma Theta!

Blonde Instagram Model Goes Viral for Graduating from HBCU and Pledging Delta Sigma Theta!

A blonde woman is going viral this morning, for graduating from A Historically Black College while pledging a Black sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. @Blonde_HBCU The woman, an IG ...more
Will Moss • 90,196 Views • November 30th, 2020
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 • 65,796 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 • 65,785 Views • September 10th, 2020
Please Give Us a Like on Facebook!