Name the GREATEST city in the nation:  Jacksonville, Florida aka 'D-U-V-A-L'!!
Name the GREATEST city in the nation: Jacksonville, Florida aka "D-U-V-A-L"!!
Historic Hill Hall
Historic Hill Hall

"Savannah State Hymn"

Written by J. Randolph Fisher and Hillary Hatchett
Lyrical revision by LaGina Frazier


Let us give thanks and praises to Our Alma Mater,
S.S.U. Thine honor, pride, and eminence,We raise
in prayerful reverence.

Refrain:

Where Savannah meets the sea,Where grassy plains
and palms abound, Where the flow'rs are gems
of loveliness, There S.S.U. is found.

We adore each beauteous scene and hall, Our all
we pledge to Thee!

In our hearts we'll build a shrine for You We hail
Thee, S.S.U.!

Guide us still from day to day,Be Thou mindful
lest we lose our way; Help us know that life, short
or long, Means unceasing work for weak and
strong.

Refrain:

Where Savannah meets the sea, Where grassy plains
and palms abound,Where the flow'rs are gems
of loveliness, There S.S.U. is found.

We adore each beauteous scene and hall, Our all
we pledge to Thee!

In our hearts we'll build a shrine for You We
hail Thee, S.S.U.!

 

 


Welcome to Jacksonville, Florida

Welcome to the website of The Jacksonville
Alumni Chapter Of Savannah State University, 
The College By The Sea!  Before SSU, we were
known as Georgia State Industrial
College for Colored Youth, (The 1st & Original)Georgia State College and Savannah State College (until 1995). SSU is also known for other things:


The Late James E. Wright   (1916 - 2008)
The Late James E. Wright (1916 - 2008)

Wright was part of a "military experiment" in Tuskegee, Alabama
during World War II, to train America's first African-American military
pilots. In time the "experiment" became known as the Tuskegee
Experience and the participants as the Tuskegee Airmen.  James
Wright was a student at Georgia State Industrial College (now
Savannah State University) when he was encouraged to scrape up
enough money  to travel to Tuskegee, Alabama to pursue his
lifelong dream of to fly. Despite significant financial and racial
challenges, he made the trip, learned to fly and went on to become
an instructor for countless other pilots at Tuskegee.

Airman Wright received numerous honors over the years,
including the Congressional Medal of Honor, which he received
in March, 2007 along with some 300 other Tuskegee Airmen.

The Late Dr. Prince Albert Jackson Jr. C/O 49'  (1925 - 2010)
The Late Dr. Prince Albert Jackson Jr. C/O 49' (1925 - 2010)
The 7th President of Savannah State in 1971. During
his tenure as President, he increased the percentage
of faculty holding doctorate degrees from 32 percent
to 71 percent. He  established the 3rd NROTC and
the 5th radio station at a HBCU. He was also a key
Cival Right Advocate for Equality in the state of
Georgia.
Edna Jackson C/O 68' & 72'
Edna Jackson C/O 68' & 72'
December 6, 2011; Ms Edna Jackson became the
"First Female African American Mayor" of Savannah, Georgia. 
 (RET) lieutenant General Walter Gaskin C/O 74'
(RET) lieutenant General Walter Gaskin C/O 74'

Savannah State 1st NROTC graduate &
currently SSU highest active duty rank, 
3-Star Marine Lieutennant General
Walter Gaskin (74') 

 

(RET) Capt Donnie Cochran C/O 76'
(RET) Capt Donnie Cochran C/O 76'
First African American to pilot and command
the Navy's world famous "Blue Angels", 
(RET) Captain Donnie Cochran (76') 
Jesse Kenlaw C/O 77'
Jesse Kenlaw C/O 77'
Former WNBA Washington Mystics coach, 
Jessie Kenlaw (77'). She was a member of
the Tigerettes inaugural season in 1976-77,
earning team MVP honors. She later played
professionally as a pioneer in the Women’s
Professional Basketball League from 1979-82
with the Houston Angels and Phoenix Flames,
helping lead the Angels to the World
Championship in 1980.
(RET) REAR ADMIRAL Annie B. Andrews C/O 83'
(RET) REAR ADMIRAL Annie B. Andrews C/O 83'
A native of Midway, Ga, she is the first female (black or white)
to make the rank of admiral (Flag Rank), or the same rank in
any military branch from the state of Georgia. 
Keith Brown, C/O 91'
Keith Brown, C/O 91'
National Motivational Speaker,
   www.keithlbrown.com
Keith "Preacher" Brown (91')
Shannon Sharpe C/O 91'
Shannon Sharpe C/O 91'
First SSU NFL Hall of Famer - Class of 2011
Shannon Sharpe (91')

- Drafted 7th round (192nd overall) by Denver Broncos in 1990 NFL Draft

- NFL career totals of 815 receptions, 10,060 yards and 62 touchdowns

- 3 Time Super Bowl champion (2 with Denver & 1 with Baltimore)

 
 

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-  In the Guinness Book of World Records
for an unprecedent 46 straight collegiate 
(former Division II)baseball wins (00')  

We are truly proud of our alma mater, as
if you did not know!  We invite you to check
out our exciting website and see why we
call ourselves " The Nation's Greatest
SSU Alumni Chapter!"  We look forward to
seeing you at a Jacksonville Alumni Chapter
event soon!
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