2007 - Volume 6, Issue 4
Savannah State University

Hill Hall Gala

In the Spotlight ..


Honors Awards

Ceremony Photos

Kudos to ...


Dear Alumni ...

University News

Quotable Quotes!

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State Labor Commissioner, Michael L. Thurmond, to deliver Commencement Address

Mr. Michael L. Thurmond, Commissioner, Georgia Deprtment of Labor, will deliver the address at the 170th Savannah State University's Commencement on May 12, 2007 at Tiger Arena.

The Honors Awards Ceremony of COST was held on April 18, 2007 in the Ballroom at King-Frazier Student Center.

With Dr. Babajide Familoni, Dean of COST, delivering the keynote address, the program included participation and presentations by the Interim president Dr. Julius Scott, Interim VPAA, Dr. Jane Gates, and student representatives.

The following were recognized:

Medallion Scholars: Gold (1), Silver (33), Bronze (85)

Blue Ribbon Scholars: President's List (17), Dean's List (80), Honor Roll (170)

Please see photos below.


Gold Medallion Scholar, Robert Hagedorn, a Computer Science Technology Major, won the Second Place in the TechFest 2007 Student Project Competition organized by The Creative Coast Initiative on April 27, 2007 at Georgia Tech Campus, Savannah.

Robert Hagedorn was the leader of the project "RFID Helps the Blind" which included three more students: Ebony Davis, Scotty McKenzie, and Santreias Paschal.

In the project, they used an RFID (Radio-frequency identification) reader to effectively allow a blind person to hear what they are about to touch.

The project guide was Dr. Asad Yousuf, Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology.


The Creative Coast Initiative (TCCi) is designed to grow and attract knowledge businesses to add to Savannah’s growing higher-wage economic capacity. Since its inception two years ago, TCCi has been instrumental in assisting fourteen companies to locate in Savannah and hire employees in the area.

Photos from Honors Awards Ceremony






Kudos to ............

Kenneth Sajwan, Professor in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has recently presented Marjorie Gardner Lecture on Dioxins and Human Health at the 2007 National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference at Saint Louis, March 28-April1 1. Dr. Sajwan presented his lecture as a part of his 2006 Society of College Teachers Association Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teacher Award.

Dr. Kenneth Sajwan has also been selected by the International Society of Trace Element Biogeochemistry (ISTEB) to organize a symposium on Coal and Coal Combustion Byproducts at the 9th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements to be held in Beijing, China, July 14-19, 2007.

Dr. Asad Yousuf, Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology received a grant award of $30000 for his proposal to the Junior Engineering Technical Society for Junior Engineering and Technology Summer Program (Co-PI: Dr. Mohamad Mustafa)

Dr. Asad Yousuf has also received grant award of $7500 for "An integrated project-based course in Mathematics and Engineering" (Co-PI: Dr. Mohamad Mustafa and Dr. Shinemin Lin)

Research Publications

Kumar, K.S., K.S. Sajwan, A.K. Alva, and S. Manian 2007. Influence of Surface Fire on Litter Decomposition, Litter Nutrients and Fungal Flora in Natural Grasslands. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science. 53: 205-218.

Sajwan, K.S., K.S. Kumar, S. Nune, J.P. Richardson, B.G. Loganathan. 2007. Persistent -Organochlorine Pesticides,-Polychlorinated Biphenyls and -Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Fish from Coastal Waters off Savannah, Georgia, USA. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry. (accepted, in press).

Takasuga, T., N. Umetsu, T. Makino, K. Tsubota, K.S. Sajwan, and K.S. Kumar. 2007. Role of temperature, hydrochloric acid on the formation of chlorinated hydrocarbons and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons during combustion of paraffin powder, plastics and newspaper. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. (accepted, in press).

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University News
2007 Student Government Election Results:

SGA President:       Mr. Wali Rasheed

SGA Vice President:       Ms. Michelle Allen

SGA Chief Justice:       Ms. Kesla Holder

Miss SSU:       Ms. Katrina Reid

1st Attendant:       Ms. Leslie M. Wright

2nd Attendant:       Ms. Davida Walker

Quotable Quotes ......!

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." - Alvin Toffler

"Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual." - Arthur Koestler  

"Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among rocks." - Charlotte Bronte

This monthly e-Bulletin, ‘SciTech’, will provide you with the latest information about the College of Sciences and Technology of Savannah State University. It will also include selected highlights from the world of Sciences and Technology.

Please send your comments/contributions to next e-Bulletin to jay or Berenice Scott before 15th of each month.

Dr. Babajide Familoni
Dean, College of Sciences and Technology
P.O. Box 20019, Savannah, GA 31404
Tel: 912 356 2349
Fax: 912 356 2432
Email: familoni@savannahstate.edu