April 2005 - Volume 4, Issue 4
Savannah State University

Honors Convocation ..

In the Spotlight ..

From Dean's Desk ..

Presenting Papers ..

Retiring ..

Visitation Day ..

Dear Alumni ...

University News

Quotable Quotes!

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Mr. Anthony James, President and CEO of Savannah Electric, Delivers the Honors Convocation Address

Mr. Anthony James, President and CEO of Savannah Electric, was the speaker at the 46th Annual Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 14, 2005. Students who have excelled academically were recognized at this annual ceremony. This student group included Dean's List, President's List, Regents' Scholars, Who's Who Collegiate Scholars, Porter Scholars and Presidential Scholars.

Selected as 'Black Engineer of the Year" by U.S. Black Engineer Magazine and Career Communications in 2004, Mr. Anthony James has broad experience in the areas of engineering, construction, manufacturing, power plant management, safety and health, corporate office administration, employee benefits, and wholesale power marketing.


Dr. Joseph H. Silver Sr., Vice President for Academic Affairs, Receives "Giving Girls Wings" Award

Girls Incorporated of Greater Atlanta recognized and celebrated girl advocates and their accomplishments at the Annual Luncheon held on April 20, 2005 at the Omni CNN Hotel.

This ceremony, emceed by Ericka Dunlap, Miss America 2004, honored Dr. Joseph H. Silver, VPAA, as a 2005 GGW Award recipient.

Dear Colleagues,

Just a reminder! Looking forward to your generous donation to enrich the swelling Cost Fund!

Dr. Babajide Familoni
Dean, College of Sciences & Technology


Presenting Papers Abroad in International Conferences!

Dr. Chellu S. Chetty, Professor of Biology, Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics:

At the 9th International Symposium on "Neurobehavioral Methods and Effects in Occupational and Environmental Health" September 26-29, 2005 in Gyeongju, Korea and for publication in the conference proceedings:

1. Protective Effects of Beta-Estradiol in Human Neurocellular Models of Lead Exposure
2. Developmental Lead Neurotoxicity: Alterations in Brain Acetylcholinesterase Activity
3. Calcium and Zinc provide Protection to Lead Induced Oxidative Stress.

Dr. Kenneth Sajwan, Professor of Environmental Science, Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics:

At the 8th International Conference on the "Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements" held in Adelaide, Australia from April 3-7, 2005.
(Dr. Sajwan also served as International Committee Member for this conference)

Sajwan, K.S., S. Paramasivam, G.S. Ghuman, J.A. Delise, M.C. Potts, C. Romeo, A.K. Alva, and S.S. Sandhu. Distribution of Heavy Metals in Collard Greens Grown in Sewage Sludge and Fly Ash Amended Soils.

Sajwan, K.S., B.G. Loganathan, K.D. Seaford, C. Alexander, S. Paramasivam, G.S. Ghuman, and S.S. Sandhu. Elemental Concentration in Core Sediments from Ledbetter Embayment of Kentucky Lake, USA.

Dr. Gian Ghuman and Dr. Jeffrey James Retire!

Dr. Gian Ghuman (Professor of Physics) and Dr. Jeffrey James (Professor of Chemistry), are retiring from their positions as a tenured Professors in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and they were the honorees in the President's Reception for Retirees held on Thursday, April 28 at 3:00 PM at Savannah Ball Room.

Dr. Ghuman and Dr. James have served Savannah State University for more than 30 years. The College of Sciences and Technology and the Savannah State University Community will always remember their distinguished services in all areas of teaching, advising students, faculty development, curriculum development, research and grantsmanship, and community service.

We wish Dr. Ghuman and Dr. James all the BEST!

Spring Open Campus Visitation Day (April 23, 2005):






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University News

Congratulations to the New Officers of SSU Student Government Association (2005-06):

Eric Keddo (President)
Angela Carthan (Vice President)
Santreias Paschal (Chief Justice)
Kin Stephens (Miss Savannah State University)
LaDena Holley (1st Attendant to Miss SSU)
Monique Morris (2nd Attendant to Miss SSU)
Class Presidents:
         India Calhoun (Sophomore)
        Lavezza Sanders (Junior)
        Genese Cage (Senior)

Quotable Quotes ......!

"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." - Andy McIntyre

"They teach in academies far too many things, and far too much that is useless." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

"Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education." - Victor Hugo

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