Homecoming 2002 - Special Edition
e-Bulletin of College of Sciences and Technology
Savannah State University

Dr. Annette K. Brock
Vice President for Institutional Advancement, SSU

SSU Alumni in COST

Dr. George Williams
Professor of Chemistry and
Dean of Graduate Studies & Sponsored Research

Dr. Jeffrey James
Professor, Dept of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Prof Dorothy Murchison
Associate Professor, Dept of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Ms. Janie baker
Assistant professor (Temporary), Dept of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Dr.Elissa T. Purnell
Post Doctoral Associate, Dept of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Mrs. Berenice Scott
Office of the Dean, College of Sciences & Technology

Ms. Carless C. Lawyer
Office of the Chair, Dept of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
COST's e-Bulletin Special     -     e -Roar for Homecoming 2002     -     to greet our Alumni!
 Previous Issues:  Aug ' 02  Sept ' 02  Oct ' 02

Dr. Percy A. Mack Jr.
President of SSUNAA

Dr. Percy A. Mack is the Superintendent of the Dayton Public School System. A Georgia native, Mack served as area executive director for DeKalb County Schools from 1998 to September 2001, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations for 20 schools in the 100,000-student school system.
Dr. Mack will be the Keynote Speaker on SSU Founder's day on Friday November 1, 2002 at 10:00 AM

Dr. Dionne Hoskins
DOC/NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, Galveston, Texas and Assistant Research Professor, SSU

Recent Recognition:

"40 UNDER 40" - Georgia Trend Magazine's 2002-list of up-and-coming young Georgians draws from business, government, education, academia, medicine, the arts, the nonprofit sector and the judiciary.

Henry Nash

An alumnus of COST and an engineer,
Mr. Henry Nash heads the General Scientific Corporation, a diversified firm that provides engineering, information technology, and field services to federal, state, and commercial clients.

Dear COST-Alumni,

It is a pleasure to welcome you to this e-Bulletin – Special Edition – 'e-Roar for Homecoming'. Our e-Bulletin "SciTech" is a monthly reporting on recent goings in COST, and you will also be able to see all the issues of this e-Bulletin at the COST website at:

You are a very important part of our College’s heritage. We want to maintain a strong and on-going relationship with you. We would love to hear from you and welcome you back to College if you are ever visiting Savannah or its surroundings.

We have a lot to tell you about our College – the new faculty, new programs, new labs, new centers of research, new collaborative ventures, and the recent developments.
During the year we have made many accomplishments, and I am proud to share the following few with you:

  • Master’s Program in Marine Science (started in Fall 2002)

  • College faculty receiving prestigious awards
              Millennium Award for Teaching and Research Excellence (White House Initiative)
              Regents’ Award for Teaching Excellence
              University’s distinguished Professor Award
              Best Research Paper Award from American College of Toxicology
              ASME’s “Engineer of the Year’ Award

  • College faculty procuring the highest external funds in the SSU through grant-writing for research projects here and abroad

  • Faculty procuring extramural funding for providing scholarships to students and for promoting undergraduate research (For ex., Six MARC scholarships of each $10000)

  • Strengthening collaboration with Georgia Tech, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Medical College of SC, and University of Georgia

  • Progress in implemening Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program and the Yamacraw Project

  • Reaccreditation of Engineering Technology degree programs

  • Conducting summer camps and institutes for high school students

The College of Sciences and Technology (COST) has a new Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics as a result of the merger of the Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry and the Department of Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science Technology. The reorganization of the departments heralds a new chapter in the history of COST through opening doors and creating opportunities for more interdisciplinary collaboration, stronger and unique niches, new innovative programs and projects, increased grant-writing activities, more aggressive approaches to student recruitment, advisement and retention, and a broader and more involved community service agenda.

On behalf of COST, I thank you so much for donating funds. We continue to promote quality and excellence, even though we face severe financial challenges due to state budget cuts. I am sure, you appreciate how critical it is that we have increasing concern and growing support of our alumni to help COST provide quality education and effective community service.

We hope that many of you will be able to attend homecoming 2002. You don’t want to miss our homecoming events and to mingle with former classmates, professors and staff. We invite you for renewing friendship, fun and fellowship. Come and experience again the energy and excitement of the SSU campus. Come and visit your alma mater and rekindle fond memories of COST and SSU.

I look forward to hearing from you. I wish you continued success in your professional endeavors.


Dr. Kuppuswamy Jayaraman
Acting Dean, COST

Meet Some Women Engineers - Our Alumni!

Rosita L. Green
Engineer - Service Engineering, Electrical
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Savannah, GA

Lynette Goodman Moultrie
Lieutenant, United States Navy
USS Belleau Wood
San Diego, CA

Tammy Anderson
Electrical Engineer
LUMMUS Corporation
Savannah, GA

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Please browse through our College website (http://www.savannahstate.edu/scitech/index.htm) and get to know our new Programs. Also note that we are in the semester system. Based on your experience, would you recommend changes in curriculum, programs, courses, course contents, etc. We are always ready to consider updating the curricula of our degree programs to meet the fast-changing needs. Your suggestions are, therefore, highly valued and welcome as constructive proposals.


Home Again.....! SSU Homecoming 2002

Sunday, October 27:      Gospel Concert

Monday, October 28:      Homecoming Kick-off Party

Tuesday, October 29:       Talent Show/ Mock Step Show

Wednesday, October 30:        Fashion/ Comedy Show

Thursday, October 31:       Alumni Registration, SSUNAA Executive Board Meeting, Coronation of Miss SSU

Friday, November 1:      Doug Banks Morning Show, SSU Foundation 'Bill" Davis Golf Tournament, Alumni Registration, Founders' Day Assembly, Wall of Scholars & Committee of 1000 Ceremony, Pep Rally, Cluster Reunion Luncheon & Emeritus Induction Ceremony, Alumni Meeting, Annual Alumni Awards Banquet, Greek Step Show & Concert, and Alumni Pre-Game Party

Saturday, November 2:       Alumni Life Members Breakfast, Homecoming Parade, President & First Lady's Reception for Registered Alumni, E-93 JAMZ Pre-Game Concert, Pre-Game Show, Homecoming Football Kick-off, Annual Concert, and Blast from the Past Post-Concert Dance

Ah! .... Getting Ready for the Coronation!

Kayla Jackson

Jennifer Shealey

Michelle Caleb

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. Kuppuswamy Jayaraman
Acting Dean, College of Sciences and Technology
P.O. Box 20019, Savannah, GA 31404
Tel: 912 356 2349
Fax: 912 356 2432
Email: jayaramk@savannahstate.edu