Homecoming 2004 - Special Issue
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Dear COST-Alumni,

It is a pleasure to welcome you to this Special Homecoming Issue of our e-Bulletin "SciTech". As you are aware, "SciTech" is a monthly reporting on recent goings-on in College of Science & Technology (COST), and you will also be able to see all the issues of this e-Bulletin at the COST website at:


I joined the faculty of COST in July this year. So, this is also my first homecoming. I am excited to be part of the festivities and I hope that you will make plans to join your former classmates and our current students and faculty for the celebrations. A Yoruba saying asserts that if one’s dancing troupe performs brilliantly at the marketplace, one is bound to swell up with pride. You are our ambassadors out there in the big world. We want to know where you are, what you are doing, and how you are doing. Make us proud; take a few minutes and drop us an email to scottb@savannahstate.edu to update your record.

We are starting to articulate a vision to restore COST to its old glory. This includes a renewed demand for excellence in instruction by tightening the standards, instituting effective assessment and feedback mechanisms, and starting new multi-disciplinary graduate programs in the college.

Another component of that vision is to revitalize and reenergize the alumni association of this college. To that end, I would like to see our alumni organized by graduating class, across graduating classes, and become reengaged with the Savannah State University and COST communities.

I doubt that it is a secret to anyone that funding for higher education is decreasing nationwide. If nationwide higher Ed funding has a cold, funding of the colleges and universities in the State of Georgia is on life support. I moved to Savannah and was immediately faced with the daily challenges of running a college this size in the face of dwindling resources from the State. One week, the need might be hiring a professor in a particular area, while it might be graduate student support or travel funds for undergraduate researchers the next week. In all cases, the results are the same – we cannot do these things because we do not have the resources. That is unacceptable.

This vision cannot be realized unless our alumni and friends catch that vision, begin to speak out on our behalf, and contribute to establish a flexible resource base for the college. You can no longer assume that we will survive without your help.

We hope that you will join us for homecoming week. 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.

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


Dr. Babajide Familoni
Dean, College of Sciences & Technology

Home Again.....!     "Building a Community of Excellence"

Homecoming Schedule:

Sunday, October 24:
Gospel Extravaganza

Monday, October 25:
Non-Greek Scroll Off, Non-Greek Step Show and After Party

Tuesday, October 26:
Laugh Out Loud Day; "You Crack Me Up" Comedy Show

Wednesday, October 27:
We're Stepping Out Day; Fashion Show

Thursday, October 28:
"Back to Business" Day; SSUNAA Registration;SSUNAA Executive Board Meeting; Coronation of Miss SSU (Ms. Veronica N. Rahim)

Friday, October 29:
SSU Foundation 'Bill" Davis Golf Tournament; SSUNAA Registration; Career Connections Reception; Founders' Day Assembly (Speaker: DR. Frankie G. Ellis); Wall of Scholars & Committee of 1000 Ceremony; Pep Rally; Tiger Pride Day -SSU Spirit Carnival; Cluster Reunion Luncheon & Emeritus Induction Ceremony; Alumni Business Meeting; Alumni Meet & Greet;; Alumni Meeting; Annual Alumni Awards Banquet; R&B Hip Hop Concert ; Comedy Show; Official Young Alumni & Comedy Show After Party

Saturday, October 30:
SSUNAA Life Members Breakfast; Homecoming Parade; President & First Lady's Reception for Registered Alumni; SSUNAA & Reunion 2003 Tailgate Party; Pre-Game Show; Homecoming Football Game; "The Benediction" Greek Stampede; The Official Post-Game Alumni Party!

Speaker on Founder's Day - Friday, October 29 at 10:00 AM

Dr. Frankie G. Ellis, Georgia House of Representatives

Dr. Frankie G. Ellis graduated from high school in Savannah, GA, and went to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Savannah State College with a major in Elementary Education, a Master's degree in Education and Supervision from Atlanta University, and a doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin. In addition, she has studied human relations, early childhood education, curriculum development, art, administration and supervision, intercultural education, and race relations at Hampton, Auburn University, Tuskegee University, Northwestern University, Fisk University, Peabody University, and New York University.

Dr. Ellis has served as organizer and administrator at Derenne Elementary School, Hodge Elementary School, and Gadsden Elementary School, and she has taught at Atlanta University, Savannah State University, Albany State College, Florida Normal College, and Florida A&M University, and she served as Head of the Department of Teaching Discipline at Tuskegee University and Head of Early Childhood Education at Savannah State University.

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

Miss SSU 2004-2005: Veronica Nyeema Rahim
1st Attendant: Florence Breanka Cornish
2nd Attendant: ZaDonna Slay

Dear Alumni!
Some Faces You Don't Miss During Homecoming!

Carlton E. Brown
President, SSU

Joseph H. Silver, Sr.
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Larion Williams
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Arthur L. Moncrief
Vice President for Business & Finance

Randy S. Gunter
Vice President for Student Affairs

Beverly Watkins
Assistant Vice President
for Academic Affairs

Irwin Clark
Assistant Vice President
for Student Affairs

Babajide Familoni
College of Sciences & Technology

Dear Alumni! .... Please Help Us in Recruitment!

Do you know a relative or friend or someone in your neighborhood who may want to pursue college studies this year or next year?

Use the form below to tell us about him/her.

We will add the student to our mailing list and send him/her her an application package.

Alumnus/Alumna Information:

Your Name:
Your Graduation Year:
Your E-mail:

Prospective Student Information

Please provide as much information as possible about the person you would like us to consider.

Student's First Name:
Student's Last Name:
Student's Address:
State: Zip:
Year of graduation:

Student's High School

Student's School Name:
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Additional Information

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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