Homecoming 2005 - 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 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.

Our vision includes a 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. 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..!    "Rising to Excellence - A 115 Year Legacy"

Homecoming Schedule:

Sunday, October 23:
Choir Competition: When Praises Go Up, Blessings Come Down

Monday, October 24:
Non-Greek Scroll Off, Non-Greek Stroll Off; Check My Footwork

Tuesday, October 25:
Make Your Own Music Video; YardFest 2005

Wednesday, October 26:
Most Fashionable Contest; Red Carpet Affair

Thursday, October 27:
Annual Coach Bill Davis Golf Tournament; The Royal Luncheon; SSUNAA Registration; SSUNAA Executive Board Meeting; Coronation of Miss SSU 2005-06 "The Royal Renaissance"; SSUNAA Night of Games

Friday, October 28:
Career Connections Reception; Founders' Day Assembly (Speaker: DR. Ava Pheonix); Wall of Scholars & Committee of 1000 Ceremony; Cluster Reunion Luncheon & Emeritus Induction Ceremony; SSU Spirit Carnival/ Family Day; SSUNAA Meet & Greet; SSUNAA Business Meeting; SSUNAA Annual Awards Banquet; SGA Homecoming Concert: Crunkfest; SSUNAA Young Alumni Comedy Show Featuring Arnez; Young Alumni & Comedy Show After-Party

Saturday, October 29:
Life Members Breakfast; Homecoming Parade; President & First Lady's Reception for Registered Alumni; Pre-Game Show; Homecoming Football Game Kick Off; Greek Step Show: The Grand Finale; SSUNAA Post-Game All Class Alumni Social

Speaker on Founder's Day - Friday, October 28 at 10:00 AM

Ava E. Pheonix, MD - ('92)

Savannah native Ava E. Phoenix, MD, a 1992 Savannah State honor graduate, will be the guest speaker at the observance assembly. Phoenix is a physician at North Florida Obstetrics and Gynecology in Jacksonville, Fla. She attended Medical College of Georgia as a Regents Scholar – a full academic scholarship – and completed degree requirements in 1996. Phoenix completed her residency at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville in 2000. A summa cum laude graduate, Phoenix earned her Savannah State degree in chemistry in 1992. As an undergraduate student, she was a James Porter Scholar, a full academic scholarship, and a Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) scholar. Phoenix was a member of the concert choir, marching band and Delta Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. A member of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Phoenix was named a Junior Woman of Excellence by Glamour Magazine.

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

Miss SSU 2005-2006: Kimberly Stephens (center)
1st Attendant: Monique Morris (left)
2nd Attendant: Brittany White (right)

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:
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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