Thursday, November 16, 2017
This event is free and open to the public.
Reverend Carolyn Vann Jordan is the descendant of Major Richard R. Wright, Sr., first president of Savannah State University. She is currently a mentoring coordinator at SSU.
Each year Savannah State University takes a day to recognize those who have served the school and made its foundation stronger.
The annual observance celebrates the history of the institution and those who have contributed to its success. The ceremony includes a guest speaker and the presentation of awards to members of the community.
Savannah State University honors the legacy of our founders with two awards the Richard R. Wright Award of Excellence and the Cyrus G. Wiley Distinguished Alumni Award.
Richard R. Wright Award of Excellence
This award honors corporate and community citizens, alumni, and outstanding leaders who have distinguished themselves through their expertise in social, educational and civic arenas.
Cyrus G. Wiley Distinguished Alumni Award
Purpose: Recognizes outstanding alumni who have shown extraordinary support and loyalty to the Savannah State University, and who have become exemplary examples of the lofty ideals espoused by the university. The award also extols the achievements and contributions such distinguished alumni have made nationally, regionally and locally.
Please click on the link below to nominate individuals for these two awards.