(Hampton Freshman Deron) Powers led the way with 15 points on 7-for-12 shooting – including the layup that forced overtime – to go along with a career-high eight rebounds. Junior guard/forward Du’Vaughn Maxwell (Manhattan, N.Y.) added 13 points and blocked four shots.
“Savannah State University takes great pride in conferring the degree to Miss Joy Epps to devotion and study in the sciences, special emphasis in marine sciences, this 3rd day in February 2013 signed by the chief academic officer,” said the Vice President for Academic Affairs, C. Reynold Verret, during the ceremony.
The Savannah Morning News today reports that a 21-year-old woman found shot to death in the parking lot of her Savannah apartment complex has been identified as Rebecca Foley, a Savannah State University student. Police say Foley was found outside of her car on Monday night after being shot around 7 p.m.
No other details about the shooting have been released. In a statement, Savannah State University offered condolences and resources for grieving students.
“The Savannah State University family is saddened by the tragic incident that claimed the life of Rebecca L. Foley,” the statement read. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Miss Foley’s family and friends during this very difficult time. Counselors will be available to students through the Counseling Center in the Division of Student Affairs.”
For many black folks, HBCU love is something to be born into, or forced through cultural immersion. With growing outreach from predominantly white institutions to black students, the need for HBCU cultural infusion grows greater by the day, and specifically among youth.
So books like ‘I Love My SSU‘ are critical tools in the effort to raise the next generation of HBCU students and supporters. From the website:
“This book follows Tiger (a fictional character) as he makes his way through campus starting from the top by Hill Hall all the way to the Theodore A. Wright stadium to cheer on the Tiger football team during homecoming,” says (author Desmond) Delk. “Along the way, he sees how excited the students, alumni and friends are about the university and homecoming, and in return Tiger is thrilled about the school and the game,” says Delk.
Former NFL pro bowl receiver and Savannah State University football offensive coordinator Terance Mathis has left the team, according to the Savannah Tribune. Mathis, who spent two years with the team, is expected to join the Georgia State coaching staff this fall.
Mathis coached the Tiger offense to the sixth-best passing attack in the MEAC in 2012, averaging 169 yards passing per game. The Tigers were 1-10 overall.
There’s only two places where a 91-year-old can bring out excitement in 20-year-olds. A black church, and a historically black college.
Savannah State University got lucky recently with a taste of both, courtesy of a visit from Rev. Joseph Lowery.