With a Dress Form and a Sewing Machine

The idea of home economics is unfamiliar to today’s students. For years, it was a staple of the curriculum in nearly every school. It went far beyond housekeeping. Continue reading With a Dress Form and a Sewing Machine


Two Degrees, No Separation

Father and son graduate on the same day A father and son graduated in May 2016 at Savannah State. And there’s a good chance that Marcelo Meis worked on the same robotic arm that captured his son Daniel’s biomedical research sent to the International Space Station (ISS). Before moving to Savannah, Marcelo worked in aerospace engineering in their native Toronto, Canada. One of his projects was … Continue reading Two Degrees, No Separation

Unbroken Ground

A brief history of the land of Savannah State The land that is now home to Savannah State University has seen a great deal. It sustained Native Americans, signaled new hope for immigrants, endured the enslavement of its ancestors and, finally, became the gathering place for free thought and education among the descendants of those same communities. Before colonists arrived from Europe, these nearby waters … Continue reading Unbroken Ground

By Leaps and Bounds

Aim high. In the classroom, in the lab and on the field. Dolphurs Hayes began pole-vaulting his freshman year of high school after he realized he wasn’t quite fast enough for football. He took to launching himself over a bar with relative ease. By his senior year, he was ranked second in the state of Georgia. At the same time, Hayes was excelling in the … Continue reading By Leaps and Bounds

President Dozier: Five-year retrospective

In just five years, President Dozier has made a tremendous impact at Savannah State University. From founding a faculty mini-grant initiative to overseeing the return of teacher education to SSU, much has changed in her short time at the helm. Enrollment has continued to grow during her tenure. At the beginning of each fall semester, the number of students reaches 5,000. Graduation participants are also … Continue reading President Dozier: Five-year retrospective