List of Savannah State University alumni
This list of Savannah State University alumni includes graduates, non-graduate former students and current students of Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth, Georgia State College, Savannah State College, and/or Savannah State University. Notable administration, faculty, and staff are found on the list of Savannah State University faculty.
Savannah State University is a four-year, state-supported, historically black university (HBCU) located in Savannah, Georgia. The first baccalaureate degree was awarded in 1898. In 1928 the college became a full four-year degree-granting institution and removed the high school and normal school programs. In 1932 the school became a full member institution of the University System of Georgia.
|George E. Kent||1941||professor of literature (with a specialism in Afro-American literature)|||
|Dr.Charles Elmore||African-American scholar and jazz historian|
|Jerome Miller||1975||Toyota Motor Sales Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion - Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.|||
Politics and public service
|Curtis Cooper||Notable Savannah-area civil rights leader.|
|W. W. Law||1948||A nationally-known civil rights leader and preservationist|||
|Edna P. Jackson||member of the National League of Cities board of directors and Mayor of Savannah, Georgia|||
|Barbara J. Mobley||1969||A former member of the DeKalb County Georgia State Court bench and a former member of the Georgia House of Representatives|||
|Alissa J. Johnson, PhD||1995||Deputy Chief Information Officer of the Executive Office of the President (Obama Administration)|
|Donnie Cochran||1976||Retired U.S. Navy Captain who completed two tours with the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels|||
|Walter E. Gaskin||1971||Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps - Retired in 2013 at the rank of Lieutenant General as the Deputy Chairman, NATO Committee in Brussels, Belgium. Previously, he was the Vice Director, Joint Staff. In June 2006, Gaskin became the commanding general of Marine Corps Second Division, making him the senior ranking active-duty African-American Marine and first African-American to command a Marine Corps division|||
|James E. Wright||flight instructor for the World War II Tuskegee Airmen|||
Journalist and news media personalities
|JaQuitta Williams||1993||former anchor/reporter for WSB-TV, ABC affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia|||
|Steven Aycock||1993||former head football coach at Johnson C. Smith University|||
|Bobby Curtis||1987||former National Football League player with the Washington Redskins and New York Jets|||
|Roy Ellison||1987||National Football League official and umpire during Super Bowl XLIII|||
|Troy Hambrick||2000||former National Football League running back|||
|Matt "Showbiz" Jackson||1983||former member of the Harlem Globetrotters|||
|Jessie Kenlaw||1975||Interim Head Coach of the WNBA's Washington Mystics; former assistant coach with the WNBA Seattle Storm and Washington Mystics|||
|John Mathis||1967||former American Basketball Association forward for the New Jersey Americans|||
|Wesley McGriff||1990||current defensive backs coach and defensive recruiting coordinator for the Vanderbilt Commodores. Former defensive backs coach for the Miami Hurricanes and former interim coach and defensive coordinator at Savannah State University.|||
|Ernest "The Cat" Miller||former professional wrestler|||
|Shannon Sharpe||1991||former National Football League player; three-time Super Bowl champion, and is second to Tony Gonzalez for most receptions (815), receiving yards (10,060), and TD receptions (62) by a tight end in an NFL career.|||
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- "Toyota Motor Sales Appoints New Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion". Hispanic PR Wire. 2005. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
- Charles J. Elmore: W. W. Law (1923-2002) from the New Georgia Encyclopedia Online (2004-01-23). Retrieved on 2008-07-23.
- "SSU grad, Savannah mayor pro-tem wins national post". SavannahNow.com. Savannah Morning News and Evening Press. 2008-11-25. Retrieved 2008-11-25.
- "Representative Barbara J. Mobley". Georgia House of Representatives. 2007. Archived from the original on November 23, 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
- "From SSU to the Blue Angels". Savannah State University. 2004. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
- "Official Biography for Walter E. Gaskin". United States Marine Corps. 2007. Archived from the original on March 16, 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
- "Tuskegee airmen instructor dies in Savannah". SavannahNow.com. Savannah Morning News and Evening Press. 2008-09-16. Retrieved 2008-09-16.
- "JaQuitta Williams: News Reporter and Anchor". WSBTV. 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-04-13. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
- "Sand Gnats make radio deal". SavannahNow.com. Savannah Morning News and Evening Press. 2009-01-28. Retrieved 2009-01-28.
- "Former Tigers sign football contracts". 2007-11-13. Retrieved 2009-02-11.
- "Savannah State Alumnus Officiates Super Bowl XLIII" (PDF). The Savannah Tribune. 2009-02-11. Retrieved 2009-02-11.
- "NFL Players: Troy Hambrick". NFL.com. 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
- "Player Bio". Harlem Globetrotters. 2007. Archived from the original on 2006-10-31. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
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- "Coach Bio". WNBA. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-07-13. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
- "NBA/ABA Players who attended Savannah State University". Retrieved 2008-02-06.
- "Sports with Walter Moore". The Savannah Tribune. The Savannah Tribune, Inc. 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2011-02-16.
- "Player Bio:Wesley McGriff". Archived from the original on November 11, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-22.
- "The early days of WCW star Ernest Miller". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-11-12.
- "NFL.com Writers: Shannon Sharpe". NFL.com. 2007. Archived from the original on March 28, 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
- "Gonzalez gets record, win". The Examiner. 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-15.[dead link]
- Barnidge, Noell (2009-10-15). "Shannon Sharpe headed home to SSU". SavannahNow.com. Savannah Morning News and Evening Press. Retrieved 2009-10-15.