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I AM SAVANNAH PROUD From Savannah to White House All-Star (1082 hits)

Take action. When Shelton Bowens ’16 started at Savannah State, he never imagined that his new University would give him the chance to share a phone call with President Barack Obama. Back then, he only had one plan: Get involved.

So he became a member of NAACP, secretary of the Pre-Alumni Council, and Student Government Association public relations officer. He was a Collegiate 100 participant, student orientation leader, and attended the Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute. And thanks to his involvement, Shelton was named a White House HBCU All-Star.
Savannah State
is home to 70+ student clubs and organizations.

The HBCU All-Stars is a program of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities which aims to strengthen HBCUs and their students via education and career programs. As an All-Star, Shelton was recognized for his leadership, academics, and involvement at SSU. He teamed up with other HBCU students to promote scholarships and internships on behalf of the Initiative. And helped create campus-wide projects, like gun violence prevention campaigns and LGBT safe spaces.

Through the All-Star program, Shelton received incredible opportunities: networking with university presidents, vice presidents, and deans; attending a speech by Vice President Joe Biden; and tuning into President Obama’s conference call on student healthcare.
“Come with a plan of action. Come with goals. Tell yourself, ‘I am coming to SSU to accomplish something.’” – Shelton Bowens ’16

And while not every SSU student gets to hang out on the phone with a U.S. president, they do get millions of eye-opening experiences. Students compete in places like Belgium and Rome for Model UN. Plant trees with the Environmental Science Club. And join W.O.R.D. Inc. to promote the arts on and off campus. You’ll find SSU Tigers staging plays, reciting poetry, racing concrete canoes, cleaning beaches, mentoring inner city youth, and sending supplies to Liberia. Even better—SSU gives them the space and resources to do it all themselves, to create the experiences they want.

That freedom to take initiative gave Shelton the professional know-how to go for a dream he’s had since he was nine: Become a pediatric physician at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Egleston hospital. “Savannah State opens doors to limitless possibilities.” Seriously Impressive


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Posted By: Elynor Moss
Wednesday, July 11th 2018 at 8:50AM
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