SSU honors academic excellence

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah State University held a ceremony to celebrate its students' academic accomplishments March 29 at Honors Convocation.

Students who have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and have completed at least 31 credit hours received gold, silver or bronze medallions. Students who earned a place on President's List, Dean's List and Honor Roll will also be recognized.

Otis Johnson, former Savannah mayor and retired dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, attended the ceremony as the guest speaker.

Irvin Clark, Vice President of Student Affairs, said about 1,200 students received awards.

"I think these students will think beyond a bachelors degree, said Clark. We want to encourage them to not only want a bachelors degree, but a masters and hopefully a Ph.D."

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