Loren Gonzalez- Savannah State ’22

My SSU!

When I was deciding on exactly what school I wanted to go to, I always knew I wanted to go to a HBCU, but I was trying everything in my power not to go to Savannah State. SSU is my grandparent’s alma mater, so when I think of the school I think of how old my grandparents are, and I had no desire to go to an old school. Clearly, God had other plans because as soon as I stepped foot on the campus for the first time for my official visit, I fell in love. I remember literally feeling like I was at home; when I got my acceptance letter I remember bursting into tears of joy because it had essentially become my number one choice. I was later awarded numerous scholarships, and my SSU journey began. While being here I’ve accomplished so much. I am an SSU Foundation Scholar, a Golden Key Honor Society scholar, Vice President of Eloquent Commitment to Helping Our Sisters, Head of Public Relations for The Juice Live, and The Wright Choice student manager and Peer Mentor. Savannah State has definitely molded me into the woman that I am today, a woman that is independent, strong, and confident in herself. The family atmosphere, never-ending opportunities, and constant support from everyone around me is unmatched. I wouldn’t trade my SSU for anything, I’m thankful for all the experiences. “And go big blue!”

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