PO BOX 310774, ATLANTA, GA 31131-0774

404-622-SCSU(7278) Atlanta

Loyal Sons & Daughters of our Beloved South Carolina State University




Our History 

The history of the Atlanta Alumni Chapter is a storied one with many significant events, influential people, and so much more that has shaped 50 years of a Bulldog legacy of service and excellence in Atlanta. In support of the many initiatives of the National Alumni Association of South Carolina State University, in 1968, the seed was planted for the formation of a local alumni chapter in Atlanta. The chapter would be composed of alumni residing in the metro Atlanta area. As the formation of the chapter got underway, Dr. Richard Waymer (alumna Willie Mae McLeod’s Education Professor) provided Alumna Willie Mae McLeod with a roster of SCSC alumni, to begin the outreach to the many alumni residing in metro Atlanta. There were alumni living throughout Atlanta, with a large number residing in Southwest Atlanta.
Ms. McLeod met with Alumnus Clyde Reese, Alumnus Switzon Wigfall, and Alumnus Herbert Dodd Jr. to determine how to reach an even greater population of SCSU alumni living in Atlanta. Following this meeting, a mass mailing was sent, inviting alumni to the first meeting. Alumna McLeod would become the first corresponding secretary and Alumnus Wigfall was selected as the first president. The first meetings were held at the Wigfalls’ home. Other meeting locations included the homes of Wigfall, Reese, Dr. Wesley S. Wilborn, and Herbert Dodd at libraries in South Atlanta and at the Morris Brown Student Center.

As meetings were underway, Alumna Willie Mae McLeod and Alumnus Charles Harrison met with alumnus and attorney Joseph Jones to prepare a charter to officially and legally form the Atlanta Alumni Chapter. As the chapter continued to grow its membership, the efforts of alumni to obtain a charter continued. With additional guidance provided by Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, on March 29, 1973, the charter was granted to The Atlanta Chapter, South Carolina State College Alumni Association Incorporated. 

Incorporators were: (Source: Georgia Secretary of State)
Charles Fincher*, Atlanta, Georgia
Joseph Jones, Jr., Atlanta, Georgia 
Benjamin E. Mays*, Atlanta, Georgia
Robert Nealy*, Atlanta, Georgia
Clyde Reese*, Atlanta, Georgia
Mattie Waymer*, Atlanta, Georgia
Switzon S. Wigfall, Sr*. Atlanta, Georgia
Wesley S. Wilborn*, Atlanta, Georgia

Initial Board of Directors: (Source: Georgia Secretary
of State)

Bernice M. Bell*, Atlanta, Georgia
Richard L. Miller*, Decatur, Georgia
Robert Nealy*, Atlanta, Georgia
Freddie Phillips*, Atlanta, Georgia
Clyde Reese*, Atlanta, Georgia
Oscar Warren*, Atlanta, Georgia
Switzon S. Wigfall*, Atlanta, Georgia


About Us

The Atlanta Chapter of SCSUNAA is a hard working group of dedicated alumni residing in the city of Atlanta and surrounding Metro Atlanta communities. Below is some information about meeting times and places.


Annual chapter dues for all alumni is $65 and Life Membership local chapter dues are $40($750-Lifetime Membership must be paid to SCSUNAA first)payable each July 1st-June 30th. Non-financial members may attend any alumni meeting or social event sponsored by the chapter. However, you will need to be a financial member to vote in both local and national elections. Likewise, non-financial members may be assessed a small fee for some chapter events. We strongly encourage all alumni to pay their dues and become active today!  

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Mail checks/money orders below:

Atlanta Chapter of SCSUNAA

P.O. Box 310774
Atlanta, GA 31131-0774

Meetings: *Due to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and practicing social distancing, monthly meetings will be held virtually or via conference call. Prior to the meeting the conference call number and access code will be emailed. If you're not on our email list scroll down to the Constant Us Below section to provide your information.*

Meetings are normally held on second Thursdays every month(**subject to change with advance notice**) starting at 6:30pm. A new, permanent meeting location will be announced soon. We encourage all alumni to come and get involved!


Drop us a line!

SCSUNAA - Atlanta Chapter

PO BOX 310774, ATLANTA,GA 31131-0774