SCSU Bulldogs and Friends,
I greet you all on behalf of the Atlanta Alumni Chapter of South Carolina State University! Our mission in the Atlanta Alumni Chapter is to assist the University in achieving its mission through financial support for students, philanthropy, and community service while providing opportunities for alumni advocacy and engagement. The steadfast goal of each alumni is to recruit the best students throughout the Metro Atlanta area; and to help provide scholarship dollars for deserving students, giving them the opportunity to receive a quality and affordable education.
I invite you to join us in our ongoing efforts to support our beloved Alma Mater, engage in the spirit of giving back with a renewed commitment to help sustain and strengthen the Atlanta Alumni Chapter. It is my hope that you will decide to connect with other Loyal Sons and Daughters to help preserve the Legacy of our great University.
With Bulldog Tenacity,
Michael A. Patterson ’82
Congratulations! Young Alumna of the Quarter, Capt. Oprah Odugbela.
Captain Oprah Odugbela graduated from South Carolina State University in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and shortly thereafter became a Professional Registered Nurse. She participated in a culture immersion study abroad trip to Ecuador in 2018. She graduated from Augusta University with a Doctor of Nursing Practice with a concentration as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2019. Oprah is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and serves as the primary healthcare provider for United States service members, retirees, spouses, and dependents.
Oprah was the 2009 Warren-Reese Scholarship recipient for the Atlanta Alumni Chapter. She was a SCSU Presidential Scholar, a SCSU Track and Field Student Athlete, and a SCSU Honors College Member who traveled on a mission trip to Haiti in December 2012 to help assist an underprivileged orphanage with Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. In 2012- 2013, she was elected as Miss Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. and received the 2013 Residential Assistant of the Year for Hugine Suites. Oprah has been a financial member of SCSU Atlanta Alumni Chapter since 2013 and served as Corresponding Secretary from 2014 – 2018. Her voice is notable well-known for the Chapter’s Calling Post. In 2016, she was selected as SCSU Atlanta Chapter’s Homecoming Queen. Oprah is currently a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. and the United States Air Force.
Volunteerism has been a cornerstone to Oprah’s personal foundation. Her labors of love include: local college fairs, chaperoned Atlanta high school students at SCSU Youth Day, assisted with feeding Marching 101 Band when they traveled to Atlanta, mentored local nursing students, church activities, and educated the community on preventive health measures with her nursing sorority. Finally, Oprah earned 1st Place within her age group for the 2019 Atlanta HBCU Alumni 5K Run/Walk.
Well deserved and long overdue recognition for one of the hardest working Chapter members! The Atlanta Chapter is so very proud to call you our very own!
Your contributions will help us meet chapter goals, aid local students attending SCSU and give back to the community!