Savannah State alumni, donor and educator Commodore Conyers dies

ANNANDALE, Va. — Commodore Conyers had a passion for Savannah State University and his community. The long time educator and community leader died at his Albany, Ga. home on Aug. 15. He was 84.

Conyers, a 1958 graduate of Savannah State, was a life member of the SSUNAA and a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. A long-time supporter of the university and the SSUNAA, Conyers served as president of the SSUNAA Greater Albany Chapter for several years and was the 2014 Savannah State University Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal. He was recently nominated to be inducted into the SSU Foundation Hall of Fame Class of 2015.

“As we all know, he was truly a Smart, Bold and Proud Tiger who loved his alma mater,” said Dr. Cheryl Dozier, the president of Savannah State University in an email to the university community.

Conyers devoted his time and talents and helped raise funds for several with organizations including the 100 Black Men of Albany, Strive to Thrive Albany, his alma mater, Savannah State University, where he majored in industrial education, and the American Legion Post 512. He also held advanced degrees from Valdosta State University (’79 – Vocational Administration) and Albany State University (’86 – Administration and ’90 – Administration and Supervision).

Aside from his philanthropic efforts, Conyers was an educator, and former principal of Dougherty High School in Albany, Ga. and an activist for educators. After leaving Dougherty High he served the school board as the head of the county’s career tech program. He was also a Deacon and former Superintendent of Sunday School at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Albany.

“The entire Savannah State University National Alumni Association family is saddened by the loss of Mr. Commodore Conyers,” said Clyde Newton the National President of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association. “Mr. Conyers has been a leader and mentor in SSUNAA for many years. His dedication and commitment to excellence will serve as his legacy to all of us.”

Conyers served in many capacities in public service in and around Albany. He was sworn in to the Dougherty County Water, Gas, and Light Board in January 2007 and also served on the election board for Dougherty County and was a member of the Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum board of directors.

“We certainly appreciate his dedicated service and committed support to Savannah State University, said Charles Young, the chairman of the Savannah State University Foundation. “May God continue to bless, comfort, strengthen and sustain his family and friends, and give them peace.”

A Wake service will be held on Friday, August 21, 6 – 8 pm at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (325 Whitney Avenue) in Albany and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 22 at  3 pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church (901 S. Westover Blvd.) in Albany.

{Originally posted to SSUNAA.org}

Day 7: Social Media Bible Challenge – ‭‭John‬ ‭3:16

I have been challenged by my classmate Live Love Laugh​ to participate in The Seven Day Bible Verse Challenge. The challenge is to post a bible verse each day and to challenge two other social media friends to do the same each day for seven days. 

 

Day 7:

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

‭‭John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Now on this final day, I challenge YOU. If you are reading this message I’m challenging you to participate and spread the Good News to the world. 

Day 6: Social Media Bible Challenge – ‭‭I Peter‬ ‭4:10

I have been challenged by my classmate Live Love Laugh​ to participate in The Seven Day Bible Verse Challenge. The challenge is to post a bible verse each day and to challenge two other social media friends to do the same each day for seven days. 

 

Day 6:

“As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”

‭‭I Peter‬ ‭4:10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

I now challenge some of my favorite ministers / Pastors, Rev. Linda Watson-Dowden​, Pastor Steve K Reynolds​, Rev. Stevonia Cunningham​, and Pastor Stan Rone​ and to participate and spread the Good News to the world. 

Day 5: Social Media Bible Challenge – Psalms‬ ‭34:3-4‬‬

I have been challenged by my classmate Live Love Laugh​ to participate in The Seven Day Bible Verse Challenge. The challenge is to post a bible verse each day and to challenge two other social media friends to do the same each day for seven days. 

Day 5:

“Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:3-4‬‬ NKJV

I now challenge my Shipmates Jonathan Hazel​ and Keith Kinjatta Dobbins​ to participate and spread the Good News to the world. 

Day 4: Social Media Bible Challenge – Psalms‬ ‭63:7‬

I have been challenged by my classmate Live Love Laugh to participate in The Seven Day Bible Verse Challenge. The challenge is to post a bible verse each day and to challenge two other social media friends to do the same each day for seven days.

Day 4:

“Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.”

Psalms 63:7 NKJV

I now challenge my brothers in Christ and fraternity, Konah Terry and Gary Oliver, to participate and spread the Good News to the world.

Day 3: Social Media Bible Challenge – ‭‭ Psalms‬ ‭31:24

I have been challenged by my classmate Live Love Laugh to participate in The Seven Day Bible Verse Challenge. The challenge is to post a bible verse each day and to challenge two other social media friends to do the same each day for seven days. 

Day 3:

“Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the LORD.”

Psalms‬ ‭31:24‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

I now challenge my cousins, Adrienne Arkwright and Greg Smith to participate and spread the Good News to the world. 

Day 2: Social Media Bible Challenge – ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:17

I have been challenged by my classmate Live Love Laugh to participate in The Seven Day Bible Verse Challenge. The challenge is to post a bible verse each day and to challenge two other social media friends to do the same each day for seven days.

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:17‬ ‭KJV‬

I now challenge two of my favorite Savannah State Tigers, April Dobbs, and Stacey Golden, to participate and spread the Good News to the world.

Day 1: Social Media Bible Challenge – Psalms 27:14

I have been challenged by my classmate Live Love Laugh to participate in The Seven Day Bible Verse Challenge. The challenge is to post a bible verse each day and to challenge two other social media friends to do the same. 

Day 1:

“Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭27:14‬ ‭NKJV‬

Psalms 27:14

I now challenge my wife, Thurraya Kent, and my sister, Sharnda Kent, to participate and spread the Good News to the world. 

2015 Cub Scouts Pack 150 Raingutter Regatta

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Cub Scouts of Pack 150 participated in the Raingutter Regatta on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Lubber Run Park. 

During the event, each scout created a paper ship to sail in the competition and particpated in two heats. 

 

Little Kent 2 created a paper yacht named the S.S. Nature’s Ship and won his first heat, but it took on water during the second heat, finishing in second place. He was awarded a second place ribbon for the day.

Little Kent 1 Raingutter Regatta ribbon

Little Kent 1’s green canoe proved to be an overall winner. He easily won both heats and took home a first place ribbon.

For photos from the event, visit absolonkent.net/photogallery/#32