May 19, 2016 (via conference call)                                                                   
      Start 6:07pm   Stop 6:42pm
Welcome Roll Call: 1. Huriyah Al-Batin 2. Bubba Mattox 3. Willie Walker   4.Tourea Robinson  5. Almisha Mattox    6. Melody Haynes   7. Ava Phoenix
Financial Report
·       Financial Update -confidential
·       Dues: Chapter Dues and National Dues by July 1st
 (Local $50 and National $70) – local dues mail to Bubba Mattox
10897 Apple Blossom Trail E.  Jacksonville, Fl 32218
Old Business
·       Local dues were voted to increase in March meeting from $35 to $50
-       Email was sent out
·       Flea market booth (Bubba Mattox)
·       Student recruit (Tamieko Grant)
Wolfson High sponsoring a student bus to visit SSU (Willie Walker)
·       Alumni recruitment (Huriyah Al-Batin)
New Business
·       Jax Chapter Scholarship ($1000 = $500 per semester) voted on & awarded to
  • Jada Brown - Cocoa High (2016 Class) for her 600 word essay on "Why She should attend a HBCU".
  •  2.92 GPA
  •  accepted to SSU this Fall
  • Involvements: Youth NAACP, Delta GEMS
NOTE: Chapter voted to change future scholarships to apply only to Duval, St John, Clay, Baker or Nassau students.

- Continue to recruit new SSU alumni members in or out of the Jacksonville area
Miscellaneous Announcements/Comments  
·       Birthdays: May - None 
                      ?  June - Keshia Jones, Tourea Robinson, Ava Phonenix
·       Anniversaries: None
·       Good news or Accolades: None
·       Next meeting Thursday June 16, 2016 @6pm (Face to face at Willie’s office)

SSU Jacksonville Chapter August Meeting Minutes
August 14, 2014

Conference Attendance or Phone (P):
Huriyah Gordon
Bubba Mattox
Willie Walker
Tameiko Allen-Grant
Melody Haynes
Keisha Jones (P)
Meeting started: 6:05pm   meeting ended: 7:01pm
Financial Report
· Financial Update- confidential: Report was given by New Treasurer, Bubba Mattox
  • Applebees Breakfast FlapJack Fundraiser  20 September (poc – Furnell Marshall)
    • Location – Applebees at St John Town Center
    • Time – 8 to 10a.m. (helping chapter members/volunteers 7:15 -7:30am)
    • Tickets ($10) - $7 goes back to chapter (goal 100 sold)
    • Menu – pancakes, eggs, juice, coffee, water
    • Walk ups are welcome also
    • Ticket sale update - 1 September
  • Everbank (Jaguars) Fundraiser – voted to be dropped (not enough volunteers)
  • Each chapter challenged to sale season football tickets (overall goal for SSU is 200)
  • 2015 SSUNAA election year
    • If anyone would like to run, submit (must be current in national dues)
  • Homecoming - Oct 4 (Norfolk State) at 2pm (parade downtown at 9am)
    • SSUNAA Headquarters – Marriott Savannah Riverfront Hotel
      • Registration $165 before 5 Sep (after $195)
      • Game ticket not included
      • Room $155 (single/double) $175 (triple/quad)
      • Details of homecoming events mailed out by SSUNAA
      • Homecoming Chapter Queen – Ms Huriyah Gordon (voted)
      • Homecoming Ad – voted no (no benefit for the chapter)
      • Awards for chapters and individuals (poc – Huriyah Gordon)
      • Homecoming Raffle tickets – (poc – Huriyah Gordon)
        • Turn in money or unsold tickets to Bubba Mattox
  • Pay your dues (local $30 / National $70) online or to Bubba Mattox
SSU football 1st area game is 6 Sept (at Georgia Southern – 6pm)
SSU football 1st home game is 13 Sept (vs Fort Valley – 6pm)

August Birthdays
September Birthdays:  

Wedding Anniversary:
Zumba for Scholarship dollars! Sunday 17 Nov (3-4:30) at Marriott Hotel across from Dave & Buster
Zumba for Scholarship dollars! Sunday 17 Nov (3-4:30) at Marriott Hotel across from Dave & Buster
Phyllis Mattox (Oliver) C/O 98' & 02'
Phyllis Mattox (Oliver) C/O 98' & 02'
CONGRATULATIONS to Jacksonville Chapter's
own Phyllis Mattox for being selected into the
2011 Savannah State Sports Hall of Fame along
with 5 others!  She is a 4 year SIAC All American
tennis player

Hall of Fame to induct six new members for 2011
Savannah State University will honor its athletic heritage when six new
members are inducted into the SSU Athletic Hall of Fame.
Slated to be inducted are Richard Basil (football), Carl Crump
(men's basketball), William R. "Bill" Davis (football coach), Russell
Ellington (men's basketball coach), Phyllis Oliver Mattox (women's
and Kim Jones Walton (women's basketball). Davis and
Ellington will be enshrined posthumously
Phyllis Mattox played on SSU women's tennis team from 1994-98.
The Warner Robins, Georgia native was a four-time All-SIAC player
and was a member of the 1996 and '97 teams that won SIAC
championships. Phyllis went undefeated during the 1997 season
and was named the SIAC Player of the Year (also in 94'). Phyllis
earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from SSU and
is a Diamond Life Member of the SSU National Alumni Association. 
Phyllis lives in Jacksonville, Florida where she is a member of
the Jacksonville Chapter of the SSU Alumni Association and is
employed as a District Reading Specialist by the Duval County
Board of Education.
30 Sep 2011 Phyllis Mattox - SSU Sports Hall Of Fame Induction Speech
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnRrD-Cooo4

1 Oct 2011 Savannah State Halftime Hall of Fame Introduction
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCjWLMVs51Q

Savannah State Hall Of Fame Inductees
> http://ssuathletics.com/hof.aspx

Congratulations to Dr. George Maxwell
(SSU Jacksonville Alumni Chapter) for
being selected as a nominee at the 2010
HBCU North Florida Alumni Hall of Fame

SSU Alumnus, Dr. George Maxell
SSU Alumnus, Dr. George Maxell
SSU Alumnus, Dr. George Maxwell (far left)
SSU Alumnus, Dr. George Maxwell (far left)
Congratulations to Dr. George Maxwell for being selected as a
nominee at the 2010 HBCU North Florida Alumni Hall of Fame
Ceremony to be held Thursday, 16 September 2010 at 6PM at
EWC Sports Complex. 

Dr. George Maxwell was selected by his SSU Jacksonville
Chapter for his dedicated hardwork to his beloved alma mater.
2009 SSU Homecoming - Miss Jacksonville Chapter (Mrs. LaTonya Parker)
2009 SSU Homecoming - Miss Jacksonville Chapter (Mrs. LaTonya Parker)
Steering Committee Lead Mr. Ray Brinson, 2009 Honoree Mr. Bubba Mattox, SSU Jacksonville Chapter President Mrs. Tameiko
Steering Committee Lead Mr. Ray Brinson, 2009 Honoree Mr. Bubba Mattox, SSU Jacksonville Chapter President Mrs. Tameiko Allen-Grant


The Gateway Classic was an annual football contest played in Jacksonville
with Bethune-Cookman University as the host team. During the 2001 event,
the Steering Committee, led by A. Ray Brinson, introduced an alumni
recognition event as an official classic activity. This concept was in keeping
with the annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities Week proclaimed
by the President of the United States via Executive Order usually around
the Labor Day Weekend which coincided with the annual football classic. 

The Gateway Classic game was removed from the Bethune-Cookman
schedule after the 2006 game against Southern University. However, the
HBCU recognition event continued, and was sponsored by the Duval/Nassau
Alumni Chapter of Bethune-Cookman. During the preliminary planning for
the 2008 event, a suggestion was made to expand the scope of the
committee and invite other HBCU Alumni Chapters in North Florida to join
the committee. During the first meeting, the history of the recognition event
was explained to the group and from that discussion the concept of
establishing an HBCU Alumni Hall of Fame (HOF) evolved. The founders
were: A. Ray Brinson, Peggy Turner and Ira Turner, Bethune-Cookman
University; Juliette Fields, Carl Johnson and Marguerite Warren, Edward
Waters College. The purpose of the hall of fame is to honor and recognize
alumni of HBCUs who had: 1) Made outstanding contributions of money,
talent, and time to their alma mater. 2) Achieved outstanding
accomplishments in their respective profession. 3) And or performed
outstanding community service where they live, work and worship. Nominees
who live in Duval and surrounding counties (not to exceed a 150 mile radius)
are eligible for nomination. The respective schools/alumni chapters
would make the nomination and the HBCU HOF Steering Committee
would have the final approval for induction. The 2006 Gateway Classic
Excellence Award winners became the founding members of the North
Florida HBCU Alumni Hall of Fame. They were: Archie Gallon, Edward
Waters College; James Harris, Grambling  versity; Marsha Holmes, Morgan
State University; Irving Matthews, Southern University, and Larry Roziers,
Bethune-Cookman University.

Inductees for the Class of 2008 were: Dr. Brenda Simmons, Bethune-Cookman
University; Demetral Wester, Florida A & M University; Nathaniel Washington,
Florida Memorial University; Dr. Roy I. Mitchell, Edward Waters College,
(Posthumous), and Attorney Willie Walker, Savannah State University.

This year’s class of 2009 honorees are: Michelle Carter-Scott (NBA Vince
Carter's mother), Bethune-Cookman University; Kenneth Reddick, Hampton
University; Walter White, Florida A & M University; Geraldine Orr, Edward Waters
College and Bubba Mattox. Savannah State University.

The first Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Dr. Ezekiel Bryant
(Posthumous)for his decades of leadership and contributions in education
and community service. He will be inducted along with the members of this
year’s class. A joint resolution will also be issued by the three HBCUs he
attended, Edward Waters College, Bethune-Cookman University and Florida
A & M University.

Bubba Mattox C/O 93'
Bubba Mattox C/O 93'
Congratulations to Bubba Mattox (93') for being selected as a nominee
at the 2009 HBCU North Florida Alumni Hall of Fame Ceremony to be
held Thursday, 3 September 2009 at 6PM at EWC Sports Complex. 

Bubba was selected by his SSU Jacksonville Chapter for his
dedicated hardwork to his beloved alma mater and the creator of
his chapter's dynamic website.  Here is his biography:

Born in Blackshear, Georgia in 1971, Bubba 
Mattox is the only child of Savannah State 
College (now Savannah State University) 
alums, Mr. Thomas Sr. (1974) and Mrs. Almisha 
Mattox (1970). He is one of fifteen extended 
Mattox family members to attend and graduated 
from SSU.
A 1989 graduate of Sol C. Johnson High in 
Savannah, Georgia, Bubba Mattox had a 
stellar high school track career which earned 
him a full track scholarship to SSU. He was an 
All SIAC Conference Long Distance Specialist. 
As a student he was a member of the SSU Naval 
ROTC program and a three year captain of the 
SSC Marching Tiger Band Drum Line “Roaring 
Thunder”. Bubba Mattox graduated with a major 
in Criminal Justice in 1993 and commissioned 
into the United States Navy. 
Bubba Mattox has been selected by the SSU 
Jacksonville Chapter for his dedication and 
hard work to his beloved alma mater and 
mainstay with SSU Jacksonville Chapter. Bubba 
has been an active member of the chapter for 
the last 10 years. He has played an integral 
role in the life and advancement of the chapter. 
From the position of student to now SSU Alumni, 
Bubba have given financially (over 5K), his time 
and service to the university. 
As a member of the Jacksonville Chapter he 
envisioned and created the Jacksonville Chapter's 
dynamic alumni website (the very first of any 
SSU chapter regionally or nationally). He 
currently serves as the chapter secretary, 
sergeant-at-arms and webmaster. He takes on an 
unofficial role of communicating and maintaining 
the strong connections within the chapter. He is 
the chapter’s “go-to” guy. During the past ten 
years he has consistently attended all meetings, 
fundraisers, and athletic events. Because of his 
personal connection to the marching band and 
athletics, he has and continues to make financial 
contributions to the university. Bubba is that 
alumni member who is not afraid of getting his 
hands dirty in any capacity, because of the love 
and pride he holds for his alma mater. He sets 
personal goals within the chapter and with the 
national alumni association. He will become an 
SSU National Alumni LIFE Member this year and 
was recently named a member of the SSU National 
Alumni Association website committee. In the 
community, he is a faithful donor to his church, 
United House of Prayer for All People; he has 
donated over 5K to helping underprivileged children 
with instruments and uniforms within the church’s 
band program. He is also an annual donor with the 
Boy Scout’s of America. He is a strong supporter of 
the Breast Cancer programs and foundations. He 
donates twice a year to the American Red Cross. 
He is a five year veteran Basketball State High 
School Officials of Florida. In his career he has 
given 16 dedicated years to the United States Navy 
as a Naval Officer (rank of Lieutenant Commander). 
He has served a year overseas on both a ship and 
Flag Rank Joint Staff fighting Global War on 
Terrorism and Drugs. He received the awards of 
the high prestigious honors of Joint Service 
Commendation Medal and Joint Service Achievement 
He is married to the former Phyllis L. Oliver a 
1998 Bachelor of Arts and 2002 Master’s of Public 
Administration graduate of Savannah State 
University. They have one son, Aaron Javon Mattox. 

Mozella Raines C/O 75' and Latonya Parker C/O 96'
Mozella Raines C/O 75' and Latonya Parker C/O 96'
Congrats to Mrs. Latonya Parker (Oceanway
Elementary) and Mrs. Mozella Raines (Paxon
Middle School) for being selected as Duval
Teachers of the Year Award!!!!!!!!


Tourea Robinson (Jax past Chapter President), SSUNAA Parade Queen
Tourea Robinson (Jax past Chapter President), SSUNAA Parade Queen

Tourea Robinson represented
as SSUNAA Queen in SSU's

SAVANNAHSavannah State University’s 2008 Homecoming
celebration began Sunday, Oct. 26, and culminated Saturday, Nov. 1.
This year’s celebratory theme was “Spirit Unleashed: The Year of the Tiger.”

This year, the Savannah State University National Alumni
(SSUNAA) had selected Tourea B. Robinson (1997)
as Ms. SSUNAA. Joining Robinson on the SSUNAA Homecoming
court are her attendants: Elsie Marselles Owens Ridley (1981)
and Lydia M. Harris (1968).
Tourea Robinson is director of
Donor Relations and Communications at Florida Community
College at Jacksonville
Foundation. She received her bachelor’s
degree in Mass Communications and earned her MBA from the
University of Phoenix .

Robinson is an active volunteer for numerous
civic and  professional boards, including the
Forestview Athletic Association; Healthy Mothers,
Healthy Babies of North Florida,  Inc.; and the
Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce. 
She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.;
president of the Jacksonville, Florida, chapter of
SSUNAA;  and a member of New Mt. Calvary
Missionary Baptist Church

Phyllis Mattox (Jax Chapter Member & Cancer Survivor)
Phyllis Mattox (Jax Chapter Member & Cancer Survivor)

Phyllis Mattox (Oliver) A Breast Cancer
Survivor,  represented Jacksonville as
SSU Jacksonville Chapter Queen this

A native of Warner Robins, Georgia, Phyllis is a reading coach
at Jeb Stuart Middle School in Jacksonville, Florida. She
received her bachelor’s degree in History (1998) and her 
masters in Public Administration (2002). Phyllis is a Breast
Cancer survivor (2007-08) and a devoted cure Breast Cancer
Advocate. She is also a active local Jacksonville Chapter
member as well as a Savannah State University National
Alumni Association (SSUNAA) member.


Attorney Willie Walker (Jax Past Vice President), SSU Parade Grand Marshal
Attorney Willie Walker (Jax Past Vice President), SSU Parade Grand Marshal

Savannah native, Attorney
Willie Walker, served as SSU's Homecoming
Parade Grand Marshal 
this weekend

SAVANNAHSavannah State University ’s annual Homecoming
Parade took place this Saturday, Nov. 1.  Parade participants  marched
to the 2008 theme, Spirit Unleashed: the Year of the Tiger.

The parade grand marshal was Attorney Willie J. Walker, a
1981 graduate, who also was selected as guest speaker
for Founders’ Day, Friday, Oct. 31, in conjunction with the
2008 Homecoming celebration. Walker currently serves as
vice president of the Savannah State University National
Alumni Association

A native Savannahian, Walker has a longstanding record
of generously supporting athletics, band and other
scholarship programs at SSU. He formerly established
the Howard E. Alls Scholarship in memory of his childhood
friend, fellow attorney and alumnus of Savannah State
University .

Based in Jacksonville, Fla, Walker practices law primarily
in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death in both
Florida and Georgia ; he also is a Supreme Court
certified mediator. Walker earned a Bachelor of Science
in Criminal Justice from Savannah State University
and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Mercer University.
A member of Alpha Phi Alpha and Sigma Pi Phi fraternities,
he recently was inducted into the “North Florida HBCU
Hall of Fame.”

Dr. George Maxwell
Dr. George Maxwell
We congratulate SSUNAA 2008
Award Recipients from the Jax Chapter: 
New Life Member:
Dr. George Maxwell