SAVANNAH – Savannah State University (SSU) will honor two high-achieving students during its commencement ceremony on Saturday. Both Brittany Bush, a biology major, and Kyoung Hoon Cho, an accounting major, will be celebrated for their academic excellence.

Bush is a Minority Access to Research Careers, Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) Program scholar. Bush plans to become a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Last summer, she engaged in research at University of California, Davis, related to reproductive biology.

Brittany Bush pictured.

Bush is also Savannah State’s 2015 Board of Regents Academic Achievement Award recipient. Resolutions from both the House of Representatives and Senate naming her as such were read on the floor of the Georgia General Assembly and entered into the official record.

Cho, a native of Korea, began studying English as a second language before enrolling at Savannah State. Despite his self-described aversion to mathematics, he has excelled in the field of accounting in the College of Business Administration.

Cho was awarded a gold medallion in 2014 and 2015 and has earned President’s List standing for the last five semesters.

Established in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s 4,900 students select majors from 27 undergraduate and five graduate programs in three colleges — Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Sciences and Technology — and the School of Teacher Education.

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