American University Black Alumni Alliance


The mission of the AU Black Alumni Alliance (BAA) is to create a lifelong and worldwide community of AU alumni with greatest focus on the black and African-heritage diaspora communities through increased opportunities for meaningful engagement towards the end of greater awareness, pride, participation, volunteer involvement, and philanthropic commitment to American University.


BAA November 2014 Newsletter
BAA September 2014 Newsletter
BAA April 2014 Newsletter

Reunion Weekend

2014 Multicultural Alumni Reunion

BAA Book Award Initiative

Consider a charitable contribution to American University and join the BAA Book Award Initiative.  Click here to learn how you can make an impact on an AU student..


Jasmine Stringer, Kogod/BSBA '01

Vice Chair
Bradley White, SPA/BA '99; WCL/JD '07

Immediate Past Chair
Clarence J. Fluker, SOC/MA '02

Signature Programs Co-Chairs
Tangela Richardson, SOC/MA '13
2015 Congressional Black Caucus Reception

Shawn Richardson, SOC/MA '08
2015 Multicultural Alumni Reunion Chair

Social and Networking Programs Co-Chair
William J. Bennett, III,  Kogod/BSBA '99
Washington D.C. Metro

Wendy Edge, Kogod/BSBA '89
New York Metro

Future Alumni Outreach Co-Chair
Kathy Russell, SOC/BA '04

Social Media and Marketing Co-Chair
Qui-Juan Jones, Kogod/BSBA '09

Membership Co-Chairs
G.Tony Bell, SIS/BA '88
LaTanya Pattillo, Kogod/BSBA '95

Awards and Scholarship Co-Chairs
Nicole Robinson, SOC/BA '00; SOC/MA '02

Student Representative
Jasmyn Shumate, current student

Leadership Legacy

Celebrating the past Chairs of the AU Black Alumni Alliance
Clarence J. Fluker, SOC/MA '02 (2014 - 2015)
Jolene McNeil
, SPA/BA '97 (2012 - 2014)

Get Involved

Join the Black Alumni Alliance on Facebook and LinkedIn to connect to other alumni and stay updated on events and meetings.

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 27, 2015

AU Alumni Night With The Washington Wizards
Meet us at Verizon Center for a night of exciting basketball action with fellow AU alumni!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

KPU Presents: First Lady Laura Bush, AU 2015 Wonk of the Year
The Kennedy Political Union (KPU) is proud to announce that former First Lady Laura Bush is American University’s 2015 Wonk of the Year. The award recognizes a well‐known individual who is smart, passionate, focused, engaged, and who uses their knowledge and influence to create meaningful change in the world.

Friday, April 17, 2015

AU Multicultural Alumni Networking Mixer

Join members of the AU Black Alumni Alliance, AU Latino Alumni Alliance, and AU's multicultural alumni community for a casual networking event in New York.