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.


Jolene McNeil, SPA/BA '97

Signature Programs Co-Chair
2013 Multicultural Alumni Reunion Chair
Clarence Fluker, SOC/MA '02

Social and Networking Programs Co-Chairs
Jesse Lanier, Kogod/BS '94
William J. Bennett, III,  Kogod/BSBA '99

Awards and Scholarship Co-Chairs
Darryl L. Franklin, Esq., SPA/BA'96
Torrance J. Colvin, Esq. SPA/BA '95

Social Media and Marketing Co-Chair
Jasmine Stringer, Kogod/BSBA '01
Nadia Trowers, SOC/BA '07, SOC/MA '13 (Newsletter)

Future Alumni Outreach Co-Chairs
Jonelle Williams, SPA/BA '09
Quinton Lampkin, Kogod/BSBA'08

Membership Co-Chairs
Nadia Trowers, SOC/BA '07, SOC/MA '13
Stacey Y. Taylor, CAS/MA '98
LaTanya Pattillo, Kogod/BSBA '95
Wendy L. Edge, Kogod/BSBA '89
Quinton Lampkin, Kogod/BSBA'08

Student Representative
Deon Jones, SPA/BA Candidate '14
Alexis Adams, SIS/BA Candidate '16

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

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Night OUT with the Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros
Preview Text HereJoin alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of American University as we partner with the Washington Gay Sports Connection-Team DC for the 10th annual Night OUT at the Nationals. The event is $20 and registration closes June 13.