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

Give A Year Campaign

Consider a charitable contribution to American University and join the BAA Give-A-Year Campaign.  Click here to learn how you can make an impact on an AU student..


Clarence Fluker, SOC/MA '02

Jonelle Williams, SPA/BA '09

Immediate Past Chair
Jolene McNeil, SPA/BA '97

Signature Programs Co-Chairs
2014 Multicultural Alumni Reunion Chair
Jolene McNeil, SPA/BA '97

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

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
Tangela Richardson, SOC/MA '13
Jasmine Stringer, Kogod/BSBA '01
Stacey Y. Taylor, CAS/MA '98
Bradley White, SPA/BA '99; WCL/JD '07

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

Student Representative
Jasmyn Shumate, current student

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

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Black Alumni Alliance Basketball Pre-Game Reception

Celebrate your love of basketball on February 14 as the AU Men's Basketball Team plays Lafayette. Join the American University Black Alumni Alliance as we honor #EbonyEagle sweethearts and cheer on the men's team in Bender Arena. Tickets are $10.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

2015 Multicultural Student-Alumni Career Connection
Join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the Career Center, the Black Alumni Alliance and the Latino Alumni Alliance at this highly anticipated event. Alumni will share insights and advice on career planning and job searching from a multicultural perspective.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Founder's Day: Cake on the Quad
Come celebrate Founder's Day with some cake on the quad.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Comms for a Cause #DigitalAdvocacyAU
Join the Career Center and the Alumni Association for a panel discussion and networking session around career paths in digital advocacy.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Alumni in the KNOW: Women in Leadership
Join the AU Alumni Association, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Career Center as a panel of distinguished alumnae discuss and share their experiences as women in leadership.