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 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

Thursday, September 25, 2014

AU Black Alumni Alliance 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Reception
Join the American University Black Alumni Alliance for a networking reception as we celebrate the annual gathering of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Alumni in the KNOW: Edward McGinnis SIS/MA '92

The AU Alumni Association host alumni Edward McGinnis SIS/MA '92 to speak about his time at AU and his distinguished career and accomplishments. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

All-American Weekend
Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations and New Student Programs, AU's All-American Weekend is a celebration of American University alumni, families, students, and friends.