Black Alumni Council

We are excited to announce that the inaugural Black Alumni Council has been selected. Below is a snapshot of the 2020 council’s composition. The 10-member council represents a variety of colleges/schools, graduation years and geographic locations.

The council’s primary mission is to support the goals and mission of the Auburn Alumni Association specifically on matters pertaining to Black alumni.

State icon to represent the number of states involved in the Young Alumni and Black Alumni Councils
Represented from
5 states
Young alumni consist of 15 schools and Black Alumni consist of 7 schools
Consists of
7 schools
Young alumni consists of grads from 2001 - 2019. Black Alumni graduates fro 1977 - 2019
Graduates from
1977 – 2019 
icon of users representing Young alumni council has 25 total members. Black Alumni Council has 10 members
10 Members

2020 Black Alumni Council Members

  • Courtney Bass ’14
  • Anthony Britt ’12
  • Chacolby Burns-Johnson ’01
  • Jazzmin Carr ’15
  • Keisha Dzata ’10
  • Sonya Jenkins ’92
  • Linwood Moore ’77
  • Christy Ogletree ’88
  • Latricia “Vonnie” Stone ’95
  • Erica Stringer-Reasor ’04

Mission of the Black Alumni Council

The mission of the Black Alumni Council is to facilitate the engagement of black alumni and friends with the Auburn Alumni Association and Auburn University as a whole. The Black Alumni Council will:

– advocate for the concerns of black alumni and friends
– assist with the recruitment of new students
– support the retention of current students
– promote greater participation from black alumni with their time, talents and -resources
– develop events and programs of interest to black alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends
– work to preserve the legacy of black alumni and those who paved the way for us to attend Auburn University

Black Alumni Council Expectations

  • Must be a graduate of Auburn University
  • Must be a contributing member of the Auburn Alumni Association in good standing
  • Serve a two-year term
  • Attend 3-4 council meetings per year (in person/on campus; via phone)
  • Participate in and guide council initiatives to align with the mission of the Auburn Alumni Association
  • Develop the mission of the council and set specific goals that align with this mission
  • Serve as a representative and ambassador of the Auburn Alumni Association
  • Raise funds to support Auburn Alumni Association strategic initiatives
  • Participate in university strategic enrollment initiatives
  • Join your local Auburn Club and connect with local alumni
  • Assist with the planning and execution of Black Alumni Weekend
  • Attend and assist staff at Black Alumni Weekend
  • Donate at least $300 over term of service to the Auburn Alumni Association PLUS Scholarship
  • Help identify new council members

Black Alumni Stories

Read profiles of Auburn’s black alumni and professionals below

  • Keith Cain '98
    Keith Cain '98
  • Kris Sims '16
    The Power of Black Tears: Kris Sims ’16
  • Tommy L Davis '10
    Tommy L. Davis '10
  • Maurice Robinson '08
    Maurice Robinson '08
  • Bruce Kaalund '84
  • Tiffany Welch '94
    Tiffany Welch '94
  • Samuel "Skip" Vaughn '76
  • Johnetta Jackson Henry '77
  • Theresa Steele Mitchell '01
  • Justin Robinson '16
  • Kelli Tolbert ‘92
  • Vertrina Grubbs '92
  • Lora Bailey '87: From The Plains To New Mexico
  • Kelvin Redd '90
  • Nicole Harris '14
  • Starrah Huffman
    Starrah Huffman '15
  • Kitrell Henderson Jr.
    Kittrell Henderson Jr. '08
  • Erika Sankey
    Erika Sankey '15
  • Olivia Cook
    Olivia Cook '14
  • DJ Gorgeous performing in Birmingham.
    Aisha Stroud ‘09: Banker by day, DJ Gorgeous by night
  • Sidberry currently works for Carter's Inc.
    Phillip Sidberry ‘11: Putting heart into art
  • Hathaway was the first African American ceramics teacher at Auburn.
    Sculpting a Better Auburn: Isaac Scott Hathaway
  • Hillman poses at Auburn this past year.
    Danyelle Hillman ‘99: Auburn's first African American female cheerleader continues to inspire
  • Robinson owns her own company, JayRo Productions.
    Jaylin Robinson ‘11: Freelancer to business-owner
  • Ileeia Cobb helps make OLLI the best it can be.
    Ileeia A. Cobb ‘11: Using passion to Serve Senior Citizens
  • Scouting Champions, Allen Greene
    Travis Coleman '07: Scouting Champions
  • Ashley Gooden
    Ashley Gooden '14: Reporting Live
  • Weston Sims '19, Calvin Wilborn '19 make national impact on DNC
  • CJ Uzomah Running
    From Tiger to Tiger: Auburn Alumni on the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Kim Burton '88
    Kim Burton '88
  • Cherith Fluker '01
    Cherith Fluker '01
  • Khiari McAlpin '09
    Khiari McAlpin '09
  • Sophia Bracy Harris
    Sophia Bracy Harris '72
  • ShaRhonda Holmes-Stinson '05
    ShaRhonda Holmes-Stinson '05
  • Chacolby Burns-Johnson '01
    Chacolby Burns-Johnson '01
  • Paige Horace '13
    Paige Horace '13
  • Brandeis Reasor '06
    Brandeis Reasor '06
  • Tay-Lea Clayton '10
    Tay-Lea Clayton '10
  • Angelica Parker '11
    Angelica Parker '11
  • Yameeka CEO
    Yameeka Jones '01: Success Through Confidence
  • Paula Ducker-Davy '89
    Paula Ducker-Davy '89
  • Ashley Gayles '09 2
    Ashley Gayles '09
  • Jermelle Matthews '09
    Jermelle Matthews '09
  • Krystal Moore '07
    Krystal Moore '07
  • Sharne Rice '10
    Sharne Rice '10
  • Gabrielle Brundidge '13
    Gabrielle Brundidge '13
  • Jessica Alexander '11
    Jessica Alexander '11
  • Wanona Satcher '02
    Wanona Satcher '02
  • Tanya Anderson '95
    Tanya Anderson '95
  • Josetta Brittain Matthews '66
    Josetta Brittain Matthews '66
  • Mshon Pulliam
    Mshon Pulliam ‘12: Talking Potential
  • Mercedes Linton '14
    Mercedes Linton '14
  • Tracey Childs '98 & '00
    Tracey Childs '98
  • a photo of Erin Hutchins by the Auburn sign
    Erin Hutchins '09
  • Tiffany Davis '98
    Tiffany Davis '98
  • Sefako Kpomblekou-Tidwell '07
    Sefako Kpomblekou-Tidwell '07
  • Janayah Hudson '96
    Janayah Hudson '96
  • Angela Jenkins '94
    Angela Jenkins '94
  • Janice Jones '04
    Janice Jones '04
  • Sharonne Jacobs '94
    Sharonne Jacobs '94
  • Natalie Walker '16
    Natalie Walker '16
  • Jada Kidd Robinson '94
    Jada Kidd Robinson '94
  • Kimberly Mitchell '01
    Kimberly Mitchell '01
  • Natalie Stevenson '12
    Natalie Stevenson '12
  • Octavia Spencer
    Octavia Spencer: First Auburn Grad to Host SNL
  • Maya Pressley High Jump - Action Shot
    Maya Pressley '13: Olympic Hopeful Jumps Higher
  • LaNita Harris Photo
    LaNita Wright '09: Caring for Her Young Community
  • Drew Tipton and son
    Drew Tipton '08: Stitching Faith and Fashion
  • Greg Phillip Curtis photo
    Gregory Philip Curtis'11: Carving A Dream
  • Monica Gibbs photo
    Monica Gibbs '02: Exploring Creative Design

Share your own personal story and add to the history of the African-American experience at Auburn University by clicking the button below.

Tell us Your Story

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  • Any photo submitted is subject to be used on our website and in any external marketing campaign.

Alumni can also donate scrapbooks, diaries, journals, letters, photographs and other items related to their time at Auburn University to the Special Collections and Archives Department. In doing this we can ensure that future generations know what life was like for years to come.  To make a donation, contact Tommy Brown at 334-844-1733.

Contact

Erin Hutchins headshot

Erin Hutchins ’09

Inclusion & Diversity Programs Coordinator

erinhutchins@auburn.edu
(334) 844-1146

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