Black Alumni Council Members

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Courtney Bass Alumni

Courtney Bass ’14
Elementary Education

Courtney Bass is a native of Auburn, Ala., in 2014 she graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision of Elementary and Secondary Education in 2019.

A product of, and now an educator in the Auburn City School System, Bass continues to pursue his passion and serve his community as a 6th grade math teacher at Drake Middle School in Auburn, Ala. His belief in lifelong learning translates to all facets of life, including his role on the Black Alumni Council.

Anthony Britt alumni

Anthony L. Britt ’12
Political Science

Anthony L. Britt is currently employed with Mueller Water Product, Inc. managing facilities throughout the country, with 18 years of experience in facilities and project management. Britt recently launched his own company, Project Antidotes, LLC, which plans and coordinates corporate meetings, events, conferences, tradeshows, and designation management services for for-profit and nonprofit entities.

Active in his community, Britt is member Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. initiated through the Rho Upsilon Lambda Chapter in Dothan, Alabama. He currently is a member of the Alpha Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in Montgomery, Alabama.

Chacolby Burns Alumni

Chacolby Burns-Johnson ’01
Business

Chacolby Burns-Johnson serves as a development major gifts officer with a legal advocacy civil rights nonprofit focused on human rights, justice, and equity for all. She has experience as an executive director, an appointed member of two administrations in the State of Alabama Governor’s Office, and in higher education with her roles in development, community outreach, marketing and public relations.

A life member of the Auburn Alumni Association, Burns-Johnson currently serves as chair of the inaugural Black Alumni Council and is also a member of the James E. Foy Loyalty Society.

Jazzmin Carr alumni

Jazzmin Carr ’15
English Literature & Sociology

Jazzmin Carr is a senior incident manager for Amazon.com, where she responds to critical impact global events, escalations and policy matters. A multifaceted attorney and risk management professional, Carr attended Auburn University as a presidential scholar, earning her bachelor’s degrees in English Literature and Sociology, summa cum laude, with university honors in 2015.

In 2018, Carr earned her juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School where she was appointed director of the Student Government and elected president of the Harvard Black Law Students Association. Carr began her legal career at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Birmingham, Ala. and Clifford Chance US LLP in New York, N.Y. with a primary focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and asset finance.

Kiesha Dzata Alumni

Keisha Dzata ’10
Accountancy

Keisha Dzata is the supply chain finance manager for the Power Tools department at the Home Depot in Atlanta, Ga. In this role, she is responsible for the reporting, forecast and planning of inventory, receipts and turns for $7B+ in annual sales, as well as all associated supply chain expenses. Prior to this role at the Home Depot, Dzata has worked in finance for the Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, and Serta Simmons Bedding, all in Atlanta. Outside of work, she is very involved in her local alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. She currently lives in metro Atlanta, Ga. with her husband Bernard.

Sonya Jenkins Alumni

Sonya Jenkins ’92
Mathematics

Sonya Jenkins is the chief of operations at Advanced Project Consulting, a defense support contractor, and lives in Warner Robins, Ga. In 2012, she worked with Middle Georgia alumni to revitalize the Middle Georgia Auburn Club and served as interim president. She also assisted with re-chartering MGAC in 2017 and has served as a club board member since 2019.

Jenkins is a sustaining life member of the Auburn Alumni Association and is a member of the James E. Foy Loyalty Society with more than 10 years of continual giving to Auburn. She serves on the Auburn University Student Affairs Development Board, COSAM Dean’s Leadership Council and the Black Alumni Council.

Linwood Moore ’77

Linwood Moore ’77
Pharmacy

Linwood Moore served as the associate chief and chief of pharmacy at the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center from 2000 until retirement in July 2018. In this capacity, he was responsible for the daily operations of the pharmacy department at this comprehensive teaching medical center, which provides pharmaceutical care for more than 100,000 veteran patients.

While at Auburn Linwood was the first African American Plainsman and the first African American Cheerleader. A graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College, Linwood served 30 years as an active duty and reserve army officer achieving the rank of full Colonel.

Christy Ogletree Alumni

Christy “Stacey” Ogletree ’88
Industrial Engineering

Christy “Stacey” Ogletree is currently a lead process Engineer with Chick-fil-A Supply in metro Atlanta, Ga. A native of Lanett, Ala., she was introduced to Auburn University and engineering as a participant in the Minority Introduction to Engineering (MITE) program. While at Auburn, Ogletree was initiated into the Kappa Upsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Ogletree’s professional career has included engineering duties in aircraft manufacturing, package delivery, transportation and distribution.

Vonnie Stone Alumni

Vonnie Stone ’95
Nursing

Vonnie Stone has worked as a Future Ready Institute of Health Sciences teacher at Tyner Academy in Chattanooga, Tenn. since 2011. An RN in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Erlanger Hospital from 2010 to 2020, Stone has worked for both the Chattanooga State Community College and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) Schools of Nursing as a professor of nursing.

Stone has served on the City of Chattanooga Mayor’s Women Council, and the Erlanger Children’s Hospital Family Advisory Council. She is currently a post-masters certificate student in the Auburn University School of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Program.

Erica Stone Alumni

Erica Stringer-Reasor ’04
Biomedical Sciences

Erica Stringer-Reasor, MD, is an assistant professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center. She received her doctorate in medicine from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, followed by an internship at Tulane University Hospital in New Orleans, La. and a residency in Internal Medicine at Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Ala.

Stringer-Reasor is board-certified in Internal Medicine, with subspecialty certifications in Hematology and Medical Oncology. Her research focus remains on developing novel targeted therapies to treat aggressive subtypes of breast cancer.

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