LU Black Alumni Network

Lamar University Black Alumni Network

The Lamar University Black Alumni Network, chartered in 2021, exists to cultivate an environment where Black Alumni can be celebrated, connected, and supported throughout their lifetime. The Black Alumni Network unites the presence of alumni and students of the LU community through efforts with the Office of Alumni Affairs, establishing relationships, connections and opportunities for Black alumni and students. Our goals include:

  • Providing opportunity for networking and professional development
  • Providing support to the greater Lamar University community through volunteer opportunities
  • Connecting to current students and Lamar University
  • Increasing the number of active alumni

Join the Black Alumni Network and stay connected to the Cardinal family!


Network Leadership

  • Aaron Lavergne '17, President
  • Aliyah Thomas '16, Vice-President
  • Weslynn (Taylor) Morris '17, Treasurer
  • Taylor Haynes '17, Secretary
  • Christian Brent '18, Mentorship Coordinator
  • Kelsi Caicedo '15, Mentorship Coordinator
  • Lucky Nwaozuru '14, '17, Homecoming Coordinator
  • JR Richardson '92, Public Relations Coordinator
  • Bryson Wilson '17, Public Relations Coordinator
  • Jasmine Toliver '17, Professional Development Coordinator
  • Brian Roberson '09, '10, Professional Development Coordinator
  • Tondelyn (Donatto) Johnson '98, Membership Services Coordinator
  • Terry Savoy-Hadley '95, Membership Services Coordinator
  • Karen (Jones) Thomas '77, '09, Board Advisor

Upcoming Events

Save the dates! More information coming soon.

  • August 18, 2022 @ 6:30PM - Entrepreneurship 101 - How to start and manage a successful business -  offered via Zoom, Meeting ID: 513-588-8665 Password: 770223
  • September 30, 2022 @ 8:00PM - LU Black Alumni Networking Homecoming Scholarship Gala - Major Event Center - Register at www.lamar.edu/blackalumnigala
  • October 1, 2022 - LU Black Alumni Network Homecoming Tailgate - lot near Subway Restaurant

Committees

Public Relations/Communications:

  • Manages social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Create graphics for LU Black Alumni Network hosted events
  • Implement new ideas to keep alumni and friends engaged with the network through communications
  • Develop alumni spotlights
  • Share good news and information about fellow LU Black Alumni

Homecoming:

  • Plan the organizational events centered around LU's Homecoming
  • Organize Homecoming LU Black Alumni Network Tailgate
  • Plan the annual Homecoming Scholarship Gala
  • Create the master schedule of events for LU Homecoming Weekend

Mentorship:

  • Facilitate the LU Black Alumni Network mentorship program
  • Plan events that the LU Black Alumni Network will host specifically for current Cardinals
  • Connect with faculty/staff at LU to ensure the LU Black Alumni Network is capturing students who would benefit from the program
  • Connect with alumni who want to be involved with mentoring students

Networking/Membership:

  • Plan networking mixers and events to engage the members of the LU Black Alumni Network
  • Keep up with information of members

Stay Connected

Be sure to follow the Lamar University Black Alumni Network  on Facebook and follow @LamarBlackAlumni on Instagram to stay up-to-date on news and events. Also be on the lookout for emails from us.