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/Homecoming Coordinator
  • 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
  • Tondelyn (Donatto) Johnson '98, Athletic Events Coordinator
  • Terry Savoy-Hadley '95, Membership Coordinator
  • Karen (Jones) Thomas '77, '09, Board Advisor

Upcoming Events

Save the dates! More information coming soon.

  • June 19, 2022 - Houston Sunday Fun Day
  • June 25, 2022 - Houston Mixer at BAR2200 from 2pm-5pm, 2200 Southwest Freeway Ste 150, Houston, TX
  • August 18, 2022 - Professional Development Event offered via Zoom

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 to engage the members of the LU Black Alumni Network
  • Keep up with information of members

Athletics:

  • Keep alumni engaged with prevalent athletic news (Athlete Awards, Major Team Wins, Conference Titles, etc.)
  • Select key games that the LU Black Alumni Network will concentrate on attending per sport
  • Notify alumni when sports teams will be playing in major Texas cities (Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, etc.)
  • Facilitate organizing watch parties for important games

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.