Black Alumni Affinity Group

The UGA Alumni Association is proud to launch UGA Black Alumni, the official affinity group for black graduates of the University of Georgia. There are other organizations and groups that seek to connect black alumni and students, and this group is another opportunity for those important interactions. UGA has enrolled the most diverse student population in history, and UGA Black Alumni will connect alumni and students with shared experiences to continue building a welcoming and supportive campus community. Get involved and make a difference at your alma mater!

Our Mission

Recruit – Black students, faculty and staff to the university
Retain – Support students to completion of degree programs
Engage – Current students and alumni by mentoring and professional development
Donate – ‘Friendraising’ and fundraising for UGA needs
Serve – as UGA ambassadors in the community and to fellow Bulldogs

UGA Black Alumni Leadership Council

2016-2017 Leadership

Dominique Holloman<br />(AB ’01, BS ’01, MED ’04, JD’04)</br>

Dominique Holloman
(AB ’01, BS ’01, MED ’04, JD’04)

Raymond Phillips<br />(BS ’12) </br>

Raymond Phillips
(BS ’12)

Vice President
Melonie Thomas<br />(BBA ’86)</br>

Melonie Thomas
(BBA ’86)

Lisa Conley<br />(MED ’09)</br>

Lisa Conley
(MED ’09)

Fundraising Committee Co-Chair
Tonya Henderson Freeman<br />(AB ’86)</br>

Tonya Henderson Freeman
(AB ’86)

Fundraising Committee Co-Chair
Bridgette Burton<br />(AB ’11, ABJ ’11) </br>

Bridgette Burton
(AB ’11, ABJ ’11)

Marketing & Communications Committee Chair
 TJ Snowden<br />(BSED ’04) </br>

TJ Snowden
(BSED ’04)

Recruiting Committee Chair
Ambré Reed <br />(BSFCS ’09) </br>

Ambré Reed
(BSFCS ’09)

Retention & Engagement Committee Chair

Council Members

Mica David (BS ’15)
Ericka Brown Davis (AB ’93)
Sheryl M. Merritt (BSHE ’88)
Eboné Smiley (BSFCS ’05)
Erica N. Parks (MPH ’11)
Neicy Wells (AB ’96)

If you are passionate about building a welcoming UGA community for all Bulldogs, and enjoy helping fellow alumni connect to their alma mater, you should consider volunteering on one of the UGA Black Alumni Leadership Council Committees. Please email to get connected with this fantastic team. of volunteers.

Applications for positions on the Black Alumni Leadership Council can be submitted at any time and will be next reviewed in April 2017.

Important Links

If you are interested in learning more about UGA alumni affinity groups/networks or starting one for a different group of graduates, please email Realenn Watters (AB ’04) at

Athens Alumni Office
Wray-Nicholson House
298 S. Hull Street
Athens, GA 30602
(706) 542-2251 | (800) 606-8786

Atlanta Alumni Center
Live Oak Square
3475 Lenox Road NE, Suite 870
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 814-8820

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