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

Black Alumni Scholarship Fund

Join the 1961 Club

The 1961 Club is a dedicated group of donors, named for the year of integration at Georgia, who share a passion for ensuring student success. With a gift of $19.61, $196.10, or $1,961.00, any amount will make a difference. By supporting the Black Alumni Scholarship Fund, we remove barriers to education and keep the doors open for students to attain a quality education.

UGA Black Alumni Leadership Council

2017-2018 Leadership

Raymond Phillips<br />(BS ’12) </br>

Raymond Phillips
(BS ’12)

 TJ Snowden<br />(BSED ’04) </br>

TJ Snowden
(BSED ’04)

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

Melonie Thomas
(BBA ’86)

Bridgette Burton<br />(AB ’11, ABJ ’11, MPA ’17) </br>

Bridgette Burton
(AB ’11, ABJ ’11, MPA ’17)

Marketing & Communications Committee Chair
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
Ambré Reed <br />(BSFCS ’09) </br>

Ambré Reed
(BSFCS ’09)

Retention & Engagement Committee Chair
Dominique Holloman<br />(AB ’01, BS ’01, MED ’04, JD ’04)</br>

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

Immediate Past President
Ericka Brown Davis<br />(AB ’93)</br>

Ericka Brown Davis
(AB ’93)

Sheryl M. Merritt<br />(BSHE ’88)</br>

Sheryl M. Merritt
(BSHE ’88)

Erica N. Parks<br />(MPH ’11)</br>

Erica N. Parks
(MPH ’11)

Neicy Wells<br />(AB ’96)</br>

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 are now open and will be next reviewed in December 2017.

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

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Athens, GA 30602
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Atlanta, GA 30326
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