Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture

Alumni

 

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Mission Statement
Duke Black Alumni (DBA) is an organization dedicated to maximizing the success of the University's current and future Black alumni.  DBA's membership is multicultural, global and comprised of alumni across all undergraduate, graduate and professional schools.  With the benefit of key historical efforts, and the cross-sectional participation of students, faculty, staff, parents and friends, DBA will increase the engagement of its expansive Black community by:

  • Creating local chapters in every city that contains a critical mass of Black alumni;
  • Establishing engaging programs for the social and professional benefit of its alumni;
  • Building deep and lasting relationships between Black alumni;
  • Fostering meaningful ties with students to attract, support, develop and empower the next generation of Black alumni;
  • Structuring consistent communication with alumni and campus stakeholders to highlight noteworthy achievements and events;
  • Facilitating the expansion of financial and intellectual giving from Black alumni for the betterment of the University.

Get Involved
Were you aware that there are 9 regions with active Duke Black Alumni Chapters?  If you live in DC, Atlanta, South Florida, Philadelphia, Northern California, Southern California, Charlotte, NY/NJ, or Durham search for your local DBA Chapter on Facebook and get connected! 

Board of Directors, Executive Committee

Danielle Squires A.B.'02
President
Jamaal Adams B.S.'97
Vice President
Sanders Adu A.B.'94
Vice President
Bryant Harris A.B.'05
Vice President, Programming
Jonelle Grant A.B.'02
Vice President, Students
Nicole Olivas Jenkins A.B.'06
Vice President, Communications
Tadena Simpson A.B.'05
Secretary
Kaili Baucum A.B.'01
Immediate Past President
 

Board of Directors, Member

Chandra Guinn 
Advisor
Hardy Vieux A.B.'93
Advisor
Janet Hill P'94
Advisor
Michael Bennett A.B.'77
Advisor

Board of Directors, Regional Chair

Brandon Neal J.D.'08
Regional Chair, Charlotte
Erica Jackson A.B.'03
Regional Chair, Northern California
Kwadwo Acheampong A.B.'06
Regional Chair, New York/Tri State
Linda Alexander A.B.'80
Regional Chair, Atlanta
Nicole Olivas Jenkins A.B.'06
Regional Chair, Southern California
Shereen Arthur White A.B.'06
Regional Chair, Philadelphia
Tadena Simpson A.B.'05
Regional Chair, South Florida

Connect with current black alumni through the Duke Black Alumni, or via Facebook.

The Mary Lou Williams Center graciously extends a warm welcome back to all alumni. Here you can find information on short updates about the Center's activities and current events as well as ways that you can remain connected and involved in the growth of our Center.