Black Alumni

If you would like to donate to the African American Memorial Scholarship Fund, please click here.

To donate to the campaign to name a room in the Armstrong Student Center after Miami's first African-American alumna, please click here.

Miami's African-American alumni have organized and conducted focused activities since the mid-1980's under the leadership of the Black Alumni Advisory Committee. The BAAC projects include a quadrennial Black Alumni Reunion within Alumni Weekend, annual Homecoming events, scholarship and awards programs recognizing African-American students, and selected local events.

If you’re interested in helping with the group in any way, please contact Andrew Sander `02 at or 513/529-5111.



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Gwen White `86
Vice President
Rochelle Shields '06
Renita (Gomer) Peck '89
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Kimberly Bugg '01
Damon Stafford `92 

Black Alumni Advisory Committee
Doug Banks `81 
Kimberly Bugg '01
Corrine Carthell '03
Ozie Davis '89
Bob Hart ’63
Deloris (Rome) Hudson '71
Alvin Mathews '84
Renita (Gomer) Peck '89
Rochelle Shields '06
Yvette Simpson '00
Jerald Tillman '74
Tina Watkins '82

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Black Alumni Advisory Committee Elections

The Miami University ​Black Alumni Advisory Committee (BAAC) is conducting officer elections in May. You are able to approve the slate of officers using this form, and are encouraged to do so. The election will close on May15@11:59pm.

Recommendation of Nominating Committee 
President – Corrine Witherspoon
Vice President – Donovan Potter
Secretary – Kiera Potter
Treasurer – Deloris Rome-Hudson

Kappa Delta Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Scholarships
Kappa Delta Chapter at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio celebrated the year of the fraternity’s 100th anniversary by recognizing ten deserving minority upper-class students with $1,000 scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Alum improves graduation rates among black men
Walter KimbroughA program initiated by Miami alumnus Walter M. Kimbrough to improve graduation rates among black men at Philander Smith College, a historically black institution in Little Rock, Arkansas, was featured recently in the publication Inside Higher Ed.

Alumni Weekend 2010
Tony Mason '88 Addresses Black Alumni Luncheon

2009 Quadrennial Reunion
What a great weekend.  Amidst the heat and humidity, there was laughter, amazement, re-acquaintance, hugs, and rekindled camaraderie.  This was our Alumni Weekend, and the Black Alumni Quadrennial Reunion.

Black Alumni Reunion - June 14-16, 1985
1985 Black Reunion Record Book

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Black Alumni Awards

The Pioneer Award
Established in 2005, the Pioneer Award recognizes those who have broken new ground and prepared the way for other African American Students. Myldred Boston Howell ’49, the first African-American allowed to live in a university residence hall was the first recipient.
2009 Winners are the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

The Sally Smith Service Award
Established in 2005, the Service Award recognizes and acknowledges the invaluable services rendered to the African American students of Miami University. May be an individual or a group. The Bethel AME Church was the first recipient.
2009 Winners are Wayne Dancie and Gerald Yearwood

Mission Statement and Goals

Mission Statement

The mission of the Black Alumni Advisory Committee of Miami University shall be to serve to promote the interests, needs, and relationship of black alumni and students at Miami University; and shall serve as a source of ideas, recommendations, and information to the Board of Directors of the Miami University Alumni Association relative to the well-being and progress of black alumni and students at Miami.


  • Provide programming based on the needs of black alumni
  • Increase engagement of black alumni with one another, with current students, and with others at Miami
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission, values and goals of the Alumni Association

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