Black Alumni Network
The Jacksonville University Black Alumni Network facilitates meaningful engagement opportunities for Black Alumni by striving to empower, connect, and celebrate JU's Black community and its history on Jacksonville's campus. Currently in its founding phase, the Black Alumni Network is hosting a series of interest meetings, recruiting alumni volunteers, setting goals and preparing for a formal launch in October 2020.
Getting involved with the Black Alumni Network is easy! Here's how:
All Black identified graduates and students who complete at least one semester of coursework at Jacksonville University are considered members of of the network. There are no dues to join.
But don’t stop there! If you are interested in playing an active role within the Black Alumni Network or want to ensure you are on the mailing list, please contact Chelsea Shackelford at email@example.com or (904) 256-7202. Also, remember to join our Facebook group for updated information about events and programs.
- Submit an interest form to be a part of the planning committee for the Black Alumni Network.
- Update your alumni record to ensure your receive future communications.
- Submit a Class Note to let your former classmates know what you are up to.
- Connect with us on Facebook.
Black History Showcase
- Date February 23 at 7 p.m. EST
- Location Virtual
This entertaining event will feature contributions of Black Jacksonville University alumni artists, writers and performers; reviving vital history that has been buried, overlooked and forgotten through musical performances, poetry/spoken word, skits, dances, and much more.
Black Alumni Network Launch Celebration
Dates and details will be shared soon!
Check out photos from our past events:
- Black Alumni Network Virtual Gathering during #JUStayatHomecoming Week 2020
- Black Alumni Network Interest Meeting & Mixer (February 2020)
- Black Alumni Network Tailgate at Homecoming & Family Weekend 2019
- Black Alumni Network Panel at Homecoming & Family Weekend 2019
Support the Black Alumni Network Scholarship Fund
The beauty of helping students through a scholarship is that your gift will benefit students where they most need help. A scholarship can immediately impact students, giving them a chance, or as econd chance, to pursue their education. And the effts of that gift -- investing in our future leaders -- lasts a liftime. The Black Alumni Network Scholarship fund was established in October 2019 by the generosity of an anonymous donor.
About the Black Alumni Network Scholarship Fund
The Black Alumni Network Scholarship Fund supports the establishment of an endowed scholarship for Jacksonville University students who identify with the mission of the Black Alumni Network. Once fully endowed, the Black Alumni Network Scholarship will be awarded to a student at Jacksonville University based on financial need. The scholarship will be distributed to one or multiple students depending on endowment earnings. In order to endow the fund, $25,000 must be raised.
With questions or to get involved, contact Chelsea Shackelford at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 256-7202.