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.

Read the Black Alumni Network feature in WAVE Magazine Online

Get Involved

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 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.

Contribute to the Black History at JU Project

Upcoming Events

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.

Register for the Black History Showcase

Black Alumni Network Launch Celebration

Dates and details will be shared soon!

Past Events

Check out photos from our past events:

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. 

Invest in the Black Alumni Network Scholarship Fund

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 or (904) 256-7202.