As a proud 2001 graduate of Clark Atlanta University who was born and raised in St. Louis, I founded the St. Louis HBCU Alumni organization because I wanted to connect with other alumni of HBCUs. In 2014 I started a Facebook group to engage and network with other HBCU alumni. The numbers grew by the hundreds and I soon realized that it was time to meet face-to-face with these young professionals who shared my sense of pride and tradition. After a year of planning and networking, the first general body meeting was held in November of 2015. In 2016, the organization was formally created and in March 2017 we secured our non-profit status. Our journey has been quite rewarding.

As of today there are over 600 Facebook followers, 130 newsletter subscribers and several dues –paying members. Our supporters and members have graduated from over 30 HBCU from across the country and offer a wide and diverse set of knowledge and skills that we are fortunate to share with the community. As Founder and President, I am extremely passionate about the future of our organization and the good works we will continue to do in the region.

Our Accomplishments:

  • 2016 and 2017 Annie Malone May Day Parade volunteers.
  • Supported the St. Louis National Urban League Young Professionals’ “Young Blacks Give Back” with their 1000 hours of community service campaign.
  • Partnered with local Greek organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Omicron Theta Omega and Gamma Omega Chapters and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated Upsilon Omega Chapter to help raise awareness and scholarship funds at various events.
  • Teamed up with the St. Louis Public Library Schlafly branch to spread HBCU awareness via a “Stepping into Higher Education” panel discussion and community fair.

Our general body meetings are held every 4th Thursday of the month at the St. Louis Public Library, Schlafly Branch in Central West End. Visit our website,  St. Louis HBCU Alumni Association, for more information.