The mission of this organization, Marshall University Black Alumni, Inc, - "Sons of Marshall", is to provide a forum where by Marshall University Alumni members can network with one another to reach out to help African American students and to assist Marshall University in its efforts to effectively serve its African American constituents,
Marshall University Black Alumni has helped African American graduates maintain friendships and establish new friendships during their post graduate years. Marshall University Black Alumni supports two annual events (Homecoming and Alumni Weekend) to promote networking among MUBA members.
Marshall University Black Alumni members and friends experienced another memorable Homecoming for 2019. The weekend was full of activities and events.
Homecoming 2019 also included a mentoring and networking event with several Marshall University undergraduate students. This event served as an example of Marshall University Black Alumni’s commitment to connect more with the undergraduate students.
During the MUBA 2019 Annual Business Meeting, there was an election of MUBA officers for a new term for 2020 and 2021. Several new officers were elected and MUBA members are very optimistic about the future of the organization.
Donate to the Fran Jackson Scholarship Fund
Marshall University Black Alumni members and friends need to complete the endowment for the Fran Jackson Scholarship Fund. Marshall University Black Alumni needs to complete the endowment of $15,000 in order to begin awarding scholarships for the Fran Jackson Scholarship. This will increase the Scholarships awarded each year to three scholarships.
Donate to MUBA General Fund
The General Fund will be used to support Marshall University Black Alumni programs and other financial initiatives that MUBA agrees to take on for supporting the minority students.
Purchase MUBA Paraphernalia
Visit the On-line Store to purchase MUBA Paraphernalia items. The current MUBA Paraphernalia consists of memorable items commemorating Marshall University Black Alumni's 40th Anniversary.
Proceeds from the sale of MUBA Paraphernalia will go to Marshall University Black Alumni's General Fund and will be used to supplement Marshall University Black Alumni programs.
MU Black Alumni offers two scholarships each year:
Japri Miller is the 2019 Nate Ruffin Scholarship Winner. Ellison Bryson, III is the 2019 Janis Winkfield Scholarship Winner.
Each scholarship will award $1000 for the 2019 - 2020 Academic School Year.
MU Black Alumni is in the process of establishing a third scholarship, the Fran Jackson Scholarship.
MU Black Alumni members experienced a memorable Homecoming 2018. There was a weekend full of events and food. Good times were available for everyone.
The weekend included a Friday night comedy show with comedians, who have appeared on BET, Comic View, and VH1. The comedy show was combined with a dance to kick start the weekend.
The events on Saturday included a Tailgate party, which was held on the Marshall University campus' Into Field. The tailgate was a great event with good food, good music and good fellowship.
On Saturday evening, MUBA hosted the 40th Anniversary Banquet - Dance. All of the MUBA Founders were represented. MUBA recognized each of the founders to show our appreciation for their vision and efforts for incorporating MU Black Alumni, Inc,
After the Banquet, MUBA members and guests mingled and danced into the night.
MUBA hosted a Hospitality Suite, which was open on both Friday and Saturday nights. MUBA members were at the Hospitality Suite until the early morning hours,
On Sunday, MUBA conducted a Memrial Service to honor deceased MUBA members from October 2017 through October 2018. The service was conducted at First Baptist Church, Huntington WV. MUBA member, Bishop Frederick Brown was the speaker and provided an inspirational message.
In addition, please visit the Marshall University Black Alumni Facebook page to view hundreds of pictures.
There are two major opportunities to spend time with MU Black Alumni:
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