Michigan State University Black Alumni Association is an incorporated, non-profit organization founded in 1980 by four distinguished individuals looking to celebrate MSU's annual Homecoming among other black alumni and friends. MSUBA promotes scholarship, academic success, and career advancement among African-American students and alumni.
Darnell Manning - President
Jeanette Patterson - 1st Vice-President
Carleen Gardner - 2nd Vice-President
Shondra Marshall - Secretary
Lural Baltimore - Treasurer
Sandra Philpott-Burke - Comptroller
Eleanor Cattron-Smith - Parliamentarian
MSUBA Atlanta Chapter, LLC is a chartered chapter of MSU Black Alumni Inc. The purpose of MSUBA-ATL is to support and promote the welfare and interests of Black alumni, students, faculty and staff of Michigan State University. We are excited to serve and provide premier events and services to those alumni in the metro-Atlanta area.
The mission of the MSUBA Atlanta Chapter is to support and cultivate an environment for present and future African-American Spartans by engaging with the community and being the primary resource to maximize their connection to Michigan State University.
Lori Medley - President
Stephen Echols - Vice-President
Sylvia Burley-Shields - Secretary
Tiffany Edwards - Treasurer
Martin Raxton - Fundraising/Events Chair
Crystal Kennedy - Communications Chair
Carleen Gardner - Community Outreach Chair
Vacant - Membership Chair
MSUBA - Atlanta Spartans take our community service very seriously. We have participated in and/or sponsored events such as the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure, the annual Global Day of Service, and the Annual Charity Polo Match held by Tomorrow's Luminaries Foundation. It is our mission to improve and enrich our local and national communities.
MSUBA - Atlanta Spartans love getting together to work hard and play hard. In addition to monthly meetings, our events include Mix & Mingles, Wine Tastings, House Music parties and summer B-B-Q's. Of course, we also love getting together for Big 10 football and for March Madness Watch Parties to cheer on our Spartans (Go Green! Go White!). Visit our Events page to stay plugged in to monthly happenings.
The Michigan State University Black Alumni, Inc. (MSUBA) provides a limited number of scholarships to eligible students who have been accepted to Michigan State University. This scholarship is awarded in July for the Fall and Spring semesters. Fifty percent of the award is released for the Fall semester, and the other fifty percent is released for the Spring semester.
An applicant must meet all of the following criteria in order to be considered for a scholarship: