The Marquette University’s Black Alumni Association actively contributes to excellence at Marquette and supports the university’s quest to be among the most innovative and accomplished Catholic and Jesuit universities in the world. Black alumni bring a vital perspective to the table and are key participants in Marquette’s drive to achieve its strategic goals.

BLACK ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PURPOSE

  • To offer a meaningful network for Marquette’s Black alumni to connect with each other and the university.
  • Fundraise for scholarships that support Black students at Marquette, particularly the Ralph H. Metcalfe Sr. Scholarship. Learn more about the scholarship.
  • Participate in mentoring, recruiting initiatives and other activities to regularly engage with current and prospective Black students.
  • Seek out and encourage alliances with Marquette alumni across the country.
  • Promote the association as a supportive resource for Marquette’s Black students.

SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS
The annual application process for the Black Alumni Association Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr., Scholarship is announced to students in January and winners are announced in late April. Learn more and apply.

Make a gift online to the Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr., Scholarship Fund (select "Black Alumni Association's Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr. Scholarship Award" from the dropdown menu).

BLACK ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS

Nkozi-Knight HeadshotNkozi “Jay” Knight, Prof St ’08
Interim President
Menomonee Falls, Wis.
Assistant Director, Treasury, Northwestern Mutual

Derek-Baxter HeadshotDerek Baxter, Eng ’97
Milwaukee, Wis.
Lead Engineer, Eaton Corporation

 

Vanessa-Brown HeadshotVanessa Ann Brown, Eng ’81
Milwaukee, Wis.
Parent Coordinator, Milwaukee Public Schools

 

Nicholas-Dillon HeadshotNicholas “Nick” Dillon, Comm ’90
Flower Mound, Texas
Business & Leadership Coach/Consultant/Trainer, Believe University

 

MarlenaEanesMarlena Eanes, Ed, ’14
Nashville, Tenn.
Graduate Assistant, Vanderbilt University

 

Artis-Landon-GallowayArtis Galloway-Landon, Bus Ad ’18 
Chicago, Ill.
Internal Auditor, TIAA

 

Sherita-GreerSherita Greer, Comm ’05 
West Allis, Wis.
Branch Manager, JPMorgan Chase

 

Kevin-Ingram HeadshotKevin Ingram, Bus Ad ’92, Grad ’02
Milwaukee, Wis.
Education Consultant, Department of Public Instruction

 

Arthur-Jones HeadshotArthur “Art” Jones, III, Comm ’17
Milwaukee, Wis.
Analyst/Account Manager, Roundel/Target Media Group

 

Chinaza-NwaneriChinaza Nwaneri, Comm ’17 
Chicago, Ill.
Legal Operations, Google Inc.

 

Tristen-Shorter HeadshotTristen Shorter, Comm ’17
Milwaukee, Wis.
Director of Communications, Milwaukee Parks Foundation

 

Kaleb-TatumKaleb Tatum, Comm ’22 
Brown Deer, Wis.
District Manager, ALDI US


Interested in learning more or getting involved with the Black Alumni Association? Contact Rachelle Shurn, Prof St ’11, at rachelle.shurn@marquette.edu or (414) 288-4765.

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