BLACK ALUMNI NETWORK
BLACK ALUMNI NETWORK

The Black Alumni Network is an inclusive leadership organization that seeks to empower, connect, and celebrate the University of Rochester Black Community. This group encourages communication and cooperation between alumni, students, friends, faculty, and staff who are committed to the advancement of people of the African diaspora. The Black Alumni Network fosters a network for personal and professional connection and provides a sense of community and family for alumni of color.

Connect

• Find us on Facebook

• Network with other alumni and students on The Meliora Collective

• Subscribe to Encompass – an e-newsletter presented by the Office of Equity and Inclusion. View the archive of Encompass here.

• For more information on our Diversity and Inclusion programming, visit this page.

Volunteer

You can help us build the Black Alumni Network. As one of our founding members, there are many ways for you to be a part of this effort. To join and volunteer for the Black Alumni Network, please fill out this form.

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Through new events and activities, such as networking with students, celebrating at Meliora Weekend, and conversations around Juneteenth, the Black Alumni Network has grown its membership, involvement, and awareness.

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Through new events and activities, such as networking with students, celebrating at Meliora Weekend, and conversations around Juneteenth, The Black Alumni Network has grown its membership, involvement, and awareness.

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Contact Us

For more information on the Black Alumni Network and additional identity-based programs and events, contact Lauren McKenna, associate director of alumni relations at lauren.mckenna@rochester.edu.

Lauren McKenna was named associate director for diversity and inclusion programs, alumni relations, in January 2019. She has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, fundraising, and alumni relations. Lauren is personally and professionally dedicated to diversity and inclusive excellence and is thrilled to be part of the University of Rochester family.

Lauren McKenna
Lauren McKenna

For more information on the Black Alumni Network and additional identity-based programs and events, contact Lauren McKenna, associate director of alumni relations at lauren.mckenna@rochester.edu.

Lauren McKenna was named associate director for diversity and inclusion programs, alumni relations, in January 2019. She has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, fundraising, and alumni relations. Lauren is personally and professionally dedicated to diversity and inclusive excellence and is thrilled to be part of the University of Rochester family.