Meet the Black Alumni Network leaders

National Co-Chairs

“Our ability to thrive together for our collective purpose encourages me to believe in our days ahead. I believe our ancestors are most proud of us when we learn from our past, so we are encouraged in our present and our possible futures.”
Ashley Campbell ’09, ’10 (MS)
Rochester, NY
National Co-Chair

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“The Black Alumni Network inspires me by providing a platform where the individual and collective gifts of the people of the African diaspora can be discovered, nurtured, refined, and utilized for the benefit of each other and humanity.”
Gina Cuyler ’92M (MD), ’95M (Res)
Rochester, NY
National Co-Chair

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“I feel a responsibility and an obligation to others who went before me, to pave the way for others who come after me. That’s what I aspire to do – to offer a small hand to and on how young people can continue to improve, climb and do profound things in life.”
Emerson Fullwood
Rochester, NY
National Co-Chair

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Mentoring and Career Networking Committee Co-Chairs

“We must frame, analyze, and execute a career choice that allows us to spend time with those we care about and love.”
Sean Allen ’11 (MS)
Los Angeles, CA
Mentoring and Career Networking Committee
Co-Chair

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“Family are those chosen and not who remind us that we are not alone and affirm our existence.”
Anansa Benbow ’15,
New York, NY
Mentoring and Career Networking Committee
Co-Chair

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“We are Black Excellence.”
Marquis Harrison ’07
New York, NY
Mentoring and Career Networking Committee
Co-Chair

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“Family is anyone who honestly sees you, cares about you, and supports you. Family can be anyone from any ethnicity, age, or religious background. I don’t always agree with my family (and that’s okay!), but I know that our love for one another and respect is so strong that it doesn’t change how much we care for each other.”
Curtis Johnson
Rochester, NY
Mentoring and Career Networking Committee
Co-Chair

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“For me, Family means people and spaces where unconditional love resides. I can bring my authentic self to such people/spaces. It represents connections beyond DNA but also spirit!”
Marilynn Patterson Grant ’75, ’82 (MSE)
Rochester, NY
Mentoring and Career Networking Committee
Co-Chair

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Philanthropy Committee Co-Chairs

“Family is a group of people, not necessarily related by blood or ancestry, who want as well as choose to be together. The family is held together by a powerful and strong bond. No one is forgotten or ignored in a family.”
Nila Bragg ’88
New York, NY
Philanthropy Committee Co-Chair

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“A family rises together by lifting each other up.”
Lance Drummond ’85 (MBA)
Charlotte, NC and Rochester, NY
Philanthropy Committee Co-Chair

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“Family to me means a foundation; a sense of being rooted in something; a support system.”
Mario Simpson ’99
Washington, DC
Philanthropy Committee Co-Chair

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Program Regional Committee Co-Chairs

“Family (in the most broad sense of that word) is truly EVERYTHING!”
Belizaire Guirlaine
Metro NYC Program Regional Co-Chair

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“A [family] network of people whom you can rely on and help each other be the best version of them.”
Yvette Conyers ’07
Rochester Program Regional Co-Chair

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“Family is how we relate with one another. It is the glue that keeps community together.”
Sanul Corrielus ’98 (MD)
Philadelphia Program Regional Co-Chair

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“Family is paramount in my life. My daughter is the single most important thing to me. She also serves as the pillar that connects and unites the families of both parents.”
Jermell Powell ’07 (MS)
Washington, D.C. Program Regional Co-Chair

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“A family that you align with can help you develop and grow. When a supportive family comes together to accomplish a goal we significantly impact and uplift our family dynamic and community. Family is valuable!”
Anika Simone Johnson
Rochester Program Regional Co-Chair

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