Black Affinity Network
The mission is to advance Diversity
and Inclusion to permeate the fabric of the Babson community by fostering
greater connections among Babson’s Black alumni and to have a meaningful impact
on the experience of current and future students.
The group works closely with the Black Student Union (BSU), the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Alumni & Friends Network to offer networking, mentoring, and programs, including the annual Black Affinity Conference.
Black Affinity Network Directors
Leticia Stallworth '99 M'13 (DC metro), President
Dexter Williams M'98 (NY Metro) Vice President
Jeff Meade '98 (TX), VP of Marketing & Communications
Katrina Fludd '08 M'10 (DC metro), VP Engagement
Cyril Guerra '95 (FL), VP Professional Development
Manny Whitfield '16 (IL), Director
Ralph Saturne '07, M'12 (MA), Director
Renee Edwards '13 (NY metro), Director
Reginald Johnson '02 M'10 (NYmetro), Director
Khalif Heatley '17 BSU President, Director
Flora Ekpe-Idang M'17 Babson BMBA President, Director
Breanna Blackmon '15 (MI), Director
Cory Ackerman '01 (GA), Director
Amand Chin Yee '13 (CA), Director
Larry Pinkett M'76 (DC metro), Director
Recruitment & Retention Committee
Program Development Committee
If you would like to be engaged with the Black Affinity Network and have an hour or two per month, we invite you to join us. We are currently soliciting alumni volunteers for our committees, Alumni Advisors and Admissions Ambassadors. If you would like to volunteer, please let us know by
contacting Denning Aaris.
Join our Social Media Groups on
Annual Alumni Black Affinity Conference
The 2016 Black Affinity Conference was held on Saturday, February 27
This theme-driven conference was designed by a committee of alumni, current students, faculty, and administrators to present a program of professional development and networking. The
College Diverstiy Update and Keynote Address featured Ken Bouyer, Americas Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting, EY. Other sessions included Babson Brave,
Our Cities in Our Hand: Shaping our Legacy through Economic Development, and
Technology Disrupted: Diversity for Silicon Valley and Beyond.
Babson Black Affinity Conference 2016 on Flickr
2016 Alumni Achievement Award Winner
F. Crew '72 H'96
The Black Alumni Achievement Award was established in 2004 to recognize alumni who distinguish themselves in their given field as well as supports the college community around issues of diversity. Our 2016 Winner is
Dr. Rudolph Crew '72 H'96, President of Medgar Evers College.
Rudy Crew is President of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, NY. A lifelong educator and author, Dr. Crew's career has spanned from the classroom to the chancellorship of the nation's largest school district, New York City Public Schools. In 2012, Dr. Crew was selected to serve as Oregon's first Chief Education Officer. Dr. Crew is a renowned leader and reformer who has made it a mission to improve student achievement, especially for poor and minority students.
For more information on this Affinity Group, please contact:
Manager, Multicultural Programs
Associate Director, Alumni & Friends Network