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Black Alumni Affinity

The Babson Black Alumni Affinity strives to maintain the bond between the alumni, the current students, and the college community. The group works closely with the Black Student Union (BSU), the Office of Diversity, and the Alumni & Friends Network to offer networking, mentoring, and programs, including the annual Black Alumni Affinity Conference.

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Annual Events

Homecoming and Reunion

A networking social brings together alumni and current students for the combination of brainstorming, recruitment for subcommittee members for the annual Conference, promotion of the Conference and purposeful networking in a social setting.

Annual Alumni Black Affinity Conference

The 2015 Black Affinity Conference will be held Friday February 27th - Saturday February 28th 

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. Recent keynote speakers have included:

  • Angela Guy, Softsheen-Carson/L’Oreal
  • Michael Robinson, Microsoft
  • Gary Lamont ’72, ING Direct
  • Daymond John, FUBU & ABC’s Shark Tank
  • Juliette Mayers, Blue Cross Blue Shield and the author of  “A Black Women’s Guide to networking: Advancing  Your Career, Grow your Business”. 

The conference also offers Faculty speakers and panels of successful alumni and industry experts on current and relative topics. 

The Black Alumni Achievement Award is also presented. Established in 2004, the Black Alumni Achievement Award recognizes alumni who distinguish themselves in their given field as well as supports the college community around issues of diversity. 

View Photos from the 2014 Black Alumni Affinity Conference.

2014 Black Alumni Affinity Conference

Black Alumni Affinity Group in Cape Cod

Black Affinity Committee

Matthew Cotty, Co-Chair 
Katrina Fludd '08 M'10, Co-Chair 
Koby Avvan-Saah M'15
Candace Armand ‘10
Karene Alexander Thorne
Robin Allen Glover ‘04
Shatiek Gatlin '16
Tina Opie
Phyleka Rogers ‘13
Shaina Silva ‘08
Leticia Stallworth ’99. M’13
Kadia Tubman '14