Black Alumni Chapter


Formed in 2017, the Black Alumni Chapter of the Henderson State Alumni Association (HSAA) serves over 2,500 alumni living in the United States. The purpose of the Black Alumni Chapter is to create a solid connection with minority alumni in an effort to create affinity and an avenue to give back to Alma Mater Henderson. 

General membership shall be any former students and graduates of Henderson State University. Honorary Membership may be conferred on a person who renders or has distinguished service or valuable assistance to the Black Alumni, the community and/or Henderson State University. 

Membership dues for new graduates are waived for the first year following graduation.  



Homecoming 2018

Friday, October 19

  • Black Alumni Banquet - REGISTER HERE
    Garrison Center Ballroom
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • BAC Social - featuring DJ Whiskey - REGISTER HERE
    Community Family Enrichment Center
    301 N. 23rd St  Arkadelphia, AR  71923
    8:30 pm

Saturday, October 20

  • BAC Chapter Meeting
    Garrison Center - Cabe Room
    8:30 am - 9:30 am

  • BAC Board Meeting
    Garrison Center - Cabe Room
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • BAC Tailgate
    Sponsored by Sodexo

    12:00 pm
  • BAC Social - featuring On Call Band & DJ Nick Hud - REGISTER HERE
    Community Family Enrichment Center
    301 N. 23rd Street  Arkadelphia, AR  71923
    9:00 pm 




Become a Member 



Leadership Interest Form

Outstanding Black Alumni Nominations

HSAA Chapter Handbook
(Coming Soon) 

Board of Directors

Lloyd Jackson '02, '06
President 2018-2020

Carolyn McClain-Johnson '79
Vice President 2018-2020

Talisha Givan '99
Secretary 2018-2019

Lamarr Bailey '84
Treasurer 2018-2019

Vernon James '70

Joy Springer '77

Arthur Watson '00, '03

Krishna Ellington '04

Christopher Golston '08,'12

Wanda Harris '93

Vikita Hardwrick '88

Tenesha Barnes '03

Hope Campbell '94

Tonelli Hatley '97

Larry Jefferson '88

Outstanding Alumni


2017 Outstanding Alumni

Arthur Watson ('00), Eula Thomas ('76) and Krystal Beachum ('14) were honored as Outstanding Alumni.


Maurice HortonIn 1957, Maurice R. Horton Sr. received a bachelor's degree in mathematics and was the first black student to graduate from Henderson State Teachers College in its 77 years of existence.  Unlike many schools, Henderson State did not wait until a federal court order forced integration.  The process of racial desegregation at Henderson State was quicker than in Arkansas’s elementary and secondary schools.  During the same year Horton graduated, the crisis at Little Rock’s Central High School was boiling over. 

Mr. Horton will always be acknowledged as a student who left us a milestone in the history of our institution.  The impact of Maurice R. Horton’s attendance at Henderson State University is recognized every time a student of color earns a college degree.  Henderson State University must never forget that he did it first.  


Dr. Jones and Wanda Harris   Black Alumni Homecoming     

BAC Reddie Spirit    Dr. Givan

125 Gala       Sorority

BAC Homecoming2            Graduation