Black Alumni Chapter

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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 first organizational meeting for the Black Alumni Chapter will be held during Homecoming 2017.

If you are interested in serving in a leadership role for the inaugural year of the Black Alumni Chapter, please complete the leadership interest form. 

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
2018-2021

Joy Springer '77
2018-2021

Arthur Watson '00, '03
2018-2021

Krishna Ellington '04
2018-2020

Christopher Golston '08,'12
2018-2020

Wanda Harris '93
2018-2020

Vikita Hardwrick '88
2018-2020

Tenesha Barnes '03
2018-2019

Hope Campbell '94
2018-2019

Tonelli Hatley '97
2018-2019

Larry Jefferson '88
2018-2019

Resources

Become a Member 

Support

Bylaws (Draft)

Leadership Interest Form

HSAA Chapter Handbook
(Coming Soon)

Purpose and Membership

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. 

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Events

Keep checking for upcoming events!

2017 Outstanding Alumni

The following individuals will be honored at Homecoming 2017 as Outstanding Alumni:

Krystal Beachum

Krystal Beachum ('14)

Eula Thomas

Eula Thomas ('76)

Arthur Watson

Arthur Watson ('00)

History

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.  

Images

Dr. Jones and Wanda Harris   

 Black Alumni Homecoming     

BAC Reddie Spirit   

 Dr. Givan

125 Gala

Sorority

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Graduation