Drexel University Black Alumni Council (DUBAC)
DUBAC’s vision is to embrace our collective responsibility to those who led the way among Drexel’s people of color community and to those who will follow, both on campus and in the world.
Current goals include:
- To engage current students and alumni in a network that connects them to the University and each other through effective communication, stimulating programs and events.
- To foster meaningful ties with students to attract, support, develop and empower the next generation of black alumni.
CONNECT WITH US!
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can get involved with DUBAC and connect with its members, take a moment to fill out our brief online interest form.
And be sure to follow DUBAC on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You can also learn more about what DUBAC has recently been up to by checking out its FALL 2019 and WINTER 2020 e-newsletters.
If you have further questions, you may also contact Jennifer Carolina-Bell in the Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com.
Each year, DUBAC hosts special events, open to all members of the Drexel community. Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends look forward to these annual events as a time to come together, network and celebrate our shared connection.
- DUBAC Annual Homecoming Brunch: This event usually features a keynote speaker who provides University updates on how Drexel promotes and values diversity. This event also allows alumni to expand their Drexel network and learn about exciting ways to foster student mentorship and engagement.
- April 7, 2021 - Women in Leadership: Rebounding with Resilience: According to the Center for American Progress (2020), women of color often stand at the intersection of the combined effects of racial and gender bias while navigating systems and institutional structures that are designed to maintain the status quo. Panelists will share their personal and professional experiences of pivoting, moving forward and rising to the occasion in the workplace against the backdrop of the global pandemic, economic insecurity and long-standing systems and institutional structures.
- DUBAC Evening at the Kimmel Center: DUBAC created a partnership with the Philadelphia Chamber of Music Society to celebrate Black artists and the influence that they have across genres within the music industry. Its first event featured a performance by cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the first musician of color to win the BBC's Young Musician of the Year Award who rose to fame after performing at last year's wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
- May 22, 2021 - Virtual Alumni Weekend Mixer and Awards Ceremony: It may look a little different this year, but in person or online, it’s always a good time when this group gets together! Get updates from DUBAC leadership and take a virtual tour of the new Center for Black Culture on campus. Plus, four award recipients will be honored: Veronica Carey, PhD (Dr. Ewaugh F. Fields Legacy Award), Cleo ’78 and Denise ’80 Kirkland (Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award) and Randy Holmes ’70 (Paragon Trailblazer Award).
President: Jerry J. Martin ‘77
Secretary: Christina Russell ’13
President Emeritus: Chantee Steele ’13
Angela Harris ’02
Diane Lee ’79
Janai Johnson ’18