Michigan State University Black Alumni Association is an incorporated, non-profit organization founded in 1980 by four distinguished individuals looking to celebrate MSU's annual Homecoming among other black alumni and friends. MSUBA promotes scholarship, academic success, and career advancement among African-American students and alumni.
Carleen Gardner - President
Dr. Nicole Brodie - 1st Vice-President
Bryan Cotton- 2nd Vice-President
Darnell Manning - Treasurer
Jeff Akins - Financial Secretary
Tommy Johnson - Secretary
La Verne Wilson - Comptroller
Layna Gardner-Lott - Parliamentarian
MSUBA-ATL is a nonprofit, chartered affiliate of MSU Black Alumni, Inc. Our purpose is to support and promote the welfare and interests of Black alumni, students, potential students, faculty and staff of Michigan State University. We plan fun social events, participate in community service projects, and, most importantly, hold fundraisers to fund our scholarship program.
The mission of MSUBA-ATL is to support and cultivate an environment for present and future African-American Spartans by engaging with the community and being the primary resource to maximize their connection to Michigan State University.
Sylvia Burley-Shields - President
Tiffany Edwards - Vice-President
Martin Raxton - Treasurer
Vacant - Secretary
Sylvia Burley-Shields - Communications Chair
Ayanna Reynolds - Community Outreach Chair
Stephon Echols - Fundraising Chair
Shunte McMillian - Membership Chair
Tiffany Edwards - Scholarship Chair
Lori Medley - Social Events Chair
Darnel Manning - Executive Advisor
MSUBA-ATL Spartans take our community service very seriously. We have participated in and sponsored events such as the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure, the annual Global Day of Service, and the Annual Charity Polo Match held by Tomorrow's Luminaries Foundation. It is our mission to improve and enrich our local and national communities.
MSUBA-ATL Spartans love getting together to work hard and play hard. In addition to monthly meetings, our events include Mix & Mingles, Wine Tastings, House Music parties and summer B-B-Q's. Of course, we also love getting together for Big 10 football and March Madness Watch Parties to cheer on our Spartans (Go Green! Go White!). Visit our Events page to stay plugged in to monthly happenings.
The Michigan State University Black Alumni, Inc. (MSUBA) provides a limited number of scholarships to eligible students who have been accepted to Michigan State University. This scholarship is awarded in July for the Fall and Spring semesters. Fifty percent of the award is released for the Fall semester, and the other fifty percent is released for the Spring semester.
An applicant must meet all of the following criteria in order to be considered for a scholarship: