NUBAA’s annual homecoming celebration will serve as the culmination of a weekend of activity, including 6 events in 48 hours featuring an anticipated total of 600 alumni and attendees. The events, which will be held at The Hotel Chicago (formerly The Hotel Sax) as well as on Northwestern’s Evanston campus, provide an ideal opportunity to market to a large, successful target national audience. A program during the event will provide opportunities for sponsor recognition.
We all know you support NUBAA. You’ve been seen at our events. You populate our social media sites. You donate to our alma mater. Now, it is time to stand and be counted!
We need every one of you to activate your FREE NUBAA MEMBERSHIP—that’s right, FREE. We need your support to demonstrate our collective strength and commitment to NUBAA’s and NU’s goals. Your NUBAA membership also affords you discounted rates to all NUBAA events. Complete the contact us form TODAY!
For questions regarding membership contact Jennifer Taylor at . For technical questions regarding sign up on the contact form, contact Christyn Henson.
The Northwestern University Black Alumni Association (NUBAA) represents over 4,500 alumni of African descent around the world with satellites in 25 U.S. cities and counting. The mission of NUBAA is to represent the interests of black alumni, at either the undergraduate or graduate level, thereby deepening their commitment to the University and to serve as a resource to Northwestern in its efforts to recruit and graduate more African-American scholars. NUBAA fulfills this mission by providing extensive alumni networking opportunities and financial support for programs designed to increase the black student population, including scholarships.
Strategic Programming Focus:
NUBAA’s Anchor Programming events include the Destination Homecoming Events, The NUBAA Summit and Salute To Excellence Gala, The NUBAA 5K Race for Diversity and The NUBAA MultiCity Mixers. Through these events, our infrastructure of 25 affiliated NUBAA MultiCity Groups and additional programming, we stay focused on the following.
Goals 2014–2016 Term:
NUBAA has the most ambitious agenda perhaps in its history. We’ve already expanded our reach across the country with 25 MultiCity Groups and have an expanded Board of over 75 members. We’ve already tripled our membership. We’ve convened our Inaugural NUBAA Advisory Board meeting, featuring NU President Shapiro and multiple key members of the University student body, faculty, staff and administration. We are introducing exciting new programming, most notably including the NUBAA Summit and Celebration of Excellence Gala, to be held in South Florida in January, 2015. We’re introducing a new scholarship fund for incoming students. We’re archiving our rich and long history at Northwestern. We’re planning for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Bursar Office Takeover that led to a significant and sustained African-American present at Northwestern. Our new Task Forces address student enrollment, graduation and supporting their campus experience, as well as faculty recruitment and development. Through our corporate partners, we are able to offer career opportunities and information to students and alumni.
Engagement: NUBAA needs you. Whether you volunteer a percentage of your time per year or per month, or take 5 minutes to donate a percentage of your income…We’ll take it! Please browse our site and familiarize yourself with NUBAA’s aspirations for its students and opportunities for its alumni. Contacts are noted for each effort for ease in volunteering or asking questions. Thank you for your support! We represent everything Northwestern. We are proudly and passionately purple.