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Cherise Smith, Ph.D, Director JES A232A, Mailcode D7200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1784

Black Ex Students of Texas – Austin Chapter

Posted: October 29, 2009
Tailgate Celebration at the MLK Statue, East Mall, UT Campus - September 26, 2009

Tailgate Celebration at the MLK Statue, East Mall, UT Campus - September 26, 2009

Black Ex Students of Texas – Austin Chapter

First Annual "Welcome Black" Homecoming Weekend, September 25-27, 2009

Tailgate Celebration at the MLK Statue, East Mall, UT Campus

prior to attending the UT vs UTEP game

 

BEST is a national organization comprised of former African American students of The University of Texas at Austin.    Since our inception in 1998, it has been our mission to promote higher education and to engage in activities that support The University of Texas at Austin's and the Ex-Students Association's activities and programs with specific emphasis to the African/Black community.

The Austin Chapter organized April 4, 2009 during Texas Relays Weekend Brunch sponsored by the Warfield Center for African & African American Studies.  Members are  comprised of African American Alumni of The University of Texas at Austin who are currently residing in Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Kyle, Manor, Cedar Park, Georgetown, and Hutto, TX.  The officers include:

 

Nakeenya Robinson

President

 

Kimberly Nicole Ross

Vice President

 

Adrienne Camille Payne

Secretary

 

Julianne Gaskin (Austin, TX)

Public Relations Coordinator

 

Lauren Franklin (Austin, TX)

Membership & Alumni Committee Chair

 

Nisey Jones

Mentor Program Chair

 

Edward Robertson (Austin, TX)

Director of Development

 

Stacie Bables

Treasurer

 

Email:    AusinBlackExes@gmail.com

 

The next BEST meeting will be Monday, November 2, 2009 at 6:30pm in the Warfield Center for African and African American Studies in JES A232

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