The Samford Black Alumni Association is an official extension of the Samford University Alumni Association, established to strengthen the legacy of educational attainment and excellence of Samford black students. The SBAA provides scholarship assistance, career mentoring and cultural advocacy through alumni volunteer involvement, philanthropy and social enterprise.

In addition to providing scholarships, the SBAA is an organization that is intentional about networking and opportunities for competitive access for our students and alumni. There is specific programming by SBAA which focuses directly on workforce success and leadership for future alumni, especially offered through our "I.M.P.A.C.T." (Inspiring Minorities to Pursue Academic and Community Together) initiative program.

Board Members

The SBAA Board is made up of Samford alumni who are passionate about furthering the mission of the Samford Black Alumni Association. Individuals wishing to contact the board can email

  • Sam Blakemore, '12
  • Clint Carr, '99
  • Veronica Duarte, '15
  • Stanley Funches, '09
  • Corey Green, '02
  • Pat Hampton, '09
  • Kendell Jno-Finn, '04
  • Ke Jones, '99
  • Jason Long, '00
  • Brandon Nettles, '14
  • David Primus, '92
  • Carol Ratcliffe, '09
  • Juliette Stanley, '17
  • Dee Sutton, '14
  • Cameron Thomas, '14
  • Kim Thompkins, '01
  • Brianna Walker, '16
  • Jackie Wells, '13
  • Erica Jewel Williams, '05
  • Isaac Cooper, '12 President Emeritus