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African American Alumni Affiliate

Our mission is to:

  • Reconnect African American alumni to the university through a variety of programs, events and activities

  • Assist in the recruitment, retention and graduation of African American students at the University of Cincinnati

  • Promote the university as an institution for students to receive a quality education, engage in dynamic co-curricular activities, and develop a network of friendships to last a lifetime 


  • Membership - recruit new members
  • Programming - organize, plan and implement activities
  • Public Relations - oversee all external communication for the organization
  • University Affairs - keep membership updated on changes with the university and serve as a resource for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Fundraising - generate income to offset operating expenses and provide scholarship dollars. The Onyx and Ruby Society is our primary fundraising beneficiary.

Stay Connected:

  • If you’re interested in participating with the African-American Alumni Affiliate, please email
  • Support the African American Alumni Affiliate.
    Choose "African American Alumni" in the Fund Designation

  • Join us each year at Homecoming and the African American Alumni Reunion!

2014-15 4A Executive Board

Marcus Bethay II (Bus ’06) – President

Jenise Lee (A&S ’01) – Vice President

Dr. Nicole Ausmer (A&S ’05; M.Ed. CECH ’06; Ph.D. CECH ’09) – Treasurer

Taurean Johnson (A&S ’04) – Secretary