BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Quentin L. Roach

Chairman of the Board
Chief Procurement Officer
Estée Lauder Companies

Michael O. Smith

Vice Chairman
RETIRED,
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Curley M. Dossman, Jr.

Treasurer
President,
Georgia Pacific Foundation

KIMBERLY jackson

 Secretary
Executive Vice President
American Cancer Society, Inc.

JAMES “MAC” HUNTER, ESQ.

General Counsel
Managing Partner,
Senior Counsel Associates, LLC

Salvador Diaz-Verson

Chief Executive Officer
Diaz-Verson Capital Investments, Inc.

CAROLE A. DORTCH

Chief Financial Officer
FAD Consulting, LLC

Armani Washington

2023 – 2024
Miss NBCA Hall of Fame
Miss Howard University 

George French, Jr., Ph.D.

President
Clark Atlanta University

 

Hank Stewart

Co-Founder
The Stewart Foundation

Cathleen Richardson

Community Education Leadership Executive,
Apple Inc.

Charles Johnson

Founder, 4kira4moms
Health Equity Activist

MIKE PHILLIPS

Recording Artist
Hidden Beach Records

EMMANUEL LEWIS

President & CEO
Future Begins Now, Inc.

Charles DeShazer, MD

Chief Quality and Health Advocacy Officer
Cigna Healthcare

LAURENCE “LARRY” O. GRAY

President & CEO
Gray & Company

 

Marsha Oliver

Senior Vice-President, Community & Inclusion
PGA TOUR

 

Danny White

Chief Executive Officer
SafeTouch Security, Inc.

Craig Reed

Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer
Thermo Fisher Scientific

ERIC NETTLES

Regional Major Account Executive
Xerox Business Solution

Quinnie Jenkins

Director of Community Engagement
Delta Air Lines

Tarbinlam Lafon

Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer
Humana Inc.

CALVIN SMYRE

Executive Vice President (Retired)
Synovus Financial Corporation

Rufus Montgomery

Vice-Chairman
HBCU Change

William F. Pickard, Ph.D.

Chairman
GAA Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management

EMERITUS BOARD MEMBERS

THOMAS W. DORTCH, JR.

Chairman Emeritus
Chairman & CEO TWD, Inc

Judge Glenda Hatchett

The Hatchett Law Firm

ROYALL M. MACK, SR.

President/CEO
Ciara Enterprises, LLC

THE FOUNDATION

The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. is a 501(C)3 organization founded in 1986 by Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. and the National Council of Alumni Associations members. The Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and growing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) through alumni recognition, scholarships, training and technical assistance and programs to promote humanitarian involvement. Our aim is to advance the reality that HBCU’s are valuable treasures and critical resources that help transform seeds of potentiality into fruits of possibility.

Our Mission

The mission of the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation (Hall of Fame) is to serve as catalyst and partner for ensuring the stability, strength and excellence of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Goals

The Foundation pledges to:

    • Preserve and highlight the significant contributions of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) and its graduates.
    • Partner with alumni, administrators, students, corporations, non-profit organizations and others to provide enhanced technical and financial resources to HBCUs on an ongoing basis.
    • Develop, coordinate and execute events to raise funds for new and existing programs that support HBCU campuses, students and national alumni associations.
    • Encourage students attending HBCU’s to take pride in their institution and in the communities surrounding them.

OUR HISTORY


1985
– The Council of National Alumni Associations (CNAA) established The National College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., who was President of CNAA, developed the proposal for the Foundation.

1986 – The First Annual National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Weekend was held in Atlanta, Georgia. Among the events were Hall of Fame Dinner Induction Ceremony, HBCU Golf Invitational Tournament  and HBCU Competition of Black College Queens.

The Hall of Fame launched its first programs and initiatives designed to educate the general public about the contributions of HBCUs and their alumni.

1990 – Hall of Fame convened the First Annual Tennis Challenge for HBCU’s.

1990 – Hall of Fame convened the First Annual Black College Alumni Leadership Summit in Hilton Head, SC.

2004 – Hall of Fame acquired the National Scholarship Service (NSS).

2005 – The Chefs of the World: A Taste of Fame was introduced, as a fundraiser to support scholarships in hospitality and culinary arts.

2005 – The First Annual Black College Competition of Black College Choirs.

2007 – Hall of Fame introduced the Legacy Lecture Series.

2012 – Hall of Fame awarded its first Legacy of Leaders Alumni Awards.

2013 – Hall of Fame in partnership with the Andrew Young Foundation, launched the Andrew Young Emerging Leaders Initiative (AYEL).

2017 – Hall of Fame in partnership with the 100 Black Men of America, NAFEO, UNCF, TGMF, launched the National Summit of Sustainability for HBCU’s 

NBCA HALL OF FAME HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than $1,160,000 in scholarships and grants have been awarded to students at HBCUs.
  • More than 990 Black college queens have participated in the annual HBCU Competition of Black College Queens.
  • 348 Black college graduates have been inducted into the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame.
  • Over 500,000 high school students were exposed to more than 500 colleges and universities as they decided their post secondary educational choices, through the Hall of Fame’s National Scholarship Service program.
  • Students at more than 50 HBCUs , through the Legacy Lecture Series, have been exposed to the talents of individuals such as Judge Glenda Hatchett, Dr. Bernice King, Ambassador Andrew Young, Michael Eric Dyson, Susan Taylor, Hill Harper, C.T. Vivian, Demetria McKinney, Stevie Baggs, Jr., and Judge Penny Brown Reynolds.