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Davidson Black Alumni Network

Established in January 1988, DBAN addresses the specific concerns of, and advocates for, Black students and alumni.

DBAN Induction Ceremony 2014

With more than 700 members across the country, DBAN exists to support, inspire and engage Davidson's Black students and alumni academically, professionally and socially via networks, initiatives and programs, connecting alumni and students to each other and to the Davidson College community.


2017-18 Black Alumni Reunion Chairs

Janet Stovall Harrell '85
Charlie Shaw '01
Kaneisha Gaston Arhin '13

Charlie, Janet and Kaneisha are serving as the interim DBAN chairs given their involvement in planning the February 2018 Black Alumni Reunion

Scholarship/Fundraising Committee

Charlie Shaw '01
Kiara Boone '11


DBAN annually honors African American students in good academic standing who have demonstrated distinguished service to the community in the form of the Davidson Black Alumni Network Award.

Send us an email at for information on the DBAN award, to make a gift, or to get involved with the student interview process.

DBAN Award Recipients


Bryonna Reed '20
Alexander Dawes '19
Jonathan Sheperd-Smith '18


Victor-Alan Weeks '19
Dominique Samuels '18
Jada Wiggleton-Little '17


Morgan Spivey '18
Dara Ferguson '17
Mahlek Pothemont '16


Melissa Hayban '17
Nathaniel Walcott '16
Joyelle Newton '15

Amani Michelle Carter '16
Cidney Michelle Holiday '15
Cameron Rashawn Joe '14

Christi Regina Moore '15
Aminata Khadija Dumbuya '14
Kaneisha Lashay Gaston '13

Nyelle R. Barley '14
Vanessa Ann Williams '13
Jordan G. Starck '12

Adeyemi Saba Mchunguzi '13
Aria Symone' Halliday '12
Brianna Michelle Butler '11

Shirley Dakuaa Akrasih '12
Kiara Ree Boone '11
Darrell Lamont Scott '10