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

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.

Leadership

Interim Chairs
Michelle Serrano-Mills ’90
Sterling Freeman ’92

Scholarship/Fundraising Committee
Paul Wyatt '05 - Chair
Charlie Shaw '01
Matrika Johnson ’02
Michelle Graham-Freeman ’93
Beryl Cameron ’94
Jehan Shamsid-Deen ’01
Andre Carelock ’01

Get Involved

Want to help lead the network, share a program idea, or help host an DBAN-related chapter event in your city or if you would like to be added to the DBAN email list, please contact Yolanda Gilliam, assistant director of alumni and family engagement, at yogilliam@davidson.edu.

DBAN Award

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 alumni@davidson.edu for information on the DBAN award, to make a gift, or to get involved with the student interview process.

DBAN Award Recipients

  • 2019
  • Brianna Foster ’22
  • Oge Ibida ’21
  • Roy Toston ’20
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  • 2018
  • Haleena Phillips '21
  • Maurice Norman '20
  • Allen Clay '19
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  • 2017
  • Bryonna Reed '20
  • Alexander Dawes '19
  • Jonathan Sheperd-Smith '18
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  • 2016
  • Victor-Alan Weeks '19
  • Dominique Samuels '18
  • Jada Wiggleton-Little '17
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  • 2015
  • Morgan Spivey '18
  • Dara Ferguson '17
  • Mahlek Pothemont '16
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  • 2014
  • Melissa Hayban '17
  • Nathaniel Walcott '16
  • Joyelle Newton '15
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  • 2013
  • Amani Michelle Carter '16
  • Cidney Michelle Holiday '15
  • Cameron Rashawn Joe '14
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  • 2012
  • Christi Regina Moore '15
  • Aminata Khadija Dumbuya '14
  • Kaneisha Lashay Gaston '13
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  • 2011
  • Nyelle R. Barley '14
  • Vanessa Ann Williams '13
  • Jordan G. Starck '12
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  • 2010
  • Adeyemi Saba Mchunguzi '13
  • Aria Symone' Halliday '12
  • Brianna Michelle Butler '11
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  • 2009
  • Shirley Dakuaa Akrasih '12
  • Kiara Ree Boone '11
  • Darrell Lamont Scott '10