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

With more than 1000 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

Chairs
Michelle Serrano-Mills ’90
Sterling Freeman ’92

DBAN Award Committee
Paul Wyatt '05 - Chair
Sterling Freeman ’92
Michelle Graham-Freeman ’93
Kiara Boone ’11

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, associate director of diversity, equity and inclusion, 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

  • 2022
    Ronasia Duprat '25
    Nathanael Bagonza '24
    Nasir Jean-Paul '24
    Kennedy Petties '23
    Ebony Thomas '23

  • 2021
    Kamryn Walker '24
    Jaelyn Taylor '22

    2020
    Chineme Amechi ’22
    Jared Lindo ’21
    Caroline Djakuduel '23

  • 2019
    Brianna Foster ’22
    Oge Ibida ’21
    Roy Toston ’20

  • 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