January 2017


Black Alumni Society

A Message from the President, Pam Tapscott-Lassiter

Welcome to the first edition of the Ohio State Black Alumni Society membership e-newsletter! While this newsletter will touch on several highlights, please visit our website, blacksociety.alumni.osu.edu, for all news, events and activities happening in Columbus and beyond. The website is the hub for all resources.

It is my pleasure to introduce the 2017 society board members. Please refer to our website to see everyone. I would like to take a moment to thank former board members for their service and a special thanks to Vaughn Broadnax for all his hard work and dedication to the society. This year, OSUBAS received the OSUAA 2016 Outstanding Alumni Society award. The dedicated work continues and We Are All In! Your membership commitment is valuable to our alumni and students.

As President Drake recently quoted, “Without our alumni, none of what we do is possible.”

Student Corner

Sterling Clemmons, OSUBAS Student Representative, recently interviewed Larry Williamson, Director of the Hale Center. Read the interview.


2017 MLK Celebration45th Annual 2017 MLK Celebration

Join us for a special Black History Month Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring, Dr. Angela Davis on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the Mershon Auditorium. Learn more.


Buckeye LeafSociety Treasurer Position Available

The society has a position open on the board. The Treasurer shall supervise all receipts and expenditures. Columbus based preferred. Learn more about this opportunity.


MembersMembership Update

Please note when joining online, there is a 30-day notification to the society confirming your membership. A new Membership Directory on the website is due to launch in late February. Stay tuned!



Our student representative, Sterling Clemmons, became part of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority on October 30, 2016. Congratulations Sterling!


Buckeye LoveJoin us February 14 and 15!

On Feb. 14 and 15, Buckeyes can give back and pay forward. Together, we’ll make history. Be sure to make your gift to the Black Alumni Society Endowed Fund.



Upcoming Webinar

OSUBAS is partnering with the Office of Alumni Career Management for a webinar on Friday, January 20 from noon-1 p.m. ET. Learn more.