BSAC is a joint effort between alumni leaders, Interim President Dr. Vanessa Snyder, the Alumni Advisory Council, the Richmont Alumni Association, Faculty Advisor, Dr. Sonja Sutherland.
BSAC members will be part of the Richmont Alumni Association and work collaboratively in support of the University’s mission. BSAC has been established to more fully address the unique needs of Richmont’s Black students and alumni during graduate training, in the counseling profession, in the church, and throughout the broader community.
The “chain link” is a West African symbol of unity and human relations – A reminder to contribute to the community, and that in unity lies strength.
African (Swahili) Proverb: “Unity is strength, division is weakness.”
Foundational Scripture: “A cord of three strands is not easily broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12
To enhance the Black/African-American community of Christ-centered counseling students and alumni by serving and building connections.
We will accomplish our mission by assisting and supporting Black/African-American students and alumni in the following ways:
Basic Member: $50/year in addition to the Alumni Association dues
Founding Member: Any donation amount above $50.
The Founding Membership was created for those who desire to help establish the financial foundation of the Black Student-Alumni Collaborative. In addition to the benefits of the basic membership, founding members also receive:
BSAC Membership for 1st year alumni (recent graduates): $10
BSAC Student Membership (current students) is $10.
To join the Black Student Alumni Collaborative, you must first be a member of the Richmont Alumni Association.
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BSAC Leadership Team:
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sonja Sutherland
President: Lisa Marie Byrd, MA. LPC (2003), 678-523-1650
Vice President: Arthurine Wright, MA, LPC, NCC (2005), 404-273-3970
Secretary/ Treasurer: Vincent Poole, MA (2016), 404-293-6226
Chaplain: Katrina Wilson, MA, LPC (2006), 678-523-3372
Private Practice Consultant: Lydia Canty, MA, LPC (2002), 404-734-0954