Alumni & Parent Programs

Black Alumni Association                                           BAA

The Black Alumni Association assists African-American graduates in maintaining strong connections with their alma mater. With programming specifically designed for minority alumni, no matter when they graduated, the Black Alumni Association provides an opportunity for you to socialize with your fellow graduates, network for career opportunities and serve both the community and Butler. The association consists of alumni who have volunteered to give of their time, talents and treasures. Monique Wise, associate director of alumni and parent programs, serves as the council's advisor. For more information on how to get involved, contact the alumni office.

Upcoming Events 

Butler vs. DePaul Men's Basketball Pre-Game Event and Game

Saturday, February 7

Pre-Game Reception • 2:00-3:15 p.m. EST
Butler Bowl, Press Box
Join us for a pre-game reception and a chance to visit
with alumni, family, and friends.

Tip-off • 3:30 p.m. Butler vs. DePaul
Hinkle Fieldhouse
Seats are located in the 200-baseline section.

Space is limited. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

All reservations must be made online by Friday, January 30.

Cost is $35 per person ($25 for kids ages 3-12) and includes the pre-game reception with appetizers and soft drinks and your game ticket. If you have a game ticket, cost is $9 per person ($5 for kids ages 3-12) for the pre-game event only.

Raisin' Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey
Starring Jasmine Guy and The Avery Sharpe Trio

Friday, February 27

Performance • 8:00 p.m.
Clowes Memorial Hall

Seats are located on the Main Floor.

Post-show Private Dessert Reception • 9:30-10:30 p.m.
Clowes Memorial Hall, Krannert Room

Featuring desserts, hot beverages, a cash bar, and a meet and greet with
Jasmine Guy and The Avery Sharpe Trio.

Space is limited. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

All reservations must be made online at by Friday, February 20.

Cost is $40 per person and includes your ticket
and post-show dessert reception.

For event questions or to make a reservation by phone, please contact the
  Alumni Office at 800­-368­-6852, ext. 9946.

To request disability-related accommodations or inquire about accessibility, please contact Matt Brookshire at 317­-940­-8688 or Please allow two weeks' advance notice in order to allow adequate time to make arrangements. Although attempts will be made to honor accommodation requests with less notice, it cannot be guaranteed that without two weeks' notice a reasonable accommodation can be provided.


Black Alumni Association Officers

The Butler University Black Alumni Association Executive Team consists of three officers (president, vice president and secretary), each serving a two-year term. Terms begin June 1, 2014 and end May 31, 2016.

President: Serves as the leader for the BAA. The president is an ex-officio member of the Alumni Board of
Directors, which meets three times a year on Butler's campus. 

Vice president: Serves as the chair for the BAA scholarship. Also assumes the duties of president when the president is unavailable.

Secretary: Serves as the chair for the communications committee. Also responsible for accurate record keeping for the organization including meeting minutes. 

Gene Murray '94

Vice President
Janai Downs '02
Cynthia Payne '05

For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at (800) 368-6852, ext. 9946 or


Spring City Tour with Current Students
April 5, 2014 

Black Alumni Association Reunion Reception and Luncheon at Homecoming 2013

2013 Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration Corporate Luncheon

2013 Black Alumni Association Day at Hinkle Fieldhouse, Butler vs. New Orleans

2012 Indiana Black Expo, July 21, 2012

BAA Black Expo


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