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Southern University Alumni Federation
Our 2018-2019 SUAF-WDC Chapter Members 

Donna Adams

James Albritton

Kwamme Anderson

LeVar Armstrong

Lynette Aytch

Ura Jean Bailey

Anthony Baise

Chasity Ball

Ebony Baylor

Ivory Berry

Rodney Bilbrew

Sean Blount

Myesha Braden

Erin Braxton

Lillie Brown

Quintus Brown

Verna Brown

Vincent Brown

Sabrina Burrell

William Burrell

Alicia Butler

Theonita Butler

Fantashia Cooper

Karen Cotton-Gross

Carla Cotwright-Williams

David Craig

Lance Curry

Perry Daniels

Ursela Daniels

Andrea Dawson

Mary Dunaway

Armond Duncan

Evy Edwards

Angelia Farnell

Justin Ford

Marva Frazier

Larry Frelow

Danyell Griffin

Sheila Harmon

Debrina Harrell

Janette Harris

Rudolph Harris

Leonard Haynes

Willie Hensley

Donald Hickman

Charles Hicks

Clifton Hicks

Willie Hines

Marlon Hite

Daryl Jackson

Danny Johnson

Renee Johnson

Carol Jones

Edna Jones

Laurne' Jones

Vonda Rhodes Kemp

Gwendolyn King

Kelley King

June Lane

Isaac Larry

Edgar Lewis

Edwin Lewis

Gary Lockett

Treffaney Lowe

Jarrard Maniece

Jeremy Maniece

Amos Matthews

Dana Matthews

Shayla McCullough

Ivan McGee

Ericka McGowan

Cassandra McGowan

Carrie McHenry

Cedric McNeal

DeWayne Miles

Jocelyn Mishoe

Roger Mishoe

Shahidah Muhammad

Jonathan Newell

Kendra Perkins Norwood

Debo Ogunrinde

John Oubre

Marquia Parker

Krystal Perkins

Adrian Plater

Michael Plowden

Nicole Priester

Linda Reed

Elsie Scott

Belinda Sholas

MacArthur Sholas

Antoria Simms

Calvin Sims

Bettye Smith

Don Smith

Maya Solomon

Karl Spells

Jerome Stephens

George Sutton

Angela Thomas

Megan Thomas

Doug Turner

Regina Valentine

Paula Verrett

Regina Ware

Giselle Whitfield

Pamela Whitley

Angela Williams

Bettina Williams

Carolyn Williams

Willie Williams

Yul Williams

Beattra Wilson

Jennifer Wilson

Norma Wilson

Jaqi Wright

Announcements 

Membership Renewal
Fiscal Yr: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

To renew
 click here.

Next Alumni Meeting
Saturday, 17 November 2018

Time 1:15 PM

Location

Johnson Center, Room G

George Mason University

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA

The SUAF-WDC Chapter 2019 Mardi Gras Ball is Saturday, 23 February 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland.  Tickets are now available at $125 each. https://suafwdc.com/mardi_gras_ball

However, if you are a paid SUAF-WDC Chapter member, then your ticket will be discounted to $100 until 31 December 2018.

Purchase Your Tickets Early!

The Mardi Gras Ball has sold out for the past five (5) years.  There will be a three-course dinner, an open bar, a live band, a DJ, dancing, entertainment, and fun https://suafwdc.com/mardi_gras_ball

For electronic payments, there will be a $5 handling fee for all tickets.  [Special Instructions for SUAF-WDC Paid Chapter Members:  please note that SUAF-WDC Chapter Members will be issued a refund of $25 for one discounted ticket purchased by 31 December 2018.]  Ticket prices will increase the week of the event.

Hotel Information
The SUAF-WDC Chapter has a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center (7400 Wisconsin Ave), Bethesda, Maryland, at $99 per night (plus taxes) for Friday, 22 February and Saturday, 23 February 2019.  The Hyatt Regency Hotel is one-half mile from the Bethesda Jazz and Blues Club.

Please put in the Correct Dates before hitting "Check Rates."

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/maryland/hyatt-regency-bethesda/bethe?corp_id=G-SOAL
The cut-off date for rooms is 8 February 2019.

2018 Crawfish and Crab Boil

The Southern University Alumni Federation, Washington, DC Chapter held its annual Crawfish and Crab Boil on Saturday, 19 May 2018 at Fort Hunt Park in Alexandria, VA.  Stay tuned for information on upcoming Chapter events.


2018 Mardi Gras Ball Honoray Co-Chairpersons
2018 Mardi Gras Ball Honoray Co-Chairpersons

Dr. Elsie Scott

Elsie Scott received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Southern University, her M.A. from the University of Iowa, and her Ph.D. from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University).  She presently serves as the Director of the Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center, Howard University.  During most of her career she has been engaged in public service and higher education. Most notably, she has served as the President and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, as a Deputy Commissioner for the New York Police Department, Executive Director of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and in academic positions at several universities, including Rutgers University and North Carolina Central University. She is a 1994 recipient of a Presidential Citation from NAFEO for exemplary experiences that honor Southern University.


2018 Mardi Gras Ball Honoray Co-Chairpersons

Mr. Eldred Jackson

Mr. Jackson currently works for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the Office of the VHA Chief Procurement and Logistics Officer as the Associate Director of the Office of Procurement Operations.  He has also served as Acting Director of VHA’s Service Area Office – East.  Mr. Jackson has more than twenty-five years of government service as an Acquisition Professional.  Including VA his work spans four agencies, the Department of Army, the Department of State, and the Department of Justice.  Prior to joining VA, Eldred served as the Deputy Director, Office of Administration, Acquisition Management Division, at the Department of Justice, in the Office of Justice Programs, where he was the Senior Contracting Official and Bureau Procurement Chief and had oversight of the procurement activities for goods and services valued over $100 million dollars annually.

As an AMC Career Intern Program Graduate, Eldred is an advocate for mentoring and developing junior contract specialists.  He has been a member of the Services Acquisition and Management Services Center Industry Government Councils.  Eldred has received numerous awards for his vast procurement knowledge and expertise including The Attorney General’s Award for New Employees, The Government Executive Magazine Travel Manager of the Year Award, and two Meritorious Honor Awards for Outstanding service at the Department of State.  He has also been recognized for his contributions in employee and labor relations and received the Secretary’s Award at the Department of Veterans Affairs for Excellence in Alternate Dispute Resolution.

Eldred is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is a graduate of Southern University, where he was initiated as a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.  Eldred recently earned his Master of Science in Organizational Performance from Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE and executive level training at the Federal Executive Institute.  He is active in various community activities, including many with his Alma Mater, including the College of Business Advisory Council, The System Foundation, and The Alumni Federation.  Mr. Jackson cofounded an Alumni Federation entity called Top Jags which successfully identifies high academic achievers who are eligible for various scholarships at Southern University to include Honors College, Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS), Departmental Scholarships, System Foundation Scholarships, Alumni Federation Scholarships, Out of State Fee Waivers, etc.  The Top Jags are also mentored, tutored, and provided advocates for academic and student life issues they may face while attending Southern University.  They also receive career counseling in support of them finding summer internships and employment following graduation. Many of the Top Jags are members of the Honors College, Honda HBCU Quiz Bowl Team, National Society of Black Engineers, SU Dancing Dolls, and SU Gold N’ Bluez Dancers.  Mr. Jackson has successfully recruited over 100 Hundred Freshman this past Fall and looks forward to increasing that number for Fall 2018.  Through the support of the Top Jag Program with over a 90% retention rate many of the Top Jag Upperclassmen have interned throughout the country to include General Electric, Los Alamos National Lab, Meharry Medical College, and University of California – Berkeley.

Mr. Jackson recently was named an Outstanding Alumnus of the Southern University Laboratory School and has been recognized as a 2017 Louisiana Role Model by the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Links, Incorporated.

SUAF-WDC Chapter Donates Water to Band
SUAF-WDC Chapter Donates Water to Band

SUAF-WDC Chapter members and Human Jukebox alums brought to the chapter's attention the band's need for water during their game day performances.  Due to the band's funding shortage, the band members do not always have drinking water after performances.  The SUAF-WDC Chapter voted to fund water for the band for all home games during the 2016 football season.  Generous donations from chapter members also aided in the small cost to fund this effort.

SUAF-WDC Chapter Participates in College Fairs
The SUAF-WDC Chapter participated in various college fairs throughout the year. Several members of the SUAF Washington, D.C. Chapter volunteered at the  various college fairs. The SU Human Juke Box, Dancing Dolls, the Out-Of-State tuition waiver for qualifying students and the engineering, nursing, and music programs are main discussion topics.  Many students inquired about the waiver and lamented how that would tremendously help their financial situations.
State of Maryland
Southern University Alumni License Tags

FINALLY....the first ever State of Maryland issued Southern University Alumni license tags are being made! We are excited to be included in promoting our illustrious Alma Mater as we drive around the beltway and in our respective communities. The chapter wishes to thank our inaugural 25 applicants for being instrumental in getting these tags made!  It was a process that required great patience as the State of Maryland took a LONG time to approve and send us our sample plate (pictured below).  So we offer a heart felt THANK YOU to our first 25!

If you are reading this and you are a resident of Maryland and you are thinking "I want one!", you can obtain replacement SU Alumni tags for your vehicle as well.  Click here for more information on how to get your new license plates.

We are excited to have our new official State of Maryland Southern University Alumni tags! Get yours today!

Game Ticket for SU vs GMU


***  ATTENTION SU ALUMNI & FRIENDS  ***


It's that time of year!  It's time to renew your membership for the 2015 - 2016 fiscal year.  Please renew your dues TODAY!  To pay your dues, you can mail your check to the chapter's Post Office box or you may pay online (processing fees apply to online payments).

For mailing:

Post Office Box 75052
Washington, DC 20013

All the information you need to join our chapter or to renew your membership can be found here.  If you have any questions about our membership options, please email us at wdcchapter@gmail.com.

Please join or renew today!

GAME DAY On SATURDAY!!

See you on Saturday, 17 November as we cheer on our SU Jags vs the Patriots of George Mason University.  The game starts at 4 PM at EagleBank Arena, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA.  If you purchase tickets via the Chapter, pick them up at the Chapter meeting at 1:15 PM on Saturday. 

GO JAGS!!!!!!

2018 Mardi Gras Ball Sponsors
2018 Mardi Gras Ball Sponsors

Dr. Elsie Scott

Elsie Scott received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Southern University, her M.A. from the University of Iowa, and her Ph.D. from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University).  She presently serves as the Director of the Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center, Howard University.  During most of her career she has been engaged in public service and higher education. Most notably, she has served as the President and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, as a Deputy Commissioner for the New York Police Department, Executive Director of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and in academic positions at several universities, including Rutgers University and North Carolina Central University. She is a 1994 recipient of a Presidential Citation from NAFEO for exemplary experiences that honor Southern University.

Mr. Isaac Larry

Thank you Dr. Elsie Scott and Mr. Isaac Larry for your sponsorship of the 2018 Mardi Gras Ball and for your vote of confidence in the Washington, DC Chapter.

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