Highlights from Past BAWs

Black Alumni Connect 2021

Town Hall with University Leadership

Tune in for a town hall discussion with President James E. Ryan (Law ’92), Liz Magill (Law ’95), Kevin McDonald, Stephen Farmer and Carla Williams.

DE&I Fireside Chat with Kevin McDonald and Consuelo Kendall

Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Partnerships Kevin McDonald and Chair of the Ridley Scholarship Program Consuelo Kendall (Col ’03) host a conversational session about current Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives at UVA. Special guest, Associate Dean of OAA Dr. Michael Gerard Mason will also join to provide insight on the Black student experience.

Life After Sports

Deborah Stroman PhD, CLU (Educ ’82, Basketball) hosts a conversation with fellow alumni athletes to discuss lessons learned, life updates and the current state of college sports. Panelists include Tomika Ferguson (Col ’07, Track & Field), Anthony Harris (Col ‘14, Football), Terrell Jana (Batten ’21, Football), Wendy Palmer (Col ’96, Basketball), Ralph Sampson (Col ’83, Basketball), and Bryant Stith (Col ’92, Basketball).

COVID-19, the Vaccine and Implications for the Black Community

Hosted by the UVA Medical Alumni Association. Despite having one of the highest COVID-19 mortality rates in the U.S., Black Americans are among those least likely to get vaccinated. Experts from the medical field have a conversation about how COVID-19 has impacted the Black community and barriers preventing them from being vaccinated. Panelists include Grace D. Appiah (Med ’08), Reiesha Graham (Med ’13, PhD’10) and Jerome H. Taylor Jr. (Med ’11).


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