President’s Message


A Message from the President


My name is Dr. Nardos E. King and I am a proud graduate of Virginia State University! I am honored to lead the Washington, DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance, Inc. (DCHBCUAA) whose membership includes over 60 alumni chapters representing HBCUs from across the country.

I have been a strong advocate and supporter of HBCUs for over 30 years as they are important institutions in the African-American Community. Many leaders, CEOs, musicians, writers, authors, doctors, lawyers, educators and business owners are graduates of a HBCU and these schools have served as an important educational, cultural and social center in the black community.

The DCHBCUAA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to serve as an advocate for HBCU Alumni Associations by supporting the mission of HBCUs through scholarship fundraising, alumni reclamation and student recruitment in addition to aligning with the National HBCU Alumni Alliance by supporting and participating in programs that promote higher education, encourage healthy living, and fighting hunger.

The primary purpose of the DCHBCUAA is to establish a way for all HBCUs Alumni Chapters in the Washington, DC metro area to engage and reclaim alumni of HBCUs institutions, jointly participate in social activities as one unit, and collaborate to raise scholarship funds for all participating DCHBCUAA’s alumni chapters in the Washington, DC metro area. Since we have been incorporated, our organization has expanded beyond our expectations. We add new members every year and look forward to reaching representation from all HBCUs.

The DCHBCUAA’s has three major focus areas that are in line with our mission to positively impact our community. They are to 1) develop healthy communities, 2) fight hunger in our community and 3) support higher education for students. We also host two major fundraisers each year, The DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance 5K Run/ 2K Walk HBCU Alumni Community Day and the HBCU Alumni Soiree. We also support the Capital Area Food Bank and the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC). We participate in HBCU college fairs in the area and continue to have a presence at community events. If your HBCU Alumni Chapter is not currently a member of the DCHBCUAA, we invite you to join us today. Please check our website for more information. You can also contact us with your questions, concerns, and ideas. We look forward to impacting our community with important, positive and relevant activities and events and supporting our HBCUs with pride and enthusiasm.

Sincerely,
Nardos E. King, Ed.D.
President
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