Black Alumni Chapter
The purpose of the UNM Black Alumni Chapter is to develop a plan to mobilize the membership to assist in the accomplishment of the organization's purpose as follows:
- To establish contact between the University and its Black Alumni
- To maintain the existence of the Africana Studies Program and the African American Student Center
- To assist with the recruitment, retention and graduation of Black Students
- To establish a historical archive of the Black Student movement and Black Alumni contribution locally, nationally and internationally
- To establish the Josephus (Joe) Long Scholarship Fund at UNM for high school and college students
- To establish a bi-annual UNM Black Alumni publication
Josephus (Joe) Long Scholarship Fund
The Josephus (Joe) Long Scholarship Fund is named in honor of Josephus (Joe) Long, the first Black Student Union President at UNM in 1967. The purpose of the scholarship fund is to honor Joe for his leadership and commitment to equality in the field of education for Black students. He attended UNM from the fall of 1967 to the fall of 1969. His major was Art Education. He received a Master of Arts degree from UNM on June 3, 1970.
Give to the Josephus (Joe) Long Scholarship Fund
You may contribute to the scholarship fund online by Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or by check. You may make a single contribution, or divide your gift into monthly contributions indefinitely or for a specific period of time.
Questions? For more information or questions about contributions, please contact the UNM Foundation at 505/277-4503 or at 1-800/UNM-FUND.
Our Board Members
Barbara Brown Simmons
JD, 1974, UNM
Sam William D. Johnson
JD, 1976, UNM
Ex Officio Members
Interim Director, UNM African American Student Services
Charles Becknell, Jr.
Director, UNM Africana Studies
Black Alumni Chapter Awards
Video recording of the 2017 Awards Ceremony:
We Honor Your Accomplishments! A special thank you to recognize Dr. Harold Bailey, Dr. Tobias Duran, Dr. Jozie De Leon and Wm. Scott Carreathers as outstanding supporters of the Black Alumni Chapter.
2017 Award Recipients
Trailblazer Award: Hakim Bellamy (‘14 MA), Rev. Donald Walton (‘73 BSPE)
Living Legends Award: C. Danny Spriggs (‘74 BUS), Van Tate (‘88 BA)
Motto: Never Submit to Injustice.
Last Updated: November 5, 2019