The Black Ivy Alumni League
—For Immediate Release—
New York, NY (August 18, 2005) – Earlier this year, Ayana Green, Chair Emeritus announced that she would be stepping down as the League's Chair. "It has been my distinct pleasure to serve as founder and Chair of The Black Ivy Alumni League for nearly 7 years. We have come a long way. We have developed what I believe is a sustainable community of alumni cousins with the common goal of helping each other and those that come behind us."
Under Ayana's leadership, The Black Ivy Alumni League launched a website, created a monthly newsletter, introduced its Alumni Spotlights, established a partnership with the Department of Education, sponsored Ivy League students on an Affirmative Action March on Washington, supported BUILD, launched the annual "Bridging The Gap" event for students, and, of course, hosted a series of successful panels, socials, and community service events.
"It has been quite a journey" Ayana said in her final address to the Ivy League alumni constituency as Chair "dynamic, challenging, and, most of all, fulfilling. I have experienced the joys of struggle and the sweat of sweet success. The lessons learned are countless and invaluable. The relationships established are priceless and cherished. I have met so many wonderful people along the way. Thank you to those that served on our working committee, served as advisors, attended our functions, donated financially, and offered your services and/or resources. Thank you for being a significant part of my life."
The Black Ivy Alumni League Announced that Maisha Walker, a Princeton alumna and long time member of the Executive Committee, has assumed the position of Chair. Alumni might already be familiar with Maisha's work as Webmaster, League Career Liaison and now head of the Career Networking Series. She has also been the Chair of The League's Strategic Planning since 2002. "[Maisha] has been an invaluable asset and will prove to be an outstanding leader taking The League to the next level...Maisha brings vision, commitment, and management. I leave The League in able and seasoned hands."
Stepping into the role of Vice Chair is Michael Daniels, a Cornell alumnus. Michael has successfully managed our relationship with the Department of Education coordinating several alumni panels encouraging the pursuit of higher education, especially one from an Ivy League institution. His initiative, poise and leadership are sure to make Maisha and Michael a dynamic duo.
Joining them is our dedicated team of alumni that have also invested much of themselves into The League; Vernon Gatling – Treasurer, Russell Malbrough – Campus Relations Chair, Herbert Harriott – Development Chair, Khary Barnes – Events Chair, and Stefanie Nicholas – Public Relations Chair.
If you would like more information about the Black Ivy Alumni League (The League), please visit the Web site at http://www.TheLeagueOnline.org.
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