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Black Alumni Council

Alumni Relations

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Who We Are 

The UofSC Aiken Black Alumni Council (BAC) is the official affinity group for Black graduates of the University of South Carolina Aiken. Approved by and working under the auspices of the Alumni Board, the Black Alumni Council became an officially affiliated group of the UofSC Aiken Alumni Association in May 2017.

Council Officers

Chair 

Carmen (Ramos) Williams, Sociology ’10 

 Vice-Chair for Strategic Partnerships

Kandace Cave, History, ‘10

 Vice-Chair of Alumni & Student Engagement

Tim Behling, Business Administration ’18

 Vice-Chair for Giving and Fundraising

Jamel Hodges, Middle-Level Education ’11

 Vice-Chair for Marketing and Communications

Daniele Ligons, Business Marketing ‘12


What We Do

  • Assist in the development of activities that will improve the quality of Black life at UofSC Aiken
  • Foster opportunities for Black Alumni to maintain strong connections with UofSC Aiken and each other
  • Provide financial resources for minority students to continue their education
  • Assist with the recruitment of Black faculty, administrators and staff
  • Promote the association as a supportive resource for UofSC Aiken’s Black students
  • Assist in the recruitment, graduation, and career placement of Black students
  • Provide opportunities for leadership development and the personal and professional growth of Black Alumni
  • Guide students as they navigate and overcome obstacles throughout their academic career at UofSC Aiken and beyond
  • Seek out and encourage alliances with UofSC Aiken alumni across the country

Join the Family

To become part of the UofSC Aiken Black Alumni Council, join the UofSC Aiken Alumni Association. To do this, visit https://giving.usca.edu/choose-where-to-give and select “USCA Alumni Fund.” Once this is done, please complete the SmartSheet form on the BAC Facebook page.

Dues are as follows:

      • UofSC Aiken Alumni Association and BAC Official Memberships: $25
      • UofSC Aiken Alumni Association and BAC Official Memberships with UofSC Aiken BAC t-shirt: $40
        • For current Alumni Association/BAC members, shirts are $15.

Benefits:

      • Networking and event opportunities
      • Chance to give back to your community
      • Access to PacerPerks, a program that provides members discounts across the country from restaurants, retailers, travel and more!

Get Involved with Our Committees

Active involvement with the UofSC Aiken Black Alumni Council is the driving force of the organization. The three initiatives of alumni engagement, scholarship support, and mentoring/networking do not happen without your participation and support.  If you’d like to be involved, please reach out about joining one of the following committees by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or make a donation to BAC. 

*To participate, you must first join the UofSC Aiken Alumni Association.

Giving and Fundraising Committee

The Giving and Fundraising Committee is responsible for fundraising to support scholarships and events under the stewardship of the BAC. This committee is charged with managing giving campaigns and distributing funds to supported causes of the BAC. You may be asked to attend monthly or bi-monthly meetings.

If you are interested in serving on the Giving and Fundraising Committee or donating to the BAC scholarship fund, please contact the Vice-Chair of Giving and Fundraising, Jamel Hodges, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Alumni and Student Engagement Committee

The Alumni and Engagement Committee is responsible for providing alumni and current students opportunities to network and become part of the BAC. You may be asked to attend monthly or bi-monthly meetings and participate in weekend or after work events.

If you are interested in serving on the Alumni and Student Engagement Committee, please contact the Vice-Chair of Alumni and Student Engagement, Tim Behling, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Marketing and Communication Committee

The Marketing and Communication Committee is responsible for all BAC marketing and communications to the membership and general public. BAC Marketing and Communication is the first and official source for information regarding events, fundraising initiatives, alumni awareness, etc. You may be asked to meet regularly, design marketing materials, and brainstorm ideas to promote BAC.

If you are interested in serving on the Marketing and Communications Committee, please contact the Vice-Chair of Marketing and Communications, Daniele Ligons, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Strategic Partnerships Committee

The Strategic Partnership Committee focuses on the interactions between BAC and all external entities, including sponsors, political figures, and other community members. Members of the Strategic Partnerships Committee are responsible for using their experience and professional connections to help grow and develop the BAC’s existing and future partner relationships. Members may be asked to meet regularly and attend community events.

If you are interested in serving on the Strategic Partnerships Committee, please contact the Vice-Chair of Strategic Partnerships, Kandace Cave, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


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