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Rhonda Thomas, Founder and President of LEAP Forward

Rhonda Thomas, Founder and President of LEAP Forward

Rhonda Thomas, a 1980 TSU Electrical Engineering graduate,
recently earned the 2016 Southern Maryland Minority Chamber of Commerce (SMMCOC)
Business of the Year Award at The Sixteenth Annual Leading Edge Awards.
LEAP Forward, Inc. also participates in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) #91127.

Hall of Fame inductee and TSU graduate Hubert Hamer, USDA administrator in the National Agricultural Statistic Service

Hall of Fame inductee Hubert Hamer

Washington DC Metro Chapter's Mr. Hubert Hamer was inducted into the
TSU Agriculture and Home Ecomomics Hall of Fame during the 2016 Homecoming festivities.
The ceremony was held on Thursday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m.
at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in the Magnolia Ballroom.

2016 TSU Alumni Whiteout Affair

TSU Alumni Whiteout Affair

Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Gaylord Opryland Hotel
in the Ryman Exhibit Hall - Nashville, TN
The Alumni White Out Mixer was a night of festive fun as alumni and friends came together to support a worthy cause and celebrate TSU Homecoming 2016.

Memorial Service for Coach Edward S. Temple

Letter from Glenda Glover, TSU President

Tennessee State University hosted the memorial service honoring
legendary Track and Field Coach Edward S. Temple
on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Kean Hall, on TSU main campus.
Remembering the Life and Legacy of Edward S. Temple.

Click image for more information.

DC HBCU | DMV NPHC Family Day at Six Flags America

On Sunday, September 25, 2016 the DC HBCU Metro Alumni Alliance and the National Pan-Hellenic Councils in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia hosted a Family Day at Six Flags. Family and friends came out and enjoyed a great afternoon of food, fun, and fellowship.

2016 HBCU Awards Ceremony

2016 HBCU Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to TSU! Several alumni won top honors at the 2016 HBCU Awards ceremony held on July 15th at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C. Those receiving awards were: Dr. Edith Peterson-Mitchell, "Alumna of the Year"; Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice, "Female Coach of the Year"; and RaCia Poston, "Female Student of the Year."
Pictured from L-R: RaCia Poston; Leonard and Angela Stephens, Mr. Stephens is the former President of the National Alumni Association; Dr. Edith Mitchell; Andrea Warren, DC Chapter President; and Cassandra Griggs, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving.

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Alumni Spotlight

Mr. Hubert Hamer
Hubert Hamer - TSU Agriculture and Home Ecomomics Hall of Fame inductee
Hubert Hamer, TSU CAHNS Hall of Fame.

TSU College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences (CAHNS) inducted Mr. Hubert Hamer into its 19th Annual Agriculture and Home Economic Hall of Fame and Induction Ceremony in the Magnolia Ballroom at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

Since 2006, Mr Hamer serves as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Administrator and brings extensive experience in all aspects of the agency’s work. Before becoming administrator, he served as director of the Statistics Division, which produces and releases more than 400 national statistical reports each year covering the agency’s crops, livestock, economic, demographic, environmental, and census programs. He also served as executive director of the NASS Agricultural Statistics Board (ASB) and executive director of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics. Mr. Hamer is the first black man to be appointed as a director and USDA Administrator.

Mr. Hamer was born on a small livestock and row crop farm in Benton County, Mississippi, and later continued his development in Grand Junction, Tennessee. He is a proud TSU graduate, and member our very own TSU Washington DC Metro Chapter. Congratulations Hall-of-Famer!

Also see article at Administrator of the National Agricultural Statistics Service: Who Is Hubert Hamer? - Go Big Blue!

Mrs. Rhonda Thomas
Rhonda Thomas - Founder and President, LEAP Forward, Inc.
Rhonda Thomas,
LEAP Forward, Inc.

Mrs. Rhonda Thomas, Founder and President of LEAP Forward, Inc., was recently awarded the 2016 Southern Maryland Minority Chamber of Commerce (SMMCOC) Business of the Year Award at The Sixteenth Annual Leading Edge Awards.

Mrs. Thomas graduated from TSU in 1980 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. She also obtained a M.S. degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and a M.S. degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. As the Founder of LEAP Forward, Mrs. Thomas devoted 7 years to the organization and currently serves as President.

With over 25 years of government service, Mrs. Thomas has conducted research and development activities for antisubmarine warfare aircraft, electronic warfare systems, air to ground voice and data communications, flight information services, general aviation, weather and air traffic management programs.

Her many affiliations include Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Blacks in Government, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Program Manager Professional and our illustrious TSU Alumni Association. Go Big Blue!

Dr. Kimberly T. Fowler
Dr. Kimberly Fowler - TSUWDC Alumni Chapter President
Dr. Fowler, TSUWDC Chapter President (2012 - 2016).

Kimberly T. Fowler, PhD currently serves as President of the Tennessee State University Washington, DC Alumni Chapter.

Dr. Fowler is a native of Jacksonville, FL. and a second-generation Tennessee State University alum. She graduated from TSU in 1998 with a B.S. in Biology with Honors. She went on to receive her master’s and doctorate from Yale University before working in the arena of Type 1 Diabetes research in Denver, CO for 6 years.

She is the Director of Technical Assistance and Research at the National Council of Urban Indian Health in Washington, DC, where she provides technical assistance, research support, and capacity building for urban Indian health clinics and programs across the country to improve the quality and accessibility of health care for American Indian and Alaska Native people living in urban areas.

Kim has been a faithful member of the WDC Chapter since moving to the area in 2010, and has been working tirelessly to increase both TSUWDC membership and participation, as well as our Chapter's national recognition. Go Big Blue!

Mr. Leonard Stephens
Mr. Leonard Stephens - 2015 TSU Grand Marshal
Source: TSU News Room website.

Congratulations to our very own TSUWDC Alumni Chapter member, Mr. Leonard Stephens, as he was selected as a 2015 TSU Homecoming Grand Marshal!

Mr. Stephens, a proud 1968 graduate of Tennessee State University, served as President of the Tennessee State University Alumni Association from 2008 to 2012. He is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. - Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter.

For more information about TSU's Grand Marshals, see our TSU Homecoming Booklet - 2015 (PDF format). Go Big Blue!

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Chapter News

Message from TSUWDC President

TSU Alum,
Thank you to everyone that attended and/ or contributed to our Annual 'Give Back' Happy Hour on last Friday! We were able to contribute more than $100 in groceries to the SOME (So Others Might Eat) organization, just in time for Thanksgiving.

SOME (So Others Might Eat) is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. They meet the immediate daily needs of the people they serve with food, clothing, and health care. They help break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness. For more details:

As we start the holiday season, please Save the Date for our Annual Holiday Potluck on December 12th at 6pm...see attached flyer for more details. Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving,

Tennessee State University 10-Point Safety Enhancement Plan - November 18, 2015

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Chapter Events

2019 TSUWDC Holiday Party

TSUWDC 2019 Holiday Jingle & Mingle at Topgolf

Come join your TSU family and friends at our 2019 holiday event. Enjoy a Topgolf Lifetime Membership along with 3 hours of unlimited Topgolf play! We'll also have heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar available).

Purchase your tickets here on Eventbrite! Ticket sales end November 30, 2019. You can also find this event on Eventbrite as "TSU-Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter Holiday Jingle & Mingle."

*Each guest must have a ticket to attend this event.

For more information contact Dai (Day) at 423.762.6407

(View Evite here to RSVP)

2019 TSUWDC Holiday Party

TSUWDC Annual Golf Classic & Fundraiser

Tennessee State University Golf Classic & Fundraiser

Greetings Big Blue Family!

The Washington, DC Alumni Chapter of Tennessee State University proudly invites you to our Annual Golf Classic and Scholarship Fundraiser being held on Monday, October 14th starting at 8:00 AM at the Pohick Bay Golf Course in Lorton, VA. This event helps to raise funds for local area students to attend our beloved Tennessee State University. To register, sponsor or donate funds, please contact Mr. Hubert Hamer (571) 469-2225 or Mr. Paul Williams (703) 946-4684.

Pohick Bay Golf Course (Website)
10301 Gunston Road
Lorton, VA. 22079

Phone: (703) 339-8585

See image below (or click to download) for Sponsorships, registration details, Prizes, and more.
Please come out and support our mission!

Hope to see you there!

TSUWDC Golf Classic & Fundraiser

TSUWDC NAA 65th Anniversary

65th Anniversary - TSUWDC Chapter - TSUNAA

Tennessee State University Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter to
Celebrate Continued Commitment to 65 Years of Service in the DMV

65th Anniversary Rooftop Celebration and Reception
Will Honor Champions of Service, Innovators, and Longtime Stewards of the Alumni Association

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Tennessee State University Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter will celebrate 65 years of service to the tristate community with the Blue Sapphire Anniversary Rooftop Celebration and Reception on Friday September 6th, 2019. An exquisite cocktail affair, the fundraiser reception will take place at the rooftop of the Cambria Hotel Downtown Convention Center located at 899 O Street NW Washington, D.C. 20001 and will begin at 6:00PM. Guests should prepare themselves for a cocktail themed evening of style, fellowship and dancing as they are whisked away by the D.C. skyline. Additionally, guests will enjoy a red-carpet style evening inclusive of a cocktail and awards reception for guests, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a themed photo section and signature cocktails, all while dancing the night away. The 65th Anniversary Reception will also honor notable alumni who have provided exceeding service to better the TSU DMV Alumni community. Honorees will be highly distinguished individuals, with major contributions across multiple industries and support of the TSUWDC Alumni chapter. Proceeds from the 65th Anniversary, will benefit the chapter’s annual scholarship fund.

TSUWDC 65th Anniversary
The 65th Anniversary will be an evening to remember! Individual tickets are available for purchase online. Find all ticket packages online at: A limited number of event sponsorship opportunities are still available. Companies or individuals interested in participating in the event can learn more, purchase tickets, or make a donation by visiting our TSUWDC Donations page.

AcademicWorks Scholarships

AcademicWorks Scholarships

2019-2020 Scholarship Application Period
Students interest in applying for TSU Foundation scholarships should go to the following website, beginning on Monday, February 18, 2019.

- Deadline for applying for scholarships is midnight, Sunday, March 31,2019.
- Only on-line applications will be accepted.
- All Foundation housed scholarships (private donors) must be applied for on-line.
- Scholarship funding is limited and meeting the minimum requirements for a scholarship does not guarantee scholarship selection.
- New and currently enrolled undergraduate students may apply.
- For questions regarding the scholarship application process, students should contact Dr. Darlene Harris-Vasser at 615-963-5794.

Alfred Street Baptist Church HBCU Fair

Alfred Street Baptist Church HBCU Fair Volunteer Sign-up

Greetings Big Blue Family,
As a reminder, the Chapter has signed up to attend one of the premier HBCU College fairs on the East coast. The Alfred Street Baptist Church HBCU Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We anticipate more than 5,000 high school students in attendance and are seeking volunteers throughout the day to assist. To sign-up, click here or on the picture below.
Alfred Street Baptist Church HBCU Fair

HBCU Night with the Washington Wizards!

HBCU Night with the Washington Wizards

Join us for HBCU Night with the Washington Wizards
on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7:00pm!
Get your tickets now!

HBCU Night with the Washington Wizards

Seasons Greetings!

TSUWDC's 2019 Christmas Greetings!

Seasons Greetings and safe travels to everyone during this holiday season!
Still looking for the best gift? Or the best way to give back during the holiday season? It's you!
Gift yourself the honor of becoming a financial member of the TSU Washington DC Chapter. Dues are $75 for the year are ending January 31st for 2018-2019.
Reap the yearly benefits of supporting your local Chapter and the National Association.
If you are a recent graduate, your first year is free let us know and become a part also of the Young Alumni Network. For more information on how to become a member, please visit our membership page.
Seasons Greetings

2019 Kickback & Brunch!

TSUWDC's 2019 Kickback & Brunch!

The TSUWDC Alumni Association invites you to attend the
2019 Kickback & Brunch on Saturday, January 5th!
Start the year off right with local TSU Alums! Please join us at the Tapestry Largo Station located in Largo, MD from 12PM to 4PM.
Enjoy games, food and fellowship with local DC TSU Alums. NOTE: The event is BYOB!

UPDATE: Info for The Tapestry
1. The Recreation room at The Tapestry is located inside an apartment building.
2. If driving, the entrance to the complex is in the front. Follow the signs for the Leasing Office. There is plenty of parking. The garage, however, is for residents.
3. The location is metro accessible via the Largo metro station and only about a 5 minute walk to the building.
4. There will be various food items provided. Feel free to bring your own spirited beverage.
5. There is a pool table in the room, so bring on your best shot! Feel free to bring your favorite game also!
See you all there!

For more information contact:
Map / Directions
TSUWDC Kickback & Brunch!

TSU Brunch & Hoops!

TSU Tiger Spirit - Brunch & Hoops!

UPDATE: TSU Alum and current President of Coppin State,
Dr. Maria Thompson, has also been invited to join us.
Greetings Big Blue Family!
Bring your appetite and TSU Tiger spirit to our upcoming Brunch & Hoops gathering!!
Ticket Information: Regular season tickets go on sale at the ticket window, located in the Physical Education Complex, approximately one hour before tip-off. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12-and-under, $5 for high school students with a valid student ID and $5 for non-Coppin State students with a valid ID. To purchase online visit:
We have reached out regarding complementary tickets, if some do become available we will let you know. So stay tuned for any updates!
TSU Brunch & Hoops!

TSUWDC November Give Back

TSUWDC November Give Back

For the month of November, we have collaborated with St. Ann's Center for Children, Youth and Families in Hyattsville, MD to support their current families. Their goal this season is to organize and stock a food pantry with food donations that are specific to the Hispanic culture. Therefore, we are collecting donations at both the Happy Hour and our November meeting for a December drop off. If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can do so in person or online via our PayPal account ( Please designate in the note section this is for the November Give Back.
For the food donations, the following is a list they compiled: (Please no perishable foods)

  • * Rice – – 5 or 10 pound bags (not instant please)
  • * Mashed Potatoes (flakes preferred)
  • * Red beans - dry or canned (family size preferred)
  • * Black beans - dry or canned (family size preferred)
  • * Refried beans
  • * Canned vegetables (especially tomatoes)
  • * Canned fruit
  • * Maseca - 4lbs. + bags (a special corn flour to make tortillas)
  • * Nido (powdered milk)
  • * Goya Cookies
  • * Pie Crust Box Mix with canned blueberry / apple / cherry filling
  • * Any type of sweets
  • * Tomato sauce
  • * Canned meat - Chicken/Vienna sausages
  • * Canned tuna

College Fair - 2018

Alpha Phi Alpha College Fair

Just a reminder and thank you to everyone who signed up for the Alpha Phi Alpha College Fair to be held on
Saturday, November 10, 2018 from
9:00AM - 2:00PM at the
Southern Regional and Technology Complex.
Address: 7007 Bock Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744
Map / Directions

TSUWDC Happy Hour - 11/09/18

TSUWDC Happy Hour - November 2018

Greetings Big Blue Family!
Hang out with your fellow alumni at the MGM National Harbor!
Friday, November 9, 2018 at 6:00pm at the TAP Sports Bar.
MGM National Harbor
101 MGM National Avenue
Oxon Hill, MD. 20745
Map / Directions
Please come out and support the TSUWDC Alumni Chapter.
TSUWDC Happy Hour - 11/09/18
Click on images or here for more information.

National Race to End Women's Cancer

National Race to End Women's Cancer - 5K/1M

Register for the National Race to End Women's Cancer
November 4, 2018 - 5K/1M Run/Walk
Washington, DC
National Race to End Women's Cancer - 5K/1M
Click on images or here to register

TSUWDC Thurgood Marshall Meet & Greet

Thurgood Marshall Meet & Greet - Washington, DC

Greetings Big Blue Family,
We ask that alumni come and support the upcoming event below.
There will be seven TSU students coming to the Washington D.C. area with the following majors:
2 Engineering majors, 2 Agriculture Business majors, 1 Math major,
1 Business major, and 1 Education major.
Refreshments will be served.
Let's support our TSU Honor Students!
We will meet at the hotel's lounge area near the lobby.
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road NW. Washington, DC. 20008
Map / Directions
Click here for more information

2018 TSU Homecoming

TSU National Alumni Association - Homecoming 2018

Dear Fellow Alumni & Friends:
It’s that time of the year again we come together to celebrate
Homecoming at Tennessee State University!
Homecoming will begin on Sunday, October 14, TSU will come alive like never before with a week filled with activities and events for all ages to enjoy.
The football game between our Big Blue Tigers and the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech will take place on Saturday, October 20th and will be televised with the kick off at 4:30 p.m.
Click image below to learn more. GO BIG BLUE TIGERS!!!"
TSU Homecoming 2018

2018 TSU Golf Tournament

TSU Washington, DC Chapter Annual Golf Classic & Scholarship Fundraiser

Monday, October 8, 2018 - - 8:00 AM
Tennessee State University proudly presents its Golf Tournament.
This tournament will help raise funds for local area student college scholarships. We look forward to a friendly round of golf, and above all, to sharing a great time together.
Prizes will be awarded to:

* Tournament Winners *
* 2nd   Place *
* 3rd   Place *
* Longest Drive - Men / Women *
* Closest to Pin - Men / Women *

Tournament will be held at the Pohick Bay Golf Course
Monday, October 8, 2018 - - 8:00 AM
10301 Gunston Road, Lorton, VA. 22079
Map | Directions

If interested, please complete the TSU Golf Tournament Registration Form and make your check payable to TSU-WDC. Deadline for entry is Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Click here for more information.

TSU vs Hampton - 2018

Tennessee State -vs- Hampton (Sponsored by the Hampton Roads/Richmond Chapter)

Tennessee State University football game at Hampton University canceled because of Hurricane Florence!
More details.

HBCU Soiree 2018

2nd Annual HBCU Alumni Alliance Soiree Presented By Xfinity

Hosted by BET icon Madelyne Woods, Xfinity/Comcast and the Washington, D.C. Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance, Inc., will celebrate the history and legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and their alumni at the 2nd Annual HBCU Alumni Alliance Soiree.
To purchase tickets via Eventbrite, click here.
Date: Friday, September 14, 2018
Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts.
For more information: click here and here
to view the 2nd Annual HBCU Alumni Soiree flyers.

Community Service - 2018

Capital Area Food Bank - Food Truck Rally

Community Service Event
September is Hunger Action Month and The Capital Area Food Bank is partnering with the DMV Food Truck Association to host their first-ever Food Truck Festival and Community Day! This free outdoor community event will have food and games for all ages. Also, get the opportunity to tour the foodbank facilities.
Date: Sunday, September 9th from 2 to 6 p.m.
To register, go to The Capital Area Food Bank's Food Truck Rally
Location: 4900 Puerto Rico Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017
Map | Directions

TSUWDC Annual Picnic and Student Welcome Reception

TSUWDC Annual Picnic and Student Welcome Reception

You're invited to join us at our TSUWDC Annual Picnic and Student Welcome Reception on Saturday, July 14th at the Tucker Road Community Center picnic shelter in Fort Washington, MD. from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.
The Chapter will be providing the essentials (i.e. the meats, breads, and condiments.)
So feel free to bring your favorite salad, drink, dessert or side dish! If bringing a dish, please prepare for at least 10 persons.
We have over 60 DMV students headed to TSU in the fall that have been invited, so let's show them some fun and support!
Map / Directions

HBCU Alumni Community Day + 5K Run Walk

HBCU Alumni Community Day + 5K Run Walk

"Let's support our HBCUs folks!" - Joe Clair, HBCU Alumni Alliance Ambassador
We are pleased to announce the host hotel for the 6th Annual HBCU 5K Run/2K Walk - HBCU Alumni Community Day
Renaissance Downtown Washington, DC
999 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Use Code "HBCURoomBlock" for booking
When: Saturday, June 30, 2018
On-Site Registration: 6:30AM | Race Time: 8:00AM
Where: Howard University
Download Official Flyer
Download The Run Walk Apparel Line Flyer

2018 TSUWDC Executive Board Elections

Election nominations for the Washington DC Chapter Executive Board

Greetings Big Blue Family!
Do you want to be a part of something great for DMV TSU alumni?
Have a desire to serve in an Executive capacity?
Nominations are now open for the Washington DC Chapter Executive Board elections. The open offices include President, Vice-President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, and Parliamentarian.
If interested in nominating your fellow alum or yourself, please send name(s) to the Nominating Committee chair, Brandon Foley. You must be a financial member to run. To confirm your financial status, please contact our current Financial Secretary, Mrs. Barbara Akins.

We will vote at the June meeting, scheduled after the National Convention on June 20th.
Thank you,
The Nominating Committee

2018 National Alumni Convention

2018 National Alumni Convention

Registration is closed for the 2018 National Alumni Convention
in Atlanta, GA - June 14 - 17.
Full Registration Options: (Includes convention meals, souvenir gifts, and conference materials. Does NOT include lodging and transportation).
Regular Registration: $325.00
Click here for more information.

Calling all HBCU alums STEM Professionals!

Calling all HBCU alums STEM Professionals!

Alumni of HBCUs are concerned about the inadequate representation of minorities in science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) related professions.
Consequently, the DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance (DCHBCUAA) STEM professionals have designed an interactive hand on STEM workshop for students in grades 9-12 to enlighten them on the different professions available in the sciences.
As a part of our partnership with Kaiser Permanente and Comcast, the workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 8:30am - 4:00pm, 2101 Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD.
Map / Directions
The DCHBCUAA is asking all alumni who have attended an HBCU, majored in a STEM-related field, and have a desire to give back to the youth in the community, to volunteer to participate in the workshop.

Please let us know your plans for participating in the program by selecting from the options below:

  1. Converse with students about your profession (describe a typical work day, educational requirements, salary and career opportunities for this profession).
  2. Design a 40-minute experiment or activity that immerses students in your area of expertise and garners an understanding and appreciation for your STEM profession. The session should be highly interactive and encourage teamwork with their peers. Students will rotate between consecutive sessions in groups of 15 -18 students.

Please go to here to register as a presenter for the STEM workshop.
Please visit our website at for more information about DCHBCUAA’s programs.
If you are interested in volunteering for our workshop or have questions, simply email Dr. Ava Morrow.
Thank you in advance, HBCUs forever!!

HBCU Collective’s 2nd Annual Day of Action

HBCU Collective’s 2nd Annual Day of Action - Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have served as the vanguard for African-Americans for almost 200 years. Today, however, our beloved institutions are under attack and may not be around much longer. If you believe HBCUs are worth fighting for join us on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 and help us fight for our schools.
On April 17, 2018 students and alumni from across the country will come to Washington, DC to advocate for their schools. We need your help to make this event a success. Join the HBCU Collective for the 2nd Annual Day of Action on April 17, 2018. Join us as we advocate for increased financial support for students, increased funds for federal research grans and more funding for facility upgrades.
Our schools are depending on you!
Invitation / Fact Sheet

TSUWDC Spring 2018 Happy Hour

TSUWDC Spring Happy Hour

You're invited to join us at our TSU-WDC Spring Happy Hour on Friday, March 16th at TAP Sports Bar from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. We hope to see you there!
[ Map / Directions ]

12th Annual A-Phi-A College Fair

12th Annual Alpha Phi Alpha College Fair

2017 Alpha Phi Alpha Annual College Fair: We are looking for alum to assist with the 12th Annual Alpha Phi Alpha College Fair that will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex, 7007 Bock Road, Ft. Washington, MD 20744. This is a highly attended fair and we look forward to your participation. For more information or to sign-up, please contact Brandon Foley.
[ Map / Directions ]

TSUWDC Annual Thanksgiving Give Back Happy Hour

TSUWDC Annual Thanksgiving Give Back Happy Hour

As part of our Chapter’s Annual Thanksgiving give back, we want to support the National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW), which is scheduled for November 11-19, 2017, by hosting a Give Back Happy Hour on November 17, 2017, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Penn Social located at 801 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004.
This a perfect time to share our compassion and work toward a world where no one has to experience hunger or homelessness. Donations collected will benefit So Others May Eat (SOME) to provide food for the hungry and homeless.
[ Map / Directions ]

TSU Golf Classic and Fundraiser

TSU Golf Classic & Fundraiser

Monday, October 9, 2017
For details, please contact Mr. Hubert Hamer at 703-590-7599
or Mr. Paul Williams at 703-946-4684.
Click here for more information!

Host Hotel - TSU Homecoming 2017

TSU Homecoming 2017 - Host Hotel

Sheraton Music City - Nashville, TN
For reservations visit or call 404-974-4896.
Click here for more information!

TSUWDC Applebees Fundraiser

TSUWDC Applebee's Scholarship Flapjack Fundraiser

Please join us on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM at
the Applebee's Restaurant located at 1000 Largo Center Drive, Largo, MD 20774.
Map/Directions | Printer-friendly Flyer

TSUWDC Picnic 2017

2017 Annual TSUWDC Summer Student Welcome Picnic

A big thanks to DMV & Visiting TSU Alumni and friends for joining us today at Calverton Galway Park for our Annual Picnic & Student Welcome Reception!

Event Details:
Saturday, July 15, 2017
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Calverton Galway Park (Shelter B)
Map/Directions | Printer-friendly Flyer

HBCU Race 2017

HBCU Community Day - 5K Run / 2K Walk

The HBCU Community day was hosted by the DCHBCUAA on Saturday, June 24, 2017! Big "THANK YOU" to the volunteers that worked the event, as well as, participants of the 5K Run / 2K Walk at the historic Howard University in Washington, DC.
Morgan State University Alum and WPGC's Joe Clair served as the Grand Marshal. The event also commemorated HBCU Day in the District of Columbia. Sponsored by the DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance.

HBCU Alumni Awards

Inaugural HBCU Alumni Awards

The Washington, D.C. Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance, Inc., was seeking nominations for its 1st Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Alumni Awards, created to honor alumni who have excelled in their respective careers, making a profound impact in the Washington, D.C. community. Nomination were processed online here.


TSU WDC May Happy Hour - 05/05/17
Join the FUN and EXCITEMENT at our May HAPPY HOUR Event on Friday, May 05, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Toro Toro Washington DC. ** $5 Happy Hour ** - Location: 1300 I (Eye) Street, NW - Washington, D.C. 20005
Flyer | Menu | Directions

The DC HBCU Alliance in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente invited all 10-12 graders to attend the College Awareness and Planning for Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Conference. This free workshop was interactive, hands-on, and designed to increase student awareness and understanding of the exciting careers available in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Flyer | Map / Directions

Big Blue Tiger 5k Run Walk

The Tennessee State University National Alumni Association (TSUNAA) cordially invites you to the 4th Annual TSU Big Blue Tiger 5K Run/Walk Event, to be held April 8th, 2017 on the beautiful campus of Tennessee State University! Feel free to contact Charla Lowery or visit the Big Blue Tiger 5k Run / Walk events page for more information.

TSUWDC Happy Hour - 03/16/17

Quick Notice: Hey Tigers! Let's get together for happy hour at Ben's Next Door this Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 6:00pm. See you there!

The HBCU Alumni Alliance Service Event

The HBCU Alumni Alliance partnered with the Capital Area Food Bank to assist with packing and/or sorting donated food that were distributed to our partners and neighbors and take hunger off the map. This event was a HUGE success and we're very thankful for ALL the participants...we couldn't have done it without YOU!

2017 Jack and Jill Eastern Region Teen Leadership Summit HBCU Fair

Greetings Big Blue Family! Our True Blue Spirit participated in the successful 2017 Jack and Jill Eastern Region Teen Leadership Summit HBCU Fair that was held this past Saturday, January 14th, at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD.
Approximately 250 teens from Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia participated in this exciting and rewarding event! We would like to send a HUGE "Thank You" to Brandon Foley and our AWESOME Chapter members for participating! See more on our DC TSU Alumni Chapter Facebook page.

5th Annual Give Back Happy Hour

Please join us for our 5th Annual Giveback Happy Hour Community Service event held on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the Smith Commons from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The address is 1245 H Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002. Please bring Nonperishable items or Monetary Donations!

WDC Annual Holiday Potluck!

Happy Holidays Big Blue Family! Our WDC Annual Holiday Potluck & Game Night is finally here, and we would for you to join us in celebrating another successful year for our Chapter. We will be hosting the event at 8400 Corporate Drive (Atrium), Landover, MD 20785 on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Bring your favorite dish (for at-least 10 people) and game! You can RSVP here or via email at by December 14th.

22nd Annual Thanksgiving Give Back

The 22nd Annual Thanksgiving Give Back is here! If you would like to be a part of this awesome team and give back to needy families in the DC, MD, and VA area, then sign-up here or visit the website for more information. Don't forget to send us your confirmed registration to the Chapter's email address.

College Fair 2016!

Greetings Big Blue Family!! Recruiting season has started! We are looking for your support to show your Big Blue Spirit at upcoming recruiting events bringing the BEST to TSU! Please contact Brandon Foley at with your availability.

Dunbar High School’s STEM Night!

Greetings Big Blue Family!! The recruiting season has started and we are currently looking for Chapter members working in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics who can come out and recruit potential students to TSU. If you are available August 18th between 5:30-8 for Dunbar High School’s STEM Night, please contact Brandon Foley at with your availability.



Inviting ALL students/parents to this wonderful opportunity to take a FREE SAT test (students), (Princeton Review) and for the parents to partake in a College Preparedness Workshop where they will meet panelist who will be talking about financial aid, scholarship and testing in preparation for the college road ahead!
Please encourage ALL students/parents to register!
If you have any questions, please contact us at (202) 315-3551 as soon as possible!
Thanks for your support and remember.....PLEASE CIRCULATE to your churches affiliates, fraternity/sororities, civic organizations, anyone who works w/groups of students and or parents, etc.
J. Otis Harris, Jr.
HBCU Council of SBC

DC HBCU | DMV NPHC Family Day at Six Flags America Washington DC/Baltimore
Join the DC HBCU Metro Alumni Alliance and the National Pan-Hellenic Councils in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia for our Family Day.

TSUWDC Annual Give Back Happy Hour - November 20, 2015
TSU Student Meet & Greet - Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute - November 14, 2015
TSU Season Opener Basketball Game vs. Loyola (MD) - November 13, 2015

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