The SBANA Connect newsletter launch.
Inside: Homecoming 2017, Leadership Opportunities, CAU Lead Week......
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Welcome to the launch of The SBANA Connect! The Connect was created with you in mind. Every month we'll share relevant news & updates and highlight alumni who are making an impact in their field and community.  


Dates for 2017 and 2018 have been announced! This year's Homecoming Tailgate will be on Saturday, October 21, 2017. SBANA will be there and we're starting a new tradition. You won't want to miss it!

Did you know that CAU received an estimated 16,000 applications last year?! This year the numbers are up as well. We're working with the Office of Recruitment and Admissions on outreach to accepted students who've indicated interest in a Business major to encourage them to enroll. 
Help us shape the future and impact of SBANA. Do you have experience in event planning or fundraising and in search of a meaningful volunteering opportunity? We have several leadership positions available

SBANA was chartered just four short months ago. We've been working hard behind the scene and we're ready to share the news!  We began our social media campaign yesterday, help us spread the word! Share our campaign, tag us @caubusinessalum (Facebook/ Instagram/ Twitter) and use the hashtags #caubusinessalum, #cauaa, #caualumni.
Founding members of SBANA at our CAUAA, Inc. chartering ceremony @ the President's Residence- October 14, 2016


Dr. Kimbro is asking for alumni to participate in the B-School's annual professional development mock interview series, PRACTICE. This exercise is a key component of the first year business program. Mock interviewing will take place on the following dates:
  • Tuesday, February 21st9:25 a.m.–10:30 a.m.; and 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 23rd- 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
If you would like to participate please contact Dr. Kimbro directly. Click here for more information on the series.

LEAD Week offers students high quality engaging professional development to empower them with tangible and intangible assets necessary for success in their careers. This year’s theme is Lifting Every Voice: One M.I.C (Millennial in Charge) at a Time.

They would love to celebrate with alumni at the following events:
  • Opening Luncheon
    Tuesday, February 28th- 12:15-1:30 p.m.
    Location: Thomas R. Cole Research Center
    Attire: Business Professional
    RSVP here (Tickets are complimentary for alumni | password: MICCheck)

  • Closing Gala
    Friday, March 3rd- 7:00-10:00 p.m.
    Location: Henderson Student Center, Multipurpose Room
    Attire: Black-tie
    Purchase tickets here
Lead Week schedule

In every issue we will feature an alumnus who exemplifies the SBANA values, is excelling in their career and making an impact in their community. We know B-School alumni are doing amazing things all over the world! Help us recognize them by nominating them here


In honor of Black History Month we are recognizing the namesake of Wright Hall.  Founder of National Freedom Day (Feb 1) and valedictorian of the first graduating class of Atlanta University,  Major Richard R. Wright Sr.  Learn more about him and his many accomplishments here.

When retired Union General Oliver Otis Howard visited Atlanta University in 1868 and asked the students what message he should take to the North, Wright replied, “Sir, tell them we are rising.”


President Johnson addressed the executive order on immigration and it's impact on international students at CAU. Read his letter here.

The Isabella T. Jenkins Honors and Scholars Program at Clark Atlanta University officially inducted 64 new scholars to the prestigious group. Read more
The City of Atlanta in partnership with the Atlanta University Center Council of Presidents announced campus security improvements. Read More

February 13, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Battle of the AUC Part II- CAU vs Morehouse Basketball Game
Location: Forbes Arena
More info

March 1, 2017, 6:30 pm
Meet & Greet with CAU President and Mrs. Johnson
Location: Grand Hyatt New York, URIS Room
RSVP: by February 21st 
CAU and the Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association cordially invite Connecitcut, Delaware, New Jersey and New York Alumni to meet and greet President and Mrs. Ronald A. Johnson and Celebrate Centenarians Lyle Gittens, Clark College, '42 and Oliver O. Holder, Clark University '38. More info

March 18, 2017, 6:00-10:30 pm
9th Annual Spirit of Greatness Gala
Location: Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center 
Purchase tickets here | Hotel Reservations
Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association (CAUAA) and Clark Atlanta University will host its 9th annual gala recognizing alumni trailblazers and community leaders.This year one of the honorees will be Alumnus Kenya Barris (CAU '96), Creator of ABC's Black-Ish and Co-Creator of America's Next Top Model. Proceeds from the event go to the University's Scholarship Fund.
more info here
About Us
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