Black Alumni Society

Greetings and welcome to the Black Alumni Society of the OSU Alumni Association! We are a constituent group of the OSU Alumni Association and our mission is to promote lifelong connections among our members, student scholarships and advancement, and African-American history and diversity at Oklahoma State University.

Annually in October, and in conjunction with Homecoming, the Black Alumni Society hosts the OSU Black Alumni Scholarship Weekend. This is our signature event with two fun-packed days of food and activities including tailgating, a scholarship golf tournament, legacy tours, student engagement and culminating in honoring our past through the presentation of the Black Alumni Trailblazer Award to a deserving honoree.

Get Involved

When you become a member of the OSU Alumni Association, you also become a member of the OSU Black Alumni Society at no additional cost. Please join or renew your membership today to stay connected to OSU and your affinity society. Visit orangeconnection.org/join for details.

Each year, the OSU Black Alumni Society selects an individual to receive the honor of the Trailblazer Award. For 2017, the Board of Directors has decided to emphasize efforts by trailblazers who have made their mark in Business and Industry, Education, Government and Community Service, Health, etc. The award is presented at the Trailblazer Reception held annually on the Friday before OSU Homecoming.

Past honorees include:

2016: Valerie Thompson
2015: Dr. Lester Shaw
2014: Julia T. Brown
2013: LC Gordon
2012: Alonzo Poindexter and AD Davis Jr.
2011: Valree Fletcher Wynn, Ph.D.
2010: Chester Pittman
2009: Samuel Combs III
2008: Patrice Latimer

Contact: Sam Combs



President: Sam Combs
Vice-President: Sam Robertson
Secretary: Joseph Ballard
Treasurer: Bruce Adams and Jovette Dew
Faculty & Staff Liaison: Tiffany Nixon
Scholarship Chairman: Crystal Turner
Membership Chair: Clarence Burge
Board Member: Ira Scott
Golf Tournament Director: Donald Stutson

Oklahoma State University Alumni Association Black Alumni Society Scholarship Application

The scholarships recognize undergraduate students, enrolled at OSU Stillwater and OSU Tulsa, who have excelled in scholarship, leadership service to the campus and community and other outstanding characteristics.

Each award is for a one year $1,000 scholarship; $500 in the Fall of 2017 and $500 in the Spring of 2018. Funding for these awards comes from the generous contributions at the Annual OSU Black Alumni Scholarship Golf Tournament. The OSU Black Alumni Society is proud of the contributions it make s to support the retention of students in pursuit of a degree.

To assist the Scholarship Committee, carefully follow the guidelines below and type your application. In order to answer each question fully, you may need to attach additional sheets. If you have any questions about the application or the process, please contact the BAS at blackalumni@orangeconnection.org.