The Caucus of Emory Black Alumni leadership volunteering at The Reality Is.

Learn more about the Caucus of Emory Black Alumni (CEBA)

The Caucus of Emory Black Alumni (CEBA) works to foster and cultivate social, political, professional, and intellectual relationships among black alumni, faculty, staff, and students from all areas at Emory. CEBA also encourages, promotes, and supports the recruitment and retention of minority students, faculty, and staff at Emory.

What does CEBA do?

CEBA plans events and programs for its members from social gatherings, musical outings, and theater nights to service projects and student outreach that embody CEBA's commitment to the black community at Emory and beyond. CEBA currently maintains active groups in Atlanta, New York, and Washington, D.C.


CEBA volunteers plan events for its members, keep members connected to each other and the university, and find ways to enrich the lives of students, alumni, and the community as a whole. To get involved and join the CEBA planning listserv, email

Herman L. Reese Community Service Award

The Herman L. Reese Community Service Award was created in 1985 by Rosetta Gooden, a former senior associate dean of Emory College admission. This award commemorates and honors Reese, who served as the director of financial aid at Emory. He is best remembered for his dedication to students and for his commitment to providing not only as much financial assistance as possible, but also vocational opportunities and a fatherly concern for academic and personal success.

BSA students are marching at the homecoming parade.
This award is given to students who have shown dutiful service to the Emory community and made significant contributions to the black community at Emory, as well as the greater Atlanta community. Many students have benefited from receiving this award. With your support and donations to this fund, we can continue to honor these outstanding students, encourage service to the community, and honor the legacy of those who have paved the way for us.

Read more about the Herman Reese award

To Join

Black alumni meet for a holiday party in New York.
Local CEBA group leaders in your area

Dorothy Bota, 11C, 13PH Co-Chair, Atlanta
Pierce Hand, 11C, Co-Chair, Atlanta
Wande Okunoren-Meadows 02C, Social Chair, Atlanta
Andrea Catchings 99Ox 01C, Educational Chair, Atlanta
Natalie Gullatt 11C, Communications Chair, Atlanta
Glenn Newman 12B, Professional/Networking Chair, Atlanta
Morgan Clemons 05Ox 07C, Philanthropy Chair, Atlanta
Justin Speller 14C Service Chair, Atlanta
Natalie Gullatt 11C, Campus Life Chair, Atlanta
Brandon Luten 10C, Philanthropy Chair and Homecoming 2017 Chair

Kerry-Ann Kelly 01C, Chair, San Francisco

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