UNCF Alumni

Virtual Leadership Summit

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All HBCU Students & Alumni are Welcome!

FREE Registration
Alumni/Pre-Alumni Workshops
“LIVE” Lunch & Learn Experiences
Crowning of Miss National UNCF 2022
Friday Night & Saturday Night “LIVE” Events
Resume Review/Interview Opportunities
Prizes & Scholarships

February 11-12, 2022

Free Registration Here

Letter from the
NAC President

On behalf of the more than 60,000 students and nearly 450,000 graduates, it is my pleasure to welcome you to this virtual space where the National Alumni Council of UNCF will conclude its 75th Anniversary Celebration. The NAC, along with the Pre-Alumni Council, exists, wholly and solely, to support our member institutions, UNCF and those associated with HBCUs to succeed. We are inviting all HBCU alumni, students and friends to our culminating 2-day UNCF Alumni Virtual Leadership Summit scheduled for February 11-12, 2022.

Having to navigate in this uncharted virtual territory has been an experience as our world deals with the many changing layers of every passing day. However, it is my hope that through your alumni groups and associations, you have been able to stay connected to those friends and to the vast resources available to support your goals. We are excited to present this platform to further enhance your skills. They are all designed to support you as you pursue your post-academic life and career. here, from the faculty that taught and guided you to our libraries, seminars and symposia, web sites, social media and an extraordinary variety of “stay connected” programs designed with you in mind.

Had it not been for the visionary leadership of James E. Stamps and followed by:

​Dr. George Hightower
Leonia J. Williams
Ernestine Brazeal
Jessie A. Gibson
Rev. Leo Gray
Dr. Joe A. Lee
Kenneth Johnson
David Miller

Connie Y. Odom Conner
Dr. Walter Washington
Moses Belton
Ernest E. Fair, Sr.
Nathaniel C. Veale, Jr.
William A. McGill
Dr. Rubye Taylor-Drake

Victor Labat
Dr. Master J. Wynn
Donald Hollowell
Cecilia Washington
Charles R. Stephens
Betty Smith
Dorothy Colson
and my predecessor, Dr. Tophas Anderson

I would not be here today. We stand on the shoulders of some great leaders that have shown us that for 75 years “We Are Stronger TOGETHER When We Are Standing UNITED” and alumni far and wide stand have “Entered to Learn” have “Departed to Serve” and now ready to “Return to Invest” to our alma maters to support the next generations of leaders.

We will focus on strategies for recruitment of students; discuss ways to provide financial support to our beloved Alma Mater; build career development capacity; and explore the racial, economic, educational, social rights and opportunities that historically have been denied to Black people. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend live, on-demand and self-paced interactive events and workshops pertaining to these topics and to network with alumni, students, community leaders from across the country on the best practices regarding advocacy, recruitment, engagement, fundraising and networking for the betterment of all HBCUs.

So, thank you for visiting with us today, and I hope that you will join us for one or all of our virtual events during the second weekend of February.

With warmest regard,

About The Leadership Summit

The NAC/NPAC Virtual Leadership Summit is a first of its kind for the organization and will set a new benchmark for alumni and student engagement NAC. The summit is designed to provide networking, motivational and educational opportunities for alumni, pre-alumni, UNCF staff, member institutions and current and potential supporters of HBCUs. It will be a celebration of all that UNCF has to offer bright students, successful alumni and prestigious and competitive colleges and universities.

Through live, on-demand and self-paced interactive events, participants will be able to connect with hundreds of students, faculty, leaders in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) community, funding experts, sponsors, alumni and member institutions of the country’s largest and most effective African American education organization UNCF (United Negro College Fund).

This national summit along with the various local and regional events is a perfect opportunity to get acquainted with key decision makers and engage students who are on the path to leadership. Your involvement in this virtual experience is an opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to education now and in the future.

About NAC

The National Alumni Council (NAC) is a UNCF sponsored/direct service organization of concerned graduates, current students of the 37 member institutions supported by UNCF and individuals who want to advance the cause of black higher education. This educational impact supports more than 60,000 students each year and celebrates the accomplishments of 450,000 graduates. The NAC was founded in 1946 by Fisk University alumnus James E. Stamps. Its mission is to support, promote, influence, and strengthen historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

The foundation of NAC’s mission is a commitment to work with UNCF to ensure that its network of member institutions is a respected model of best practices in moving students to and through college.

Alumni and Pre-Alumni prescribe to fulfill its mission through committing to the tenets of advocating for HBCUs, recruitment of students and engaging with alumni and fundraising for its member institutions and UNCF. All graduates of a UNCF-member institution are automatically members of the UNCF National Alumni Council and encouraged to be active in the NAC and with one of its constituent groups.

The NAC is governed by a Board of Directors composed of persons elected by the membership. The Board of Directors plans and organizes activities of the NAC and provides oversight and assistance to its constituent groups. Additionally, the NAC serves as the umbrella organization for Inter-Alumni Councils, the National Pre-Alumni Council, the UNCF National Alumni Associations and other organizations that subscribe to UNCF’s mission. Learn more at UNCF.org/alumni.

NAC is Partnering with UNCF's Empower Me Tour!

No… It’s definitely NOT a conference for Emergency Medical Technicians. UNCF’s Empower Me Tour (also known as EMT) is a free conference that offers college students and recent alumni an opportunity to engage with Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies through our own career fair and interactive workshops. EMT workshops are comprised of a wide range of topics such as financial literacy, job interviewing, securing internships, entrepreneurship and more! This program also provides a special opportunity for attendees to earn on-site scholarships from our sponsors.

Tune into our EMT sessions to find out how you can win a $1,000 scholarship!


Friday, February 11, 2022

10:00AM EST


10:30AM-12:30PM EST

Career Development Presented by Wells Fargo (Students)
Choosing the Right Career is a Major Deal (Students)
Secure the Bag & Invest the Bag- Better Money Habits Primer Presented by Bank of America (Students)

10:30AM EST

Scholarship Talks with UNCF Alumni (Alumni)

11:30AM EST

“LIVE” HBCU Bound Trivia Alumni President’s Challenge (Alumni)

12:45PM EST

“LIVE” Lunch & Learn Experience
Supporting My HBCU - Now & Later

2:00PM EST

UNCF Social Justice Part 1
“The Black Effect”

4:00PM EST

UNCF Social Justice Part 2
“HBCU Summit”

7:30PM EST

National Pre-Alumni Council
Friday Night “LIVE” Experience

Saturday, February 12, 2022

10:00AM EST

Morning Meditation & Inspiration

10:30AM EST

Every Campus Tells a Story: HBCU Heritage, Resiliency and the Evolution of Campus (Alumni)
NPAC Private Zoom Session (Students)

11:30AM - 12:30PM EST

"LIVE" Lunch & Learn Experience

12:45PM EST

“LIVE” Lunch & Learn Experience
Fundraising After the Pandemic Pivot

2:00PM EST

UNCF Social Justice Part 3
“Beyond the Glamor”

4:00PM EST

UNCF Social Justice Part 4
“This is America”

7:30PM EST

National Alumni Council
Saturday Night “LIVE” Experience

Start Prepping Your Resumes!

This year, we have some of the most recognizable companies in the world joining us as sponsors for the UNCF Alumni Leadership Virtual Summit! You now have the opportunity to submit your resume for a chance to interview for your dream job or internship. Your resume will be directly sent to all participating recruiters, who will then reach out if your resume is match for any of their open positions! Submit your resume by clicking the button below or email your resume to emt.resume@uncf.org.


Meet Miss National UNCF!

Alia Scott
Wiley College

Alia Scott is a Physical Education major from Houston, Texas. At 20 years old, she is Miss National UNCF 2020-2021. In her freshman year, Alia started as Libero for Wiley College Women’s Volleyball team and had the honor of helping her team win the 2018 Red River Athletic Conference Women’s Volleyball Championships. She was awarded a championship ring. During her campaign for Miss Wiley UNCF her sophomore year, Alia held an event on campus called Paint me Pretty, where she helped raise awareness about UNCF and the scholarships they offer. Students also could come to get their makeup done, listen to music, and eat.

Alia also loves to help her friends and family and believes that her passion for helping others is the reason why she wants to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. Alia is also involved in the UNCF Pre Alumni Council, Wiley Student Government Association, where she served as secretary; she helped plan events on campus and helped organize activities and functions for the student body, Rotaract Club, the Wiley College women’s volleyball team and National Society of Leadership and Success.

Her interests include working out, spending time with close friends, and playing volleyball.

Who Will Be Next to Wear the Crown...

Tune in for a LIVE broadcast on February 12, 2022 at 7:30PM EST! Click the button below to register.


Give the Gift of a
College Degree!

Make a one-time or recurring online gift to UNCF and support the National Alumni Council efforts: https://bit.ly/NACUNCFMobile

The National Alumni Council, National Pre-Alumni Council, and the local Inter-Alumni Councils are sponsored organizations of the United Negro College Fund, Inc. which is a recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Transactions through this platform are secured.

Torch Bearer Magazine

The Torch Bearer Magazine is the official publication of UNCF National Alumni Council & National Pre-Alumni Council, the entire HBCU community, institutions, supporters and friends. The management and staff are committed to provide relevant topics and stories, to include, HBCU Advocacy, Student Recruitment/Scholarships, Alumni Engagement, Fundraising, Networking & Career Development and HBCU Sports & Entertainment. Click here to read our latest issue and check out the latest edition of the National Pre-Alumni Council Torch Newsletter here.

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Robert Bolton
National Director of Special Events