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Welcome to The Richmont Black Student-Alumni Collaborative (BSAC) 

BSAC is a joint effort between alumni leaders, President Bob Rodgers, the Alumni Advisory Council, the Richmont Alumni Association, Faculty Advisor, Dr. Keny Felix, and Dean of Students, Dr. DeAnne Terrell. 

BSAC members will be part of the Richmont Alumni Association and work collaboratively in support of the University’s mission.  BSAC has been established to more fully address the unique needs of Richmont’s Black students and alumni during graduate training, in the counseling profession, the church, and the broader community.

The Logo

Unity-Chain

 The “chain link” is a West African symbol of unity and human relations – A reminder to contribute to the community, and that in unity lies strength.

 African (Swahili) Proverb: “Unity is strength, division is weakness.”

 Foundational Scripture: “A cord of three strands is not easily broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12

Mission 

To enhance the Black/African-American community of Christ-centered counseling students and alumni by serving and building connections.

Vision 

We will accomplish our mission by assisting and supporting Black/African-American students and alumni in the following ways:

  • Provide mentoring and support, including, but not limited to emotional, spiritual, financial, and educational resources
  • Provide networking, internship, and job placement assistance to current students as they move toward graduation
  • Establish scholarships for Black students
  • Provide networking, support, and fellowship opportunities to alumni
  • Assist with recruiting opportunities at Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU’s) and other educational institutions
  • Support the establishment of more Hope Counseling Centers in predominantly Black churches
  • Support the development of more relationships with Black clergy
  • Educate the broader therapeutic and church community about how to effectively address the unique needs of Black/African-American clients and members
  • Support Richmont’s efforts toward becoming a more culturally diverse Christian institution impacting a diverse community

BSAC Membership for Alumni

Basic Member: $10/year in addition to the Alumni Association dues

  • Free admission to one BSAC CEU event
  • Free admission to all BSAC fellowship events
  • Quarterly BSAC newsletter
  • Listing in the BSAC membership directory and free access to the directory

Founding Member: Any donation amount first year

The Founding Membership was created for those who desire to help establish the financial foundation of the Black Student-Alumni Collaborative.  In addition to the benefits of the basic membership, founding members also receive:

  • Listing as Founding Members in the quarterly BSAC newsletter & membership directory
  • A certificate of Founding Membership

During the Inaugural year (October 2013 – September 2014), Richmont will pay the $10 for all alumni who want to join at the basic membership level, whether joining the Alumni Association for the first time, or renewing. If you’ve already joined the Alumni Association, and want to add BSAC membership just click the box to join BSAC and check out.

To join the Black Student Alumni Collaborative, you must first be a member of the Richmont Alumni Association.

Student Membership is Free. 

Click here to join!

BSAC Leadership Team:
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Keny Felix
President: Lisa Marie Byrd, MA, LPC (2003), 678-523-1650
Vice President: Arthurine Wright, MA, LPC, NCC (2005), 404-273-3970
Private Practice Consultant: Lydia Canty, MA, LPC (2002), 404-734-0954

Alumni & Partners