The Iowa Black Alumni Association (IBAA) promotes the general mission of the University of Iowa. It strives to recognize Black students and alumni for their achievement and service, foster their career and educational opportunities, and enhance the social and economic conditions of prospective, current, and former Black students. Members receive e-newsletters and invitations to participate in regional events and reunions.
The Iowa Black Alumni Association (IBAA) supports University of Iowa students through the IBAA Scholarship Program. A minimum of one, $1,000 scholarship is awarded each academic year to a qualified student, sophomore through graduate school, who is currently enrolled full time at Iowa and who will be enrolled full time during the next year.
In 1963, a group of Iowa alumni and friends gathered at an informal picnic at the Rockford, Illinois, home of the late McKinley "Deacon" Davis (55BA). The group agreed to organize on a more formal basis and became known as the Iowa Black Alumni Association (IBAA). Today, the IBAA has grown to an active membership of more than 300 people.
The Hall of Honor and scholarship fund are two major IBAA projects supported by the University of Iowa Center for Advancement and University of Iowa administration.
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