Black Alumni Council

Founded in 1976, the NIU Black Alumni Council (NIUBAC) works to support black students at NIU and to be a resource for NIU's black alumni. Between 1988 - 2022, the NIUBAC has given more than $130,000 in Fanny Ruth Patterson Scholarship Awards, which is named for the first black student to graduate from NIU. The BAC host a variety of events each year, including networking events, football watch parties, and the annual Black Alumni Council Weekend. Learn more by visiting the NIU Alumni Association events page.



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