TX/ou Alumni Weekend

The Red River Weekend is Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15 in Dallas. Come enjoy the city and reconnect during one of the biggest college football rivalries in the nation.

Events include the Burnt Orange, White and Black Happy Hour at SISU Uptown, followed by the “High Life” Red River Kickoff Party at Altitude located at the W Hotel.

Saturday is highlighted by the Official TX/ou Alumni Watch Party hosted by BEST and OUBAS at Park Avenue. You don’t want to miss this annual affair as we watch the game and party at the same time!

Wrap up the weekend with the UT Alumni Sunday Brunch at Mattitos.

Get your tickets now.


Homecoming 2017

We had a great time enjoying the 9th Annual Black Alumni Homecoming in Austin. Planning is already underway for the 10th which will also be the 20th Anniversary or BEST!

A special thank you to all the attendees, volunteers, sponsors and organizers for this years Homecoming events.


Scholarship Volunteers

Would you like to help evaluate scholarship applications for the BEST Scholarship Program and/or the Dallas area Texas Exes? You can and your voice is important! To signup, send an email to info@blackexes.net and state any preference you may have for evaluating applications.


Student Engagement

Do you have an interest in being more actively engaged with the current student body and events on campus? Then you can get involved with the Black Alumni Network Student Engagement Committee by contacting Lori Lewis Conerly.

There is an upcoming event on campus, State of Black UT, to present the results of a 2015 survey analyzing the climate of culture of UT. This event will highlight the results and continue the discussion. Alumni are invited to join the discussion.


Scholarship Program

BEST Scholarships are awarded annually to deserving students at the University. The program also supports endowment efforts to support future scholars as well as contributing to other scholarship programs.

You can contact Terra Pierre to join the scholarship committee.

The John Saunders Chase Legacy Scholarship was established by the Texas Exes Black Alumni Network in September 2012 to honor John Saunders Chase, who passed away on March 9, 2012. The hope is to present the endowed scholarship to the University and the family during the Legacy Celebration of Black Alumni Homecoming Weekend.  Our goal is to find at least five hundred African American alumni to donate a minimum of $100.

As with the Duren Scholarship, we will honor those who give $250 or more with a special gift.  Please help us honor the memory of another of our trailblazers and plan now to join us as we add John Saunders Chase’s portrait to the honorees in the Alumni Center’s Legends Room.  Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated! To make a donation by check for this endowment, please make the check out to “Texas Exes” and write “John Chase Scholarship” in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 7278 Austin, TX  78713. Donations can also be made online at https://www.texasexes.org/scholarshipdonation and select the “John Saunders Chase Legacy Scholarship” from the scholarship lists.