The Trilogy: Being Black in America

Join BEST for our webinar series The Trilogy: Being Black in America.

We will have three webinars each focusing on different aspects of our lives. Join in as our panelists discuss Mental Health, Economics and Inequality. Register online for the webinars.


Joint Alumni Statement

The UT Black alumni organizations, The Precursors, Inc, The Texas Exes Black Alumni Network, and The Black Ex-Students of Texas, Inc., released a statement in support of the “Call for Change” by Black student athletes at The University of Texas at Austin.

As Black alumni spanning from 1956 to present day, we understand the plight of these athletes and the Black students on campus. We also recognize and acknowledge the progress that has been made by the University over the years, but as Black Alumni we know that more needs to be done. In the spirit of “What Starts Here Changes The World” we look forward to being part of the discussions and positive changes that will occur during this monumental point in history.

See the full statement here.


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 utblackexes@yahoo.com and state any preference you may have for evaluating applications.


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.