Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association to Celebrate 45th Reunion

“For me BADA has been a family,” says current BADA president Leah Bojnowski ’01.

Read the full story by Rachel Hastings, published by Dartmouth Alumni.

For the Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association (BADA), Sept. 28 through Oct. 1 will be a weekend of celebration. BADA members will return to Hanover to mark the 45th anniversary of an organization that has had an impact on the lives of many Dartmouth graduates.

In 1971, members of the Afro-American Society of Dartmouth and a group of alumni discussed the formation of a joint organization that would create a community through which black alumni could support each other and current students. One year later, Garvey Clark ’57 led the efforts to organize BADA, which today is a thriving source of friendships and connections formed in the Hanover and around the world.

The organization’s 10 regional chapters offer programming that includes everything from career networking events and student mentorship opportunities to voter registration drives, film screenings, and conversations with authors, all with the goal of providing meaningful engagement opportunities for Dartmouth’s black alumni.