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Black Student Association

The Black Student Association (BSA) is an interdisciplinary organization founded in 1992 by African American students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. 

 The BSA is open to all students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center regardless of ethnic background, discipline, or other affiliations. The Black Student Association also offers a number of opportunities to participate in community service. Our most recent projects include collaborations with the Mid-South Food Bank and the Room in the Inn. Throughout the year, we coordinate many health fairs and mentoring events within the community.

Annual Awards Ceremony and Presentation

group photo of honored students at 2020 banquet

The Black Student Association celebrated and honored the achievements of several students during their annual Awards Ceremony held last Friday. Pictured from left to right are Zachary K. Mgbemere, Ariel Idiare, Anjelica Saulsberry, Elizabeth Sueing, Rashedah Young, and Dr. Michael Anthony James.

The Black Student Association’s Annual Awards Ceremony is held annually to recognize the contributions and accomplishments of graduating BSA students. It also provides our diverse University community an opportunity to forge stronger ties of friendship and mutual support. Click here to view the story. 

Meeting Dates

The BSA meets on the last Wednesday of each month in GEB at 12:00 pm. The specific room number will be communicated via the BSA listserv. Please continue to check back for Fall 2020 meeting dates. 

Officers and Advisors

2020-2021 Officers

Kristiana Avad, Pharmacy

Vice President
Morgan Wright, Pharmacy

Raven Reese, Dentistry

Alexandria Dixon, Dentistry

Raven Reese, Dentistry

Social Chair
Allison Nance, Health Professions

Service Chair
To be appointed


College Representatives

Dentistry: Sharon Mainya

Graduate Health Sciences: Briana Spruill-Harrell

Health Professions: Alesha Quinn

Medicine: Okeoghene Ogaga

Nursing: Taylor Patterson

Pharmacy: Delvin Russell


Dustin Fulton, EdD
Associate Director of Student Affairs

Last Published: Jun 5, 2020