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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

View the 2024 Awards Ceremony Booklet
2024 BSA Awards Honorees, see caption for more information.
Congratulations to the 2024 BSA Award Honorees. From top left to bottom right: Ranesha Orlanda Pringle (College of Dentistry), Nia Marshall (College of Dentistry), Samantha Calhoun (College of Graduate Health Sciences), Joshua Miller (College of Health Professions), Woodi Woodland (College of Medicine), Jasmine Walker (College of Nursing), Mecca Gordon (College of Pharmacy)

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. 

Meeting Dates

The BSA meets on the third Wednesday of each month in GEB at 12:00 pm. The specific room number will be communicated via the BSA listserv.

Fall 2023 Meeting Dates

September 20

October 18

November 15

Officers and Advisors

2023-2024 Officers

Mecca Gordon, Pharmacy

Vice President
Khadijat Perkins, Medicine

Qiera Bentley, Health Professions

Elizabeth Imafidon, Dentistry

Monica Lewis, Pharmacy

Social Chair
Aariana Sanders, Dentistry

Service Chair
Kelsey Long, Pharmacy


College Representatives

Dentistry: Justin Biam

Graduate Health Sciences: Vacant

Health Professions: Victoria Martin

Medicine: Marquinta King

Nursing: Alexis Macklin

Pharmacy: Kolayah Shelton


Dustin Fulton, EdD
Assistant Dean, College of Medicine

Feb 26, 2024