University of Colorado Black Alumni Association

Mark your calendar!!!


Friday, October 25th – Happy Hour  The Lazy Dog on Pearl Street  Starting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy drink specials and complimentary appetizers at the Buff Bash. Reserved area for Black Alumni Association!

Guests:  Athletic director Rick George and CU Men’s Basketball team! Enter for a chance to win free club level tickets for the CU vs. Arizona game.

Saturday, October 26th – Breakfast  University Memorial Center, Room 247  8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Black Alumni Welcome Back to Boulder Breakfast! Meet other alumni and current students. Bring your yearbook, college photos, and business cards. Hot Breakfast, Coffee and Tea will be served.

 Saturday, October 26th  Ralphie’s Corral – TAILGATE  outdoor field 10:30 a.m.  – game time

                         Events are free!  However, you need to register.    REGISTER here.

 Homecoming Football Game: CU vs. Arizona time TBA


BAA open meetings …. All Black Alumni, Black Faculty Association Members, Black Employee Association Members, Black Student Union Members, African Student Association Members, and guests are welcome to attend open meetings. RSVP at: blackalumni@coloradoalum.org.

Fall Meeting…

  • Date: October 11, 2013
  • Time: 6:30 – 8pm
  • Location:  Blair-Caldwell African-American Library, 2400 Welton St. Denver, CO 80205

Please RSVP and/or email any BAA related questions, comments, and suggestions to: blackalumni@coloradoalum.org.

Meet the CU Black Alumni Leadership Team…

Leadership board

lorraine.hoover@comcast.net (Econ, ’92)
Lorraine R. Hoover was born and raised in Denver , Colorado and attended Denver East High School. She has been blessed with a career as a results oriented account executive with 14 years of achievement. She demonstrated success driving multimillion dollar sales growth and providing award winning sales leadership in highly competitive markets throughout the Colorado area. Lorraine is blessed to have the support and love of a wonderful family with her husband, David and their four children, Kallie, Dasan, Malek and Lailah.


felicia.clark29@yahoo.com (Poli Sci, ’90)

Dr. Felicia Clark was raised in Denver, Colorado and graduated from George Washington HS. While at CU, she was selected to the  President’s Leadership Class and was elected by the student body as a UCSU Representative-At-Large. She pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and was an officer in the Black Student Alliance. Professionally, she is an educator who writes math books and works as a life coach. A bio is available at: http://www.ebooklifecoach.com/#!facilities/c66t


fdgsnelling@msn.com (Bus, ‘70)

F.Daryl Gatewood is a native of Colorado  who is retired from a successful career in Sales Management with Xerox Corporation and Ford Motor Company. Daryl was also a franchise owner of Popeye’s Famous Fried Chicken and Snelling Staffing Services. Snelling, his business, has been recognized for the Colo. Black Chamber Business of the Year, Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce Minority Business Award, SBA’s Minority Enterprise Service Firm of the Year, and other awards. Currently, he serves on the CU Leeds School of Business Board, and in 2008, was the recipient of the Leeds School Alumni Service Award.  He has a history of being active in the community as former Chairman of the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce, Chairman and Board Member of Inroads (parent support) national minority intern program, Chairman of the Mayor’s Management Oversight Committee and the Colo. State Small Business Advisory Committee.  He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity which he pledged while at CU. Daryl is married with four adult children.

pbjonesco@gmail.com (Poli Sci, ’92)

A native of Denver, P. Barclay Jones attended high school in Kenya and Guatemala before attending CU Boulder.  Since graduating,  he has developed and lead high-performing teams in a variety of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations in Colorado.  His work with nonprofit, public and private partners has worked to increase the access for all community members to have opportunities and achieve financial stability.  Barclay was selected as a Livingston Fellow of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation in 2007.  Now working with CU Boulder students through the Leadership Residential Academic Program, he works to develop socially just leaders and collaborative partnerships between CU and community-based organizations.  He is the parent of two phenomenal kids who help him grow every day.  Barclay is a founding member of Denver African American Philanthropist and volunteers with a number of organizations including The Bell Policy Center, Babies to College and the Denver Shared Space Initiative.

Haynes9891@gmail.com (Comm,  ’81)

Victoria Scott-Haynes is a fourth generation Denverite who attended Denver East High School.  Victoria is very active in the Denver Metro Community as well as the State of Colorado.  Her knowledge of politics in Colorado has made her a sought out adviser/advocate.  Victoria is married to former CU football player Mark Haynes and mother to two talented daughters Iman and Jasmine.



grayloncole@msn.com (Bus, ’80)

graylon suitGraylon Cole, a Denver native, has served as President of the Black Alumni Association in the past and has served on the national alumni board as well. He is active in the Denver political community and was the BAA 2012 Alumni Honoree for his ongoing support of the Black Alumni Association.