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Wingate University
Black Alumni Association (WUBAA)

To connect alumni and engage, volunteer, participate, unite and promote pride in the Bulldog community. Wingate University’s Black Alumni Association (WUBAA) aims to give back to Wingate University through its annual scholarship and endowment fund, as well as by mentoring, volunteering and attending various events. Joining WUBAA is an excellent opportunity to meet new people and rekindle old friendships.


Ways to engage with WUBAA...


Get involved with a committee. You've got gifts, talents, treasures and new ideas. We're all better together and have a part to play.


Join our FaceBook group to become an active member. Attend group meetings and events.


Invite other Wingate Alumni to join the WUBAA. We are more than just an association, we're a Bulldog family!


Be an ambassador and advocate for your alma mater. Spread the news, wear the gear, show up!


Johnny Tillett

Johnny Tillett, '84
Founder & Chairman

J. Tillett yearbook photo

The Wingate University Black Alumni Association (WUBAA)  was founded in 2018 by Wingate graduate and Board of Trustee,  Johnny L. Tillett ’84. As a star student-athlete from North Carolina’s outer banks, Johnny credits his time on the basketball team and his Wingate education for opening up countless opportunities throughout his career.

Based in Raleigh, NC,  he has been recognized during his government relations career as one of the top lobbyists at the North Carolina General Assembly. As a passionate alumnus, Johnny launched a community that creates a sense of belonging and connection.  Johnny’s dedication, along with other Wingate alumni, inspires them to give back to their University, through service, engagement, and philanthropy.

Lindsay Green

Lynn Green, '98
Vice Chairman

Vanessa Graves

Vanessa Graves, '85

 Robin McKinney ’98

Juanita Warren

Dr. Juanita Warren, '00

Daryl Jackson, '82

Are you a proud alum of Wingate University who wants to make a difference in the lives of current and future students? Consider applying for a position on the Wingate University Black Alumni Association Board! We are currently seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team for two and three-year terms starting on June 1, 2024. Applications are accepted year-round.

Board application

Board Members

Johnny L. Tillett ’84
Lynn Green ’98
Vanessa Graves ’85
Robin McKinney ’98
Loria Massey ’83
Dr. Juanita Warren ’00
Dr. Parthenia Richardson ’71
Dr. Madison Davis ’16
Johnny Witherspoon ’82    
Iyanna Salters ’22
Charlie Currence ’82
Daryl Jackson ’82
Sulayman Nyang, Jr. ’12
Temeshia Dawkins Abney ’01
Eunice Blakney-Dyle ’86
Merv Massey ’22
Tanetra Barrett ’07
Erin Griffin ’26

Become a Member

Join our Facebook group to officially join WUBAA and keep up with regular updates and events. If you have any questions, please contact Johnny Tillett at or Vanessa Graves at  

Subscribe to WUBAA Newsletter

Join our Facebook Group

Scholarship Fund

WUBAA takes pride in giving back to Wingate University by helping students with financial need purchase books and fund tuition. Consider making a gift to the WUBAA scholarship fund. The scholarship helps students further their education at Wingate. 

Click here and type "WUBAA" in the “Make Your Selection” box to make a gift to the scholarship fund. To make a gift to other areas of campus, scroll through the list or type in a specific area of campus.

Upcoming Events

LaVerne Banquet Hall

Wingate University Black Alumni Association (WUBAA) post-game celebration

LaVerne Banquet Hall
Saturday Oct. 14 from 6:30 - 9 :30 p.m.

Join Wingate University’s Black Alumni Association after the game for appetizers, networking, drinks and music. Catch up with classmates, meet fellow alumni, and hit the dance floor while a DJ spins the latest hits. Admission is free but registration is required.

Register here

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Alumni Engagement Office
(704) 233-6141