The OSU Black Alumni and Friends Network (BAFN) is an official group open to Oregon State alumni and friends who identify with and support Pan- African, Afro-Caribbean, Black, African and African American communities. Meet regularly with Beaver alumni and build your personal and professional network, plus offer support, mentorship or career opportunities to current students and alumni. Contact our leadership team or join our Facebook group for more information.





  • Outreach and Community events
  • Professional and personal development
  • Fill out the interest form to learn more about how to make an impact with the Black Alumni & Friends Network.


  • Mentorship
  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Scholarship/program support that enhance Black student program



Upcoming Events

Check back for upcoming events

Past Event Recordings

Black Minds Matter | A Mental Health Conversation
This year has been a whirlwind for all – but those who identify as Black have endured experiences that have tested their strength and resilience. In this OSU King Talks kickoff event, hear from Keith Dempsey, '93, '96, '10, as he discusses the triumphs and challenges of mental health and wellness among the Black community.
Watch the recording

Building Community and Networking
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taught us that we are better together. Be inspired by 2005 OSU College of Business graduate LaToya Kamara Manley, global product director for Nike’s Jordan Women’s Footwear and adjunct professor at Portland State University, who says “the best compliment that I ever received was that I lead by inspiration. I hope to always do so while spreading positive energy, love and light.”
Watch the recording

OSU Black Alumni & Friends Network Leadership Council

Mar'quis Bryant-Morgan '21
Mission Technologies

Conrad Hurdle, Ed.M. ’96 
F.C. Hurdle Consulting, LLC

Ralen Jones, '13 
PDX Black Excellence

Jonathan Riley, '09 


Dorian Smith, '09, MAIS, '17 
Oregon State University

Sara Smith, '09 
OSU Foundation

Temmecha Turner, '04
Oregon State University