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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 and Recognition Banquet

bsa banquet

Eight student leaders were honored at the 2019 BSA Awards Banquet. They are, from left, Tierney Jordan, Karen Ann Martin, Tamika Douglas, Chassidy Grimes, Bria Sharp, Karen Merriweather, Alicia Rogers, and Kiera Crutcher (Photo by Antoine Lever of A. Lever Studio).

The Black Student Association Awards and Recognition Banquet 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.

Spring 2020 Meeting Dates:

January 29

February 26

March 25

April 29


Officers and Advisors

2019-2020 Officers

Elizabeth Sueing, Physical Therapy

Vice President
Aquil Muhammad, Dentistry

Kayla Jones, Dentistry

Alexandria Dixon, Dentistry

DJ Barrow, Pharmacy

Social Chair
Jasmine Hailey, Dentistry

Service Chair
Kristiana Watson, Pharmacy

College Representatives

Dentistry: Raven Reese

Graduate Health Sciences: Briana Spruill-Harrell

Health Professions: Alesha Nolen

Medicine: Camille Farris

Nursing: Vacant

Pharmacy: Morgan Wright


Dustin Fulton, MS
Associate Director of Student Affairs

Pamela Houston, MS
Director of Special Events and Community Affairs

Last Published: Nov 20, 2019