Organization of Black Alumni

The Organization of Black Alumni (OBA) of the Wayne State University Alumni Association celebrates the stories of Wayne State's African American and Black alumni, fostering lifelong connections with the university through programs, events, volunteer activities, resources and communications.

If you'd like to learn more about the Organization of Black Alumni, complete the OBA interest form. You will receive updates about the unique OBA events, activities and opportunities that take place throughout the year. 

OBA Alumni Spotlight: Loren Townes '17

Loren Townes

After a false start at Eastern Michigan University in 2009, Loren Townes worked many low-paying jobs, through which he developed business skills and interests. With years of exposure to sales, relationship management and marketing, he yearned to expand his knowledge and capacity to promote solid business practices

"Hardships and sacrifices have helped me identify my greatest strengths and weaknesses en route to my success, which I now use as a testimony to uplift and impact others," Townes says.

Read more from the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities


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