"For Alumni By Alumni" (FABA) Networking Event | Albright College

“For Alumni By Alumni” (FABA) Networking Event

The Society of Black Alumni (SOBA) invites black alumni to participate in a “For Alumni By Alumni” (FABA) networking event. Learn more about SOBA and network with other black alumni in your industry or area of interest. Prior to the event, complete the career profile questionnaire below to begin exploring affinities with fellow Albrightians.

The virtual networking event will take place on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 2 p.m. EST and will be hosted on Zoom.

To register for the event go to www.albright.edu/alumniweek2021.

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Tiffenia Archie ’92Tiff Archie headshot
Employment History by Industry: Higher Education Administration: 1999-present
Current City of Residency: Philadelphia, PA
Albright Major: Sociology and Psychology
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Ph.D. Sociology, Temple University, 2013
Side Hustle/Personal Brand: Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (DEI) Consulting
Non-Profit Service: Petey Green Advisory Board
How has Albright served your professional journey? Albright hired me early in my career and put me on my current path.
Networking Industry: Education/Higher Education, Marketing

 

Ann-Marie Aymer ’98
Employment History by Industry: Summit Free Public Library – Head of Youth Services: 2013-present, Teen Librarian: 2007-2013; Somerville Public Library – Outreach/Young Adult Librarian: 2004-2007, Library Associate: 2002-2004
Spouse: Kristen Foley
Spouse Employment History by Industry: Episcopal Priest
Current City of Residency: North Plainfield, NJ
Albright Major: Spanish, Music Minor
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Master of Library & Information Studies, Rutgers University, 2004
Non-Profit Service: Plainfield Community Outreach
How has Albright served your professional journey? I now consider my Albright journey as a stepping stone towards greater things.
Networking Industry: Arts (Entertainment, Fashion, Music, Theatre), Communications/PR, Education/Higher Education, Foreign Languages, Marketing, STEM (Science, Technology, Math, Computer Science)

 

Tonya (Scott) Butler ’93
Employment History by Industry: 1998-2001: Assistant Public Defender, Berks County Public Defender’s Office; 2002 – present: Sole Proprietor, Law Office of Tonya A. Butler; 2003-2013: Adjunct Professor, Albright College Degree Completion Program; 2007-2017: Assistant City Solicitor, City of Reading; 2018- present: Magisterial District Judge, Northeast Reading
Spouse: Wynton Butler
Spouse Employment History by Industry: Administrator, Reading School District
Current City of Residency: Reading, PA
Albright Major: Political Science/Secondary Education
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Juris Doctor
Side Hustle/Personal Brand: I continue to offer affordable legal services for people in the community.
Non-Profit Service: Olivet Boys and Girls Club, Berks County Bar Association, College Heights Community Council
How has Albright served your professional journey? Albright taught me how to analyze and prepared me for law school and the field of law. I also had an externship in my senior year through the Political Science Department which provided me the opportunity to meet many legal professionals who served as references/mentors for me. Finally, I was able to combine my love for the law with my desire to teach through Albright’s Degree Completion Program. Albright allowed me the opportunity to develop a Juvenile Justice class and teach it for ten years.
Networking Industry: Criminal Justice/Legal, Government

 

Tomesha Campbell ’09
Employment History by Industry: 2016 – Present, Founder/Nutrition Coach, A Fitness Mindset; 2018 – Present, Executive Assistant to the CMCO, Partners In Health
2012 – 2015, Field Radio Operator/Marine Security Guard, United States Marine Corps
Current City of Residency: Watertown, MA
Albright Major: Crime and Justice
Advanced Degrees after Albright: MA in Sustainable International Development, The Heller School at Brandeis University, 2018; MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence, The Heller School at Brandeis University, 2018; MA in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations, American Military University, 2015
Networking Industry: Business, Communications/PR, Healthcare/Public Health

 

Raquel (Hamlett) Caradine ’10
Employment History by Industry: Graphic Design & Digital Advertising – Raquel Caradine Design, iHeartMedia, Inc. – Digital Content Coordinator, Travel Channel – Secretary, Radio One – Digital Support Coordinator; Education – Baltimore City Public Schools – Early Childhood Education Teacher
Spouse: Stefan Caradine
Albright Major: Digital Media & Communications
Advanced Degrees after Albright: MS Communications Management – Towson University; Early Childhood Education Teacher Training – Johns Hopkins University
Side Hustle/Personal Brand: Raquel Caradine Design – digital illustration, graphic design, branding, digital advertising, web design, watercolor, illustration; Learn with Mrs. Caradine – educational materials, graphic design, academic advice, homeschool curriculum planning and tutoring
Non-Profit Service: Tutoring; Graphic design for churches and other non-profit organizations
How has Albright served your professional journey? Albright provided me with access to quality design classes and communication classes that formed my foundation in digital advertising.
Networking Industry: Arts (Entertainment, Fashion, Music, Theatre), Communications/PR, Education/Higher Education, Marketing

 

Kyndal (Goldsberry) Chase ’00
Employment History by Industry: Wordsworth | 2000-2014, ESPDT Case Manager, School Based Case Manager, Out of School Time Program Administrator, Community Umbrella Agency 5 – Community Liaison; New Life Baptist Church | 2017 – present, Youth Minister; Chase Goldsberry & Associates | 2020 – present, Founder | Broadcast Communication Consultant, Branding, Marketing and Operations Consultant
Current City of Residency: Concord, NC
Albright Major: Psychology
Non-Profit Service: Wordsworth was a non-profit organization that served children and families in the Philadelphia and surrounding counties.
How has Albright served your professional journey? Albright was the foundation of my professional journey. They provided opportunities for me to develop my professional networking and practical work skills prior to graduation.
Networking Industry: Arts (Entertainment, Fashion, Music, Theatre), Communications/PR, Marketing

 

Renisha Conway ’09Renisha Conway photo
Employment History by Industry: Attorney, City of New York
Spouse: Tahir Walsh
Spouse Employment History by Industry: Professional Athlete and Coach
Current City of Residency: New York, NY
Albright Major: English
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Juris Doctor and Masters of Public Administration
Side Hustle/Personal Brand: Runners Everywhere Need Inspiration (RENI)
How has Albright served your professional journey? Albright prepared me for the vigors of law school and drove my interest in post-collegiate track and field.
Networking Industry: Arts (Entertainment, Fashion, Music, Theatre), Criminal Justice/Legal and Government

 

Natasha Deshommes ’05
Employment History by Industry: Fortune Society as a discharge planner 2019 to Present; Behavior therapist implementing ABA services; The Vines Hospital as an intake counselor 2016-2018; Child & adult protective services, crisis call centers
Spouse: Eden Jean-Charles
Spouse Employment History by Industry: Courier with FedEx
Current City of Residency: Brooklyn, NY
Albright Major: Sociology family services
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Masters of Arts from Webster university in school guidance and mental health counseling 9/2015
Side Hustle/Personal Brand: Event planning, crafting, independent stylist with Colorsteet
Non-Profit Service: Mission trips to Maison D’enfants par la foi an orphanage in Haiti
How has Albright served your professional journey? Being a part of numerous organizations and started on played a part in my ability to network.
Networking Industry: Arts (Entertainment, Fashion, Music, Theatre), Education/Higher Education, Foreign Languages, Healthcare/Public Health

 

Markita Edmond ’00
Employment History by Industry:
Healthcare Solutions/Communications/Marketing
Current City of Residency: Philadelphia, PA
Albright Major: English & Communications
How has Albright served your professional journey? Albright helped build my foundation in the field of communications. Throughout my four years as an English and Communications major, I was able to further develop skills and really dive into my passions for writing, poetry and editing, which has helped shape my current career path.
Networking Industry: Communications/PR, Healthcare/Public Health. Marketing

 

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Andre Forbes-Ezeugwu ’10
Employment History by Industry: Broadcast Media, Advertising & Higher-Education
Spouse: Mercedes Lopez
Spouse Employment History by Industry: New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency
Current City of Residency: North Bergen, NJ
Albright Major: Music Business/Theatre
Side Hustle/Personal Brand: Ifodige Media, LLC.
Non-Profit Service: Skyline Church & Albright College
How has Albright served your professional journey? It was through an internship that I had during my time at Albright that launched my career in broadcast media/radio advertising.
Networking Industry: Marketing

 

Geneva (Bolton) Johnson ’51
Employment History by Industry: Retired President and CEO Family Service America and Families International; Senior Vice President, United Way Of America; Vice President United Way of Rochester; Associate Executive Director, United Way of Delaware, Director of Planning United Way of Berks County, Supervisor, Protective Services, Berks County Children’s Services
Current City of Residency: Brookfield, Wisconsin, 53005
Albright Major: Sociology and Psychology
Advanced Degrees after Albright: MSSA Degree Case Western University School of Applied Social Sciences-1957;Certificate Executive Management-Harvard University, School of Busness-1979
Side Hustle/Personal Brand: My personal brand??.I am not sure how to answer this, I am 92 years old, maybe you could “brand” me the oldest living Black alumni of Albright College!! After retirement I spent my time mentoring young adults in areas of leadership and management and speaking to organizations on strategic planning and board development.)
Non-Profit Service: Served on numerous non profit and for profit boards: Berea College, Wells College, Mount Mary University ,Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Peter F. Drucker Foundation, Leader to Leader Institute, Hogg Foundation, Parents Advancing Values in Education(PAVE),and many more. I also served on 5 Corporate Boards: Wisconsin Energy Corporation, First Star Bank now known as US Bank, Lincoln Bank in Rochester, Hutchins Advertising ,Inc, and Vista Corp.
How has Albright served your professional journey? Albright prepared me to work with diverse people, to feel confident in my leadership skills and prepared me to deal with all kinds of situations. My four years experience at Albright was one of the most positive experiences of my life because most of the faculty was there to help me, nurture me and most of all to value me. I received the greatest honor from one’s college: an Honorary Doctor Degree in Humanities in 1979.

 

Jeffrey Jones ’17
Employment History by Industry: Non profit (2017 – 2020). Corporate -Accounting(2020 – present)
Current City of Residency: Philadelphia, PA
Albright Major: Accounting
Non-Profit Service: City year: Corps member & Senior Corps Member
How has Albright served your professional journey? Albright gave me the opportunity to get an Accounting degree
Networking Industry: Business, Education/Higher Education

 

Djibrine Mainassara ’20
Employment History by Industry: Established nonprofit professional with more than 10 years of experience specializing in project management, accounting, financial analysis, and cross-cultural communication. Adept at designing and implementing community development programs and facilitating trainings to both local and international cross-cultural implementation teams on project cycle requirements and specifications.
Spouse: Rebecca Schultz
Spouse Employment History by Industry: NGO Fundraising consultant
Current City of Residency: Elkins Park, PA
Albright Major: SPS Business Administration
Side Hustle/Personal Brand: Tools are meant to serve goals, not to be twisted
Non-Profit Service: Microfinance, Performing Arts Administration, Developing country Infant Nutrition program, HIV/AIDS NGO, Autism spectrum administrative support
How has Albright served your professional journey? Helped re-build self-confidence, Expanded network, Promoted diversity
Networking Industry: Arts (Entertainment, Fashion, Music, Theatre), Business, Foreign Languages, Government

 

LVonne McMillan ’00
Employment History by Industry: Early Childhood Industry, Social Worker- 2001-2003, Nanny- 2002-2004, Lead Classroom Teacher (Following centers- Principal Preparatory(2017-2018), Chesterbrook Academy(2018-2019), Rising Sun Center(2008-2010), Family Advocate- Head Start Learning Tree (2004-2007), Special Instructor- Early Intervention (SPIN-2010- present; Early Based Services- 2017-present, RHD-2008-2010), Founder and CEO-Marie Morgan Educational Center- 2005-present, Advocate for Me, LLC- 2018-present
Current City of Residency: Philadelphia, PA
Albright Major: Child and Family Studies, Minor- Early Childhood
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Master Degree- Strayer University 2010
Side Hustle/Personal Brand: Advocate for Me, LLC specializes in offering resources, advocacy, and training to special needs families in Philadelphia and surrounding areas.; Marie Morgan Educational Center- offers tutoring in reading and math to students in the Philadelphia area.; Author- Women Thriving Fearlessly Edition with Erika Gilchrist; Self published children’s book about early childhood, early intervention, and special needs titled – What About Me? (2018)
How has Albright served your professional journey? Albright has prepared me for the ability to interconnect with families and provide the educational experience that I received and apply it to my career in the field.
Networking Industry: Education/Higher Education

 

Adrie Neal ’09
Employment History by Industry: Government
Current City of Residency: Baltimore, MD
Albright Major: Music Business/Business Administration- Marketing
Side Hustle/Personal Brand: Cleaning/ Maryland Coronavirus Commercial Cleaning; Vocal Performance- Classical
How has Albright served your professional journey? Albright started me on my journey as a classical vocalist.
Networking Industry: Arts (Entertainment, Fashion, Music, Theatre), Business, Government

 

Gregory Smith ’09
Current City of Residency: New York
Albright Major: Business and Music Business
Networking Industry: Business, Marketing

 

Silver (Glover) Vann ’05
Employment History by Industry: I am and independent Insurance agency owner for PA, MD, DC, and VA
Spouse: Christopher Vann ’03
Spouse Employment History by Industry: Manager
Current City of Residency: Annapolis
Albright Major: Business marketing with digital media
Advanced Degrees after Albright: MBA -Philadelphia University
Side Hustle/Personal Brand: Graphic Design and Travel
Non-Profit Service: Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
How has Albright served your professional journey? Taught me the art of negotiation!
Networking Industry: Business, Communications/PR, Foreign Languages, Marketing

 

Sheritta Wilkerson ’08
Employment History by Industry: 2012-2015: Coordinator of Residence Life/Student Activities (Penn State Greater Allegheny; McKeesport, PA); 2015-2017: Residence Director (University of the Sciences; Philadelphia, PA); 2017-Present: Resident Director (William Paterson University; Wayne, NJ)
Current City of Residency: Wayne, NJ
Albright Major: ISP: English, Political Science, & Spanish
Advanced Degrees After Albright: 2011 – J.D. (Duquesne University School of Law; Pittsburgh, PA); 2019 – M.A. in Higher Education Administration (William Paterson University; Wayne, NJ)
Networking Industry: Education/Higher Education

 

Christina Zambrana ’08
Employment History by Industry: Income maintenance caseworker
Spouse: Jamarr Blackwell
Spouse Employment History by Industry: Allied barton security: 2015- currently
Current City of Residency: Philadelphia, PA
Albright Major: Sociology/Criminology
Side Hustle/Personal Brand: Tina’s Crafts: make home crafts like door wreaths and healthcare keychains
How has Albright served your professional journey? I gained the degree needed to work with the community.
Networking Industry: Criminal Justice/Legal, Government

 

Charnita Zeigler-Johnson ’92
Employment History by Industry: Population Health/ Higher Education 1998-present
Spouse: Robert Johnson ’91
Spouse Employment History by Industry: Clergy 1995-present
Current City of Residency: Southeastern PA
Albright Major: Psychobiology
Advanced Degrees after Albright: MPH, PhD University of Pittsburgh
How has Albright served your professional journey? Albright provided a foundation in research methods and my earliest research experiences.
Networking Industry: Education/Higher Education, Healthcare/Public Health