1st Annual Benjamin Network Gathering - February 25-26, 2022
PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED, but you can still register onsite at the McGriff Alumni House

As you may remember, we celebrated 55 Years of Black Alumni at Sewanee last year with a culmination event in February 2021.  We had several events (virtually ☹) to recognize this important milestone.  As part of the celebration, we announced the Benjamin Network, a fitting honor for retired Director of Multicultural Affairs Eric Benjamin, C’73.

The Benjamin Network seeks to empower, connect, and celebrate Sewanee’s Black alumni while supporting the greater Sewanee community. Our goals include:

  • Providing opportunity for networking and professional development
  • Providing support to the community through volunteer opportunities
  • Connecting to current students and the University
  • Increasing the number of active Black alumni
  • Developing new experiences and opportunities for Black alumni

The Benjamin Network Board Members
  • Jessica Hardy, C’06, Memphis TN – at-large member
  • Curtis Johnson, C’14, Woodberry Forest, VA – Vice-President
  • Brittany Macon C’14, Nashville, TN – Alumni Executive Board member
  • Carla Reed, C’08, President, Washington, DC - President
  • Trey Reliford, C’10, Old Hickory, TN – at-large member
  • Brody Stone, C’17, Sewanee, TN – faculty/staff member
  • Klarke Stricklen, C’22, Sewanee, TN – student member

Contact the board with questions, comments, or suggestions at benjaminnetwork@sewanee.edu

Reach out

Please help us spread the word about the 55 Years of Black Alumni Celebration. Get in touch with your Sewanee friends and let them know about this website and our Facebook group. Make sure we have your latest contact information, too–especially email.

About Eric Benjamin, C'73

The Benjamin Network is named in honor of Eric Benjamin, C'73, the Director of Multicultural Affairs for 40 years.  To learn more about him, read this resolution that was presented to him on the occasion of his retirement in February 2021.