Established in 1976, the Houston Area Alumni Chapter of the
exists to support the mission and vision of Jackson State University with a particular focus on student recruitment, alumni retention, community outreach and fundraising activities. The Chapter promotes, plans and executes activities within the Houston Metroplex. We welcome all members of the JSU family to join us as we support our dear old college home!
July Executive Board Meeting
Honorary Chair & Presenting Sponsor
Vice President, Shell Oil Foundation and Manager of Social Investment
Retired Family Medicine Specialist; Assistant Professor of Family Practice in the Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Founders, Suburban Sugar Land Women (SSLW)
Served under eight JSU National Alumni Presidents and served as treasurer for the JSU National Alumni Association for 11 years
Young Alumnus Chapter Service
Teacher, Blackshear Elementary School, HISD
Dr. Frazier Wilson
Sonda & Miguel White
Tarita & Dr. Dyrren Davis
Thaddeus & Kalia Reed
Dr. Rose & Milton Austin
Elise Cook, M.D. & Francis Cook
Dr. John Cornelius
Sedric & Regina Myers
Yolanda R. Owens
Darryl & Laverne Pilate
Mable Scott & Mose Austin (Suburban Sugarland Women)
Joseph & Connie Darby
Chanda Elder, M.D. & Rev. Lee Elder
Mitchell & Doris Harris
Rayfield and Deborah May
Larry and Jacqueline Shaw
Floyd and Cassandra Showers
Sonda and Miguel White
Enjoy the "State of Jackson State" address from JSU President Thomas Hudson during the 2021 JSUNAA Midwinter Leadership Development Council Meeting
The collegiate experience at JSU helped to shape and define us into the people we are and will yet become. But the love of JSU did not cease when we left Lynch Street. Membership in HAAC offers alums the opportunity to ENGAGE with those who share similar experiences and also share a genuine love for JSU!
HAAC offers members several opportunities each year to CONNECT both locally and nationally with fellow alums.
Additionally, membership in HAAC allows one numerous opportunities to CONNECT with our beloved JSU and the National Alumni Association.
Most importantly, HAAC membership affords alums the opportunity to collectively IMPACT the lives of others. Whether it is through financial giving, selfless volunteering at events or thoughtfully serving on HAAC committees, Houston area alums are the face of the university here, and we are making positive contributions to the continuation of our beloved alma mater.
Special Thanks to CenterPoint Energy for investing in JSUNAA! Our JSU grads who are CenterPoint employees applied for the grant by logging their volunteer hours from various HAAC programs and initiatives.
CenterPoint Energy’s Grant Incentives for Volunteer Employees (GIVE) program recognizes, supports and encourages employee volunteer efforts. The program awards $200-$500 grants to qualified nonprofit organizations based on volunteer involvement, with a requirement of forty or more volunteer hours.
The check presentation was made during the January 2020 Chapter meeting by First Vice President, Kimberly Blasingame.
Chapter President, Darryl Pilate and wife Laverne hosted Houston Area Alumni and JSU guests in town for the JSU vs PVAMU game on Oct. 23, 2019.
JSU Athletic Director Ashley Robinson offered inspirational words regarding the future of JSU athletics.