News & Events


The SBANA Connect: Newsletter Archive

Current Issue: May 2019

Past Issues: Feb 2019 – Feb 2017

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 12:15 pm
Dean’s Executive Lecture Series
Location: CAU, Thomas Cole Research Center, Board Room

Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 11am-6pm
CAU Alumni NASCAR Outing at the Atlanta Motor Speedway
Location: Atlanta Motor Speedway
1500 Tara Pl, Hampton, GA 30228

Spend the day with CAU alumni at the Atlanta Motor Speedway during NASCAR Weekend!

Tickets: $20/ each | Family/Friends of 4: $60 (*Children under 12 free)

Each ticket includes: Meet & Greet with NASCAR Insiders, an exclusive Garage Tour, and access to the Driver’s Meeting, Pre-race activities and two races.! SBANA members receive a complimentary food pass.*

*SBANA members, must be financial for the 19-20 FY. (food will also be available for purchase at the Speedway)

March 17-22, 2020
Clark Atlanta University Founders Week

Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 10am
Clark Atlanta University Founders Day Convocation
Location: CAU Epps Gymnasium

Friday, March 20, 2020
Inauguration of President George T. French, Jr., PhD
Location: Georgia World Congress Center “Georgia Hall”

Saturday, March 21, 2020
Clark Atlanta University Spirit of Greatness
Location: Georgia International Convention Center
Reserve Hotel Room

Past Events

B-School Alumni Reunion/ Homecoming Week

Wednesday, October 16- Sunday, October 20, 2019

We have a big week planned for B-School alumni.

We’re also helping the CAU MBA classes of ’89 and ’99 celebrate their 30th & 20th reunion!

Head over to for more details.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 8pm
Homecoming Committee- 2019 Planning Call
SBANA Members Only

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 8pm
Homecoming Committee- 2019 Planning Call
SBANA Members Only

Monday, August 26, 2019
Fall 2019 Live Scholarship Selection
SBANA Scholarship Committee Only

Friday, August 16, 2019 | 4-8pm
SBANA Meet-Up @ RCIE Savory Soul A Black Food Truck Experience

Sunday, August 11, 2019
SBANA Annual Board Retreat
Location: Atlanta, GA
Open to SBANA Officers and Board Members only

YALI 2019 Events

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 6-8:30 PM
2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship- Closing Ceremony 

Location: Clark Atlanta University, Bishop Henderson Cornelius Student Center, 3rd Fl. More info

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 6-9PM
Africa-to-Atlanta Networking Mixer | 
Sponsored by The Russell Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Clark Atlanta University

Location: The Russell Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
504 Fair St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 12-4PM
CAU International Alumni Day (CAUAA, Inc.) | RAIN OR SHINE

Location: Clark Atlanta University, Student Center
Parking: CAU Deck (transportation will be provided from the parking deck to the event)

May 16-19, 2019
CAU Reunion/ May Weekend 2019

Monday, May 6 – Monday, May 13, 11:59 p.m. ET
Financial Members Only
2019 SBANA Election- Electronic Voting
Location: Members Area

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
SBANA Annual Meeting

Location: Clark Atlanta University Wright-Young Hall | Virtual*

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 9:25am or 10:50am
Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 10:50am
CAU First Year Business Seminar Mock Interviews
Wright-Young Hall School of Business

Thursday, March 21, 2019
CAU Founders’ Day

11:00 a.m.- Founder’s Day Convocation | CAU Gymnasium
6:00 p.m.– Conversation with Interim President Lucille Mauge (rsvp below)

Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 7:00-8:30 pm
SBANA General Body Meeting
CAU Wright-Young Hall School of Business
Light dinner will be provided

Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 7pm
The Clark Atlanta University Spirit of Greatness Gala
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree St, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 8pm
SBANA Executive Committee Conference Call

Saturday, February 23, 2019 | Tip-off: 7pm
CAU Alumni Night @ The Atlanta Hawks
State Farm Arena

February 4-8, 2019
24th Annual LEAD Week Conference
Clark Atlanta University Campus
Contact: Claressa Lesley, Co-Chair email

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Scholarship Committee- Spring 2019 Scholarship Selection
Time: 8:00-8:45 p.m.
Only open to Scholarship Committee members and SBANA Board members

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Executive Committee Conference Call
Time: 8:00-8:45 p.m.

Homecoming Week 2018 
Homecoming Tailgate
Saturday, October 13, 2018
CAU Panther Stadium | 11:30 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Tent #: 26

Meet the New Dean: Dr. Silvanus J. Udoka
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Clark Atlanta University, School of Business/ Virtually via Zoom

An Entrepreneur’s Night Out
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Location: Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Executive Committee Conference Call- Homecoming 2018
Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Executive Committee Conference Call- Homecoming 2018
Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Executive Committee Conference Call- Homecoming 2018
Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Executive Committee Conference Call- Homecoming 2018
Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m.

September 8, 2018
SBANA Board Retreat
Time: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Atlanta, GA

September 8, 2018
Dr. Davis’ Annual MBA Welcome Picnic
Time: 1:0o-5:00 p.m.
Location: Atlanta, GA

Saturday, June 16, 2018
SBANA Celebrates CAUAA International Alumni Day
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. ET
Location: City Winery Atlanta (Ponce City Market)
650 North Avenue NE #201, Atlanta, GA 30308

See photos from the event on Instagram, @CAUBusinessAlum

Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 7pm ET
2018 SBANA Annual Meeting
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. ET
Location: CAU School of Business (Wright-Young Hall) | Virtually | Telephone

See photos from the event on Instagram, @CAUBusinessAlum

Tuesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 12, 2018
First Year Seminar Business Mock Interview 2018

Download schedule and logistics here

See photos from the event on Instagram @CAUBusinessAlum

March 2018
Spirit of Greatness (CAUAA, Inc. Event)
Georgia Aquarium

See photos from the event on Instagram @CAUBusinessAlum

SBANA Committees 101- Informational Conference Calls

  • Tuesday, January 23rd @ 7:00-7:30 p.m. ET | Program Committee
  • Wednesday, January 24th @ 7:30-8:00 p.m. ET | Marketing Committee
  • Thursday, January 25th @ 7:30-8:00 p.m. ET | Membership, Fundraising, Scholarship, Constitution & Bylaws

Date: October 15-22, 2017
Location: Clark Atlanta University

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Tailgate with SBANA
Location: Panther Stadium (tickets required)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
Location: CAU Campus, Wright-Young Hall (formally Wright Hall)

Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 4:00 p.m.
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, GA)

General Body Meeting April 20th - Special Guest Dr. Ed Davis, Interim Dean

Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. EST
Location: CAU School of Business (Wright-Young Hall) |Virtually/Telephone

Socialize with SBANA! | Thursday, March 16th | RSVP:

Thursday, March 15 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.
The Pig and The Pearl (Atlantic Station) Atlanta, GA