National Pre-Alumni Council
The NPAC was founded in 1958 by Dr. Walter Washington, an alumnus of Tougaloo College, who felt that it was imperative for students to understand and learn early their responsibilities as alumni of historically black colleges and universities. The NPAC provides leadership for PAC students who are elected to serve on the NPAC Board and encourages student participation in alumni activities prior to and after graduation.
The PACs exist to stimulate the interest and participation of students enrolled at UNCF-member institutions to preserve and create further loyalty and fellowship between the colleges and universities, their faculty, staff, students and alumni.
PACs also raise money to support UNCF and its mission. All students enrolled at any UNCF-member college or university are encouraged to join their respective PAC.
Students who are elected to serve on the National Pre-Alumni Council board are given leadership responsibilities and encouraged to participate in alumni activities prior to and after graduation.
They also raise money for UNCF so that UNCF can continue to help more students get to and through college. Students who serve on pre-alumni councils are charged with stimulating the interest and participation of students enrolled at UNCF-member institutions in order to preserve and to create further loyalty and fellowship between the colleges and universities, their faculty, staff, students and alumni.
All students enrolled at UNCF-member HBCUs are encouraged to become members of the National Pre-Alumni Council.
The Royal Court
- Taniyah Bartley, Clark Atlanta University, 1st Runner-up
- Briana Brooks, Oakwood University, 2nd Runner-up
- Janae Mitchell, Jarvis Christian College
Project STAY – Students Transitioning to Alumni every Year
One of our signature programs of the National Alumni Council is focused on attracting and retaining students (future alumni) from the Pre-Alumni Councils (PACs). Through this effort, the NAC strives to increase the likelihood of PAC members becoming active alumni upon graduating, and increasing alumni giving to their institutions, as well as to the UNCF. The Project STAY program includes several interactive, educational, and engaging activities to facilitate the transition of students into becoming active, loyal members of National Alumni Associations (NAAs), Inter-Alumni Councils (IACs) and leaders on the Boards of the National Alumni Council (NAC) and the National Pre-Alumni Council (NPAC).
Are you a Graduating Senior of the Class of 2021 (Spring, Summer or Fall)?
The NAC Program Committee is working to develop a Virtual Project STAY Induction Ceremony to celebrate your accomplishments.
Stay tuned for more information.