Lipscomb Black Alumni Council (LBAC)


The LBAC connects black alumni, students, faculty, staff and others committed to diversity, inclusion and participation in the life of Lipscomb University. The council focuses on programming that supports black students and alumni to help strengthen their faith; excel in academic, social and cultural endeavors; acquire life skills required to successfully transition from college to post-college life; and develop networks that contribute to education and career advancement.

LBAC Founding Members

  • Patricia Shearry Bethel (’72) of Chattanooga
  • Bruce Bowers (’72) of Hermitage
  • Ted Jamison (’72) of White’s Creek
  • Renita J. Cobb (’73) of Leighton, Alabama
  • Dennis Bruce Gamble (’78) of Douglasville, Georgia
  • Dorcas Wiley Curry (’82) of Nashville
  • Franchel Daniel Shorkey (’01) of Plano, Texas
  • T.J. Ojehomon (’14) of Antioch
  • April Terry (’15) of Nashville

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Stephanie Carroll
Assistant Vice President for Annual Giving and Alumni/Parent Engagement, 615.966.5130