Archives for January 2013

2013 Heritage Award Honoree – A’Lelia Bundles

  • Harvard A.B., 1974
  • Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, M.S., 1976

A’Lelia Bundles is chair and president of the board of the Foundation for the National Archives. She is at work on her third book, Joy Goddess: A’Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance, a biography of her great grandmother. Her biography On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker was named a New York Times Notable Book.

For 30 years Ms. Bundles was a network television news executive and producer. During that time she was director of talent development for ABC News in Washington, D.C., and New York, deputy bureau chief of ABC News in Washington, D.C., and a producer with ABC News and NBC News.

Ms. Bundles is a member of the boards of the Madam Walker Theatre Center in Indianapolis, the Friends of Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx and the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute. At Columbia, she is co-chair of the CAA Strategic Planning Committee, a du Pont Broadcast Awards juror, and a co-class agent for Columbia School of Journalism’s class of 1976. She chaired a committee charged with revamping the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism’s Alumni Association.

2/21 – Black Alumni Heritage Award Reception


Join the Black Alumni Council (BAC) and the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) for the 2013 Black Alumni Heritage Award reception honoring this year’s recipient A’Lelia Bundles JRN ’76. Read Bundles’ biography here.

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A reception with wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres will follow the program. Please note, you must be 21 years and over to be served alcohol. No exceptions.

RSVP by 5 p.m. on February 19 to receive the discounted price.

Date: Thursday, February 21
7-9 p.m.
Location: Columbia University Club of New York
15 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036-7402
In advance:
$5 students
$20 BAC members
$25 alumni/guests


At the door:
$10 students
$30 BAC members
$35 alumni/guests(includes wine, beer, and hor d’oeuvres

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1/26 – Paying it Forward: An HBCU/Ivy League Collaborative Panel

imageJoin the BAC on Saturday, January 26th for “Paying it Forward: An HBCU/Ivy League Collaborative Panel”, an educational event engaging high school students on successful college admittance and performance. Alumnus representing eight Ivy League and Historically Black Colleges and Universities will share insights from their undergraduate experiences and will participate in a meaningful dialogue with prospective college students.

For this collaborative event, the BAC has teamed up the Catalyst Network Foundation (CNF) – a Brooklyn based organization, founded by young professionals to support under-served and high-potential young people in reaching their specific career and life goals.

We will be joined by high school students who currently attend Benjamin Banneker Academy, Medgar Evers College Prep, Erasmus Hall Campus, Achievement First Charter School, Harlem Renaissance High School Urban Assembly of History & Citizenship, and Columbia Secondary School of Math, Science and Engineering.

A tour of Columbia University’s Morningside Heights campus will follow the discussion.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to