NBDA Welcomes Three of Gallaudet's Own Alumni Evon Black, associate director of recruitment in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach, was elected president of the National Black Deaf Advocates during the organization's 28th biennial conference held on August 1-6 in Baltimore, Maryland. Black assumed office on October 1 for a two-year term. Samuel Holden, was elected Vice President, and Anquinette Kimble, was elected secretary.The National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA), founded in 1982, is the official advocacy organization for thousands of Black Deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States. Its mission is to promote leadership development, economic and educational opportunities, and social equality, and to safeguard the general health and welfare of Black deaf and hard of hearing people. Membership includes black deaf and hard of hearing people; parents of black deaf and hard of hearing children; professionals who work with black deaf and hard of hearing youth and adults; sign language interpreters; people of color; and other interested individuals and organizations. NBDA also works in conjunction with more than 30 local chapters across the country. Pictured from left: Kimble; Monica Parker, treasurer; Holden; and Black.