The Washington Fisk Alumni Association (WFAA)
The Washington Fisk Alumni Association (WFAA) invites you to explore the Nation's Capitol with us. Connect with Fiskites in the DC metropolitan area. Find out about events and scholarship opportunities.
All meetings are held at 4 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month (except holiday Sundays, Super Bowl, and the months of May/Commencement, July, and August). All meetings will be on Zoom until further notice.
Contact us for meeting information and to be added to our email list.
HBCU Run the District 5K Run/Walk
Every year the Washington Fisk Alumni Association joins with the DC HBCU Alumni Alliance in the District of Columbia. This 5K Walk/Run event promotes healthy living skills and raises money for our beloved alma mater, Fisk University. This year, the event will be held in a virtual manner on June 26, 2021, allowing Fisk supporters from across the country to support and participate. For every runner/walker/donor that signs up as a Fisk University participant, the WFAA receives funds back to offer scholarships and support other university programs. Registration is $50 through May 31, and rises to $55 between June 1 and June 26. Please join us from across the country! Register today!
DC Fisk Swag Sale
The DC Fisk Club has curated a special collection of unique Fisk items for your enjoyment. Made by and for Fiskites, these items are part of our fundraiser to raise money for Fisk University. All of the proceeds from the sales go to the Washington Fisk Club. We will use them to fund scholarships and other programs on the campus. The collection includes lightweight t-shirts and face masks in a wide variety of sizes. They are perfect for summer activities. Get your swag now for Summer Programs and for the upcoming HBCU Alliance Walk A Thon.
PI Chapter Centennial Celebration
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson applauded Therrell Smith, age 103 as “Pi Chapter Centenarian” during this
historic occasion. [The Tennessee Tribune]
Join Our Virtual Happy Hour
Join our Fisk Fun Bunch (FFB) and Friends Virtual Happy Hour on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at
6PM EST. For more information on how to join, contact Ann Paytes '69.
The Fannie Lou Hamer Story + Intergenerational
See the Fannie Lou Hamer Story and intergenerational virtual conversation. Panelists include our WFAA President Sam Williams and Kerene Tayloe. [View at 1Voice 1Vote|
2020 Fall WFAA Newsletter
The WFAA Newsletter is the alumni association newsletter. It includes the latest news, interesting facts and upcoming events for Fiskites in the DC metropolitan area. We are always looking for new ideas and topics for the newsletter. If you have an idea, want to submit an article, or request an issue, contact us.
Support the WFAA through AmazonSmile
When you shop, Amazon gives. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Support the Washington Fisk Alumni Association (WFAA) by shopping at smile.amazon.com
Fisk Talented Tenth Scholarship
Apply for the $5,000 Fisk Talented Tenth Scholarship!
This scholarship is designated for a new student (freshman or transfer) enrolling at Fisk University from Washington, DC, Maryland, VA or North Carolina.
For more information on how to apply, contact Janine Smith.
Titans Release Video to Continue the "Conversation
As you listen, we hope this brings upon reflection, inspiration and conversation. [More]
They Introduced the World to Songs of Slavery.
It Almost Broke Them.
The Jubilee Singers were a global sensation. But an aggressive touring schedule would leave the young performers exhausted, underpaid, and in some cases, dead. [Read more]
What Everyone Should Know About Fisk
Founded in 1866, Fisk University is the oldest institution of higher education in Nashville, Tennessee. Fisk received a charter for the first chapter of The Phi Beta Kappa Society on a predominantly black campus in 1953. Fisk’s outstanding faculty and students continue to enhance the University’s national reputation for academic excellence that is validated year after year by the leading third party reviewers, as well as by the pool of talented applicants and the large percentage of alumni who complete graduate or professional degrees and become leaders and scholars in their fields.