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).

Contact us for meeting information and to be added to our email list.


Fiskite Kym Whitley in Concert March 7

Join the WFAA for a night out to see Kym Whitley at the DC Comedy Loft on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7PM. [Tickets]

HBCU 5K Run/Walk & Community Day

The DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance, Inc. is proud to be the first African American organization to host a 5K run/walk on the National Mall, to be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020. The Alliance will host the 8th Annual HBCU 5K Run/Walk presented by Xfinity, titled, Run on Freedom. [Register]

CD Release by Jared Jenkins

Fiskites and friends, please support the latest cd release of Jared Jenkins, “The Novice.” Jared is the son of  Fiskite Sheila Zellner-Jenkins '80. All music can be purchased from the iTunes Store, or at the link

Fisk University Alum on the Lyndia Grant Show

Hear the live interview held on November 22, 2019, with WFAA President Sam Williams, Sheree McManus and Deborah Curry on the Lyndia Grant Show-Radio One. Hear all about opportunities at Fisk University, including admissions, financial aid, and scholarship information.

2019 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.

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.

University News

Feature Story

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.

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