Black alumni represent Loyola well

Dajah Saul, The Wolf Editor February 9, 2024

Loyola University New Orleans has produced a successful variety of Black alumni over the years, so it’s only right to acknowledge some of them and their accomplishments since graduating from Loyola. From psychology to graphic design majors, fraternity to sorority members and beyond, the Black alumni community of Loyola deserve to be honored for their vast achievements from and after their time at Loyola.

Dr. Ansel Augustine serves as an active member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Mardi Gras Indians, and the Knights of Columbus within New Orleans. Earning his certificate in Youth Ministry from Xavier University, Augustine has worked in prison ministry for over 25 years, while also contributing to the local community through his time at the Loyola Institute for Ministry once he obtained his master’s in Pastoral Studies.

Benjamin C. Fields graduated as a finance major in 2018 from Loyola, serving within his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha. Receiving the honor of being the 2023 Young Alumnus of the Year, Fields is a member of the University’s Board of Trustees, continuing his Jesuit values within Loyola and its community.

RoSha’e “Ro” Gibson hails from the graduating class of 2020, finishing with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and journalism. A consistent writer for The Maroon, Gibson also used his communications skills as a sports anchor and reporter during his time at Loyola. He is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and he still uses his knowledge from Loyola to enact Jesuit values within New Orleans.

Antonio Carriere, MPA earned a bachelor’s in political science and government as a 2014 graduate. Carriere volunteered with various organizations on campus to better his college experience and career. A member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Carriere uses the knowledge he received from Loyola to make Louisiana a better place and market to grow up and develop life in.