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Black Faculty, Staff and Administrators Association


The AYA (fern) is a symbol of Endurance and Resourcefulness. The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places. "An individual who wears this symbol suggests that [she/he] has endured many adversities and outlasted much difficulty" (Willis, The Adinkra Dictionary).


Welcome to the BFSAA!

The Black Faculty, Staff and Administrators Association (BFSAA) is a resource for people of African descent at all levels of the Boston College community.  BFSAA was founded in 1972 by a small group of African-American faculty, and administrators. The group expanded to include staff around 1976.  As a professional organization at Boston College, we are committed to promoting the interests, welfare and advocating for the advancement of people of color on campus  We invite you to join us at our monthly meetings or sponsored events throughout the academic year, for fellowship, dialogue, debate, and to hear issues of concern related to black employees.

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BFSAA BSF Fall 2015 Meet and greet



Yvonne MacBarnett is now the Manager of the Montserrat Coalition.

Renee Croxen was awarded the Help Desk Specialist Award by the Help Desk Institute.

Patty Birch has moved to the School of Social Work from the Office of Residential Life.

Patricia Lowe completed the Joyce N. Leadership Academy.



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Congratulations Dan Bunch!

Dan Bunch was honored with the 2015 Community Service Award thanks to his continued contribution to Boston College and his exemplification of Jesuit values.




Please join BFSAA in celebrating Black History and Women's History Months. If you will like to share your thoughts on your struggles, triumphs and aspirations, please contact Your submission can be in the form of a poem or free flowing text. You have the option of attaching your name to your contribution or leaving it anonymous. You can read current contributions by visiting the Our Story page.