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To address the professional needs of our members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance professions with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors.

• To promote and develop the professional skills of our members;
• To encourage and assist students entering the business profession
• To provide opportunities for members to fulfill their civic responsibility
• To ensure long-term financial stability and provide adequate resources to implement chapter, regional, and national programs
• To represent the interests of current and prospective business professionals

Our primary purpose is developing, encouraging and serving as a resource for greater participation by African-Americans and other minorities in the accounting, finance and other business professions

Targeted Members
Undergraduate and 5-year graduate students with business related majors in accounting, finance, management, computer information systems, tax, marketing and economics. Membership in, and affiliation with, our association will give you a direct link to today's and tomorrow's business leaders. If you are a student interested in obtaining the grooming necessary to begin a successful career in business, obtaining competencies that are not taught in the classroom such as Business Etiquette, Networking, and Money Management, then NABA can equip you with these and more.

Portal Information


N.A.B.A. was originally founded by 9 African American Accountants in New York City in 1969 to address the systematic problems and challenges faced by African American Accounting professionals. There are 16 Student Chapters in New York City & N.A.B.A. has more than 200 chapters and 100 member firms nationwide. The St. John's Chapter is proud to accept any and all business majors, as we are dedicated to St. John's Catholic, Metropolitan, & Vincentian initiatives. As well as N.A.B.A.'s own motto, "Lifting As We Climb".



General Email (for organization)
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Meeting Location


President Name

Julian Reefer

President Email
Vice President Name

Kenny Idedevbo

Treasurer Name

Daquane Mays

Treasurer Email
Additional Contact Email
Student Affairs Advisor Name

Christina Blanchard

Student Affairs Advisor Email
Advisor Phone


Selection Process

If your organization has selective membership, please describe the selection process.

Minimum GPA requirement of 2.0
*If below a 2.0 we will place you on probation until you meet the requirement and also you will have the optional choice of receiving personal tutoring from NABA or attending Study Sessions.