(Eli Alford Jr, Father of La-Donia Alford-Jefferies) 

At a young age, La-Donia was taught the importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities by her mother and father. She has even been attending HBCU Homecomings since the age of 3. Her mother worked for 40 years as a Full time Professor at an HBCU and her father is an alum of A&T. As a child, La-Donia would attend A&T football games with her father and sit in his lifetime stadium seats and cheer on the Aggies. 
As a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and Fort Valley State University, La-Donia continues to advocate for HBCUs.  After having children, La-Donia was inspired to share her family's experience of attending HBCU Homecomings with families around the world.