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Black-ish Star Marsai Martin and TV Journalist Tanika Ray Among the Women Honored by Spelman


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Marsai Martin (Black-ish)

Welcome to March, where we celebrate women all month long. On March 8th, International Women's Day, 15-year old producer, entrepreneur, and award-winning actor Marsai Martin (Black-ish, Little) and Television Host/Journalist Tanika Ray (Spelman College, C '94) were among the honorees for the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College - Los Angeles Chapter's Sisters' Awards Brunch. In its 26th year, the brunch has raised more than $530,000 in scholarship funds for incoming Spelman first-year students from the Los Angeles area.


With the brunch hosted by The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College - Los Angeles Chapter, Emmy Award-winning former Access Hollywood journalist Shaun Robinson (Spelman College, C'84) also hosted.


The event also honored founding president of Ward Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and LA Metro Board Member, Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, and Spelman Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD (C'75), who serves as the dean of Charles R. Drew University College of Medicine.


Photo By: Thai Lee
NAASC Los Angeles

The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) is the official organization that supports Spelman College through financial gifts, student recruitment, and recognition of Spelman women. NAASC provides, encourages, and promotes growth and development of alumnae through leadership opportunities and partnership alliances.


Since its founding, NAASC Los Angeles has been dedicated to the mission of the National Alumnae Association. It is our goal to encourage and promote the growth and development of Spelman College alumnae through leadership opportunities and partnership alliances. NAASC actively seeks to involve all former students and graduates in the fulfillment of its purpose.


Our Mission: NAASC -LA'S goal is to encourage and promote the growth and development of Spelman College Alumnae through leadership opportunities and partnership alliances. For the last 26 years, NAASC-LA has hosted the Sisters' Awards to raise scholarship money for incoming Spelman first-year students from Southern California.


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