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Brad James, Cassi Davis to host Spelman Alumnae Centennial Brunch
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Brad James, Cassi Davis to host Spelman Alumnae Centennial Brunch

ATLANTA -- This year, the Atlanta Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) is celebrating 100 years of service to alumnae and the community with a Centennial Scholarship Brunch on October 11, hosted by “House of Payne” actress Cassi Davis (Class of 2009) and “For Better or Worse” actor Brad James.

This year’s brunch theme is “Painting the Town Blue: 100 Years of Spelman Legacy.” The goals of the Centennial Celebrations and Endowed Scholarship Campaign are to highlight achievements of Spelman alumnae and the local chapter and establish a $100,000 endowed scholarship for the college’s Metro Atlanta students.

The brunch will include a special “Blue Wishes” Live Auction led by radio personality and television commentator Moraima “Mo” Ivory (Class of 1991). The NAASC Atlanta Chapter will also award its annual scholarship to sophomore Chasity Evans (Class of 2017) and will honor several alumnae who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their respective fields. Those awardees are:

* Rosalind Brewer (Class of 1984), Chair of the Spelman Board of Trustees and President and CEO Sam’s Club --Trail Blazer Award

* Cassi Davis, Actress ("House of Payne") -- True Blue Award

* Allegra Lawrence-Hardy (Class of 1993), Partner, Sutherland Asbill -- Community Service Award

* Jean LaRue Foster Scott (Class of 1953), Retired Educator -- Royal Blue Award

* Eloise Abernathy Alexis (Class of 1986), Vice President of College Relations, Spelman College -- Distinguished Alumna Award

“Through the NAASC Atlanta Chapter, Spelman Alumnae have been leading in Atlanta and making significant impacts in business, medicine, law, education and service to the community,” said Shana Word Davis (Class of 1998), NAASC Atlanta Chapter President. “Our legacy is built on the life of excellence and accomplishments of those who came before us. As we celebrate this once in a lifetime milestone of our sisterhood, we will also honor and raise funds to support the young women who are matriculating and those who have their eyes set to enter Spelman’s gates.”

Established in 1914, the NAASC Atlanta Chapter -- originally known as the Spelman Graduates of the Atlanta Club until its name change in 1976 -- was the first organized chapter in the U.S. and became a model for establishing chapters throughout the country.

“Painting the Town Blue” culminates Saturday, Oct. 11 with the Centennial Brunch at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Individual tickets ($100.00) or donations can be made at atlantanaasc.org.

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