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The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) is the official organization that supports Spelman College, a historically black college for women, through financial gifts, student recruitment, sisterhood, community service, and recognition of Spelman women. The Alumnae Association began in May 19, 1892, and the Detroit Chapter followed suit, organizing on May 7, 1931.

Before and after incorporation of the NAASC in 1976, the Detroit Chapter (Detroit NAASC) has consistently supported the goals and mission of Spelman College through financial support and recruitment of talented students from the metropolitan Detroit area. The Detroit Chapter has emphasized alumna networking and the identification and promotion of projects deemed to be of special concern to the Black community and Black women in particular.


ACLane_detroit_naasc.jpgGreetings Alumnae and Friends,

Welcome to the Detroit NAASC website! Thank you for taking time to explore our website and learn more about our organization. When the Detroit chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College was founded in 1931, its mission focused on service, sisterhood, and scholarship; today, our focus remains the same.

In our endeavors, we work to support Spelman College through financial support of current Michigan students via scholarships, donations to the college, and lifting as we climb. Spelman College is “a choice to change the world” and as alumnae, we meet this charge as thinkers, doers, and change agents in our communities.

Our goals for the 2012-2014 cycle include strengthening our local chapter membership, raising additional scholarship funds, enhancing our community outreach efforts, and increasing opportunities for fellowship. Thank you for supporting our mission and values through your participation and giving. We are always looking for opportunities to expand support among alumnae and friends of our dynamic mission. With your help, we can achieve our goals, positively impacting the world in which we live.

Alicia C. Lane, C'2007
Detroit NAASC


"When you educate a man you educate an individual, but when you educate a woman you educate a nation." - Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, Seventh President of Spelman College (1987 -1997)