Greetings Alumnae and Friends,
Welcome to the official website of the Detroit Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College. I hope that you will take the time to explore our website and see all that we have going on in and around our community. As a Detroit native, I have a passion for our city, but most importantly our future leaders. I believe it is our job to not only encourage our students, but teach those that our following in our footsteps. If we can make a difference in at least one child's life, we have done a great thing. I hope that if you are an alumna living in the Detroit Metropolitan area, I encourage you to join us at an upcoming meeting and/or event. If you happen to not be an alumna, but a friend of the college, we would certainly appreciate your support in whatever way you are able. We look forward to meeting you, whether it be at an upcoming college fair, our girls' conference, annual picnic, or at the local store. I personally would like to extend my gratitude for your future efforts in supporting our chapter and college and I look forward to meeting each and every one of you.
Lisa Davis-Patterson, C'2009
"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)
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.