Chicago, Illinois – October 4, 2012 - Actress, singer and philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete was inducted into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., as an honorary member during a ceremony recently held in Los Angeles.
In making the announcement, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's international president, Carolyn House Stewart explained that Honorary Membership is the Sorority’s highest lifetime tribute and is extended to illustrious women of noteworthy achievements. She said that since its founding in 1908, the Sorority has extended honorary membership to a select few.
Holly Robinson Peete, best known for her starring roles in a series of popular television shows, is an actress, singer and author. In 1997, she added “philanthropist”
She joins a trio of accomplished women who were initiated into the Sorority recently. They include:
•Suzanne Malveaux, CNN anchor
•Carolyn Maull McKinstry, activist, author and survivor of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama
•Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Capital Management, LLC
Declared Stewart, “The many activities of these new members and their dedication to the welfare of all mankind and leadership merit this honor. We welcome them to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and look forward to them being a part of the Sorority’s mission to initiate new movements and launch programs that support our theme: ‘Global Leadership Through Timeless Service.’”
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Caption: Carolyn House Stewart, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s international president (left), welcomes Holly Robinson Peete into the Sorority following her induction as an Honorary Member.
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