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National Black MBA Association 27th Annual Luncheon Hosted b by Lamman Rucker and Shirley Strawberry

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MBA Association Chapter 27th Annual Luncheon  Awarded     $15,000 Plus In Scholarships
  & Film Star Lamman Rucker Served as  Keynote  Speaker &     Shirley Strawberry Co-Host of The Steve Harvey Was Mistress of Ceremonies    
ATLANTA, November  15, 2011 ““ For the 27th year, the National Black MBA Association Atlanta Chapter (NBMBAA) will present scholarships to high school and college students for outstanding achievements at the organization’s annual scholarship luncheon. Film and TV Star Lamman Rucker best known for roles in Tyler Perry’s “Meet The Browns” and “Why Did I Get Married“   delivered the keynote address. Shirley Strawberry Co-Host of popular show The Steve Harvey Morning Show  served as host at the event held on Friday, November 11, 11:30 a.m., Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
 “PowerUp Your Education!” was the theme for the program in which more than $15,000 in scholarships will be awarded to high school, undergraduate, MBA and PhD students.   In addition,   Goizueta School of Business was honored as “Education Partner of the Year”.
 Since 1982, the NBMBAA’s has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships.
 “The NBMBAA, Atlanta Chapter is proud to continue its tradition of supporting deserving students as they aspire to reach their goal for higher education,” said Charmaine Ward, President of the chapter which won chapter of the year in 2010.
  “We are so pleased to have Lamman Rucker as our keynote speaker as he has a long history of supporting education and student achievement. We are equally pleased to applaud our corporate partners and Education Partner of the Year for their commitment and support of our efforts. We cannot do it without them,” she added.
 Sponsors for the NBMBAA Scholarship Luncheon included: Deloitte, Fifth-Third Bank, -Pacific, Georgia Power and Wal-Mart
 Scholarship Winners
 Michael Hollingsworth, MBA UGA
 Wayne Nesbitt, PhD, UGA
 Carla Armstrong, MBA, Emory
 Olatorera Majekodunm MBA,   Emory
 Katie Walton, MBA CAU
 Chris Ortega, Undergrad
 Darius   Green,     Lovejoy HS
 Enrico Green,     Lovejoy HS
 Danstavious Zachery,   Carver School of Early College