Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. North Atlantic Region to honor business and community leaders during annual conference

February 28, 2020

(Hartford, CT – February 28, 2020) – Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated's North Atlantic Region will honor several leaders and visionaries who have made an impact in the community during its public meeting on Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the Connecticut Convention Center. The meeting kicks off the Sorority's 89th North Atlantic Regional Conference and showcases the organization’s program goals and initiatives. Community leaders from several areas including corporate executives, educators and the non-profit sector will be recognized for their contributions and dedication to make their communities a better place to live for everyone.

This year’s honorees represent those in the immediate Connecticut area that align with the organization’s signature goal of “Exemplifying Excellence through Sustainable Service. This year’s honorees include:

  • Community Service Award

Abdul-Rahmaan I. Muhammad, CEO of My People Clinical Services & My People Community Services

  • Leadership Award

Esi Eggleston Bracey, EVP & COO Beauty & Personal Care, Unilever North America

  • Civic Engagement Award

Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean, Author and Associate Professor at Quinnipiac University

Mary Bentley Lamar, Regional Director of the North Atlantic Region is looking forward to celebrating with all the honorees and attendees at this signature event for the organization. “I am excited to welcome all to our annual public meeting during the 89th North Atlantic Regional Conference,” said LaMar. “Each year we seek to recognize and honor the best and the brightest in the community where we meet—those who are truly making an impact in a meaningful way. I am proud of the honorees we’ve selected this year for their commitment to the greater Hartford community,” she added.

For the PDF version of the press release, please click here. AKA NARC Public Meeting Honorees Press Release

About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated:
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African-American college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of nearly 300,000 members in more than 1,000 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Liberia, Bahamas, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, South Korea, South Africa, and in the Middle East. Led by International President Dr. Glenda B. Glover, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, is often hailed as “America’s premier Greek-letter organization for African American women.” For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha and its programs, visit
The North Atlantic region led by Regional Director Mary Bentley LaMar is the birthplace of Alpha Kappa Alpha and home to 149 graduate and undergraduate chapters in Massachusetts, Eastern New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, DC, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. For more information on the North Atlantic Region visit