Charmaine Kelley is Nominated for Spectacular Magazine’s Woman of The Year Award

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Charmaine Kelley is Nominated for Spectacular Magazine Woman of The Year Award –

Charmaine Kelley has been nominated for the Woman of the Year in the Emerging Leader category. Spectacular Magazine in conjunction with Triangle Cultural Awareness Foundation will honor the achievements of 10 African American women or women who have made a difference in the African American community with the Spectacular Magazine Woman of the Year Awards.

Nominations were accepted in seven categories. The Woman of the Year Awards Selection Committee, based on a scoring system, selected the top three (3) Semi-Finalists in each of four (4) categories and six (6) Semi-Finalists in the Community Service, Education and Emerging Leader categories (too many nominees to narrow them down to three – two women will be honored in these categories). The Finalists will be selected via this on-line voting process that ends at midnight on Oct. 4, 2015.

About Charmaine Kelley: Charmaine N. Kelley has been serving in the Air Force for 19 years.  She has dedicated over 230 hours towards various community service projects over the past 10 years throughout 3 countries.  For 5 years, she volunteered at an inner city high school where she left an indelible footprint in the hearts and minds of 23 students.

Charmaine Kelley

Through her mentorship, she took an ROTC Drill Team from no awards in 10 years to the state championship where they received 4 top awards.  She instilled self-belief, positive thinking and confidence in the children.  Many of the children were from broken or no parent homes.  She became a mother figure to the children promoting discipline in conjunction with a nurturing environment.  There were children who felt like their only hope was to join a gang, dropout or accept the thought of limited potential which had been instilled in them from birth.  Not allowing defeat in their lives, she guided many through college applications and over $60,000 in scholarships.

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Many of her students graduated from college and commissioned as officers in the military.  She started a group for African American girls between the ages of 14-19 where several briefers were brought in to focus on etiquette training, natural makeup application and how to become a productive citizen.   She would obtain transportation to drive the girls around to perform 39 hours of community service, including visitations to the children’s cancer unit.  Her commitment to the children, with limited resources, was nothing short of remarkable.

We’re asking for your support to help Charmaine Kelley win in her category. You can participate in the online voting by copying & pasting the link below into your browser (DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK, YOU MUST COPY AND PASTE IT INTO YOUR BROWSER):  You will only have one opportunity to access the survey and cast your vote.  So please follow the instructions.…/a07ebhv2442ie2y1l…/start

The Finalists will be named at the Spectacular Magazine Woman of the Year Awards Gala on Sunday Oct. 18, to be held at the UNC Friday Center (100 Friday Center Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27599). Mrs. Bessye L. McGhee, Mrs. Artelia M. Perry and Mrs. Vivian M. Sansom will also be honored with the Spectacular Magazine 2015 Woman of the Year – Lifetime Achievement Award. There will be an opportunity to purchase your ticket(s) to the Gala at the end of the voting form.

Please vote only once per person. Any duplicate entries will be disqualified. Thank you for taking the time to complete our voting process and for your support of Spectacular Magazine!



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