Stevie Wonder “overjoyed” to receive Honorary degree 🎓 from Spelman College

Imagine this: A powder blue “ribbon in the sky” with Stevie Wonders name attached… and it simply says distinguished 

🛢🛢MAN of SPELMAN!🎽🛢🛢

American singer, songwriter, musician Stevie Wonder is one of the most celebrated and prominent figures in popular music.

The musical icon originally named Stevland Morris…but BEST known as “Stevie Wonder” has won 25 Grammy Awards, the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, A Golden Globe and an Academy Award. 

Stevie’s latest moment in the spotlight has him singing a tune of gratitude as well… On Sunday, May 15, 2016 Stevie Wonder became the recipient of an Honorary Degree.. to the ALL women’s institutionSpelman College Wonder was presented his diploma from Spelman’s newly inaugurated president, Mary Schmidt Campbell, PhD along with 480 female graduates during commencement ceremonies at the Georgia International Convention Center.. just outside of Atlanta.

  A second honorary degree was also awarded to the commencement speaker, The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, 83rd Attorney General of the United States of America. 

  Stevie Wonder is being guided through the graduation March… by one of his sons.

 To date, Stevie Wonder has had 49 Top 40 singles, 32 #1 singles and worldwide🌎 sales of over 100 million units. He has received the presidential Medal of Freedom… and is a designated UN messenger of Peace.  He continues to be a pivotal influence in U.S. and world events, demonstrating the activism that has made him an important VOICE 🎤 for social progress, and world harmony.🎧

57th Annual #Genii Awards 


Lights! Camera! and lots of Action! on the #RedCarpet for 2016 #GeniiAwards- #LosAngeles #CA

It was a magical evening indeed at the 57th Annual Genii Awards–on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

The outstanding achievements of dedicated professionals in the entertainment industry were recognized in a spirited awards program.

The audience “heartily” applauded the honorees who have been strong advocates and mentors/role models.  

These individuals have challenged the status-quo in various ways…opening doors for others to succeed.

The grand occasion was co-hosted by Erica Olsen, On-air for CBS2/KCAL9 — and Matt Iseman, Former doctor turned comedian, Matt Iseman currently hosts American Ninja Warrior and will be seen this fall on Celebrity Apprentice.

— #2016GeniiAwardWinners — 
Excellence in Documentary Award

Award Presentation by: U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

Honoree: Nicole Boxer, Documentary Filmmaker (The Invisible War, The Hunting Ground) 

Film Competition Awards

Award Presentation by: Josh Welsh, President, Film Independent (which produces the Spirit Awards, LA Film Festival, Film Independent at LACMA and Project Involve)


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT – DRAMA: Debris – Escombros: director, Mary-Lyn Chambers

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT – COMEDY: Three Strikes: director, Susan Davis

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT – Who Killed Eloa?: director, Livia Perez

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT SCRIPT – DRAMA: Before The Bomb: writers, Tannaz Hazemi & James Grimaldi

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT SCRIPT – COMEDY: If I Don’t Lose I’ll Lose: writer, Jean St. Clair 


Excellence in Entertainment Award

Award Presentation by: Shaun Robinson, Emmy Award-winning journalist, TV host, author, producer, philanthropist including a special congratulations video from Mario Lopez

Honorees: Tracey Edmonds and Charissa Thompson, Co-hosts, Extra TV 

Excellence in Journalism Award

Award Presentation by: Darnell J. Cates, Youth ambassador for the Freddie Mac Foundation Wednesday’s Child program

Honoree: Christine Devine, News Anchor at Fox KTTV 

Excellence in Radio Award

Award Presentation by: Talaya Trigueros, On-air personality from 94.7 The Wave

Honoree: Pat Prescott, On-air personality from 94.7 The Wave 
Inspiration Award

Award Presentation by: Anne Sweeney, Netflix Board Member and former President of Disney ABC Television Networks

Honoree: Maggie Bellville, Vice President, Hitachi Consulting and member of the U.S. Communications, Media & Entertainment Industry executive team 
Excellence in Advertising Award

Award Presentation: Video

  1. Honoree: Xanthe Wells, Former Chief Creative Officer at Pitch Agency

Scholarship Presentations

Awards Presentation by: Fran Zone, Founder of Zone Communication and the creator of The Zone Method™



Paige Parker, Graduate student at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism  

Amia Yokoyama, Graduate student at California Institute of the Arts

Faith Strongheart, Graduate school student at UCLA 

Rising Star Award

Award Presentation by: Julie Kertes, General Manager, National Parenting Product Awards

Honoree: Annette Covarrubias, Digital Sales Planner at CBS Radio
Excellence in Management Award

Award Presentation by: Donna Thomas, Senior Vice President of Sales, VUBIQUITY

Honoree: Sherry Brennan, Senior Vice President, Distribution Strategy & Development, Fox Networks
Excellence in New Media Award

Award Presentation by: Fran Drescher, Actor, Founder of Cancer Schmancer, Health Advocate, Activist

Honoree: Lisa Meier, Group Vice President, Time Warner Cable Media Sales, West Region 

 —-#GeniiAwardsRedCarpet —



Tracey Edmonds, Charissa Thompson C-hosts of #ExtraTV     Sparkle “E” On the scene! Taking in ALL the ACTION and GOOD energy on the lively #RedCarpet! 

Genii Awards Winners: Charissa Thompson & Tracey Edmonds Co-Hosts, #ExtraTV

Evette Dabney, Sparkle “E” 


Pre-Reception for #GeniiAwards  


#Specialty Hollywood Starlet Cocktails 

   Just in time for Mother’s Day! US Senator Barbara Boxer was delighted to present her daughter…Nicole Boxer with a #GeniiAward! Award Winning Documentary Producer & Filmaker, Nicole Boxer 

 Veteran #Radio Personality & Genii Award Winner Pat Prescott from #TheWave!
#ShaunRobinson best known from #AccessHollywood presents Excellence in Entertainment Award… 

In her presentation Shaun talked about how IMPORTANT it is for women in the entertainment industry to **SUPPORT** each other… 

Robinson said: “There is plenty of room for women to make achievements in television… and enough #Excellence to go around!”

***🎉Cheers!!!***to ALL women striving for #SUCCESS the #Entertainment & #Media Industry!

Excellence in Entertainment Award Presentation!

TraceyEdmonds makes acceptance speech..

Award Winners #TraceyEdmonds & #CharissaThompson Co-Hosts from #ExtraTV get support… and congratulations from Veteran Entertainment Reporter Shaun Robinson