About Us: Administration

Special Events

Office of Event Operations

The Office of Event Operations, formerly the Office of Special Events, is a resource to assist and consult on design, development and management of special events that showcase Spelman College's excellence and promote advocacy and support for its stakeholders. We are also the “gatekeeper” of space requests and serve as an advisor to the Event Envoy Program. 

The Event Envoy program is designed for students who are interested in event management and hospitality. As a self-guided training program, Event Envoys get full exposure and the opportunity to learn the various aspects of event logistics and planning.

Services

  • Provide recommendations on vendors support and estimates
  • Provide assistance with diagrams and event function sheets
  • Request volunteer support via the Events Envoys (based on availability)
  • Review and critique event functions sheets before distribution
  • Work with faculty, staff and students with their planning needs

NOTE ABOUT EXTERNAL SPACE REQUESTS
At this time we are not accepting external space requests due to the high demand from faculty and current students. We are happy to share recommendations of other venue and spaces in the area.

Major College Events

The Special Event Department is responsible for, but not limited to, the following College events:

  • Commencement
  • Baccalaureate
  • Reunion activities
  • Homecoming Activities 
  • Founders Day Activities
  • Christmas Carol Concert

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Philosophy

Civility - Interacting with integrity in a manner that is both respectful and courteous.

Commitment - Executing my responsibilities with unwavering dedication to excellence and sustainability.

Consistency - Always delivering quality outcomes in a reliable timely and positive matter.

Contact Us

events@spelman.edu
404-270-5065
2nd Floor, Rockefeller Building

 

The Team

Heather Hawes
Director of Event Operations
404-270-5068 | Hhawes@spelman.edu

Dorita Treadwell
Event Coordinator
404-270-6428 | Dtreadwe@spelman.edu

Renee Leonard
Scheduling and Events Coordinator
404-270-5056 | Bleonard@spelman.edu