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  • Spelman College Outpacing the National Average for Minority Students Studying Abroad

    Aug 15, 2016

    ATLANTA (August 15, 2016) -- According to the Spelman College Gordon-Zeto Center for Global Education, which oversees the Study Abroad Office, a record-breaking 277 students traveled to 18 countries during summer 2016. All total, more than 400 Spelman students traveled to 35 countries during the 2015-2016 academic year compared to 218 participants just four years ago – demonstrating sustained growth of the study abroad program and underscoring the importance of global education in students’ overall educational experience.

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  • Spelman Graduates Earn Fulbright Fellowships and Other Notable Academic Honors

    Jun 17, 2016

    ATLANTA (June 17, 2016) – This summer, members of the Spelman College class of 2016 will take part in a number of prestigious programs that delve into study abroad and global career experiences, and public interest advocacy projects. The accomplished graduates include Fulbright fellows, Rangel International Affairs fellows, a Critical Language Scholarship recipient and Arthur Liman Public Interest Program fellows.

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  • Biology Majors Are Valedictorian and Salutatorian of Spelman College Class of 2016

    May 19, 2016

    ATLANTA (May 19, 2016) – Spelman College valedictorian Faith Kirkland, C’2016, and salutatorian Bongeka Zuma, C’2016, were among the 483 members of the class of 2016 who took part in the College’s 129th Commencement on May 15. Kirkland and Zuma, both biology majors, illustrate the success of Spelman’s research-intense learning environment, and in particular, the Department of Biology’s efforts to graduate academically-accomplished, well-rounded students.

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  • The Digital Moving Image Salon Student Documentary Film Showcase Premieres Three Documentaries April 28

    Apr 26, 2016

    ATLANTA (April 26, 2016) -- The Spelman College Digital Moving Image Salon Student Documentary Film Showcase on April 28 will premiere three documentaries produced by Spelman students. The DMIS showcase has long been a platform for films that have concentrated on timely topics that effect women of the African Diaspora. This year’s documentaries explore HBCU beauty pageants, Afrofuturism and the journey of women living in neighborhoods beset by poverty.

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  • Distinguished Visiting Scholar Dianne McIntyre Debuts "Journey to Memory Falls" April 21

    Apr 18, 2016

    ATLANTA (April 18, 2016) -- Childhood memories and storytelling are the core elements of Spelman College Distinguished Visiting Scholar Dianne McIntyre’s culminating performance “Journey to Memory Falls,” April 21-24. The production also features a reading by poet/playwright Ntozake Shange, author of the Tony Award nominated “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf.” Shange will recite from her newest choreopoem “lost in language and sound: or how I found my way to the arts: essays,” her autobiography of becoming an artist.

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  • U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch to Deliver Commencement Address to Class of 2016

    Apr 14, 2016

    ATLANTA (April 14, 2016) – Loretta E. Lynch, America’s top law enforcement officer and the first African-American woman to be confirmed as attorney general of the United States, has forged an impressive legal career in private practice and as a federal prosecutor. Lynch will share her inspiring story and words of wisdom with 483 graduates of the Spelman College class of 2016 during her Commencement address at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 15, at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta. She will receive an honorary degree at the ceremony.

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  • Research Day Emphasizes Interdisciplinary Learning at Spelman College

    Apr 14, 2016

    ATLANTA (April 14, 2016) – Spelman College will host Research Day on April 15, 2016, for more than 250 student presenters who will participate in the College’s annual showcase of undergraduate research. The all-day event will feature talks, poster and digital presentations, which culminate in an awards ceremony to recognize students and faculty advisors. Research Day is free and open to the public.

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  • Spelman Ranked No. 6 Among Nation’s Top Colleges for Black Students by Essence and Money Magazines

    Apr 13, 2016

    ATLANTA (April 13, 2016) -- Essence and Money magazines ranked Spelman College No. 6 on their 2016 list of the nation’s “50 Best Colleges for African Americans,” and the No. 2 historically Black college and university in the country.

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  • Spelman’s New Curatorial Studies Program Addresses Critical Museum Industry Diversity Gap

    Apr 06, 2016

    ATLANTA (April 6, 2016) -- A new curatorial studies program at Spelman College has been created to address a diversity gap in the museum industry, and to offer new opportunities for students to work in an expanding field. The program, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, began in January 2016 with an introductory curatorial studies course. Ten students have been accepted into the program, including nine Spelman students and one Morehouse student — a group representing art history, English, music, political science and other majors.

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  • Spelman College Celebrates the Inauguration of 10th President Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell

    Apr 04, 2016

    ATLANTA (April 1, 2016) -- Spelman College will celebrate the inauguration of its 10th president, Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, with a series of events slated from April 7-10, 2016. The investiture ceremony will be held Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center. Dr. Campbell will be installed by the following Board of Trustees members: Sam’s Club President/CEO Rosalind Brewer, C’84, and Stryker Corporation Director Ronda Stryker.

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