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  • President Mary Schmidt Campbell Named a White House 2016 ‘Champion of Change for College Opportunity’

    Sep 29, 2016

    ATLANTA (September 29, 2016) -- The White House has named Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., a “Champion of Change for College Opportunity.”According to a White House press announcement, Dr. Campbell will be among 11 individuals recognized at the White House for “important work in their own communities to strengthen access to high-quality education,” on Friday, September 30, 2016.

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  • Spelman College Glee Club Joins Dance Theatre of Harlem for Two Exclusive Live Performances

    Sep 16, 2016

    ATLANTA, GA (Sept. 15, 2016) – The Fox Theatre and Cobb Energy Centre are excited to announce Atlanta’s much heralded Spelman College Glee Club will be joining Dance Theatre of Harlem for two live performances on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23. Supporting DTH for the first time with a live backing vocal performance, the Glee Club's 75 singers will accompany “Change” choreographed by Dianne McIntyre, a former Spelman College Distinguished Visiting Scholar. The group will be performing Two Negro Spirituals: "By and By" arranged by Roland Allison and "Don’t You Let Nobody Turn You Around" arranged by Dr. Kevin Johnson, director of Spelman College Glee Club, both nights.

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  • AUCC Member Institutions Receive a Campus-Wide Assessment Grant to Reduce Environmental Footprint

    Sep 12, 2016

    ATLANTA (Sept. 12, 2016) – The Atlanta University Center Consortium received a Grants to Green Assessment Award from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta to help its member institutions and the Robert W. Woodruff Library identify opportunities to reduce a collective $11.7 million in utility expenses.

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  • Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Organizes Special Exhibition of 20 Women Artists and Fashion Designers

    Aug 31, 2016

    ATLANTA (August 31, 2016) -- Spelman College Museum of Fine Art’s fall exhibition "AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life" draws bold inspiration from trends in African style. The result is an original multidisciplinary exhibition, on view September 15 through December 3, 2016, which explores how 20 women artists and designers from Africa and of African descent shape, imagine and redefine the influence of fashion on everyday life.

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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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