Academics: Majors and Programs

DMIS 2015

Excellence Award Winners


Alexa HarrisAlumna Alexa A. Harris, C'2007, is an author, producer and consultant with a myriad of experiences in media and communications. As the first Black woman to graduate from her high school in its 30+ year history, she came to Spelman College in Atlanta and majored in comparative women’s studies. Her focus, “documenting women and digital media,” was learned not only in the classroom but through many practical experiences. 

Harris completed internships and freelance positions with media organizations in departments ranging from accounting, marketing, and production to promotions, music, and public relations. Additionally, Harris co-produced a documentary about Black women and eating disorders through the Digital Moving Image Salon (DMIS) and contributed to an anthology about Black women in the south with the Spelman Independent Scholars (SIS) oral history program prior to graduation. Almost a decade after her graduation, Harris will be honored with the DMIS 2016 Celebration of Excellence Award. more

Previous Winners

Deborah Riley Draper
Deborah Riley Draper
Advertising Agency Executive/Film Maker

Julia Montgomery
 Film Maker


Yvonne Welbon
Film Producer

Tomika DaPriest
 Film Historian

Dan Bascelli
Television/Film Producer