Alumnae: Founders Day

Spelman College Celebrates Founders Day 2015

Founders Day Alumnae Viewing Party at Spelman College

Thursday, April 9, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
June Gary Hopps Atrium

Honorary Degree Recipient:  Janice E. Hale, Ph.D., C’70
Professor of Early Childhood Education and Founding Director for the Institute for the Study of the African American Child (ISAAC), Wayne State University

Honorary Degree Recipient:  June Gary Hopps, Ph.D., C’60
Parham Professor of Family and Children Studies in the School of Social Work, University of Georgia and Past Chair of the Spelman College Board of Trustees

Founders Spirit Award:  Pearline Adamson Davis, C’58
Educator, Former Director of Alumnae Affairs, and Past President of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC)

True Blue Award:  Marsha Allen
Associate Director of Donor Relations, Institutional Advancement, Spelman College

Tradition dictates the mandatory attendance of our senior and first-year classes at this Convocation. Therefore, seating in Sisters Chapel will not be available. This program will also be streamed live from

The 1881 Challenge: Help fill the 1881 BLUE!

Every alumna's gift represents a drop of blue paint on the 1881 canvas. As our alumnae participation rate increases to 50 percent, the blue line will rise until the 1881 is completely shaded blue.

This year, all gifts designated to the Annual Fund will support scholarships and help deserving students complete their education. Help us reach our goal by making a gift of $18.81, $188.10 or $1881 today.

Spread the word! Encourage your Spelman friends, classmates or colleagues to support the 1881 Challenge by Founders Day, April 11, 2015.  We CAN accomplish this goal, one alumna at a time. If you have already made your gift, we sincerely thank you!

Make Your Gift
NOTE: Enter '1881 Challenge' in the comments section
The 1881 Challenge
You can also make your gift by calling the Office of Annual Giving at 866-512-1690.
To track our progress, visit Every Woman..Every Year

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  • White Dress Tradition

  • Class Gatherings

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