Current Students: Student Profiles

Spelman 'HBCU Top 30 Under 30 Winners'

Each year, HBCU Buzz, a leading source of news for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, honors students from HBCUs nationwide who have achieved academically, and who are making an impact in their local communities, the state, nation and the world. This year, three Spelman woman – Farrin Hymon, Mary Pickard and Breagan Ricks – were named to the HBCU Top 30 Under 30 list.


Farrin Hymon, C'2014

Farrin Hymon recently earned her bachelor of science degree from Spelman, but she is no stranger to the entrepreneurship or the entertainment industry.  She is the founding owner of FARRINHEIT Entertainment & Media, a full service company specializing in creative directing, media training, public relations, production, entertainment and media. FARRINHEIT was born out of Hymon's love and passion for entertainment and popular culture.

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Mary Pickard, C'2015

Spelman Student Government Association President Mary Pickard is on the fast track toward a bright and promising future. As a political science major/Spanish minor, Pickard is committed to her studies and  participates in several student organizations including: Morehouse Business Association, Residence Hall Association, SKIRTS- Sisters Keeping It Real Through Service, and Phi Alpha Delta, Pre Law Fraternity. She is also a recently inducted member of the National Society for Leadership and Success. 

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Breagan Ricks, C'2015

Junior biology major Breagan Ricks believes in the power of science education. As the founder of FunLab, Ricks spent her summer developing her program to bring back to the West End community. FunLab offers students a strong foundation in hands-on scientific experimentation as well as exposure to science related careers. As a Bonner Scholar, Ricks has tutored and mentored students in grades 3-5 at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School for the last three years. During her freshman year, Ricks decided it was time to mesh her passions for community service and science into something that would transform young lives. 

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