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Spelman College's In Memoriam Tributes

The Spelman Community Gives Praise for Dr. Jane Smith

Jane_Smith_Founders-Day-origThe Spelman community fondly remembers the life and legacy of its True Blue Shero, Dr. Jane E. Smith. Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell's words to the community ring loudly as thoughts and well wishes for Dr. Smith come pouring in from all around the world:

"True to her philosophy of servant leadership, Jane leaves us with the comfort of her own words. She shared several weeks ago that her God-given mission in life was to confront and overcome challenges. That mission, she said, has been fulfilled. We thank God for the witness of her life, and for these parting words that encourage each of us."

We cherish her as a mentor to our students, a sister alumna, a colleague, a friend and celebrate her life, legacy and commitment to the College in an online tribute.  We asked you to leave your reflections and the following thoughts from the community, friends, classmates and loved ones for Dr. Smith remind us what community really means.

With Candles Raised: We Speak Her Name and Offer Words of Love

candlelightThank you to all of the members of the Spelman community who have taken the time to share their memories and reflections with the community in honor of Dr. Jane E. Smith. Her life illuminated the darkness for many members of the Spelman Community. Please click on the arrows below to view all the messages as they come in and are posted. Each section is numbered for every candle we hold up to celebrate the life and legacy of a woman who will forever be a bright light to Spelman College.

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Tribute Submission for Dr. Jane Smith

Please share your reflections and tributes honoring Dr. Smith.