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In Memoriam

We Will Always Remember...

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the United States and around the globe, some members of the Spelman Community and Friends of the College have lost their lives to the deadly disease. We stand in solidarity with each of you who have lost a friend, classmate, professor or loved one. We endeavor to honor and celebrate the lives of the Spelman Community. Please help us by using the form below to inform us about those impacted.

Spelman Celebrates the Life of Professor Anthony Dahl, Ph.D.

Dr. DahlFor more than 20 years, Dr. Anthony Dahl served on the faculty in the Department of World Languages and Literature, and as department chair on two separate occasions. He has left an indelible mark on the students, faculty and staff at Spelman College.

Dr. Dahl had an unbreakable desire to introduce Spelman students to many different cultures and a commitment to ensuring not only that they have academic success, but also become devoted to learning more about themselves and others.

During his tenure, Dr. Dahl inaugurated Spelman’s summer study programs in both the Dominican Republic and in Costa Rica, was instrumental in bringing the Portuguese language program to Spelman. He introduced a course on Afro Hispanic Literature to the World Languages and Literature offerings and was the inaugural professor representing Spelman at the Universidad de Valparaíso in Chile in a month-long exchange program. Additionally, Dr. Dahl was a founding member of Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society and served as president for six years.

The College celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Dahl, the fond memories, and his commitment to study abroad and global education.

Professor. Mentor.

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Start of Quote His students held great respect and admiration for him. Many students, since learning of his passing, have taken the time to visit with me and share their memories and experiences with him. End of Quote
-Jacqueline Alvarez-Ogbesor, Ph.D., associate professor of Spanish and chair of World Languages and Literature

Colleague. Friend.

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Start of QuoteDr. Dahl had an unbreakable desire to introduce Spelman students to many different cultures and a commitment to ensuring not only that they have academic success, but also become devoted to learning more about themselves and others.End of Quote
-President Mary Schmidt Campbell

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Details for Services & Condolences

Memorial Service

A memorial service will be held in the Bahamas on Friday, February 8, 2019.

Memorial Gifts

If you wish to send flowers, please send them to Bethel Brothers Morticians
34A Nassau Street, the Bahamas, 242-322-4423.

Cards may be sent to the Dahl family, 2718 Jodeco Circle, Lake Spivey, Georgia 30236.

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Leaders, Legends and Legacies...

Spelman Celebrates the Life of Professor Anthony Dahl, Ph.D.

February 2019

Dr. DahlFor more than 20 years, Dr. Anthony Dahl served on the faculty in the Department of World Languages and Literature, and as department chair on two separate occasions. He has left an indelible mark on the students, faculty and staff at Spelman College.

Dr. Dahl had an unbreakable desire to introduce Spelman students to many different cultures and a commitment to ensuring not only that they have academic success, but also become devoted to learning more about themselves and others.

During his tenure, Dr. Dahl inaugurated Spelman’s summer study programs in both the Dominican Republic and in Costa Rica, was instrumental in bringing the Portuguese language program to Spelman. He introduced a course on Afro Hispanic Literature to the World Languages and Literature offerings and was the inaugural professor representing Spelman at the Universidad de Valparaíso in Chile in a month-long exchange program. Additionally, Dr. Dahl was a founding member of Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society and served as president for six years.

The College celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Dahl, the fond memories, and his commitment to study abroad and global education.

Professor. Mentor.

dahl-hotizontal_0003_Layer 7



Start of Quote His students held great respect and admiration for him. Many students, since learning of his passing, have taken the time to visit with me and share their memories and experiences with him. End of Quote
-Jacqueline Alvarez-Ogbesor, Ph.D., associate professor of Spanish and chair of World Languages and Literature

Colleague. Friend.

dahl-hotizontal_0007_Layer 3


Start of QuoteDr. Dahl had an unbreakable desire to introduce Spelman students to many different cultures and a commitment to ensuring not only that they have academic success, but also become devoted to learning more about themselves and others.End of Quote
-President Mary Schmidt Campbell

 View Photo Gallery

 

Details for Services & Condolences

Memorial Service

A memorial service will be held in the Bahamas on Friday, February 8, 2019.

Memorial Gifts

If you wish to send flowers, please send them to Bethel Brothers Morticians
34A Nassau Street, the Bahamas, 242-322-4423.

Cards may be sent to the Dahl family, 2718 Jodeco Circle, Lake Spivey, Georgia 30236.