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  • Spelman College Announces Phased Reopening of Campus

    Jul 01, 2020

    ​ATLANTA (July 1, 2020) – Spelman College will begin reopening its campus cautiously in August and gradually invite more of its community back to the College in phases, the institution announced today. Spelman is adopting a low-density hybrid model, including both in-person and online instruction, that prioritizes the health and safety of the campus community, as well as a stellar academic and co-curricular experience. The College’s Board of Trustees recently approved the reopening plan, Spelman’s Path Forward, which began in June.
  • Patty Quillin and Reed Hastings Fund 200 Full Scholarships to Spelman College With a $40 Million Gift

    Jun 17, 2020

    ATLANTA (JUNE 17, 2020) Over the next 10 years, 200 first-year students will be able to attend Spelman College with a full four-year scholarship thanks to a generous gift from philanthropists committed to educational equity. Philanthropists Patty Quillin and her husband, Reed Hastings, co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Netflix, have aligned their resources with social action by awarding $120 million to Spelman, Morehouse College and the United Negro College Fund. The gift is the largest ever contribution by an individual in support scholarships at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
  • Sophomore Psychology Major Becomes Spelman College's Second Frederick Douglass Fellow

    Jun 15, 2020

    ATLANTA (June 15, 2020) – Nichole Ciara Johnson, C’2023, a psychology major with a mental health concentration, is among 10 students from across the county to earn the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship. Johnson becomes Spelman College’s second student selected to receive the prestigious award.
  • Frank Baker of Siris and Laura Day Baker to Pay Remaining Tuition for Nearly 50 Spelman College Seniors

    May 21, 2020

    ATLANTA (May 21, 2020) – Frank Baker, founder and managing partner of Siris, a leading private equity firm focused on investing and driving value creation in technology and telecommunications companies, and his wife, Laura Day Baker, an interior designer and philanthropist focused on empowering historically underserved communities, today announced a $1 million gift toward the establishment of a scholarship for Spelman College graduates.
  • Spelman College Announces 2020 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

    May 14, 2020

    ATLANTA (May 14, 2020) – Through hard work, determination and balance, Kendra Grissom and Jasmine McClam have excelled and achieved high honors during their academic careers. Now, Grissom, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and McClam, a native of Missouri City, Texas, can add valedictorian and salutatorian to their long list of academic achievements.
  • Spelman College Honors Graduates With Virtual Tribute and Performance by Grammy-Nominated Duo Chloe x Halle

    May 11, 2020

    To celebrate the stellar work of the Class of 2020, Spelman College will host virtual events organized to honor its more than 480 graduates. The weekend of celebrations will kick-off at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, with a discussion between Spelman Student Government President Nia Page, C’2020, and two-time Grammy-nominated recording artists Chloe x Halle on @Spelman_College, the institution’s official Instagram channel. The virtual celebration will continue on at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, with the Spelman Senior Salute live streamed on and the College’s official Facebook page.
  • Spelman President Joins Discussion on COVID-19 and the Future of Higher Education

    May 11, 2020

    ATLANTA (May 11, 2020) Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., president of Spelman College, recently joined educational leaders from three continents to explore the findings of a new research report commissioned by the Qatar foundation titled “New schools of thought: Innovative models for delivering higher education.”
  • Spelman Announces Recipients of Inaugural Faculty Development Award Funded by Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations

    Apr 27, 2020

    ATLANTA (April 27, 2020) Spelman College recently announced the recipients of its inaugural Carnegie Corporation of New York and Rockefeller Foundation Distinguished Research/ Creative Scholars award.
  • Spelman Sophomore Earns 2020-2021 Barry Goldwater Scholarship

    Apr 14, 2020

    ATLANTA (April 14, 2020) – A Spelman College student has been selected to receive a Barry Goldwater Scholarship. Joya Sims, C’2022, a mathematics major from Atlanta, is one of 396 undergraduate scholars selected for the prestigious award for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and Art Papers Present ART PAPERS LIVE: Theaster Gates in conversation with Linda Johnson Rice

    Feb 20, 2020

    ATLANTA (Feb. 20, 2020) -- The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and Art Papers are collaborating once again to present the most notable voices in the art world. ART PAPERS LIVE: Theaster Gates will provide a special opportunity to delve into the evolution of “Black Image Corporation;” the power and agency of images of Black people; the unique and important ways that Theaster Gates’ practice promotes the equitable dissemination of those images; and the enduring significance of this living archive. Gates will be joined by Linda Johnson Rice, the daughter of John H. and Eunice W. Johnson and CEO of Johnson Publishing Company, and Gail O’Neill, writer, broadcast journalist, and former model, for this landmark conversation on Thursday, April 2, 2020.


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