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Mercedeez Strong-Dowdell Discovers Her Passion at Spelman

January 2018

Mercedeez Strong-Dowdell, C’2018, grew up in Columbus, Georgia and graduated from Columbus High Liberal Arts Magnet School. When choosing a college, it was important for her to glean from and be immersed in an environment boasting more than 100 years of time-worn traditions, but she also wanted to be surrounded by like-minded women who were passionate about academics, leadership and sisterhood.

Strong-Dowdell is an art major with a concentration in art history and minors in chemistry and photography. She has served as the social media assistant and web content manager for, an alumnae-based website for the Office of Alumnae Affairs. While at Spelman, she has helped with the setup of Spelman’s Homecoming, Founders Day, Commencement and most recently Reunion registration! Upon graduation, Strong-Dowdell plans to obtain a Master’s of Science degree in Entertainment Business and intends to continue her entrepreneurial endeavors by opening two new businesses in Atlanta, Georgia.

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