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Spelman Hosts Braven Capstone Challenge Ceremony Featuring Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens

October 2022

Braven Capstone 2022Monday, Oct. 17, Spelman College recognized winners of the Spelman+Braven Leadership Accelerator’s 2022 Spring Capstone Challenge during a special ceremony with Spelman President Helene D. Gayle, M.D., MPH, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, and leaders from the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Three cohorts presented their winning proposals during the program.

The challenge tasked students to find a solution for how the Metro Atlanta Chamber can retain Atlanta University Center graduates in the Metro Atlanta region. Through a five-week experience in the Spelman+Braven Leadership Accelerator course, students used their educational and qualitative experiences – along with the defined thinking process – to develop refreshing solutions to realistic, complex problems.

From groundbreaking app ideas to thoughtful internship programs, the Braven Capstone Challenge presentation highlighted the creativity of Spelman students. Dickens also emphasized the integral role Spelman plays in making Atlanta one of the best cities in the nation.

The winning teams were as follows:

Leadership Coach - Garrett Womble

Bianca Waters

Brianna Moxam

Delphia McGraw

Jayla Morri

Julianna Wardell

Kennedi Mooney

Mackenzie Carter

Miza Ahamadi

Ryann Rippey

Zoli Smith

Leadership Coach - Amber Woodruff

Dalani Cox

Jasmine Phillips

Kaylin Brandon

Mikayla Reid

Miriam Olajide

Nailah Johnson

Reauna Talton

Leadership Coach - Kimberly Anderson

Frances Taylor

Jordyn Sheats

Leah Dantzler

Maya Davis

Sariah Hyacinth

Teala Avery

Toni Hall

Zoria McClerklin

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