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President's Letter to the Community

Day of Reflection and Conversation

November 9, 2016


At the dawn of a new presidential administration, I take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge the stellar work of our student leaders for their civic engagement over the past few months.

I invite you to join me today for reflection and conversation in the wake of our national elections.

The conversation begins when the bells toll the Spelman Hymn at noon. Students are invited to join faculty and staff in the June Gary Hopps Atrium in Manley Center to have lunch at 12:15 p.m. and discuss the election results and the path forward. Classes will continue as scheduled.

During this semester all members of our community - faculty, staff, students, alumnae and friends of the College – have worked diligently registering voters, organizing voter education events and turning out the vote. And while we may be exhausted, it is important for us to coalesce around the values and principles of Spelman College.

Under the leadership of SSGA President Imani Dixon, C'2017, and contributions of Spelman's Young Democrats Club President Ashley Reid, C'2017, SSGA Co-Director of Leadership and Civic Engagement Mary-Pat Hector, C' 2019, and Spelman's National Council of Negro Women President Kaylin White, C' 2017, our campus community has been a dynamic hot bed of civic dialogue, ethical and intellectual engagement and social justice action. I know their work will go on and the campus community will continue to do all that is necessary to support their efforts.

Please check for updates for future activities during the day around election results.

As always at Spelman, we will continue to make choices that empower and allow us to make positive changes in the world.

Mary Schmidt Campbell

Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D. 
Spelman College 
350 Spelman Lane, SW 
Atlanta, GA 30314-4399