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Founders Day 2021

Founders Week Event Schedule

Founders Day @ Spelman | April 8 - 11, 2021

#SpelmanIsUndaunted #FoundersDay2021

Despite our distance, let's celebrate Spelman’s 140 years together! Please join us for a week of virtual Founders Day activities.

Schedule of Activities

Thursday, April 8

Alumna Wanda Smalls Lloyd c7111 a.m. | History and Traditions Convocation
Wanda Smalls Lloyd, C'71, presents "Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism." Llloyd is an editor, author, public speaker and 2019 National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame Inductee. She will be introduced by her classmate and best-selling author, Tina McElroy Ansa, C'71.

Friday, April 9

6 p.m. | Founders Day Alumnae Celebration
Celebrate the 140th anniversary of the founding of Spelman College, and recognize the 2021 Founders Day honorees.

Honorary Degree Recipient

Judge Brenda Cole c63
Judge Brenda Hill Cole, C’63

Founders Spirit Awardee

Gwendolyn Harris Middlebrooks c61
Dr. Gwendolyn Harris Middlebrooks, C’61

True Blue Awardee

Nettie Ware
Nettie Ware

Saturday, April 10

All Day | Day of Service

TBA | SpelChella

Sunday, April 11

11 a.m. | Founders Day Worship Service

1 p.m. | Founders Day Convocation