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Founders Week Event Schedule

April 4 - 11, 2019


Thursday, April 4, 2019

History & Traditions Convocation
11 - 11:50 a.m. | Sisters Chapel
Speaker: Angela Baskerville, C’87, Vice President, Technology Development, AT&T Communications

Alumnae-Students Connection Lunch
12 - 1:30 p.m. | BDT Suites Dining Hall

Have lunch and conversation with your sisters in celebration of Founders Day.
Speaker: Robin A. Young, CFP, C’97, CEO, Behaving Wealthy™

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Day of Service
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Spelman College & Various Locations

This year, we will honor our history by celebrating with a day of service on Saturday, April 6, 2019. This day will bring Spelman’s past and present together by showing our commitment to Spelman’s rich tradition of service.

A Day of Service Details

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Founders Day Worship Service
11 a.m. |  Sisters Chapel
Featuring Rev. Porsha Williams, C’2012, Associate Pastor to Youth and Children at the Bethany Baptist Church, Newark, NJ

Glee Club Spring Concert
5 - 6:30 p.m. | Sisters Chapel

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Founders Day Alumnae Celebration
6- 8 p.m. | Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Lobby & Auditorium
Celebrate the 138th anniversary of the founding of Spelman College and recognize the Founders Day honorees

Honorary Degree Recipient
Ginger Floyd
Virginia Davis Floyd, C'73
Founders Spirit Award
Rachel Cook
Rachel Strickland Cook, C'68
True Blue Recipient
Valerie Naima Porter Sparks
Naima Valerie Porter-Sparks

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Senior Class Breakfast & Robing
6:30 - 8:00 a.m. | The BDT Suites Dining Hall/Amphitheater

First-Year Students' Breakfast
7:30 - 9:00 a.m. | Alma Upshaw Dining Hall

Senior Class Pictures
8 - 9 a.m. | The Amphitheater

First-Year Students Line-up
9 - 9:15 a.m. | Manley College Center, Upper Concourse

Senior Line-Up | Processional Begins
9 a.m. | The Amphitheater

Convocation Alumnae Viewing Party
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. | June Gary Hopps Atrium

Founders Day Convocation
10 - 11:30 a.m. | Sisters Chapel

livestreamThis event will be streamed live starting promptly at 10 a.m. You can also watch it via Facebook Live.

Spelman College Birthday Cake Cutting
12 p.m. | Manley College Center Upper Concourse

Spelman Birthday Party Student Festival
2 - 6 p.m. | The Oval

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