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Founders Day 2024 - Ignite the Spirit of Legacy

Ignite the Spirt of Legacy: Founders Day, April 1-11, 2024

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Founders Week Activities


Thursday April 4, 2024

11 a.m. - 11:50 p.m. | History and Traditions Convocation | Sisters Chapel
We invite you to be a part of a cross-generational conversation that will foster understanding and collaboration, ignite a spirit of legacy, and build a stronger sisterly bond of shared humanity and community across a diverse age group.

Sunday, April 7, 2024

1 p.m. | Founders Day Worship Service| Sisters Chapel
Join us for a relevant and inviting worship service experience in historic Sisters Chapel featuring a dynamic message from Rev. Dr. Sheron Patterson, C’81, Senior Pastor of The Park (Hamilton Park United Methodist Church) in Dallas, Texas, to usher in the Founders Day celebration season.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Alumnae Celebration | Friendship Baptist Church
Join us for a spectacular evening as we celebrate and honor our 2024 awardees with special tributes and presentations. The event will be held at Friendship Baptist Church, 80 Walnut Street, S.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30314

Thursday, April 11, 2024

6:30 a.m. - 8a.m. | Senior Class Robing | The Beverly Daniel Tatum Suites Dining Hall/ Amphitheater
Alumnae volunteers are needed to help robe graduating seniors who will wear academic regalia for the first time. Breakfast will be served.

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Senior/First-Year Student Line-up | The Beverly Daniel Tatum Suites Dining Hall
Alumnae volunteers are needed to assist with guiding graduating seniors from the class picture and first-year students from their meeting location for the Convocation processional into Sisters Chapel. Breakfast will be served.

9:30 a.m. - Noon | 143rd Founders Day Convocation | Alumnae Viewing Party | Manley College Center June Gary Hopps Atrium
Tune in to commemorate the founding of Spelman through reflections, awards presentation, performances, and the traditional laying of the wreaths on the plaques of Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles. Join family, friends, and other Spelman women for the Founders Day Convocation viewing party and continental breakfast.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

5 p.m.| Harreld-James Organ Recital Series | Sisters Chapel

Joyce Johnson, Ph.D., Spelman organist and professor emerita of music and the Spelman College Music Department are hosting an organ recital featuring internationally renowned artist, Isabelle Demers, Ph.D. from McGill University as part of the Harreld-James Organ Recital Series. Doors Open at 4:15 p.m. The concert is free and open to the AUC Community and general public.

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