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Founders Day Honorees

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2023 Honorees

  • Tayari Jones
    Internationally best-selling author Tayari Jones is the author of four novels, most recently An American Marriage. Published in 2018, An American Marriage is an Oprah’s Book Club Selection and also appeared on Barack Obama’s summer reading list as well as his year-end roundup.
  • Dr Ernestine Dearing Hogan
    Spelman alumna and Atlanta native, Dr. Ernestine Dearing Hogan is a "giver" in every sense of the word. She believes that "giving is a gift that has always been a primary source of all of my blessings." She says that she is "blessed to be a blessing to others.
  • Dr Sandra Patterson
    Dr. Sandra Sims Patterson is Associate Professor of Psychology at Spelman College. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Spelman in 1970, and a Master of Arts in 1971 and a Ph.D. in Psychology in 1974 from The University of Michigan.