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Spelman College Commencement 2017


We Salute the Class of 2020


Class of 2020 Top Ten Graduates

Top 10 Graduate: Gabrielle Latimore, C'2020

May 2020

Spelman Class of 2020 Gabrielle LatimoreSumma Cum Laude
Major: English

Hometown: Decatur, Georgia

What’s Next?
Latimore is headed to New York where she will join the marketing team at The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Message to the Class of 2020
I have an abundant amount of unforgettable memories, experiences and lessons that I will forever cherish

Latimore grew up hearing her mother tell stories about the bond of sisterhood cultivated at Spelman College. The Decatur, Georgia native always knew she would follow in her mother’s footsteps and attend the College. Her love of writing and literature led her to become an English major. As a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Latimore served on various committees and on the organization's executive board.

She was an ambassador for the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, a resident adviser for Abby Hall, and a peer tutor in the Spelman College Writing Center. During the summer before her senior year, she studied abroad in Santiago, Dominican Republic. During her last semester, she interned in brand marketing at Mailchimp.  

Remembering the Class of 2020 New Student Orientation | August 2016

NSO 2016: Induction Ceremony View Spelman Class of 2020 Induction Ceremony Photo Album in Flickr.
NSO 2016: Olive Branch View Spelman Class of 2020 Olive Branch Celebration Photo Album in Flickr.


Commencement Information

Spelman College graduates
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Spelman College Commencement Speakers
Commencement Speakers

Our speakers, honorary degree recipients and awardees.

Graduates at Baccalaureate
Commencement Recaps

Celebrating the spirit of Commencement at Spelman.

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Commencement 2020 Update

CommencementHoldingHands-FeatureEvery spring, we all look forward to the suite of end-of-year events, the high point of the Spelman academic year. The events we celebrate at the end of the year mark major milestones in the lives of our students, faculty, staff and alumnae. They are moments for us to pause and consider the hard work, sacrifice, accomplishments and promise of you, our graduating seniors. Commencement is a momentous rite of passage that heralds your transition from Spelman student into a permanent member of the Spelman alumnae sisterhood. Whenever I see a graduating senior walk under the Alumnae Arch, I know that she is entering a lifetime of lasting relationships, connections and community.

We cherish all of the ceremonies and activities that accompany Commencement - Baccalaureate, Class Day, Senior Soiree - and cannot imagine a year without them. For that reason, Spelman is giving careful consideration as to how we might honor this milestone and marker in your lives and still stay within the boundaries of prudent and responsible public health behaviors.  

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