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Spelman College Commencement 2017


We Salute the Class of 2020


Class of 2020 Top Ten Graduates

Top Ten Graudate: Marie Angelique Southern, C'2020

May 2020

Spelman Class of 2020 Marie Angelique SouthernSumma Cum Laude
Major: International Studies
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas         

What’s Next?
Southern will pursue a graduate degree in language and communications at Georgetown University.

A Message for the Class of 2020
“We have lived through history during our four years at Spelman. We have stood firmly together and supported each other. Let’s continue to do that now as we take the next steps in our lives. Always remember that spirit of resilience, and know you are destined for greatness.”

During her time at Spelman, Southern was a finalist in the 2020-2021 Luce Scholars competition. She was the first Spelman student to reach the finalist round of the British Parliamentary United States Universities Debating Championship and achieved a national ranking in speech and debate for the 2017-18 school year.


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
Graduation Checklist

Items that must be completed in order to receive your diploma.

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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