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Spelman College Top 10 Graduates

Spelman College Class 2024

The Spelman College class of 2024 includes 505 degree candidates received 325 Bachelor of Arts and 180 Bachelor of Science degrees at the Georgia International Convention Center on Sunday, May 19, 2024. Amidst the academic excellence that defines this class, ten individuals emerge as the brightest stars, embodying the institution's commitment to intellectual rigor, social responsibility and transformative leadership.

From unraveling the mysteries of mathematics to delving into the annals of history, from dissecting the complexities of the human mind to exploring the frontiers of science, these scholars exemplify intellectual prowess and dedication to scholarship.

Mika Keziah Campbell and Nadia Scott stand shoulder to shoulder as co-valedictorians, their mastery of mathematics and history illuminating paths of inquiry and understanding. Nailah Johnson, in her role as salutatorian, brings a profound understanding of psychology, Joining them are Alyssa Rodriguez, Zoli Smith, Beulah Andoh, Kinka Kimfon, Erin Grier, Rabiah Hubert, and Raegan Ewing, each contributing their unique talents and passions to Spelman's legacy of academic excellence.

As these top ten graduates prepare to embark on their next chapters, they leave an indelible mark on the Spelman community and beyond, inspiring future generations to reach ever higher.

Class of 2023 Valedictorian: Chandler Nutall

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Nutall Chandler, C'2023

Chandler Nutall, one of Spelman College's class of 2023 valedictorians, is a senior English major from Washington, D.C. Before beginning her matriculation at Spelman, she earned her associate of arts degree while she was in high school from The George Washington University through a dual-enrollment program. 

An Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Scholar, Nutall is a Spelman Social Justice Program Fellow and serves as the 81st president of the Spelman Student Government Association. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and the Eta Kappa Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.

In 2021, Nutall was named an HBCU Competitiveness Scholar by the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through HBCUs. In 2022, she became an Arthur Liman Public Interest Law Fellow through Yale Law School and a Harry S. Truman Scholarship Finalist for the Washington D.C. region.

After graduating from Spelman, Nutall will participate in a public affairs fellowship in New York before pursuing a Juris Doctor degree. She ultimately aspires to become an executive director of a philanthropic organization overseeing the operation, planning and funding efforts in support of institutions and projects uplifting marginalized communities.

Valedictorian Mikka Campbell, C'2024

Spelman College 2024 Valedictorian Mika CampbellMathematics major and computer information sciences minor Mika Campbell is Spelman College's class of 2024 valedictorian along with Nadia Scott. An esteemed member of the Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program, Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, and Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honors Society, Campbell exemplifies academic excellence.

While at Spelman, she was concurrently advancing towards a Master of Science in Neuroscience at Morehouse School of Medicine, with an anticipated graduation in May 2025. Her research, presented annually during Research Day at Spelman, reflects her broad interests across mathematics, computer science, biology and neuroscience.

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Valedictorian Nadia Scott, C'2024

Spelman Valedictorian Nadia ScottNadia Scott is a history major with a Latin America concentration and a minor in curatorial studies at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. From a young age, she has been captivated by the power of the historical record. With keen interests in public history, education, and cultural heritage, Scott's aspirations as an emerging historian are centered around breaking down barriers.

She aims to make history more inclusive and approachable to a wide range of people.

"History shouldn't be confined to academic circles; rather, it should be an engaging and accessible narrative for everyone," she said. Her research focuses on how visual culture impacts identity formation, nation-building, and ideas of citizenship.

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Salutatorian Nailah Johnson, C'2024


Nailah Johnson Spelman College class of 2024 Salutatorian

Nailah Johnson, Spelman's class of 2024 salutatorian, is a psychology and French double major from Cheltenham, Pennsylvania. She says without question, "I had such a wonderful time throughout her years at Spelman."  She has contributed significantly to the College community as a Psychology research assistant, served as a French tutor, and guided young minds through the SpelREADS program.  

After graduation, Johnson will advance her academic career by pursuing a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at Cornell University. Her research aspirations are dedicated to fostering healthy identity development among Black girls.

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