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Class of 2023 Valedictorian: Chandler Nutall

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.