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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 Top 10: Alex Jenkins

by Ingrid Lassiter | May 04, 2023

Spelman College Top 10 Student Alexandra Jenkins During her time at Spelman, Alex Jenkins fully immersed herself in the campus community. As a freshman and sophomore, she participated in multiple corporate finance insight programs and was asked in 2021 to join the inaugural cohort of the Goldman Sachs HBCU Market Madness competition.

A Gaithersburg, Maryland native, Jenkins was also an inaugural AltFinance Fellow, a highly selective multi-year private equity fellowship created to increase diverse representation across the alternative investment industry. She served on the Department of Economics' communications team, as the consumer retail sector head of the Student Managed Investment Fund, and treasurer of the Mu Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is also a member of the Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program.

Always interested in business, particularly financial services, and how the changing markets and business deals affect everyday life, Jenkins contributed to the greater Atlanta community by mentoring elementary school girls in the Lady Buds program and she was co-president of First Generation Investors, where she was responsible for leading high school students through courses on financial literacy and generational wealth.

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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