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Spelman College 2018 WEL Graduates

Women of Excellence in Leadership at Spelman College

2023 Class of WELS Scholars

Spelman College salutes its 2023 WELS Scholars. Discover who they are, what they aspire to be and how they demonstrate academic excellence on campus and beyond.

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"Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.” -- Marian Anderson

The Women of Excellence Leadership at Spelman College (WELS) Series is a leadership program created for seniors and juniors. Incomplete applications, Spring Study Abroad participants, seniors who graduate in December, Glee Club members, and Spelman on the Hill attendees are not eligible for consideration as schedules for these activities conflict with WEL meeting dates.

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The WELS Mission

The WELS program is designed to feed the need for dedicated ethical, articulate, solution-oriented leaders, in the world community. Through WELS, students experience leadership and professional training typical for professional women.

The WELS series was created to fulfill the need for dedicated, ethical leaders

This seven-week course is designed to be of most benefit for women currently in their junior and senior year of college. Students involved in the program experience leadership development and professional training from national experts, noted faculty, and prominent corporate partners.

The WELS Program Will Ultimately

  • Prepare students as leaders and change agents for the world community
  • Offer exposure to leaders in the public and private sectors of the community
  • Cultivate a cadre of new leaders who appreciate their own values and the views of others