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Oct 29, 2019, 14:02 ET Spelman College Announces $2 Million Dollar Match From Philanthropist For Chair In Queer Studies

Spelman College, the global leader in the liberal arts education of Black women, today announced the creation of a chair in Queer Studies backed by a ...


Sep 04, 2019, 17:58 ET Artist Mildred Thompson Headlines Fall Exhibition at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will launch its 2019-2020 exhibition season with the Atlanta premiere of "Mildred Thompson: The Atlanta Years, ...


Sep 04, 2019, 15:25 ET Spelman Receives Funding to Establish a Center of Excellence for Minority Women in STEM

Spelman College recently received a $2 million grant from the Department of Defense to support its continued growth in STEM education. The Center of...


Aug 29, 2019, 14:21 ET Spelman College Announces New Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer

Dawn Alston, who has had a 20-year career at Spelman College, has been appointed chief financial officer and vice president for business and...


Aug 26, 2019, 10:04 ET Spelman College Receives Funding from the Sloan Foundation to Help Fuel the Field of Black Women Economists

Through the support of a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a not-for-profit grant-making institution dedicated to the advancement of...


Jul 16, 2019, 11:03 ET Spelman College Names Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Technology Services

John B. Wilson has been appointed vice president and chief information officer for Spelman Technology Services at Spelman College, effective Aug 12....


May 07, 2019, 11:00 ET Spelman College Names Valedictorian, Co-Salutatorians for Class of 2019

In addition to excelling academically, the 2019 Spelman College valedictorian and co-salutatorians, have dedicated their college careers to making an ...


Apr 23, 2019, 09:07 ET Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to Deliver Commencement Address to the Spelman College Class of 2019

The Honorable Keisha Lance Bottoms, current mayor of Atlanta, has been named keynote speaker for the Spelman College 132nd Commencement ceremony. The ...


Dec 13, 2018, 12:55 ET Spelman Receives $30 Million Gift From Trustee Ronda Stryker and Spouse, William Johnston, to Support New Center for Innovation & the Arts

Spelman College has received the largest gift from living donors in its 137-year history from long-standing Spelman trustee Ronda Stryker and...


Sep 21, 2018, 09:00 ET Spelman College Awarded $5.4 Million Grant from the Walton Family Foundation for Atlanta University Center Initiative to Increase Diversity in Museum Field

Spelman College announced today that it has received a $5.4 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation to establish the Atlanta University...


Sep 12, 2018, 12:50 ET Spelman College Jumps 10 Places on U.S. News' List of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, Included on Most Innovative List and Remains No. 1 HBCU

Spelman College made significant gains on the 2019 U.S. News & World Report's list of college rankings. The College jumped 10 places to No. 51 on the ...


Sep 05, 2018, 17:07 ET Spelman College Hosts Atlanta's When We All Vote Rally Co-Chaired by Michelle Obama and Headlined by Co-Chair Janelle Monáe

Spelman College will be the host site of a When We All Vote Rally in the Atlanta University Center on Thursday, Sept. 27. When We All Vote Co-Chair...


Aug 14, 2018, 11:44 ET Ford Fund Launches "Ford First Gen" Initiative at Spelman College to Ensure Success for First-Generation College Students

A long-time supporter of education, the Ford Motor Company Fund is launching a first-of-its-kind program at Spelman College to improve graduation...


Apr 26, 2018, 01:59 ET Starbucks COO Rosalind Gates Brewer to Deliver Commencement Address to the Spelman College Class of 2018

Rosalind Gates Brewer, C'84, group president Americas and chief operating officer for Starbucks, has been named commencement speaker for the Spelman...


Apr 19, 2018, 11:01 ET The Atlanta Beltline and African-American Women's Health Among Topics Explored During Research Day 2018

Months of engaging in group and faculty-led research projects will culminate for more than 212 Spelman College students on April 20 at Research Day...


Feb 16, 2018, 10:05 ET Spelman Receives $2 Million Gift From the Karsh Family Foundation to Support KIPP Schools Graduates' Success in College

Spelman College is pleased to announce a $2 million gift from the Karsh Family Foundation. The gift will fund annual and endowed scholarships that...


Jan 22, 2018, 01:10 ET Spelman Receives $5 Million Gift Funding Seth and Beth Klarman Scholarship

Spelman College is excited to announce a $5 million gift from Seth and Beth Klarman of Boston. The gift will fund scholarships for current and...


Nov 30, 2017, 15:58 ET Southeast Debut of New Work by Deborah Roberts at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Opens January 2018

Deborah Roberts creates visually arresting collages that encourage important conversations about girlhood, vulnerability, body image, popular...


Oct 11, 2017, 18:27 ET The Spelman College Department of Dance Performance and Choreography Teaches Through the Lens of Black Feminist Theory

Spelman College's newly formed Department of Dance Performance and Choreography has chosen a unique approach to teaching the next generation of...


Sep 14, 2017, 17:13 ET Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Launches its 2017 Season with a Solo Exhibition Featuring Acclaimed Artist Beverly Buchanan

Through incisive considerations of site, history, biography, and portraiture, Beverly Buchanan (1940–2015) produced landmark bodies of work,...


Jul 18, 2017, 15:51 ET Spelman Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall Creates Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Levi Watkins Jr.

Spelman College alumna and professor, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D., has established the Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Scholars Program as well as a companion...


May 24, 2017, 12:57 ET Spelman College Selects Studio Gang to Design New Center for the Arts & Innovation

Spelman College is pleased to announce the selection of Studio Gang to design the College's new Center for the Arts & Innovation. Founded by...


May 19, 2017, 13:21 ET Spelman College Names Co-Valedictorians for Class of 2017

Muhire Kwizera, C'2017, a mathematics major, and K'yal Bannister, C'2017, a chemistry and dual degree engineering major, have been named...


Apr 21, 2017, 12:32 ET Student Scholarship and Innovation Highlighted at Spelman College Research Day

More than 220 Spelman College students, representing 25 academic disciplines, will present their undergraduate research and scholarly findings in...


Apr 20, 2017, 19:41 ET President Barack Obama Adviser and Civic Leader Valerie Jarrett to Deliver Commencement Address to Spelman College Class of 2017

Valerie Jarrett, the longest-serving senior adviser to President Barack Obama, has had a consequential impact across the American political, civic...