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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...


Mar 13, 2018, 14:45 ET Darryl Holloman Named Vice President for Student Affairs at Spelman College

Darryl Holloman, Ph.D., joins Spelman College as vice president for student affairs, effective April 2, 2018. As vice president for student...


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, 13:10 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...


Jan 10, 2018, 10:22 ET Spelman College Students Receive Scholarships for Their Contributions to the LGBTQ Community

Two Spelman College students are the first recipients of the Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., Scholarship. Sophomores Chablise Davis and Cylantra Dees will...


Nov 30, 2017, 16:58 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...


Apr 19, 2012, 12:00 ET Global Media Leader & Philanthropist Oprah Winfrey To Deliver Commencement Address To The Spelman College Class Of 2012

HIV/AIDS advocate Dazon Dixon Diallo , C'86, and actress and social change agent Anna Deavere Smith to receive Honorary Degrees  A...


Apr 12, 2011, 10:30 ET The 2011 Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference Tells Women Why It's Important To Put 'Self' First

Women will learn the edict: "put self first" to attain greater health, career success and overall well-being at the Seventh Annual Spelman College...


Feb 16, 2011, 16:09 ET Black Women Film Network to Honor Chip and Kim Fields, Keisha Knight Pulliam and a Host of All-Stars in Film and TV

Cassi Davis and Terri Vaughn, Deanna Nowell and Tirrell Whittley also headline Celebrating nearly 15 years, the Black Women Film Network will...


Apr 24, 2009, 08:00 ET Top Political Strategist Donna Brazile is Premier Speaker at 2009 Spelman College Leadership and Woman of Color Conference

Thought leaders discuss President Barack Obama's first 100 days and government, society and individual roles in building communities for...


Nov 12, 2008, 11:31 ET Signature Event Raises Funds to Keep Spelman Students in School

Alumnae and friends of Spelman College from the Midwest region have partnered to host the 2nd annual Blue Diamond Awards. The fundraiser will...


Aug 26, 2008, 01:00 ET Anonymous Donor Gives Spelman $17 Million for International Initiatives

ATLANTA, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- To strengthen and expand international programs at Spelman College, an anonymous donor has generously given a...


Apr 21, 2008, 01:00 ET Hispanic Women Democrats Say It's About Leadership, Not Race or Gender

ATLANTA, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new nationwide survey commissioned by LEADS at Spelman College, Hispanic female...


Apr 21, 2008, 01:00 ET Minority Female Democrats Say It's About Leadership, Not Race or Gender

ATLANTA, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new nationwide survey commissioned by LEADS at Spelman College, minority female...


Jun 28, 2007, 01:00 ET The Bank of New York Establishes $1 Million Endowment at Spelman College

ATLANTA, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Spelman College today announced that The Bank of New York is establishing an endowment at the College in the...


Mar 02, 2007, 00:00 ET Spelman College Students Buck Traditional Spring Break Trends

ATLANTA, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- For 125 years, Spelman College has maintained ties with the continent of Africa through missionary programs,...


Jan 30, 2007, 00:00 ET $175,000 Scholarship Established by Bernice A. King at Spelman College Honors Mrs. Coretta Scott King

ATLANTA, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Elder Bernice A. King announced today an endowed scholarship at Spelman College in memory of her mother, the...


Jun 08, 2006, 01:00 ET SpelBots Ready for RoboCup 2006 in Bremen, Germany

ATLANTA, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Spelman College Robotics team (SpelBots) has qualified for a second year in a row to compete in the...