Travel Healthy


Maintaining your wellness program between long-delayed flights, rigorous meetings, and limited healthy eateries while traveling can be challenging. But with a little commitment and planning, you can retain your routine while you’re away. Here are a few travel solutions: Make easy to carry snacks that require no mess or fuss: Poke a straw … [Read more...]

A New Era of Preservation for Spelman’s History

Holly Smith

After 15 years under the watchful eye of Taronda Spencer, C’80, the Spelman College Archives is now managed by archivist Holly Smith. A graduate of William and Mary College and Yale University, Smith, who has a background in public history and, library science and archives, comes to Spelman after having worked for five years in special collections … [Read more...]

Fierce Competition Increases Reunion Giving


Reunion for Spelman women is all about coming home to celebrate their sisterhood and making friendly wagers about whose class will take home top honors at the weekend’s culminating event, Blue Note Theatre.  The classes ending in 4s and 9s brought fierce competition this year (both against each other and with last year’s winners) and raised more … [Read more...]

The Power of Mentoring


If you Google “Spelman College” and “mentoring,” your search will produce 73,200 results. From peer-to-peer to faculty, staff and alumnae-to-student, thousands of examples showcase the depth and breadth of how personalized teaching, advising and guiding are integral to the Spelman experience. The entire College community is so involved in mentoring … [Read more...]

Ten Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Spelman


Many are familiar with some of the unwritten Spelman College traditions like walking underneath the Alumnae Arch before Class Day may keep you from graduating on time, or stepping on the grass being (unofficially) forbidden because "Spelman women don't cut corners." Whether you consider yourself the most spirited student, or true blue alumna, here … [Read more...]

Top Graduates Futures Shine Bright


Amanda Alexander was accepted to Princeton, Columbia, Georgetown, American University and the University of Pennsylvania. She also considered Hampton and the University of Maryland. Instead, the 2014 Spelman College valedictorian chose the sisterhood of a prestigious 133-year-old institution in the heart of Atlanta. “I chose Spelman because I … [Read more...]

Four Faculty Members Get Ready for Their Encore


Collectively they have served 182 years at Spelman, but now four of the College’s beloved faculty members are exiting the academic stage to begin their next performance – retirement. Professors Christine King Farris, LaConyea Butler, Ph.D., Nagambal Shah, Ph.D., and James Gillam, Ph.D., are issuing their last tests and serving at their final … [Read more...]