A Passionate Life of Global Cultural Research

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Erica Williams’ path to a life of international exploration began when she was just a pre-schooler, picking up the Japanese language while living in Okinawa between the ages of 3 and 6. The assistant professor of anthropology at Spelman admits to not retaining the language but believes early exposure to foreign languages gave her the facility to … [Read more...]

Dedication Brings Ingrid Hayes Back to Spelman as Vice President for Enrollment Management

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It looks like everything is coming full circle for Ingrid Hayes. A native Atlantan and the daughter of Jacquelyn Dennis Wilder, C’64, Hayes is back home in Atlanta, and at Spelman College, where she recently became the new vice president for Enrollment Management. After serving as associate vice president for Enrollment Management at the College … [Read more...]

Let the Music Play: A DJ Spins Scholarship on Campus


DJ Lynnee Denise was destined to deepen her relationship with Spelman College. She’s been spinning on campus for more than a decade – from providing the music for a reception for newly inaugurated president Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum to deejaying on campus for MC Lyte during the College’s “Take Back the Music” campaign with Essence magazine and … [Read more...]

Spelman Professor Unleashes Superhero for Digital Film Age


A superhero is defined as a benevolent individual who is extremely skillful and possesses extraordinary, superhuman powers. With her heart, her knowledge and her supernatural ability to manage multiple projects, Ayoka Chenzira, Ph.D., possesses some superhero skills. So, it’s only natural that she would be responsible for creating HER, a Black, … [Read more...]

Global Excursions and Fresh Perspectives

Marshè Minor in South Africa.

Growing up, Marshè Minor, C’2013, never imagined passports and global travel in her future. “I honestly thought the only people who traveled outside of the country were White people, said Minor. Just like I thought the only person who could be president was a White person, I felt the same way about traveling outside of the country.” Upon … [Read more...]

Marsha Allen, Tracking Service Through Five Spelman Presidents


When Marsha Allen came to work at Spelman in 1974, the Manley Student College Center and McAlpin Hall were the newest buildings on campus. While a lot has changed in 39 years, Allen’s warm smile and pleasant demeanor has been a constant. Currently serving as associate director of donor relations for the Division of Institutional Advancement, she … [Read more...]