Making Impact Drives New Student Leaders


Mary Pickard, C’2015, is very clear about why she decided to run for president of the 2014-2015 Spelman Student Government Association. “During my first two years, Spelman gave so much to me. I had so many opportunities that I probably wouldn’t have had at another institution, so I really wanted to give back to Spelman all it’s given to me,” … [Read more...]

Spelman Women Embrace Natural, Healthy Hair


During the spring 2012, senior Britney Robinson got an idea. After entertaining questions about how she grew her once-permed hair from 3 inches to shoulder length in less than two years, Robinson felt compelled to share. A mathematics major minoring in public health, she established the Coils and Curls Hair Care Association, a registered student … [Read more...]

Emerging Leaders Share Winning Philosophies

Emerging Leaders

One of the founding principles of a Spelman College education is leadership — in one’s community and chosen career path. Students are encouraged and empowered to become leaders through the College’s curriculum and leadership development programs like Women of Excellence in Leadership and Spelman Women Empowered Through Professional Training. … [Read more...]

Spelman Sisters Help Girls Go Global

Girls Gone Global_Canada

There is a major difference between simply traveling and being a global citizen. At the minimum, traveling entails preparation, documentation and transportation. However, becoming the kind of experienced traveler that would dare call herself a global citizen requires a different approach. Martice Sutton, C’2010, founder of Girls Going Global, is … [Read more...]

Nancy Pelosi Inspires Students to Dream Big


House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi shared words of wisdom on leadership with the Spelman community during a convocation on Feb. 20, 2014. Spelman President Beverly Daniel Tatum opened the conversation with an excerpt from Pelosi’s book, “Know Your Power: A Message to America’s Daughters.” “You said, ‘I didn’t set out be Speaker of the House, … [Read more...]

Featuring the Conjuring Work of Renée Stout

Marie Laveau

“Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman” explores the nuances of hoodoo through the encounters of Fatima Mayfield, the alter ego of artist Renée Stout. The new exhibition, on view at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art through May 17, offers an intimate glimpse into Mayfield’s mystical world with the inclusion of objects like a rootworker’s … [Read more...]

Celebrating Christmas Carol Concerts Past: An Enduring Tradition

Christmas Carol Concert 1953

Although former Spelman president Florence Read writes in her book, The Story of Spelman College, “The first Spelman-Morehouse Christmas Carol Concert was sung in 1928, in holly-bedecked Sisters Chapel…,” it was actually a chilly Dec. 21, 1927, night when the first Spelman-Morehouse Christmas carol concert was held in Sisters Chapel. From that … [Read more...]