Alumnae Entrepreneurs Nourish the American Economy

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Entrepreneur is one of those sexy French words that has more to do with patience and perseverance than enterprise and business. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of the American economic landscape and women play a major role in that picture. According to the 2013 State of Women-Owned Business Report by American Express Open, there are more than 8.6 … [Read more...]

The Power of Mentoring

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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...]

Top Graduates Futures Shine Bright

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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

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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...]

Making Impact Drives New Student Leaders

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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

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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...]