Remember Dear Mother


Sunday, May 11, is Mother’s Day, and many of us will gather with family to remember and honor our mothers. Just a few days later, hundreds of Spelman alumnae will gather in Atlanta to remember and honor their alma mater, a mother of another kind. Alma mater literally means “nourishing mother,” and indeed women at Spelman are nourished in mind, body … [Read more...]

News Briefs


  Presidential Webchat Marks First Anniversary of the Wellness Revolution Nov. 1, 2013, marked the one-year anniversary of Spelman’s Wellness Revolution. For the occasion,  the held its first webchat, Advancing the Health of Black Women, featuring Spelman’s president, Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D., and the dean and executive vice … [Read more...]

Retiring Board Member Vicki R. Palmer Becomes Life Trustee

Vicki P

After more than 18 years of service to the Spelman College board of trustees, Vicki R. Palmer has retired. However, the board chose to honor her with its Life Trustee designation, which  allows her to maintain a close association with the institution. During her tenure,  Palmer was chair of the Investment Committee and the Special Ventures Fund, … [Read more...]

Failing our Future

Tatum _prespage

The Republican Party recently announced it would spend $10 million in outreach to communities of color.  In my view, any political party that wants the support of young voters of color should focus its attention on the need to improve access to higher education, as post-secondary education is still the best route to upward mobility for those who do … [Read more...]

The Spelman College Class of 2015


According to the Office of Admissions, more than 5,000 students applied to Spelman hoping to gain an exceptional educational experience in a small intimate campus environment. From this large application pool, 38 percent were admitted and only 532 students joined the class of 2015. Representing states nationwide, the class of 2015 entered the … [Read more...]

Sustaining the Vision

April 11, 2011, marks the 130th anniversary of the founding of Spelman College, a milestone to be celebrated and a moment to reflect on all that has been accomplished to date and what is yet to be achieved.  There was a similar moment in 1896, the 15th anniversary of the College, when Lucy Upton, a beloved member of the Spelman Seminary faculty … [Read more...]

Welcome to the 2010-2011 School Year


Students returning to Spelman College this fall didn’t have to wait long to get back into the groove of campus life. Take the “Welcome Back Jam.” Featuring rap and R&B artist Wale, the annual P.U.L.S.E. extravaganza attracted a sea of new and returning Spelman and Atlanta University Center students to campus. In addition, President Beverly … [Read more...]

‘Every Woman, Every Year!’ Making History Together


To all of our alumnae donors, I want to say “THANK YOU!” We ended our fiscal year on June 30, 2010, with an alumnae participation rate of 39 percent, the highest participation rate in the history of Spelman College. Responding to a special Founders Day Challenge matching grant of $300,000, alumnae rallied one another to make a tangible … [Read more...]