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...]

First Gifts Make a Lasting Impression

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A Spelman woman’s first gift to her alma mater is much like a first kiss – memorable and the mark of a new beginning in her life.  For Stacey Dougan, C’98, her path toward becoming a Spelman woman of impact came in  July after hearing President Beverly Daniel Tatum speak to a gathering of Spelman alumnae in Las Vegas. As she listened to Dr. … [Read more...]

News Briefs


Inquiring Minds Wanted For Research Day 2013 Being inquisitive is rewarded at Spelman. Especially during Research Day, when Spelman students present their research. This year's event features 222 poster and oral presentations, the highest number in Research Day history. The day's events include an awards ceremony and a conversation about innovation … [Read more...]

Personalizing the Wellness Revolution


Taking control of your personal health can be arduous and emotional. The most discouraged individuals would have been motivated by the uplifting stories that members of the Spelman community heard and shared about their wellness journeys on Feb. 28, 2013. The campus was literally overrun with women engaged in important conversations about health … [Read more...]

Anonymous $1.5 Million Gift Boosts Key College Projects

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Just before the new academic year began, the College received an anonymous unrestricted gift of nearly $1.5 million.  This generous contribution is an extraordinary example of how the College’s unrestricted funds can benefit numerous initiatives across campus. The gift is distributed over four key projects:  scholarships to support student … [Read more...]