You’ve Been Accepted to Spelman? Time for Spel-Bound

Spelbound_Angelica Brown and Danyelle Carter

Angelica Brown, C’2017, was having a terrible Monday a few months ago until she walked into her room and saw a letter from Spelman College lying on her bed. “My mom had set the acceptance letter on my bed,” remembers Brown. “I’d been having a bad day that Monday, but when I walked in and saw it, I started screaming. I was like, ‘Oh my goodness!’ … [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...]

The Spelman Pipeline to Health Career Professions Turns 40


According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, U.S. medical schools received 580,304 applications from 42,742 applicants in 2010 – 47.3 percent were women.  Spelman College provided 61 of those applicants.  That is the fourth largest number of Blacks from any undergraduate institution supplying applicants to U.S. medical schools.  The … [Read more...]

Storm Yields Wintry Mix of Work and Wonder


A week before the snow took Atlanta by storm, Spelman groundskeeper Dave Gennara was enjoying sunny winter days in Orlando, Fla.  With Gennara’s new arrival to Atlanta and to Spelman College, a new reality presented itself. “At 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2011, snow began to accumulate, and the few students on campus were shrieking with delight,” he … [Read more...]