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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]