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Lexus Phillips, C’2017, considers herself a “tiny” titan. At 5 feet tall, what Phillips lacks in height she makes up for with her personality and compassion for others. As the first Spelman College student selected to receive an Arcus Foundation scholarship, Phillips is now eager to use her platform to become a voice for the voiceless and an advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer student community. Read more…

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Just months into retirement as dean of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., received a phone call from retiring Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D., to visit the campus. In what Dr. Campbell would later describe as karma, her September visit on campus was to assist in a strategic planning and assessment for Spelman’s arts initiatives. However, by March, the Spelman College Board of Trustees would elect Dr. Campbell as the 10th president of the College. Read more…

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index-2The story of Spelman’s founding in the basement of Atlanta’s Friendship Baptist Church on April 11, 1881 by Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles is widely heralded and recorded. Spelman women have embraced their founders’ concept of social entrepreneurship and have launched and sustained their own nonprofit organizations dedicated to providing transformative experiences for their constituents. Read more…