May 8, 2020

Dear Spelman Seniors,

Spelman College is proud to honor you with a virtual Senior Salute at
1 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, live-streamed on and the College's official Facebook page.

You are a historic class. You are the ones who persevered as life - as we all knew it - unravelled before our eyes. You turned your grief and anger into a resolve and inventiveness that will continue to serve you well as you enter a world that needs your courage and fearlessness.  

On some days, I step out onto the porch of Reynolds Cottage and look at the Alumnae Arch. In my mind’s eye I can see you, in your academic robes, marching under the leafy arch into the waiting arms of Spelman alumnae, dressed in white.

I stand on the steps of Sisters Chapel and I am reminded of the morning you filed into the sanctuary at the crack of dawn, singing the Spelman Hymn. I remember the sound of your voices in the Chapel. Sisterhood. You forged Sisterhood from the moment you arrived and I can see that, as you leave, the bonds of Sisterhood are as strong as ever.

During our virtual salute, we will hear your voices once again. We look forward to honoring you and your hard work. The events we have planned will include tributes and surprises specially organized for your stellar class of graduates.

Stay tuned during the week of May 11 for the announcement of special guests and the ways in which we will honor you for reaching the milestone of receiving a degree from Spelman.

We love you and look forward to a week of celebrating your awesome accomplishments, the promise of your bright futures, and the enduring ties of the Spelman College Sisterhood.


Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D.
President, Spelman College


Office of the President
Spelman College
350 Spelman Lane
Phone: 404-270-5001

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