Last month, Spelman College received a $1 million gift from the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation to establish the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation Center for Documentary Media Studies in the new Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., Center for Innovation & the Arts. Spelman is the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to offer a bachelor’s degree in documentary filmmaking.

We are grateful to the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation for this generous contribution to Spelman College to establish the new Center for Documentary Media Studies, which will help deepen the intersection of the arts, technology and entrepreneurship for our students," said Helene Gayle, M.D., MPH, president of Spelman College. "This support creates pathways for our professors and students to develop innovative and groundbreaking work through our liberal arts curriculum."

Spelman will also name the Documentary Production Lab within the Center for Innovation & the Arts in honor of Dr. Ayoka Chenzira because of this gift.

To learn more, visit Spelman’s News and Events page.
Campus Highlights

The Spelman College Bonner Office of Civic Engagement is partnering with various Westside community organizations to host the College’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 16.

Students, faculty, staff, alumnae and their families are encouraged to join the campus for a momentous day of community service. Students should use Students Serve to register. Faculty and staff interested in volunteering should email, and alumnae will receive an email from the Office of Alumnae Engagement regarding registration details.

From handcrafting blankets for local organizations to packing school supplies for Jackson, Mississippi students, Spelman will have an array of community service projects for all ages to enjoy.

To learn more, visit Spelman’s Bonner Office of Civic Engagement page.

MasterClass the membership streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world’s best across a myriad of subjects has announced that Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Rosalind "Roz" Brewer, C’84, will teach a class on business innovation and leading with integrity. Through Brewer’s 13 video lessons and interactive assignments, members will learn her journey as a leader while she provides real-life strategies for making innovative decisions and driving change in uncertain times.

"Throughout my career, I’ve had to navigate tough situations, but those challenges have resulted in huge transformations," Brewer said. "With this class, I want to help MasterClass members navigate pivotal moments in their careers with humility and honesty. I’ll share all of the techniques to make efficient, powerful decisions that could change one person’s day or, longer term, the entire company’s business strategy."

Brewer is chair of Spelman College’s Board of Trustees.

To learn more, visit
Brewer’s MasterClass page.

Yale University has partnered with New Haven Promise to launch the James W.C. Pennington Scholarship program honoring the first Black student to attend Yale. This program will provide up to $20,000 towards tuition and fees per year for 10 to 12 New Haven public school students who attend one of four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

The participating HBCUs include Spelman College, Morehouse College, Morgan State University and Hampton University. Once fully implemented, this opportunity will provide anywhere from 40 to 50 scholarships at any given time.

To learn more, visit the
New Haven Independent website.

It’s a great time to work at Spelman College! With a variety of perks and benefits for staff, including tuition waivers, health and wellness resources, and a beautiful, historic campus, Spelman is more than a place to work.

The Spelman College Division of Institutional Advancement is seeking motivated candidates to fill the following positions:

To apply, or to learn more about these and other positions, visit

Alumnae Spotlight
United States Air Force Veteran Stacia Robinson, C’83, has been appointed to lead Alabama’s Office of Minority Affairs. In this role, Robinson will bring a wealth of knowledge in employee benefits design, advertising and communications while supporting the state’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and minority and women-owned businesses.

"I am looking forward to serving the great state of Alabama in this role on behalf of women and minorities," Robinson expressed in a press release published by The Office of Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey. "I hope to bring my own experiences and curiosity of others to the role as this Administration strives to make ‘Alabama the Beautiful’ also Alabama the better for its citizens, especially for its women and all minorities."

The Denver, Colorado, native serves on the Industrial Development Board of Montgomery, the Leadership Council of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), the Alabama Small Business Commission and the Montgomery Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

In addition, she leads as the Citizen’s Advisory Commissioner for Montgomery County’s Pre-Trial Diversion Program and has shattered glass ceilings, becoming the first African American woman to serve on the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.

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