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Notable Announcements

Well done, Spelman scholars! The Top 10 Graduates of the Class of 2023 – Annaya Baynes, Maya Blasingame, Kayla Bowman, Amaia Calhoun, Sydney DuPree, Alex Jenkins, Jesseca Lindsey, Chandler Nutall, Maya Phillips and Adrianna Richardson – along with their peers are preparing to take on the world and embark upon successful careers, graduate school programs and entrepreneurial pursuits.

To read more about the Class of 2023's top 10 graduates, click here. For special Commencement videos and highlights, be sure to follow Spelman College on social media.
Congratulations, Sister Omelika! On Wednesday, May 3, Spelman College recognized drummer, dancer, choreographer and cultural arts educator Omelika Kuumba for her 25 years of dedicated service.

To learn more about Sister Omelika and her time at Spelman, visit the Our Stories page.
Great work, Dr. Holloman! Spelman College vice president for student affairs, Darryl Holloman, Ph.D., was recently named 2023 Outstanding HBCU/Minority-Serving Institution Professional by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region III.

Dr. Holloman will receive his award during the organization’s regional symposium in June.

Campus Highlights
Attention Class of 2025! Do you have an interest in pursuing a career in audio media? Applications for the Spotify Scholarship are once again being accepted!

The Spotify Scholarship provides financial assistance to deserving students to help defray educational costs during matriculation at Spelman College. Eligible candidates are sophomores with a GPA of 3.0 (or higher) who maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Applicants must also complete the Spelman College Scholarship application to be considered. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, May 31.

For more information, or to apply, click
here, or visit the Spelman College Scholarship Manager website.

For Spelman College student Kayli Joy Cooper, C’2026, self care is much more than face masks and scented candles. Through her non-profit, GirlWell, Cooper is giving the gift of self care to under-sheltered teen girls.

Read more about Cooper and the efforts of GirlWell in this month’s issue of Inside Spelman.

School's in for summer! Spelman’s summer online courses allow current, incoming first-year and non-Spelman students to save money, have flexibility, join smaller class sizes, complete core classes and discover new interests outside their majors.

To learn more about course offerings and registration, click here.

The May edition of Inside Spelman celebrates the College's 142nd Founders Day, the inauguration of President Helene Gayle and recognizes the national observance of Mental Health Awareness Month.

To read the May 2023 issue, click here. To make sure you never miss an issue, be sure to subscribe to Inside Spelman

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Alumnae Highlights
Reunion is a cherished custom at Spelman College – a time when alumnae gather every five years to commemorate, demonstrate affection and give back to our beloved institution. This year, the Spelman College Office of Alumnae Engagement is thrilled to host returning alumnae and looks forward to recognizing all alumnae from class years ending in "3" and "8" to join in the Reunion 2023 weekend from May 17 – 21.

Registration is now closed for ticketed events. To learn more about all reunion activities, visit
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