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Notable Announcements

Commencement is a momentous rite of passage, and the Spelman community joyously celebrates the hard work, sacrifice, accomplishments and promise of the Class of 2023.

To see more highlights, please be sure to follow Spelman College on social media. Also, be sure to look for and subscribe to the June edition of Inside Spelman for full Commencement coverage.
Spelman Trustee Lovette Russell, C'83, was recently appointed the College's new Board chair following the retirement of Rosalind (Roz) Brewer, C’84, after 17 years of service on the Board, including 12 years as Board chair.

To learn more about Russell, and her record of service, visit Spelman’s News and Events page.
Entrepreneurs thrive at Spelman! Spelpreneur Pitch Competition winners Chai Tchanque, Gianna Jones and Sahara Trask (1st place); Nichele Washington and Crystal Ike (2nd place); and Princess Dandoo and Kelaiah Dixon (3rd place) are exemplars of Spelman's rich culture in entrepreneurship and innovation.

To read more, and to view photos from the 2023 Spelpreneur Pitch Competition, click here.

Congratulations, Tai Livingston! Spelman College student Tai Livingston, C’2023, has been selected to participate in the inaugural class of the Spike Fellows at Gersh Program. Livingston is one of five students from Spelman College, Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University who plans to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. At the end of the program, students are eligible to receive full time jobs and $25,000 in academic debt relief.

To read more about the Spike Fellows at Gersh Program, visit the Spelman News and Events page.
Campus Highlights
Well done, scholars! This Commencement season, Spelman College would like to congratulate the 2023 graduates of the Women of Excellence in Leadership (WELS) program. Presented by Leadership and Civic Engagement (LEADS), the program prepares students to be societal change agents through expert insight and mentorship.

To learn more about the 2023 WELS Graduates, click here.
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.

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. Registration ends Friday, May 26.

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.

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Career Opportunities at Spelman

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Alumnae Highlights
For Linda Patton, C’88, Spelman's director of alumnae operations, her love of the College goes beyond the work and dedication her team commits to campus-wide celebrations like Founders Day and Reunion. For the staff member and alumna, her "Forever Blue" commitment is to the College’s legacy of sisterhood and scholarship.

You can read more about Patton and her connection to her alma mater in the May 2023 issue of Inside Spelman now.
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