Spelman College in Atlanta, one of the oldest historically black colleges for women, was established as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary on this date in 1881. The school began with just 11 African American women, and after expanding, received support from John D. Rockefeller, eventually being renamed after his wife, abolitionist Laura Spelman.
(Photo shows Spelman grads in 1892)
#spelman $29M Annual Fund. $31M Campus Improvement. $45 Academic Initiatives. $53M New Scholarships! Job well done Tatum!
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Please support this Kickstarter campaign to publish a children’s book for little girls! I Know I Can! is a story about a Little Girl With BIG Dreams! Author Veronica N. Chapman is an Alumna of Spelman College and the illustrator Daveia Odoi is a member of my church. I was like Faith when I was a little girl! I would love to see this book published and encourage more girls, especially Black girls, to be like Faith!
Big announcements from Spelman College! The institution makes history exceeding its fundraising goal & prepares for new leadership as President Beverly Daniel Tatum announces her intention to retire.
It’s pretty amazing that 71% of the alumnae of Spelman College contributed to their historic fundraising goal. Those in the higher education industry don’t see alumni participation numbers that high very often. #HBCUSupportMatters
I’m going to be VERY honest with you… brace yourself.
This is everyone at Spelman, we all made good grades, participated in activities and volunteered… that’s something you’re SUPPOSED to do, it’s nothing stellar or makes you a superstar.
Catch your breath… yes, I really did just say that. I’m not an admissions counselor or your mentor. I’m a student who wants to give you my perspective. Admissions is suppose to encourage you to apply, their job is suppose to make you see why their school is special and then when you apply you have to do the same thing — make them see how special you are.
I don’t mean any of this to seem like you didn’t do anything with your high school years, but that you need to think beyond what you’re SUPPOSED to do. With that, It’s about who you are. It’s about your essay.
Your essay is your opportunity to brag about the type of person you are and if Spelman sees that as someone who would be a good fit for them then yes, you belong there.
The same way you chose Spelman, Spelman has to mutually chose you. I know people who have been accepted with a 2.0 and valedictorians who weren’t accepted. Don’t talk about your grades in your essay, that’s what your transcript is for. Talk about you or the prompt and stick to it. Grades and volunteering doesn’t make you a holistic person, it’s a part of who you are.
- strengthening personally and professionally
- illustrious (admired, well known and respected)
- unified (for a majority of the time/majority of people)
- college pride (when it doesn’t demean anyone)
- perfect place to transition from girl to woman
- academically challenging
- opportunities in excess (traveling, leadership, conferences, events)
- beautiful campus ground
- confidence/self-esteem in who you are and where you want to be.
- safety net of women who help one another
Yes, if you’re new student you go to new student orientation. Transfers are new students too.
It’s different for every transfer student, so I can’t speak on transfer students as a whole. It was difficult transferring socially because Spelman’s big on gatherings and I’m not. So I don’t like Market Friday because it’s loud, it’s a lot of vendors convincing you to be instead of letting their items appeal to you. It’s not for me, but for a lot of other girls it works for them. Or if you come from a college that wasn’t as rigorous, the transition may be difficult…or not. It really does depend on the person.