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Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell Wins 2018 Hooks National Book Award

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell Wins 2018 Hooks National Book Award

Mary Schmidt Campbell’s An American Odyssey is a telling biography of the artist Romare Bearden, whose iconic collages conveyed the richness and complexity of African American life in the civil rights era.

Tayari Jones Wins Women's Prize for Fiction for Her Book, <em>An American Marriage</em>

Tayari Jones Wins Women’s Prize for Fiction for Her Book, An American Marriage

Professor Jones serves as a professor of English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. An American Marriage tells the story of Celestial and Roy, two Black newlyweds whose pursuit of the American dream is violently interrupted when Roy is imprisoned for a crime he did not commit.

LaKeesha Walrond Will Be the First Woman President of New York Theological Seminary

LaKeesha Walrond Will Be the First Woman President of New York Theological Seminary

Dr. Walrond has served as the executive pastor of the First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York, for over 10 years. When she assumes the presidency of the New York Theological Seminary on June 3, 2019, she will be the first woman to lead the educational institution.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Eight Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Eight Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Jennifer L.W. Carter of Case Western Reserve, Johnetta Betcsh Cole, former president of Spelman College, Rebecca Wright of Barnard College, Amy Blackstone of the University of Maine, Tressie McMillan Cottom of Virginia Commonweath, Jane Huffman of East Stroudsburg University, Megan Pfitzinger Lippe of the University of Alabama, and Mary Atwater at the University of Georgia.

Kim Lee Hughes Elected President of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

Kim Lee Hughes Elected President of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

Dr. Lee Hughes currently serves as an assistant professor in the counseling department in the School of Education at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia. She will begin her term as president of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development in July.

In Memoriam: Manderline W. Scales, 1927-2019

In Memoriam: Manderline W. Scales, 1927-2019

After 20 years in the public schools of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Dr. Scales joined the staff at Winston-Salem State University. She served as dean of women, director of student affairs and assistant vice chancellor of student affairs and development.

In Memoriam: Irene Leota Moore Wright, 1927-2019

In Memoriam: Irene Leota Moore Wright, 1927-2019

Throughout her career, Dr. Wright held faculty positions as Atlanta University, Clark College, Spelman College, Tuskegee Institute, Albany State College, and Saint Louis University.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Yolanda Watson Spiva Named President of Complete College America

Yolanda Watson Spiva Named President of Complete College America

Complete College America is a national nonprofit organization that works with states to significantly increase the number of Americans with quality career certificates or college degrees and to close educational attainment gaps for traditionally underrepresented populations.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Spelman College in Atlanta Promotes and Grants Tenure to Five Women Scholars

Spelman College in Atlanta Promotes and Grants Tenure to Five Women Scholars

The five women promoted and granted tenure at Spelman College in Atlanta are Viveka Borum in mathematics, Rosalind Gregory-Bass in environmental health and sciences, Jennifer Kovacs in biology, and Andrea Lewis and Nicole Taylor in education.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Susan Eggers, a computer scientist at the University of Washington, Beverly Daniel Tatum, former president of Spelman College in Atlanta, Sheila Jasanoff, a professor in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and Janne Blichert-Toft, a visiting professor at Rice University in Houston.

Three Women’s Colleges Among the Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Three Women’s Colleges Among the Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Spelman College in Atlanta ranked in a tie for fourth place. Spelman College has 14 alumnae currently serving in the Peace Corps. Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, is tied for 10th place and Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts is in a tie for 16th place.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

In Memoriam: Mary Louise McKinney Edmonds, 1932-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Louise McKinney Edmonds, 1932-2017

Mary Edmonds was a faculty member at Cleveland State University, a dean at Bowling Green State University, and vice provost for student affairs at Stanford University.

Ruth J. Simmons Appointed the Eighth President of Prairie View A&M University in Texas

Ruth J. Simmons Appointed the Eighth President of Prairie View A&M University in Texas

Dr. Simmons has been serving as interim president of the university since July. She served as the 18th president of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, from 2001 to 2012. Before becoming president of Brown University, Dr. Simmons was president of Smith College, the highly rated liberal arts college for women in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Council of Social Work Education Honors June Gary Hopps for Lifetime Achievement

Council of Social Work Education Honors June Gary Hopps for Lifetime Achievement

June Gary Hopps is the Thomas M. “Jim” Parham Professor of Family and Children Studies in the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia. Earlier she was dean of the Boston College School of Social Work.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

They are: Julie Dash at Spelman College in Atlanta, Kristy Kelly at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ruth Kleinpell and Mariann Plano at Vanderbilt University, Deana A. Rohlinger at Florida State University, Carolyn Roberts at Yale University, and Karen Davies at the University of South Dakota.

Former College President Johnnetta Cole Taking on a New Assignment

Former College President Johnnetta Cole Taking on a New Assignment

Johnnetta B. Cole, president emerita of Spelman College in Atlanta and president emerita of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, has been named a senior consulting fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Spelman College in Atlanta Will Admit Transgender Students in 2018

Spelman College in Atlanta Will Admit Transgender Students in 2018

Spelman College in Atlanta announced that for the class that will enter college in the fall of 2018 it “will consider for admission women students including students who consistently live and self-identify as women, regardless of their gender assignment at birth.” Most of the nation’s leading women’s colleges made similar decisions two or three years ago.

Six Women Scholars Honored With Distinguished Awards

Six Women Scholars Honored With Distinguished Awards

The honorees are Barbara J. Grosz of Harvard University, May-Lee Chai of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Kate Shoulders of the University of Arkansas, Patricia Ann Conrad of the University of California, Davis, Ilana B. Witten of Princeton, and Beverly Daniel Ttaum, professor emerita of Spelman College.

Ruth Simmons Appointed Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons Appointed Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons, who served as the 18th president of Brown University, the Ivy League educational institution in Providence, Rhode Island, from 2001 to 2012, has been named the interim president of Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Beyoncé Creates Scholarships for Women at Four Educational Institutions

Beyoncé Creates Scholarships for Women at Four Educational Institutions

The Formation Scholar awards at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College were established “to encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious, and confident.”

Four Women’s Colleges Among the Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Four Women’s Colleges Among the Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and Spelman College in Atlanta ranked in a tie for seventh place on the small colleges list with 11 alumnae currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers.

Sharon Davies Named the Next Provost at Spelman College in Atlanta

Sharon Davies Named the Next Provost at Spelman College in Atlanta

In 2015, Professor Davies was named vice provost and chief diversity officer at Ohio State University. She has been on the faculty at the university’s Moritz College of Law for the past 22 years and holds the Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Rights & Civil Liberties.

Adia Harvey Wingfield to Lead the Sociologists for Women in Society

Adia Harvey Wingfield to Lead the Sociologists for Women in Society

Adia Harvey Wingfield, a professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, was named president-elect of the Sociologists for Women in Society, an organization dedicated to improving the social position of women through feminist sociological research and writing.

Spelman College President Reports on Efforts to Combat Sexual Assault

Spelman College President Reports on Efforts to Combat Sexual Assault

Last May, allegations that a Spelman College student was gang raped by four students from nearby Morehouse College were published on an anonymous Twitter account. Now Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell has reported on measures the college has taken to combat sexual assault on campus.

Spelman College in Atlanta To Decide Whether to Admit Transgender Students

Spelman College in Atlanta To Decide Whether to Admit Transgender Students

Spelman College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Atlanta where the vast majority of the students are African Americans, has announced that it will convene a task force that will make recommendations on whether the college should admit transgender students.

Johnson & Johnson Partners With Colleges and Universities to Promote Women in STEM Fields

Johnson & Johnson Partners With Colleges and Universities to Promote Women in STEM Fields

Among the partner institutions are the California Institute of Technology, Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Rhode Island School of Design, Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Spelman College in Atlanta.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.