Spelman College CPI committee would like to congratulate the class of 2018!!!
Congratulations, you guys did it!!!
We will be there to cheer you on and hear Rosalind Gates Brewer,deliver the commencement address.
Rosalind Gates Brewer, C’84, group president Americas and chief operating officer for Starbucks, has been named commencement speaker for the Spelman College class of 2018. As the first alumna to serve as commencement speaker in 30 years, since Marian Wright Edelman, C’60, addressed the graduating class of 1988, Brewer will address 472 graduates and 8,000 of their family and friends during the ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 3 p.m., at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.
Brewer earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Spelman in 1984 and attended Wharton’s Advanced Management Program and Stanford University’s Directors’ College. The recipient of the Spelman College Legacy of Leadership award, she continues to give back her alma mater in numerous ways, including establishing the Rosalind Gates Brewer Scholarship in 2013, which has supported nine first-generation college students to date, serving on the class of 1984’s Reunion planning committee and working with the College on student recruitment and mentoring initiatives.
“Rosalind Brewer is a stellar example of the Spelman woman, one who has made a significant impact not only as a business woman, but as a global citizen,” said Spelman President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D. “She has forged a path that has led to numerous successes in corporate America and has served as an exceptional chair of the Spelman College Board of Trustees. We are pleased to have someone who confidently knows her own voice and strengths, and who as STEM major and Spelman alumna, can share her experience with the class of 2018.”