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Contact Us: Office of Communications

Spelman College is making local, national and global news! Spelman is one of the most highly respected liberal arts colleges in the United States, well known for academic achievement in three areas of distinction: prestigious top tier national institutions, historically Black colleges and universities, and women's colleges.

The Office of Communications works collaboratively with the campus community and the media to ensure “visibility of our achievements.” In our quarterly reports, we regularly garner more than 1 billion media impressions from local, national and international outlets such as CNN Headline News, The New York Times, EBONY, JET, ESSENCE, USA Today The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and more.

Information for the Media
We are committed to exemplary customer service, and strive to provide you with accurate information in a timely fashion. To reach a spokesperson for the College, or to schedule an interview with a student, faculty member or staff person, contact:

Terrilyn Simmons
Phone: (404) 270-5822
E-mail: tsimmons8@spelman.edu

Audrey Arthur
Phone: (404) 270-5892
E-mail: aarthur3@spelman.edu

Tomika DePriest
Phone: (404) 270-5060
E-mail: tdepriest@spelman.edu

Stay Connected to the Campus Community
The Spelman Connection is a weekly e-newsletter featuring stories about students, faculty and staff of the College. Join the community of more than 12,000 readers who receive the Spelman Connection. Sign up by e-mailing your address to spelmanconnection@spelman.edu

If you have a story idea for consideration, please contact the editor, Alicia Lurry at (404) 270-5893 or e-mail spelmanconnection@spelman.edu

Spelman Connection Submission Guidelines:

Feature Items: Feature story items should be one paragraph in length (approximately 3-4 sentences). If a Web site exists that contains in-depth information pertaining to the story, please provide the Web address. Keep in mind the newsletter is targeted for the entire campus community; therefore, all stories should appeal to a wide audience.

Graphics: Prints may be forwarded with articles to the Editor. Electronic images may be forwarded in jpg format with a minimum 72 dpi resolution. Graphics should be 64 pixels in length and 63 pixels wide.


The Spelman Messenger, established in 1885, serves as the alumnae magazine of Spelman College, and is dedicated to participating in the ongoing education of its readers through thought-provoking articles designed to promote lifelong learning. It is the official magazine of Spelman College and is committed to educating, serving, and empowering African-American women.

Inside Spelman is a monthly electronic newsletter created by the Office of Communications to inform the College’s constituencies about news, upcoming events, and issues in the life of the institution. Established in 1993 as a printed publication, Inside Spelman became digital in October 2009.

For current and past editions of these publications, please visit

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Tomika DePriest

Executive Director
(404) 270-5060

Renita Mathis
Director, Interactive Communications
(404) 270-5013

DaNita McClain
Communications Assistant
(404) 270-5899

Jo Moore Stewart
Director, Publications
(404) 270-5061

Joyce E. Davis
Associate Director of Publications
(404) 270-5871

Terrilyn Simmons
Media Relations Coordinator
(404) 270-5822

Alicia Sands Lurry
(404) 270-5893

Audrey Arthur
Communications Specialist
(404) 270-5892

Ingrid Scurry Lassiter
Assistant Director of Web Communications
(404) 270-5383

Thomas Breeze
(404) 270-5385

Angela P. Wood
Web Content Manager/Editor
(404) 270-5896