Commencement for 2019 graduates was held at sunset, Friday, May 17, on the College’s historic Bayfront.
Watch the 2019 Commencement ceremony:
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Commencement Speakers for 2019
Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum President Emerita, Spelman College
Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College, is a clinical psychologist widely known for both her expertise on race relations and as a thought leader in higher education. Her 13 years as the president of Spelman College (2002-2015) were marked by innovation and growth and her visionary leadership was recognized in 2013 with the Carnegie Academic Leadership Award. The author of several books including the best-selling “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race” (now in a new 2017 20th anniversary edition) and “Can We Talk About Race? and Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation” (2007), Tatum is a sought-after speaker on the topics of racial identity development, race and education, strategies for creating inclusive campus environments, and higher education leadership. Prior to her 2002 appointment as president of Spelman, she served as dean and acting president at Mount Holyoke College. In Spring 2017 she was the Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor at Stanford University. She is married to Dr. Travis Tatum; they are the parents of two adult sons. Read her commencement address here.
Eleni Spanolios SCSA Chief of Staff 2018-2019 Chemistry AOC
2018 Address: Dr. Margee M. Ensign, president of Dickinson College, and a member of New College’s 1973 cohort, was the keynote speaker at New College of Florida’s 2018 Commencement. Read her address here.