Spelman College is a four-year liberal arts women’s college located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States and is the premier historically Black college for women and one of the finest institutions for undergraduate education nationwide.Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, Spelman was the first historically black female institution of higher education to receive its collegiate charter in 1924. It thus holds the distinction of being America’s oldest historically black college for women. In 2008 Spelman completed the construction of a “green” residence hall behind the Living-Learning Center The residence hall has suite-style accommodations for upper-class students, including a second dining hall and a parking deck on the ground floor and is for now referred to as The Suites.
2013/2014 GFA College Ambassadors
Asia Mosee was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Asia did not truly grasp the importance of environmental awareness and stewardship until the first month of her freshman year at Spelman College. Once she took her first environmental science course and learned about toxins that the environment and humans face, she realized the importance of spreading the word about environmental justice and stewardship. Asia volunteers at a nonprofit organization called the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA), where she hosts an internet-based radio show that informs college students about the injustices that low-income communities face. Asia has also served on Spelman’s Environmental Task Force, a campus organization where she helps plan events that pertain to sustainability. Upon graduation, Asia hopes to obtain her masters in Environmental Engineering. As she enters into her sophomore year of college she hopes to make a difference on her campus by informing people about the realities of environmental racism and injustice.
Marlissa A. Stalling is a rising junior at Spelman College who is originally from the windy city of Chicago, Illinois. As an aspiring student leader, Marlissa chooses to place her voice, passion and concerns within different organizations at Spelman College. For the past two years at Spelman, Marlissa has been involved in the Environmental Task Force, B.ES.T. MOMS (Building, Empowering and Succeeding Teen Moms), A.C.T.S. (Actively Changing Tomorrow through Service), Spelman Ambassadorship and many other organizations. With a major in Environmental Science, Marlissa plans to pursue her dream of being an environmental humanitarian that helps under developed countries that are suffering from environmental degradation, poverty, water and sanitation. She plans to create policies, initiatives and laws that will help these countries transform into environmental friendly and sustainable havens. Since her heart has been with helping children and youth, she also plans to create her own non-profit organization that will cater to helping youth. Through this organization she plans to help youth realize their voice and gifts that are placed over their life. In Marlissa’s down time, she enjoys dancing, stepping, being with family and friends, church and listening to music.
GFA College Ambassadors Alumni
Kandyce Christine Perry is a third year Environmental Science major at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA hailing from the west side of Detroit, MI. She is interested in environmental topics that include but are not limited to the following areas: green technology, renewable energy, sustainability, recycling, water conservation, and green jobs. Her interests in environmentalism have led her to serve as the vice president of the Spelman College Environmental Task Force, a sustainability intern under Facilities Management, and now, as a proud Green for All Ambassador. After graduating from Spelman in 2013, Kandyce will attend a graduate program to further her studies. Although she has not yet defined her ultimate endeavors, she is confident that she will use her success to positively benefit the world and give back to those who will come after her. Aside from her everyday strides to promote environmental responsibility and consciousness, Kandyce enjoys shopping, dancing, listening to music, and watching sports.
Jainaba Fye is a rising sophomore at Spelman College where she is studying International Studies and Economics. Jainaba is passionate about the environment, politics, and women’s rights issues. Most recently, Jainaba facilitated workshops in Kigali, Rwanda, and Baltimore, Maryland entitled Miss In Action. Miss In Action is an initiative Jainaba developed to empower women and young girls. The workshop focuses on building self-esteem, goal setting techniques, and developing leadership skills. Jainaba hopes to one day work on women’s rights issues in developing countries.
Spelman Ambassadors Jainaba Fye and Kandyce Perry worked to incorporate environmental literacy into the Spelman College New Student Orientation to ensure that incoming freshmen for years to come understand Spelman’s commitment to a sustainable future. Watch the video here.