Spelman College

Binta Robinson attended Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, from which she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry in 1996. Enrolling in the private liberal arts college in 1993, Binta Robinson focused her studies on the subjects of chemistry, biology, and other natural sciences. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Spelman College possesses a student enrollment of approximately 2,355. The historically black college offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, Environmental Science, and approximately two dozen other fields. Affiliated with the United Negro College Fund, Spelman College employs more than 170 instructors, the majority of whom hold Ph.D.s.

Located on a 39-acre campus west of central Atlanta, Spelman College grew from humble beginnings, starting out as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary in the basement of the Friendship Baptist Church in 1881. When first established, the seminary included 2 teachers and 11 students. Two years later, the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary moved into five buildings on a nine-acre site and eventually changed its name to Spelman Seminary in honor of Laura Spelman, the wife of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller and an early benefactor of the school. By 1924, the institution became Spelman College. Today, more than 15,000 Spelman alumni live around the country and throughout the world. In 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked Spelman College 59th of Tier 1 national liberal arts colleges in the United States.

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