A Look Back at the Past Year at Agnes Scott College
2021. It’s been…a year. A year with ups and downs, a year that continued to give us unprecedented challenges. Together, Agnes Scott students, faculty and staff have faced down the challenges of global pandemics as vaccines began to roll out, racial injustice and inequity and everything else that the year has brought us.
As we move forward into 2022, we wanted to take a look back at everything that happened during the year 2021 at Agnes Scott College. So start up the sound of the McCain Library and take a look back with us:
- Agnes Scott chose to open back up campus, with students making the choice to move back to campus. Read more
- Agnes Scott students, faculty and staff celebrated the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. through a Day of Leadership and Service.
- Loretta Ross ‘07 gave the MLK Commemorative Week Keynote Address on “Beloved Community: Calling In as an Agnes Scott Feminist Leader.” Watch keynote address
- Agnes Scott Office of Admission hosted online versions of our admitted student events throughout the spring.
- Agnes Scott Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion celebrated Black History Month through numerous lectures, book readings, “It’s More Than Just a Month” celebrations and more.
- We celebrated 132 years of Agnes Scott College with our Founder’s Day Celebration. Watch Founder’s Day talks
- The Class of 2023 became members of the Black Ring Mafia by receiving their Black Onyx rings. Watch the Sophomore Ring Ceremony
- The Office of Internship and Career Development hosted a virtual internship & job fair for students to find summer experiences.
- The City of Decatur and Agnes Scott unveiled our joint climate resilience plan. Learn more
- The Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion hosted events and celebrations in honor of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
- Agnes Scott hosted our 50th Annual Writers’ Festival virtually, with readings from student writers, Tiana Clrk, Rita Dove and Jacqueline Goldfinger ‘00. Read more
- President Leocadia I. Zak launched her Journeys to Leadership podcast, which has featured Mayor Patti Garert, Kyshona Armstrong, Rose Scott, Karen Goff, Yehimi Carbon and Amira Daugherty. Listen here.
- Commencement ceremonies were held for both the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020. Hear from graduate C.J. Montgomery ‘20 | Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony | Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony
- Faculty and staff joined together for Community Day, a day to participate in volunteer projects that benefit the local community.
- We welcomed the Class of 2025 to campus, including 301 Scotties from across the country and globe. Learn more about our incoming class
- Agnes Scott’s first day of fully in-person classes in over a year began on August 23. Details of return
- We celebrated the Class of 2022 with an outdoor parade and picnic as part of our Senior Investiture ceremony. See pictures | Watch presentations
- The Center for Student Involvement welcomed back students to campus during the Scottie Welcome Week.
- Agnes Scott received U.S. News & World Report rankings, including being ranked # Most Innovative Liberal Arts College for the fourth consecutive year. Read more
- The Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion and Latinas Unidas led celebrations for Latinx Heritage Month.
- Agnes Scott hosted our second annual Women’s Global Leadership Conference virtually. Learn more
- Black Cat celebrations occurred outside and safely, allowing students to celebrate the end of orientation and the return to campus!
- Agnes Scott celebrated Edna Lowe Swift ‘71, our first black graduate. Read more | Watch dedication
- We celebrated the launch of Campus Movie Fest, a student film festival and competition. Watch winner and learn more
- The Department of Theatre & Dance hosted a performance of Through The Looking Glass on the Cameron Terrace of McCain Library. Watch the performance
- We all celebrated the inaugural class of the Agnes Scott Athletics Hall of Fame, including Genefine Sapeteh ‘13 (basketball), Selinda Geyer ‘00 (tennis), Phyllis Hines ‘04 (cross country), Heather Holm ‘01 (soccer), Melanie Ennis ‘13 (softball), Joeleen Akin (coach/administrator), Bill and Carolyn Curry ‘66 (legacy) and the 2014 softball team. Read more
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year, friends. We look forward to what 2022 will bring us!