Fannie E. Motley ’56, the first African-American to graduate from Spring Hill College, passes away at 89

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:00pm

Mrs. Fannie E. Motley, a native of Monroeville, Alabama and most recently of Fairburn, Georgia, graduated in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science from Spring Hill College (SHC). She is the College’s first African-American graduate, having done so with honors in history and English, just two years after the United States Supreme Court ruled that the nation’s schools must integrate, in the landmark Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education case.

Nancy Kaffer ('98) announced as a 2015 Scripps Howard Award recipient

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:30am

The Scripps Howard Foundation is proud to announce the winners and finalists of its annual journalism awards, honoring the best work in the news industry and journalism education. Nancy Kaffer of the Detroit Free Press received the Walker Stone Award for Opinion Writing and $10,000 for her body of work, particularly on the Flint water crisis, which represents dogged reporting and deep sourcing in commentary that seeks justice for Flint residents. Read the full article on

Yolande Betbeze Fox, SHC's "Miss Torch" 1950, dies at 87

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 8:45am

Former Miss Torch and Miss America dies at 87.

“I’m a Southern girl, but I’m a thinking girl.” Yolande Betbeze Fox, SHC's "Miss Torch" 1950, played many roles during her lifetime including Miss America 1951, picketer for civil rights, a coloratura soprano, well-read in philosophy, an off-Broadway producer, and Democratic Party fundraiser.

Reclaiming Space, Grant Benoit – Eichold Gallery

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:00am

Reclaiming Space, Grant Benoit – Eichold Gallery

February 15- March 11, 2016

Opening Reception, Thurs., Feb. 25, 5pm – 7pm

Grant Benoit received his Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Southern Illinois University in 2015, and his Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts from Spring Hill College in 2012. Exploring the idea of the multiple in printmaking, Benoit works outside of the white margin of the edition, using traditional and digital printmaking methods in sculpture, installation, and artist books.

Celebrating the life of alumnus, brother, colleague and dear friend, Fr. Marvin Kitten, S.J. (1931-2016)

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 8:15am

Rev. Marvin C. Kitten, SJ, died January 12 in Opelousas, Louisiana. He was 84 years old, a Jesuit for 62 years and a priest for 50 years.

SHC Alumni Named to Mobile Bay Magazine’s ‘40 Under Forty’

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 4:30pm

Four former Badgers were recently named to Mobile Bay Magazine’s “40 Under Forty” 2016 class, as recently announced by the publication. Spring Hill College is proud of Jason Gregory, Erin Jones, Kelly McCarron and Lauren Woods for all their accomplishments and for their selection. To read more about these alumni and the 2016 40 Under Forty class, please visit

SHC Alumna’s Work Featured in ‘Magnificat’

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 3:45pm

When you received your most recent copy of the globally distributed, monthly spiritual guide, ‘Magnificat,’ you probably noticed the delicate and beautiful prayer card with a painting of Mary holding an infant Jesus included. Spring Hill College alumnae Stephanie Morris ’69 created the painting in 2012 after she was invited to participate in a scripture and prayer group called “The Daughters of Mary” with other artists. Morris recounts her encounter with Mary as she pushed to finish the painting, saying “in total frustration, I wiped out the face and painted her looking straight out.

From the Congo to the Hill

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 3:15pm

When you first meet Elizabeth, you see a sweet, smart young student. You might detect an accent in her voice. You quickly find that she is hard-working, ambitious, and extremely intelligent. What you may not learn immediately, however, is just how incredible she is and what brought her here to this special time as a freshman at Spring Hill College.

Student Produced Video Tells the Spring Hill Story

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 2:15pm

A moving timeline through the history of Spring Hill College. This video was created by Brianna Weis as a special project for her Department of History internship and directed by Shawn-Patrick Hynes. The timeline features highlights of the College's history and fun "did you know" facts illustrated with images from Spring Hill College's Archives & Special Collections. Please rate, comment and subscribe! Don't forget to visit the archives at and check out all we have to offer.

Sleeping Beauty by Rufus Norris Nov 19

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 1:00pm

The classic tale of Sleeping Beauty's curse – as seen through the eyes of the fairy who curses her. Written by acclaimed director Rufus Norris for the Young Vic Theatre, London.

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