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Runners unite for creative futures at the SCAD Sprint for Scholarships
Nearly 300 runners around the world participated in the SCAD Sprint for Scholarships virtual 5K, raising more than $16,000 toward endowed scholarships for Black students. Thank you for supporting creative futures!
Carrie Mae Weems: RESIST COVID TAKE 6!
In early August 2020, SCAD partnered with renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems to launch her new public art initiative RESIST COVID TAKE 6! in Atlanta and Savannah. The initiative draws awareness to the ways in which racial inequities have manifested in the COVID-19 pandemic, with people of color inordinately at risk of the virus. Learn more at
Tayler Ayers and Will Penny installation
Uniting their different approaches to creation in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, SCAD alumni Tayler Ayers (M.A. creative business leadership; B.F.A., fibers, 2019) and Will Penny (M.F.A., painting, 2013; B.F.A., painting, 2008) created new public artwork at SCAD locations in Atlanta and Savannah.
Erina Tandy
SCAD has appointed Erina Tandy as executive director of inclusion. In her new role, Tandy will work closely with SCAD students, faculty, and staff to ensure a culture in which all members of the university community feel welcomed, valued, respected, and empowered to thrive.
André Leon Talley
André Leon Talley is a former member of the SCAD Board of Trustees. In 2011, the SCAD Museum of Art honored him with the André Leon Talley Gallery, which presents diverse work in dialogue with the prestigious Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies.
Brandon Zayden Skipper: The Perception of Us
Brandon Zayden Skipper's (M.F.A., fashion, 2020) collection The Perception of Us, at SCAD Atlanta's 2019 fashion show, challenges the misrepresentation of Black identity in the fashion industry.
Whoopi Goldberg
Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg delivered the SCAD Commencement address in 2011, inspiring thousands of SCAD Bees, and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters.
Derrick Adams: Patrick Kelly, The Journey
In his 2020 SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film exhibition, Patrick Kelly, The Journey, multi-media artist Derrick Adams explores the archive of the late African American fashion designer Patrick Kelly (1954–90).
Maya Angelou
The late, great Maya Angelou, whose memoirs, poems, and civil rights activism continue to awaken and inspire people around the world, shared wisdom and encouragement with graduates of the Class of 1998 at SCAD commencement.
Kiandra 'Kiki' Richardson
Kiandra "Kiki" Richardson (B.F.A., performing arts, 2013) stirs the emotions of attendees at the 2019 SCAD Savannah Film Festival.
First African Baptist Church
The historic First African Baptist Church on Sapelo Island, Georgia, is a cornerstone of the Gullah-Geechee communities of coastal Georgia dating to the 18th century. SCAD partnered with descendants of original congregants to rehabilitate the structure in 2000.
Le’Andra LeSeur
Le’Andra LeSeur (B.F.A., photography, 2014) is an award-winning artist and a leading creative voice exploring Black identity, the effects of oppression on Black women, and the stereotypes surrounding the Black community in our world today.

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