Winston-Salem’s commitment to higher education dates back to 1772 with the establishment of Salem Academy and College. As the oldest educational institution for girls and women in the United States, Salem commemorates 250 years of academic excellence this year and looks forward to educating future generations of women leaders.
Join us in a yearlong celebration of Salem’s lasting legacy of empowering women in and outside of the classroom with a variety of events beginning in September.
Below is a list of 250th Spotlight events hosted by Salem Academy and College:
- Throughout September: Programming by the Anna Maria Samuel Project on Race, Remembrance, and Reconciliation
- Saturday, Sept. 25: Honor the Past. Ignite the Future: An Evening for Salem
- Tuesday, Sept. 28-Tuesday, Oct. 26: Journey from Bethlehem to Salem, a re-creation of the historic journey of the Single Sisters’ 500-mile walk from Bethlehem, PA to Winston-Salem, NC
- Monday, Oct. 4: Cherokee Commemoration Ceremony
- Saturday, March 26: Community Day and Women’s History Month
- Thursday, April 21: Health Leadership Forum
- Friday, April 22: Founders Day
For more information on Spotlight events, visit 250.salem.edu.