H x W x D: 19 3/4 × 8 × 1/2 in. (50.2 × 20.3 × 1.3 cm)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
A silver medal commemorating the inauguration of Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole as the seventh president of Spelman College. The circular medallion reads "SPELMAN COLLEGE" in gold lettering relief circling the top, with a downward pointing blue triangle with a smaller downward pointing silver triangle at its center with a gold 5-point star in the middle. The school motto "OUR WHOLE SCHOOL FOR CHRIST" is etched around the triangle. The year "1881" in gold lettering relief at the bottom center outside the triangle. All of the above is encircled in a gold band with the exterior an undulating line. The outer edge of the medallion is silver with alternating shiny and matte lines pointing towards the middle of the medallion, resembling rays. The reverse of the medallion is silver with engraved text reading "PRESENTED TO / SPELMAN COLLEGE / NOVEMBER 6, 1988 / IN HONOR OF / THE INAUGURATION OF / JOHNETTA BETSCH COLE / SEVENTH PRESIDENT". The medallion is attached at the center top to a wide silver chain featuring alternating grooved stripe rectangles and hexagons with raised centers attached by a double-line of chain link.