Since 2004, Travis Tatum, Ed.D., has been immersed within the Spelman College community. In the last few weeks he’s been attending numerous celebrations of his wife, Spelman President Beverly Daniel Tatum, who will be retiring in the summer of 2015. As her tenure ends, Dr. Travis Tatum is reflecting on the more than a decade he has spent on campus.

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116According to the World Intellectual Property Organization, traditional knowledge is defined as knowledge, skills and practices that are developed in a community and passed down from generation to generation, often forming part of that community’s cultural identity. Virginia Davis Floyd, M.D., MPH, C’73, has been able to integrate her passion for traditional knowledge in the many professional hats she wears. Read more…

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Ariana Brazier_isAriana Brazier’s smile and presence will light up any room. In fact, her smile gets brighter and more infectious when she shares stories of her volunteer and advocacy work with the Atlanta homeless community, the National Council of Negro Women, as well as disadvantaged children and families.

“Once I started meeting friends at the shelter, I couldn’t get enough of it,” said Brazier, a junior English major from Bessemer, Alabama, of her work with the homeless. “Even when I finished volunteering for the day, I would sneak back to help out and volunteer.” Read more…

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