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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…

Myra BurnettComing to Spelman in 1985 as a psychology professor was a dream career move for Myra Burnett, Ph.D. “I wanted to come to Spelman as an undergraduate, but I couldn’t afford it,” Burnett said. “I was always fascinated with Spelman. I’d looked it up. I’d researched it. I had my heart so set on coming to Spelman, and when I couldn’t, it just stayed in my heart. In many ways, I feel I have fulfilled that dream of being associated with Spelman through my work here.” Read more…

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