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New Orleans, LA Virginia Angelico-Tatum, DDS, has been named 2009 Alumna of the Year by the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Dentistry. A 1979 graduate, Dr. Angelico-Tatum has spent enormous personal time as a leader of the LSUHSC School of Dentistry Alumni Association. She has attended countless functions of the boards of directors of both the LSU Health Sciences Center Foundation and the LSUHSC School of Dentistry Alumni Association.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Angelico-Tatum was one of the first to call with an offer of help. Over the years, she has graciously hosted events, spearheaded fundraisers and made phone calls. She was one of the first contributors to the LSUHSC School of Dentistry Committee of 100 which provides much needed support for faculty and student development programs, as well as facility renovations and other important endeavors. Although she fulfilled her initial pledge years ago, she continues to contribute generously each year.

Dr. Angelico-Tatum is also active in the New Orleans Dental Association and the New Orleans Dental Conference.

"Dr. Virginia Angelico-Tatum has been a tireless advocate for LSU School of Dentistry and dental education," notes Dr. Henry Gremillion, Dean of the School of Dentistry at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans. "Her efforts on behalf of the school and the Alumni Association have been instrumental to the success of numerous important initiatives. Her ‘always there perspective’ and loyalty to the LSU School of Dentistry are only few of the reasons that she was selected as Alumna of the Year 2009."


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