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February 2015

There are 3 blog entries for February 2015.

Living in a town with a long military history, stories of bravery and valor are common to hear but there are heroes whose stories haven’t been heard as often. This week, we have chosen to highlight Dr. Martha Settle Putney for both her military service and for her contributions to the recorded history of African Americans in the military.

Martha Putney, born in 1916, came from a close and hard working family in Pennsylvania. Her parents never stopped stressing the importance of education to her and her 7 siblings. In turn, they all graduated from high school and many went on to pursue higher education. In 1943, Martha was one of 40 African American women chosen to join the WAAC (Women’s Army Auxiliary Corp) and proudly served until the end of World War

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Don’t let Black History Month pass without exploring the rich history and great cultural activities we have here in Hampton Roads. Check out these events happening around the area:

Old Dominion University's Annual Black History Month Keynote Address

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 7PM

In celebration of Black History Month, the Office of Intercultural Relations invites you to Old Dominion University’s Black History Month Keynote Address in the North Café at the Webb University Center. The keynote presenter will be Rashad Robinson, Executive Director for, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization. His keynote address is entitled “Changing the Color of Democracy”. This event is free and open to the public.


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Polar Plunge weekend is quickly approaching, and for at least the tenth year in a row we have some brave agents taking the plunge to benefit the amazing athletes of the Special Olympics. Even though Eileen Ermer and Stephanie Scott have made the plunge many times, and raised a lot of money, there is one thing that remains the same every year- you never get used to the ice cold Atlantic waters!

For those that can’t fathom why sane human beings would subject themselves to the frigid ocean in February, rest assured that Stephanie and Eileen have really great reasons for their very temporary dunk on the crazy side. Stephanie, whose charitable interests are usually focused on our animal friends, enjoys that she can help out a really great “people

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