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Our Stories: Centennial Spotlights

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Centennial Spotlights

Paul J. Dumas

After nearly a quarter-century as Duke’s police chief, Dumas had overseen security for everything from presidential visits to back-to-back men’s basketball national championship celebrations.

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Centennial Spotlights

Marcus Hobbs

In the mid-1950s while dean of Duke’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Hobbs was named to a committee tasked with laying the groundwork for what would become Research Triangle Park.

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Centennial Spotlights

Jean Gaillard Spaulding

The first Black woman to graduate from the Duke School of Medicine in 1972, Jean Spaulding went on to help lead Duke Health as an administrator, making primary health care accessible to low-wealth residents across Durham and beyond.

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