Frank Tatum graduated from PHCC in 1996 with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Computer Information Systems with a specialization in Microcomputer Specialist. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational and Technical Studies from Old Dominion University in 1999, an Associate in Arts and Science degree in General Studies from PHCC in 2000, and a Master of Science in Community College Teaching from ODU in 2003. He is currently employed as a Desktop Technician in the Information Technology department at PHCC and teaches classes as an adjunct instructor. Prior to joining PHCC, Tatum was employed by Sara Lee Knitting.
During his time at PHCC, Tatum has served as President of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), and has been recognized as Outstanding Male Student in 1999-2000, Outstanding Officer for Psi Phi Chapter of PTK in 1999-2000, and Outstanding Male Leader for the Alliance for Excellence in 2000. He has served as assistant pastor at the Trinity Church of the Living God for 18 years.