AAUW Murfreesboro is proud to announce that our nominee, Dr. Chandra Story, was awarded the Rutherford ATHENA International Leadership Award on May 12, 2023.
Dr. Story was one of ten incredible women nominated for this award. Here is her bio:
Chandra R. Story is a public health professional with experience in clinical, community, and academic settings. Notably, she provided a TEDx Talk on cultural support and wellness. She is a member of the Tennessee Health Disparity Task Force and board president of the Middle Tennessee Fund for Women and Girls. Additionally, Dr. Story is a chaplain for the Kappa Tau Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc. and a licensed minister at First Baptist Church Murfreesboro. Dr. Story is a professor of Community and Public Health at Middle Tennessee State University and the 2023 recipient of the John Pleas faculty award.
For more information on the ATHENA Award Program, visit their website.
Monday, February 27th
Patterson Park Community Center (521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN)
The public is invited to learn more about local options for and anticipated impact of charter schools here in Rutherford County in this program hosted by the nonpartisan League of Women Voters.
Representatives from local, state, and charter school organizations will make presentations and remarks from 6:30-7:15. After a 15 minute break for light refreshments and mingling, the presenters will answer questions from 7:30 to 8:00.
Speakers will include:
- Tess Stovall, Executive Director, Tennessee Public Charter School Commission
- Caitlin Bullard, Ed.D., School Choice/ Charter Coordinator, Rutherford County Schools
- Jared McLeod, Executive Director, Springs Charter Schools, whose Empower Academy has been approved for Rutherford County.
The event will be moderated by former Rutherford County Commissioner and local League of Women Voters member Rhonda Allen.
Find more info on the LWV Rutherford website.