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ATHENA International Award Program

The nominees for the 2019 ATHENA International Leadership Award are . . .

Dr. Yuan-ling Chao, American Association of University Women of Murfreesboro
Leslie Anne Collum, League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County
Kristin Coile Demos, Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation Ambassadors
Judge Lynn England Alexander, MTLAW
Dr. Linda Gilbert, United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties
Cherillyn A. Maddox, Goco Center for Aesthetics
Betsy Maples Taylor, Jones College of Business
Elizabeth McPhee, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated® Pi Nu Omega Chapter
Celeste Middleton, Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County
Dr. Mary T. Moss, Charity Circle of Murfreesboro
Judge Donna Scott Davenport, Junior League of Murfreesboro
Sharon Seibert, Murfreesboro Breakfast Rotary Club
Nancy Skinner, Guaranty Trust Company
Dr. Barbara F Turnage, MTSU President’s Commission on the Status of Women and the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students
Gina W. Urban, RUTHERFORD Cable
Mary M. Wade, Murfreesboro Branch of the NAACP

About the ATHENA Award

The ATHENA Award®, named for the strong, enlightened goddess, goes to individuals who excel in their professions, give back to their communities and help raise up other leaders, especially women.

ATHENA - Leadership ModelToday, ATHENA International is a global program. Since the program’s inception, more than 7,000 awards have been presented in over 500 communities in the United States, Canada, China, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

The ATHENA Leadership Model® was developed through a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and identifies eight distinct attributes that are reflective of women’s contributions to leadership.

Nominees for the Rutherford ATHENA and Young Professional Awards must live or work in Rutherford County or its immediate surrounding counties. If the nominee lives in Davidson County, she must work in Rutherford County or a surrounding County; if the nominee works in Davidson County, she must live in Rutherford County or a surrounding County.


2019 Rutherford ATHENA Award® Luncheon & Ceremony
April 12, 2019 | 11:30 a.m.
Embassy Suites Murfreesboro

A recognition and celebration of the nominees for the 2019 ATHENA Award and ATHENA Young Professional Award and naming of the recipients of the 2019 Rutherford ATHENA Award and 2019 Rutherford ATHENA Young Professional Award.


Dr. Sherry Galloway
Dr. Sherry Galloway2018 ATHENA Award recipient

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For more information about the Rutherford ATHENA Award® Program, please contact Dr. Ellen Slicker, 2019 ATHENA Chair, at
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