Girls Inc. Announces 10th Anniversary Honorees For UnBought And UnBossed Awards

Monday, December 16, 2013

Named for the phrase coined by Shirley Chisholm during her historic run for the 1972 democratic presidential nomination, the UnBought & UnBossed Awards honor local women who through their career achievement and/or community involvement have made a significant impact on the lives of women and girls. Community members submit nominations of women residing in Hamilton County and the ten honorees are chosen by ten high school-aged girls participating in Girls Inc.

's Women History Project. 

 

The 10th anniversary honorees for 2014 are:

 

Dr. Stephanie Bellar - Professor - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

 

Dr. Christine Benz Smith - PhD, FNP-BC, Interim Director of the UT Chattanooga School of Nursing

 

Lacey S. Furr - Vice President Business Banking, Regions Bank

 

Jenise Gordon - Educator, Girls Preparatory School

 

Donna McConnico - CEO, Signals,Inc.

 

Diane S. Parks - Director, Leadership and Community Development - Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce

 

Kathy Purnell - Field Education Coordinator & Instructor - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

 

Bobbie Standefer - Certified Senior Advisor, Owner of Allison Senior Advising and Insurance

 

The Honorable L. Marie Williams - Judge of Division III of the Circuit Court of Hamilton County, Tennessee

 

Gladys Pineda-Loher - Director of International Community Outreach, Chattanooga State Community College

  

As part of the Women's History Project, girls learn about the history of women's rights in the United States, about Shirley Chisholm and the traits of leaders.  This foundational information is the basis for the girls to select an honoree that inspires them from the community nominations. In addition, the participants hone their interview, research and public speaking skills as they develop moving presentations to deliver in tribute to the Unbought and Unbossed honorees at the annual awards luncheon in April. Past participants have created original art, written poetry and made videos to showcase the life of their honoree.

 

Girls participating in this year's Women's History Project are: Ebonee Chappell (11th grade at East Ridge High School), Alexis Dozier (9th grade at Red Bank High School), Alexis Eaton (10th grade at CSAS), Sophie Epstein (12th grade at GPS), Khadesha Gordon (12th grade at CSAS), Emily Horton (12th grade at Hixson High School), Taylor Jackson (10th grade at CSAS), Antinea Jones (12th grade at Brainerd High School), Jasmine Pulliam (10th grade at CCA) and Terri Wright (9th grade at CCA).

 

The 10th annual UnBought and UnBossed Awards luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. 

 

Tables for the 10th Annual UnBought & UnBossed Awards luncheon are available at www.UnBoughtAndUnBossed.net. For sponsorship information, contact Phil Trammell at

423 624-4757 or ptrammell@girlsincofchatt.org.


16-Year-Old Native American Flute Sensation Performs At Red Clay Pow Wow

Sixteen-year-old Native American flute sensation, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, producer and rising star Gareth Laffely will perform at Red Clay Pow Wow 2014 in Cleveland at Red Clay State Park on Saturday and Sunday.  Hours are 10 a.m. until dusk on Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission is a $5 donation per car. Gareth will be performing ... (click for more)

Dr. Joe Martin Speaks At PEF Luncheon, "Teachers Have A Chance To Save Lives"

Dr. Joe Martin, speaking at an event for the 25th anniversary of the Public Education Foundation's partnership with Hamilton County schools, said his seventh grade English teacher "literally saved my life and she didn't even know it." Dr. Martin said, "She didn't know that I was being raised in one of the toughest projects of Miami." His teacher, whom he called Ms. G, also did ... (click for more)

Man Shot At Apartments On Tunnel Boulevard Wednesday Afternoon, Then 2 Juveniles Shot At Rec Center On Oakwood Drive With Suspects In Custody

Chattanooga police officers responded to the apartment buildings at 404 Tunnel Blvd. Wednesday at 1:21 p.m., where residents say they heard multiple shots fired.  Witnesses said they saw multiple suspects fleeing the scene on foot behind the complex.  The male victim was taken to a local hospital for life threatening gunshot wounds.  Later Wednesday, ... (click for more)

Several Arrested Outside Erlanger Hospital When Crowd Gathers After Woodlawn Shooting

Several people were arrested Monday night outside Erlanger Hospital after a crowd gathered and clashed with police. The crowd included family and friends of 20-year-old Apprentice Berry, who was shot multiple times and killed earlier Monday night at the Woodlawn Apartments on Wilson Street. Erlanger officials said the group gathered at the emergency room, but were later moved ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Has Lost Its Most Popular Citizen - Luther Masingill - And Response

Chattanooga has lost its most popular citizen – Luther Masingill. Although we are saddened we cherish the memories.  All of us have a Luther story.  Mine is the first time I met Luther.  This was before TV and all of Chattanooga listened to Luther on the radio.  I was 12-years-old.  Some of my buddies and I had gone to the State Theater in downtown ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Policeman’s Prayer

Every year, when the Law Enforcement Foundation of Greater Chattanooga holds its annual luncheon, it is one of the most heartening displays of what America really believes, down deep inside. The most prominent and influential leaders in the community – well over 1,000 -- gather to pay tribute and pledge their support to our heroes in blue who are unfaltering in their devotion, service ... (click for more)