Bradford awarded Miller Scholarship
See Rock City Inc. selected Cornelia "Neelie" Bradford as its fourth recipient of the Martha Bell Miller Scholarship. Bradford has been an employee at Rock City on the retail seasonal stands team for five years. She is a senior at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, majoring in exceptional learning, with a goal of teaching young children with autism.
The scholarship is named in honor of Martha Bell Miller, a lifelong educator. She worked as Rock City's Mother Goose from 1983 to 2005.
UTC professors earn national awards
Dr. Debbie Ingram and Dr. Helen Eigenberg have received national recognition from organizations within their respective fields.
Ingram, UC Foundation professor and academic coordinator of clinical education, is a faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
She has been named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow by the American Physical Therapy Association, the highest honor in the association's membership categories. She will be honored on June 27 at the association's conference in Salt Lake City.
Eigenberg, professor and head of the UTC Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, has been honored with a national award from the American Society of Criminology, Division on Women and Crime.
She is the first recipient of the Sarah Hall Award, named in honor of the "administrator of the American Society of Criminology for more than 30 years, whose tireless service helped countless students and scholars in their careers," according to a news release.
Ingram has written 14 peer-reviewed publications, made numerous presentations and collaborated on writing and managing a three-year, $823,000 Health Careers Opportunity Program grant from the Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration.
She has served as national president of the University of Tennessee Alumni Association and received outstanding service awards from the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association, the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy and UTC.
Dr. Emily Lenning of the Department of Criminal Justice at Fayetteville State University, said Eigenberg has worked with "multiple agencies and organizations, such as the Tennessee State Coalition on Domestic Violence, to ensure that support is offered to victims of intimate partner violence."
Eigenberg has contributed to the criminology society by serving as editor of Feminist Criminology for four years and now as a member of its editorial board. She has been a member of the editorial board of Women and Criminal Justice since 2000.
Barista contest winners named
Professional and amateur baristas gathered with about 60 coffee enthusiasts for the first Chattanooga Coffee Throwdown on March 17 hosted by Thrive Studio.
Judges selected winners in three categories: espresso, specialty and brewed coffee drinks.
Jeremy Moore with Bonlife Coffee in Cleveland, Tenn., took home the prize for best brewed coffee.
Whitney Turner with Pasha Coffee & Tea received first place in the espresso category.
Jamion William, home barista and private beverage consultant, made the winning specialty coffee drink.
EPB announces essay winners
EPB recently announced winners in its 2013 EPB Black History Month Essay Contest.
Winners included Kendra Anderson, Preston Fore, Cheyenne Johnson, Emily Moser and Jack Wu, all of Hunter Middle School; Alex Cotter and Daniel Jackson, both of Central High School; and Jasmine Pulliam of Chattanooga Center For Creative Arts.
Students throughout Hamilton County were asked to write an essay detailing contributions they will make to the African-American story.
Shaw is National Geographic Bee semifinalist
Anna Shaw, an eighth-grader at Girls Preparatory School, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that she is a semifinalist in the Tennessee National Geographic Bee. The bee will be held Friday, April 5, in Nashville.
In the GPS Geography Bee, Anna was one of the top nine scorers with a 90 percent success rate. She answered three of five questions correctly in a final round to be crowned GPS champion and receive a medal from National Geographic.
The winner at the state level will participate in the National Geography Bee in May.
Stephas wins in Cattlemen's Classic
Chattanooga cutting horse rider Alexis Stephas was a big winner during the Cattlemen's Fourth Annual Derby and Classic in Graham, Texas, on March 10.
Stephas and her horse, Once You Go Black, scored 216 in the 4-year-old (horse) Unlimited Amateur cutting horse event. Stephas and Once You Go Black won a total of $4,900 in prize money.
A cutting horse is an athletic animal, able to respond quickly and turn sharply, that is trained to keep a cow from returning to the herd. The horses involved are typically American quarter horses, although other breeds are used.
In the event, the horse and rider select and separate a cow out of a small group. As the cow tries to return to its herd, the rider loosens the reins and leaves it entirely to the horse to keep the cow separated.
Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...