Two TSU Professors Nominated for Nashville Emerging Leader Awards

TSU Professors Winston and Young are Finalists for two Nashville Emerging Leader Awards.
Two Tennessee State University professors are among this year’s nominees for Nashville’s Emerging Leaders Awards.

There are five nominees in each of the 15 categories for the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards. The awards are sponsored by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville. They recognize professionals younger than 40 who have made significant accomplishments in their chosen field and contributions to the community.

TSU's 2016 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards Finalists

Dr. Tameka Winston, assistant professor of Communications; and Dr. De’Etra Young, assistant professor of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, were nominated in the Education, and the Environment and Sustainability categories.

A committee of community leaders and industry experts chose the nominees. Finalists will be announced at a reception June 22 at Cheekwood.

“We are excited to announce this talented group of finalists for the 2016 NELAs,” said Ralph Schulz, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. “These young professionals possess strong leadership skills, and their commitment to the community is important to the future prosperity of the Nashville region.”

Dr. Tameka Winston

Winston, a 2015 Nashville Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 Award winner, called her nomination “a wonderful platform” to represent her university.

“It’s truly an honor to be recognized with such a talented group of professionals,” she said.

Dr. De’Etra Young

Young said she is honored to be recognized as a nominee in the Environment and Sustainability category in a city with a number of environmental and sustainability programs and initiatives.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to these programs and initiatives as a member of Metro’s Tree Advisory Committee, and Urban Green Lab’s Board of Directors,”  said Young, who is president of the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council.

Nashville Emerging Leader Awards Award Ceremony Event Details

Date: August 4
Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Lipscomb University in the Collins Alumni Auditorium, One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204

Source: Tennessee State University

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