Leaders for Life message: Plenty of career paths await graduates

Natalie Ivey (left) and Kristen Marquez (photo by Kate Nicewicz)
Natalie Ivey (left) and Kristen Marquez (photo by Kate Nicewicz)

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech's female student-athletes heard an encouraging message that there are plenty of career options awaiting them when they graduate, a presentation give by two young professional women as part of the Dr. M. Dianne Murphy Leaders for Life Program.

The two speakers, Natalie Ivey and Kristen Marqueztold the gathering how the doors opened for them after graduation and led them into careers they had not previously thought about. Ivey is the Assistant District Attorney General for Tennessee’s 13th Judicial District, while Marquez is the Public Affairs Officer at Ireland Army Community Hospital at Fort Knox, Ky.

The Leaders for Life program has included a number of prominent speakers in the past several years, including its namesake, Dr. Murphy, in 2011. The most recent speaker was OVC Commissioner Beth DeBauche, who spoke at the event in October.

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