Student-Athletes treated to talk in Leaders for Life program

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Nearly 100 of Tennessee Tech's female student-athletes were treated Thursday morning to a talk by Lanise Rosemond -- also known across campus as "Coach Rose" -- as part of the Dr. M. Dianne Murphy Female Student-Athlete Leaders For Life program.

Following an informal lunch in the Eagles Nest of the Eblen Center, the audience heard "Coach Rose" give a spirited and lively presentation on personal growth and development. A former collegiate student-athlete and coach, Rose is an instructor in the Dept. of Exercise Science and Physical Education.

"This was a wonderful and inspirational presentation, and everyone really seemed to enjoy hearing her message," said Tammie McMillan, Tech's Senior Woman Adminstrator. "The two programs this month have been extremely beneficial and informative to our female student-athletes."

The Leaders for Life program was established by Dr. Murphy, a former Tech student-athlete who has gone on to become one of America's most respected collegiate athletics administrators and is currently the Director of Athletics at Columbia University.

Murphy announced the establishment of the Dr. M. Dianne Murphy Female Student-Athlete Leaders for Life Program at Tennessee Tech in 2006. The program provides mentoring and networking opportunities for female student-athletes at Tennessee Tech with successful female role models. The Leaders for Life Program features keynote addresses by women in the sports industry and women in leadership positions, as well as social networking opportunities.

Dr. Murphy herself was back on campus two weeks ago for a presentation in the program.