A dedicated physician who is passionate about helping women stay healthy inside and out will provide the culmination of MTSU’s Black History Month celebration for February and the start of its Women’s History Month festivities throughout March.
“Dr. Jackie” Jacqueline Walters, a cast member of Bravo’s “Married to Medicine,” will deliver the keynote address at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in the second-floor ballroom of the Student Union. The event is free and open to the public.
“What really drew us to having Dr. Walters here is her ability to speak on all levels about women’s health, healing and hope,” said Maigan Wipfli, chair of the Women’s History Month Committee and director of the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students.
“She is an excellent example of someone who has gone through struggles and come out of it with resilience and grace,” Wipfli said. “We are excited to have her speak and to be able to learn more from such a remarkable woman.”
Walters, an obstetrician-gynecologist, practices at Comprehensive Women’s OB/GYN, which has locations in Duluth and Dunwoody, Georgia.
A two-time breast cancer survivor, Walters is founder of the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation, an organization established in 2013 to support breast cancer survivors. She also serves as an ambassador of ME Period, a movement to encourage women to see greatness in themselves.
With the theme of this year’s Black History Month celebration being “Black Love: Health, Wellness, Relationships,” MTSU’s Black History Month Committee also felt she would be an ideal speaker to wrap the monthlong emphasis on the topic.
“We’re grateful to have someone with Dr. Jackie’s extensive medical background sharing her wealth of knowledge with the campus and wider community,” said Daniel Green, director of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs and chair of the Black History Month Committee. “She’s a perfect speaker to wrap up this year’s Black History Month activities and our emphasis throughout the month on improving health and wellness.”
Walters earned bachelor’s degrees at Alcorn State University and the University of Mississippi and obtained her medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical Center of Central Georgia and Mercer University.
For more information about this event, please contact Green at firstname.lastname@example.org or Wipfli at email@example.com.
— Gina K. Logue (firstname.lastname@example.org)