Jean-Marie was featured on Nooga.com on April 26, 2012. Nooga.com launched in 2011 as a local news website focusing on business, government and lifestyle in the Chattanooga area.
Special thanks to Ben Ozburn for using us in his final project.
Jean-Marie Lawrence of Chattanooga was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee 2012 on April 7, 2012 at Cherokee Mills in Knoxville. Lawrence is a 25 year-old graduate student at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga working on her Master’s in Public Administration. She was diagnosed with Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy in 1993. Lawrence is the co-developer of transition programming for students with disabilities at UT Chattanooga. Her passion and purpose is advocating and creating policy for people with disabilities. Lawrence wants to raise awareness to the issues of fixed route public transportation. Lawrence will go on to compete in the national competition in Rhode Island August 6th-12th.
Jean-Marie is a 25-year-old graduate student at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga working on her Masters in Public Administration: Local Government. She currently has a BS in Political Science: Legal Studies from the same school. Jean-Marie, who was diagnosed with Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy in 1993, is the co-developer of transition programming for students with disabilities at UTC. Her passion and purpose is advocating and creating a policy for people with disabilities. Jean-Marie wants to raise awareness of the issues of fixed route public transportation.