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MMA affinity group elects officers

The TWU affinity group MMA (Maintaining Motherhood in Academia) has elected new officers for the 2021-2022 academic year:

  • Laura Shackelford (Career Connections Center, Denton) – chair
  • Aimee Myers (Academic Assessment & Accreditation, Teacher Education, Denton) – vice chair
  • Ashley Bender (English, Speech & Foreign Languages, Denton) – social director
  • Amanda Zerangue (Library, Denton) – marketing & communications director

MMA strives to provide support for TWU faculty and staff who self-identify as academics and mothers as well as provide a voice for mothers in academia. Contact Shackelford at for more information.

MMA is one of six approved affinity groups at TWU. There are rules and regulations to forming an affinity group, and a human resources committee reviews and approves applications to ensure the group meets the criteria.