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Dr. Alicene Hunter
Reflections of Our Lives
Alicelene (Alice) Hunter, PhD Biographical Information
Dr. Hunter is ordained for service by two Christian organizations – Holiness Science and Liberated Catholic. The major components of her service include: preaching at diverse Churches and events, teaching specialized Bible studies for persons with special needs, prayer and counseling, and foreign missionary work to Haiti three times and to Belize once. She was educated by The Holy Spirit, life, and the following institutions of higher learning: University of Tennessee at Nashville, Tennessee State University, Emmanuel Bible College, Sacred Heart Theological, and United Theological.
Alicelene is a retired Adult Education Teacher and Youth Program Manager who successfully redesigned the Nashville Urban League’s (now Urban League of Middle TN) Adult Education program, increasing the number of GED graduates from six to thirty-two within the first twelve months; earning recognition by the federal government as a Tennessee best practice. Dr. Hunter served under contract with U.T. Center for Literacy Studies as an Adult Education Teacher Support. While employed by the Urban League, Dr. Hunter designed, developed, executed, and managed an internship and study program, Nashville Youth Training and Education Corp (NashvilleYTEC) at Maplewood Comprehensive High School to serve students at-risk for dropping out. She collaborated with Maplewood’s principal, and designated staff to secure internships with government including the Davidson County Sheriffs Department. Students also had internships with cultural organizations and numerous local businesses. She has enjoyed several other careers prior.
Certified in instructional and leadership techniques by Friesen, Kay and Associates (FKA) and the Whitney Young Leadership Institute and armed with information on research based learning styles; she has used her skills to serve the community through various projects over the years. A few of her numerous activities (with help from family and friends) include: a series of free poetry workshops at the Pruitt Library, free math tutoring at the Juvenile Court office in Toney Sudekum housing, and arts project, Happy Healthy Creative Whole Me, serving senior citizens and persons with special needs at their residential facilities. She has also done numerous stage performances and facilitated workshops locally, in other parts of the U.S., and on a ferry traveling from Trinidad to Tobago.
Dr. Hunter’s freelance articles and photographs have been published in the Tennessean and the Nashville Pride. She self-published and sold a poetry chapbook, Reflections of Our Lives. Her poem, Rain for Haiti, published in Tracing the Infinite, by The International Library of Poetry, received the Editor’s Choice Award from the International Library of Poetry. Alicelene has been honored locally by the Office of Mayor Bill Purcell for “… artistic contributions to the community through poetry.” Also awarded with the group, Relativ, for “…service to the artistic community of Nashville as a supporter of literature and poetry.”