County woman wins full Lipscomb scholarship


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A Thompson’s Station woman will receive a full-tuition Lipscomb University scholarship for graduate work in telecommunications and wireless technology as she builds a networking group for women in the field in Nashville.

A Thompson’s Station woman will receive a full-tuition Lipscomb University scholarship for graduate work in telecommunications and wireless technology as she builds a networking group for women in the field in Nashville.

Tuition costs of up to $44,280 will be paid to Lisa Hagenbuch for winning Lipscomb’s College of Business “Degree of Difference†video competition. She was the producer of the video entry receiving the most votes online from among five finalists.

More than 10,000 votes were cast during the 11-day voting period, which ended on June 20. Votes came in from the U.S. and at least 28 countries including India, Mozambique, France and Japan, said Lisa Shacklett, assistant dean of the Lipscomb University College of Business.

“I am overwhelmed and very pleased that I have this opportunity to pursue a graduate business degree at Lipscomb,†said Hagenbuch, a native of Scottsville, Ky. “I’ve thought about getting an MBA for years. I just felt that the time was right to go for it.â€

A graduate of Western Kentucky University, Hagenbuch moved to Williamson County in 1999 and took a job with Sprint/Nextel, where she saw a need for networking and support programs for women in that field.

“I became familiar with an organization called Women in Wireless and learned that they do not have a chapter in the Nashville area,†said Hagenbuch, who today is a property specialist for SBA Communications Corporation, the third-largest owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure across North, Central and South America.

“This is a close-knit industry. I think a women’s group would be very beneficial as more women enter this field. Women in Wireless is a well organized nonprofit that is emerging in cities across the country to help promote and develop female leaders in mobile and digital media. I think starting a chapter here will definitely benefit women in this community.â€

Hagenbuch said she is looking forward to taking classes this fall at Spark, Lipscomb’s location in Franklin’s Cool Springs area. As part of the program, she will post a monthly video blog on onedegreeaway.lipscomb.edu about her experience at Lipscomb as well as how her studies are helping her pursue her goal of making a degree of change.

Click here to view Hagenbuch’s video.

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