The Arc Mid-South at 2014 “Awards of Excellence” Banquet hosted by
Tennessee Community Organizations (TNCO)

The Arc Mid-South’s Executive Director, Carlene Leaper; Board President, Merle Smith; and Arc staff travelled to Nashville on August 20th to attend the 2014 “Awards of Excellence” Banquet hosted by Tennessee Community Organizations (TNCO).  The Arc was fortunate to have been a part of this occasion, as 2 of The Arc’s submission recipients were honorees. 


Christina R. was recognized as the recipient of the “Individual Achievement” award (West, TN) for her accomplishment in attaining her High School DiplomaThis nomination represents individuals with disabilities that have made outstanding progress toward achieving their personal goals in the Community.  There couldn’t have been anyone more deserving, and The Arc Mid-South is proud of the achievement that Christina has made.

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The Hershey Company also made its debut during the Award Banquet, as they received recognition as “Business of the Year” (West, TN).  The Hershey Company has afforded individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to gain employment, and gain independence.  The nomination recognizes businesses that have taken extraordinary action to provide work for individuals with disabilities.  The Hershey Company has established an ongoing partnership with The Arc Mid-South to ensure that individuals with disabilities have an opportunity to become financial contributors in society.

Carlene Leaper- Executive Director, The Arc Mid-South and
Andrea Goodman – Human Resources Specialist, The Hershey Company

The Arc Mid-South was well represented in the West, TN Region…



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