Ashley Danielle Allen will be among more than 250 baccalaureate, masters and doctoral graduates of Tennessee State University this weekend.
Allen, a mother of three who works as a director of player relations for a Knoxville-based sports agency, will earn her second degree from the state's flagship HBCU, and has her eyes set on a career that will take her from the sidelines of NFL fields as a cheerleader, to the boardrooms of team owners as a contract negotiator.
From the TSU Newsroom:
“I am really excited about receiving my graduate degree from such a great institution,” says Allen, who earned her bachelor’s degree in business at TSU in 2008. “For a longtime, I knew I wanted to go back to school. I looked at the surrounding area for competitive programs. But TSU was kind of home for me, and I received good advice, and I am glad I listened and came here.”