Life University alumna Dr. Melanie Cripps has been honored with the 2020 Rising Chiropractor of the Year award by the Tennessee Chiropractic Association.
TCA is Tennessee's largest professional company for chiropractic specialists.
Dr. Cripps was selected by her colleagues to receive this honor, which is offered to recognize the recipient's contributions of time and skill early in their profession, benefitting their occupation and their community.
Growing up in Middle Tennessee, Dr. Cripps excelled on the softball field. She earned her bachelor's degree at Tennessee State University while playing Division I softball, however extreme headaches threatened to sideline her till she found chiropractic care. Motivated by her chiropractic journey as a client, she made the decision to participate in Life University. After graduating in 2014 with her Doctor of Chiropractic, she developed Carthage Family Chiropractic LLC in Carthage, Tennessee.
Over the last six years, Dr. Cripps has actually been hard at work serving her clients, however makes giving back a top priority – coaching a regional youth group and taking part in local charity jobs, such as the Emmanuel House, an at-risk females's shelter. She signed up with the Smith County Chamber of Commerce when she opened her practice and now serves on the Chamber Board.