Dr. Love presented Zora Neale Hurston: “A Woman of Zeal” Award 2023

Dr. Tiundra Love in character as Zora Neale Hurston

The Gamma Iota Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated recently presented their “Woman of Zeal” award to Dr. Tiundra Love, D.O. at the Kingdom Center, Chattanooga, TN. The award was presented during the sorority’s “Tea with Z” that honored the life and contributions of Zora Neale Hurston, the premiere anthropologist and folklorist in the 1920’s. Ms. Hurston was not afraid to go against the common thoughts of the day that related to education, race or politics and the effects of these topics on our social world. Education for women, particularly women of color, was a way to bridge the gap of social issues that continue to cause inequities locally and globally.

Dr. Love’s career and contributions exemplify all characteristics of The “Woman of Zeal” Award for a woman who through her personal or professional life helps to make the world a better place. This woman is: ● Community and Civic minded ● Enthusiastic in aiding and securing the well-being of others ● Devoted to the cause of truth that inherently affects our community in such a way that causes positive change ● Diligent in the pursuit for social justice and reform.

Dr. Tiundra Love, D.O. is a graduate of Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine at Virginia Tech 2009. She trained in internal medicine at UT College of Medicine at Erlanger. While in training she was nominated for the Harold Alper Award 2012.

She is certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians, Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Society, Sigma Sigma Chi Honors Society, and Mountain City Medical Society. Currently, she is a Hospitalist at Parkridge Medical Center.