Students remember beloved MTSU professor killed in tornado


Just over a week after an adjunct professor at Middle Tennessee State University was killed in a tornado, students and staffers came together on Thursday.  

Angela “Angie” Walker would have celebrated her 42nd birthday on Thursday. The Rutherford County woman was killed when a tornado with 135 mph winds flipped her Christiana home.  

Around 75 people gathered at the university’s student union building to remember the beloved professor. Attendees were asked to write their best memories about Angie on index cards and share them with the Walker family.  

One student said Angie didn’t change the world, but she did change their world.  

“[It’s] cool to step back and watch the lives she touched I ways that I never noticed before,” her husband Scott Walker said.  

Angie’s sister, Lora Ellis, “I haven’t teared up today until now. It feels good. I mean, I know what my sister meant to me, as far as the students go, I know that they’re sad.”  

Angie, who was called a ray of sunshine by her father-in-law, leaves behind her husband and two children.  

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