Dorothy Allen Chimney is the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Texas State Convener. Also, she is an NCNW life member and a member of NCNW national president’s round table.
Professionally, Mrs. Chimney served as an adjunct professor for Stephens F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas and Angelina College, Lufkin, Texas. She retired from Lufkin Independent School District where she taught reading and special education. Also, Mrs. Chimney was a reading specialist, teacher and administrative coordinator at the Burt Shurly Camp for Summer Programs for the Detroit, Michigan Public Schools.
Mrs. Chimney received her Master of Education Degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, and she did post graduate studies at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas. Mrs. Chimney completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Texas College, Tyler and, she graduated from Charlton-Pollard High School, Beaumont, Texas.
In 2017, the Angelina County Citizens Chamber of Commerce honored Mrs. Chimney and presented her the Pinnacle Award for outstanding civic and community service. Her service includes 8th National President of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., the parent organization of Top Teens of America. Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. is an NCNW affiliate. During her tenure as TLOD president, she initiated the Me and My Mentor Program, established the Black History Bowl, and implemented a Top Teen of America Officers Leadership Academy. Mrs. Chimney is chair of the CME Church Eighth Episcopal District Commission on Social Justice and Human Concerns. Also, she is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., City of Lufkin-Undoing Racism Taskforce, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Angelina County City Health District Task Force, and Angelina County Democratic Voters League.
Her professional affiliations include the Texas State Teacher Association, National Education Association, Lufkin Instruction Focus Team (LIFT) – At Risk Student Program, City-Wide Black History Commission, East Texas and Lufkin ISD GEAR UP (Gaining Earl Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs).
Mrs. Chimney is a member of Long Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Lufkin, Texas where she is a member of the choir. Also, she serves as a member of the Ways and Mean, Christian Education, Publication, Evangelism and Membership Committees. She was married to the Late Lacy B. Chimney, Sr. and has three sons, one daughter, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.