For more than 35 years, MTSU’s Associate Athletic Director Diane Turnham has fought to ensure women athletes have the same opportunities as their male counterparts.
Turnham was honored with the Tempest Award at the third annual Equali-Tea, held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the MTSU Miller Education Center, 503 E Bell St, in Murfreesboro.
The Tempest Award is given annually at the tea to honor an individual in Middle Tennessee who has acted to address the systemic barriers to equity for women and girls and thereby has contributed to the mission of the American Association of University Women.
The (hats optional) High Tea also marks Equal Pay Day, the day that symbolizes how long women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year and raises funds for the Middle Tennessee Fund for Women and Girls, a nonprofit organization in support of the mission of AAUW Murfreesboro: to level the playing field for women and girls in education and in the workforce. The funds raised are used for two AAUW Murfreesboro scholarships that are offered to MTSU students.
Fawn Weaver, CEO of Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey, delivered the keynote address.
Photos by AAUW-Murfreesboro