Posted On: September 24, 2020
Smith-Wright Law wants to congratulate each of the women that were nominated for this year’s ATHENA International Leadership awards and the Young Professional Leadership Awards. The ATHENA Award recognizes an individual who excels in her profession, gives back to the community, and helps develop other leaders, especially women. The 2020 ATHENA Award recipient is Diane Cummings Turnham, who was nominated by The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties. Throughout her career, Turnham has advocated for scholarships, access, and parity in women’s sports. She began her 38-year career at MTSU as an assistant basketball coach. Although she had never played or coached volleyball, she added the role of head women’s volleyball coach to her basketball coaching duties in the early years to provide greater opportunities for women to play sports at MTSU.
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