Dr. Phyllis Washington, 2018 Tempest Award Recipient

Phyllis Washington is the winner of the 2018 Tempest Award, presented by AAUW Murfreesboro and the Middle Tennessee Fund for Women & Girls.

The Tempest Award is given annually 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 AAUW.

A long-time educator, Washington was honored at the second annual Equali-TEA, held Tuesday, April 10 on MTSU campus, for her dedication throughout her career to students, first at MTSU where her work enabled her to help thousands of African-American students and then for Rutherford County Schools.

Read Dr. Washington’s full profile on the Middle Tennessee Fund for Women & Girls website.