Turnham to be honored at annual 18th Annual Baylor Women’s Scholarship Brunch
Friday, 27 January 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
For 18 years, the ladies of Central Texas have celebrated the accomplishments of Baylor University and have shared fellowship with those who care about Baylor at the annual Baylor Women's Scholarship Brunch, held annually to raise funds that will assist students in the Central Texas area who wish to attend Baylor University.
The highlight of each brunch is the announcement of the Distinguished Baylor Woman of the Year.
This year's recipient is Stephanie Turnham, Director of the Bell County Museum. The guest speaker for the brunch is Tommy Lou Davis, Vice President for Constituent Engagement at Baylor, formerly Master Teacher of Classics, who earned a Bachelor's Degree of Arts and a Master's Degree of Science from Baylor.
The brunch is held each year on the third Saturday of January from 10 a.m. to noon at the Wildflower Country Club in Temple, drawing women from Temple, Belton, Salado, Cameron, Rockdale, Georgetown, Killeen, Lampasas and Hamilton.
The Style Show will be presented by Susan Marie's of Salado led by Alice Winders, narrator and organizer. Models will be Baylor graduates of all ages.
The Distinguished Baylor Woman of 2012, Turnham, has been the director of the Bell County Museum since 1994 and serves as Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Museum Studies at Baylor, teaching Introduction to Museum Studies and Introduction to Museum Administration. She earned her Bachelor's Degree of Arts from Baylor in 1988 (magna cum laude) with majors in museum studies, history and art history. She earned her Master's Degree of Arts in 2002 with a 4.0 GPA. She is also a graduate of the Winedale Museum Seminar.
Turnham was born in Dallas and grew up in Mexia. She has served as Adjunct History Instructor at Tarleton State University.
A member of the Rotary Club, she has also served on the Board Member for the Central Texas Orchestral Society. A recipient of the statewide Glenda Morgan Award of Excellence issued by the Texas Historical Commission, she was also awarded the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 2009, she currently serves as President of the Temple City Federation of Women's Clubs.
The event is open to the public and one does not have to be affiliated with Baylor to attend. Tickets are $35 per person, with $20 of each ticket going to the Central Texas Baylor Club Endowed Scholarship.
For more information, call Pam Dial Taylor at (254) 760-8855.