Nashville, Tenn. (ABC News Service) – The annual Women of Legend and Merit Awards hosted by Tennessee State University will honor Dr. Renita J. Weems, Vice President of Academic Affairs at American Baptist College and other women leaders on Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m. at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville.  Academy Award-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson will serve as the keynote speaker for the evening.

The Women of Legend and Merit Awards is an annual celebration saluting dynamic women leaders in business and the community in a variety of fields.  Dr. Renita J. Weems will be honored along side Barbara Landers Bowles, Sharon Kay, Mercedes C. Mayor-Faulcon, Sherri Neal, Phyllis Qualls-Brooks, Renato Soto, and Wendy Thompson.

“Tennessee State University is proud to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of women in our community, and the Women of Legend and Merit Awards presents a perfect opportunity for us to highlight the achievements so many have made in advancing our community and nation,” said Dr. Glenda Glover, President of Tennessee State University.