Billie Jean King honors humanitarians and celebrates student success at 20th Cal State LA gala
Published to LGBT Weekly on October 24, 2017
California State University, Los Angeles honored a civil rights legend and an education champion, and celebrated two outstanding student-athletes during the 20th Billie Jean King & Friends Gala.
Legendary labor union trailblazer Dolores Huerta was awarded the California State University, Los Angeles Presidential Medallion and STEM education leader Tam O’Shaughnessy, Ph.D., received the Joe Shapiro Humanitarian Award.
“You know what I love about this university? I love the fact that we came out No. 1 for upward mobility,” Billie Jean King said to the crowd gathered in the ballroom of the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena for the October 21 fundraiser. “It’s about helping create leaders – leaders in life, leaders wherever you go.”