Anna Turner Jolivet
Parents: Sadie Osborne and Joe Turner. Graduated from Tucson High School. Earned a Bachelor's Degree, Master of Education, Education Specialist and Doctor of Education from the University of Arizona. Employed in Tucson Unified School District as teacher, elementary principal, central office administrator and assistant superintendent for high schools.
Married to Clarence Jolivet, 53 years, two children, three grandchildren.
Awards/Acknowledgements: Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award, UA Alumni Organization; YWCA Woman on the Move; YWCA Lifetime Achievement Award; Tucson Chamber of Commerce, 1996 Woman of the Year; Outstanding Educator Award, College of Education, University of Arizona; Black Alumni, UA Phenomenal Woman Award; Herbert Tenzer Award (Partners in Democracy) - AIFL; Bah'a'I - William Sears Vision in Action Award
Anna was recognized as an outstanding educator and served in various capacities in her professional career. She was a classroom teacher, a music resource teacher, elementary principal, administrator for staff development, director of planning services and assistant superintendent for high schools.
Anna was active in professional organizations: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; past president of the State unit and member of the national executive council; Delta Kappa Gamma; American Association School Administrators; Council of Educational Facility Planners, International; and others.
She was also actively involved with many civic organizations: YWCA of the USA National Board; Tucson YWCA; Tucson Pima County Library Board; Pima County Board on Aging, Board President; Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, Past President; Chair, City Bond Oversight Committee; Tucson Downtown Development Corp, Past President; United Way, Chair for Allocations; America-Israel Friendship League, Past President, organized Youth Ambassador Exchange Program; Tucson Fundraising Review Board, Past Chair; Arizona Town Hall, Executive Committee, member of research committee; Founder, Tucson Pima Library Foundation; University of Arizona Women's Plaza of Honor, chair, fundraising and executive committee.
Anna has been a lifetime member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and has been active in many church programs. Past Junior Choir director, Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, Trustee and choir member.
Anna was raised in a Christian home and has tried to live a life directed by the Holy Spirit. She believes in prayer and is proud of her children and grandchildren and treasures the love of her husband
Anna is also honored in the Plaza on the African American Women's Arch.