DR. TENLEY EMMA ALBRIGHT is the first US woman to win an Olympic gold medal in figure skating (Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, 1956 and silver, Oslo, Norway, 1952). Although she never turned professional, she is a prominent figure in the world of sports. As a surgeon her innovations in medical practice have led her to contribute to policy and research. Currently, she is the director of the Institute for Collaborative Initiatives at MIT, which promotes a systems based approach to solving societal issues with experts from a range of disciplines.
Throughout years of exchanges, both on and off the ice, Tenley has met people who were named after her or who share her name.
The announcer at my Eastern Juveniles competition when I was 11 called me, “Tooley Albright.” Because no one had heard my name before they often mistook it for Penny, Henry – once I even was called Stanley! But I love my name and have always been curious to be in touch with other people who share it.”
This website is the first step in making contact with people who share the name Tenley. We would love to hear your stories of this unusual name. Ultimately, we look forward to gathering to celebrate together on July 19, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.