The Washburn University School of Law Alumni Association hosted a reception at the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center on March 27, 2015, to honor several individuals. The Association presents three different awards each year: the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Distinguished Service Award, and the Honorary Life Membership.
Kay Arvin, '51, Winton Hinkle, '68, and The Honorable Alex Hotchkiss, '27, were the Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. The Honorable Nancy Moritz, '85, received the Distinguished Service Award and the Honorary Life Membership was presented to David J. Rebein.
The awards presentation has always been one of my favorite alumni events. Family members of the recipients travel from near and far to attend. The acceptance speeches are inspirational, moving, and heartfelt. These awards provide us with an opportunity to thank the recipients for their contributions to our school. It reminds me why I chose to attend Washburn and the connection that I will have to Washburn for the rest of my life.
Who do you know that is deserving of one of these awards? Please take a few minutes to nominate that individual. Nominations can be submitted at any time and can be sent to the alumni director's attention at the Law School. The Awards Committee reviews all nominations and then recommends that year's recipients to the Board of Governors for the Board's approval. If a nomination is received after recipients have already been selected, the information will be retained for consideration the following year.
I also want to thank Washburn University President Jerry Farley for his support of the Law School. He and Susan, his wife, attend multiple Law School events each year, visiting and spending time with current students and alumni. His vision for the future of our Law School and efforts with regard to the proposed new Law School building have been instrumental. If you have ever met President Farley or heard him speak, you know that his energy and enthusiasm are contagious.
Sabrina Standifer, '99
President, Washburn University School of Law Alumni Association