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Legal Studies Scholarship Lunch

On May 3, 2017, Legal Studies faculty and students gathered at the UMass University Club to honor this year’s Legal Studies scholarship winners. The ceremony started with a welcome from Paul Collins, Director of the Program in Legal Studies and Professor of Legal Studies, followed by recognition of the outstanding scholarship of this year’s undergraduate scholarship winners from Jane Fountain, Chair of the Department of Political Science and Distinguished Professor in Political Science and Public Policy. Student winners included:

  • Ashley Sulock: Chair’s Opportunity Award
  • Dan Bolcun: Judge Judd Carhart Scholarship
  • Haley Hohensee: Judge Judd Carhart Scholarship
  • Katherine Stolerman: Political Science and Legal Studies Excellence Award
  • Brennan Tierney: Shep Shepard, William F. Field Alumni Scholar
  • Kimberly Beaudreau: Legal Studies Honors Award
  • Marie McCune: Legal Studies Honors Award
  • Megan Siwek: Dennis Crowley Scholarship
  • Greta Wilt: Paul R. Shuldiner Memorial Scholarship

Despite the windy weather and the impending loom of finals, the Senior Celebration on May 3, 2017 was a great success, with students and faculty from the Political Science and Legal Studies programs converging on the Machmer lawn for food, music, and to celebrate their hard work and achievements throughout their undergraduate careers!

During the celebration, the Legal Studies Undergraduate Board surprised Legal Studies faculty with a presentation of particularly creative certificates of recognition and thanks. Those awards included:

  • Professor Ben-Aaron – Most likely to triage injured or orphaned wildlife
  • Professor Carhart – Most likely to blame America’s failings on The Rotten English
  • Professor Collins – Most likely to test class material on his wife and kids
  • Professor Gaitenby – Most likely to survive a nuclear attack
  • Professor Hamlin – Most likely to solve the refugee crisis
  • Professor Kawar – Most likely to ensure students make good use of printing funds
  • Professor McCarthy – Most likely to get arrested in Russia for displaying too much enthusiasm
  • Professor Rice – Most likely to attain a 10k Fitbit step goal in one lecture
  • Professor Rowen – Most likely to have visited every country in the world
  • Professor Wing – Most likely to bring world peace using technology



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