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Alumni & Friends Give Back In Support of ScholarshipsRavitz Foundation Provides Match Funds for George Roumell Fund
The Ravitz Foundation provided $50,000 to the George Roumell Fund, which honors Professor Roumell’s distinguished career teaching labor and arbitration law.
Peter Lucido, ’88, pledged $100,000 to support the planned DCL (Detroit College of Law) Commemorative Plaza and became an ambassador for the plaza effort.
The Honorable Daniel Downey, ’76, made a $200,000 gift for scholarships designed for law students who were former college hockey players.
For two straight years, Jackson Lewis law firm has provided two students with $2,500 each for their law school studies. Trustee Maurice Jenkins, a managing partner specializing in labor and employment law at the firm, presented the scholarships at the MSU College of Law Board of Trustees meeting in December. This year’s recipients, 2Ls Demaurey Drummond and Tracy Gragston, both have an interest in labor law.
The Ida and Benjamin Alpert Foundation established the Myron and Doris Alpert Scholarship at MSU Law with a gift of $48,000. Earnings from this endowed scholarship will provide funds for students who demonstrate financial need. Myron created the Alpert Foundation to honor his father, Maurice, who graduated from Detroit College of Law in 1955.
The following alumni are the newest members of the Law College’s Circle of Friends. Each joined the President’s Club with gifts and pledges of $10,000 or more. Thank you to all of our donors for your generous pledges and gifts of support!
Ms. Tina M. Battle, `86, and Mr. Tim Battle
Mr. Donald F. Carney, `76 and Mrs. Jacqueline M. CarneyMr. Ronald A. Deneweth, `77, and Mrs. Mary L. Deneweth
Ms. Joanne B. Faycurry, `87
Mr. Jeffrey C. Littmann, `84, and Mrs. Cynthia M. Littmann
Thanks to the generosity of Trustee Charlie E. Langton, ’87, and his firm, Langton Law, one MSU Law student will receive a $2,500 fellowship grant for summer 2013 work in the public interest sector. The gift will help offset expenses while the student gains invaluable experiences in public interest law during the time of the fellowship. The first Langton Law Public Interest Fellow will be named in spring 2013.
MSU Law is seeking additional donors to allow more students to participate in public interest law fellowships this summer and beyond. If you are interested in supporting this effort, contact Associate Director of Alumni Engagement Devon Glass, ’04, at 517-432-6840.