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Cooley Law School Professor Florise Neville-Ewell (right) was presented with a Great Deeds Award during a ceremony at Cooley’s Auburn Hills Campus on Wednesday, Dec. 22.  The award is given out once a year to a faculty or staff member who demonstrates outstanding commitment to community service.  Congratulating a surprised and honored Neville-Ewell was Cooley Associate Dean John Nussbaumer (left). 

Neville-Ewell was honored for her work with the TenCore Program and with the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, Nussbaumer noted in remarks at the ceremony.  TenCore is a foreclosure prevention program that provides basic consumer education information to individuals who are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure which Neville-Ewell will be discussing with several American Bar Association sections next year. 

She also worked with the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion for almost a year to produce the successful regional event hosted at Cooley in October titled “From Redlining to White Flight:  The History of Housing Segregation and the Importance of Regionalism.” 

For that event Neville-Ewell helped the students prepare the bench memorandum for the justices who heard the oral argument in the re-creation of the case of Milliken v Bradley, and helped them prepare and present a background lesson to approximately 100 students at seven Detroit metropolitan area high schools in the weeks before those students attended the event.