Cooley holds honors convocation

Family and friends of WMU-Cooley students gathered at the law school's Lansing campus to recognizes students for their leadership roles with various organizations, achieving academic excellence and being named to the Dean's List or Honor Roll during honors convocation on Friday, July 20.

Antoine Cato, Danielle Lofton and Nicole Westfall were awarded the Leadership Achievement Award, which acknowledges students who have consistently, comprehensively, and effectively provided leadership in a variety of capacities, and is intended to be the culmination of a student's participation in leadership activities while at WMU-Cooley.

In addition to the Leadership Achievement Awards, Lofton received the Student Bar Association's Distinguished Student Award and the Fitzgerald Student Award, while Westfall was presented with the Robert E. Krinock Memorial Award. The Distinguished Student Award is presented to a student who has led by example and has shown outstanding dedication to the student body. The Fitzgerald award is presented to a student who has shown a significant commitment toward the improvement of the school's various student organizations. The Krinock award is named after former WMU-Cooley dean, the late Robert Krinock. The award is given to a student who has risen above expectations and has proven extreme loyalty to the school, the student bar association, and the student body.

In addition to awards for outstanding service at WMU-Cooley, students Aisha Henry, Omojomiloju Ogunfiditimi, and Stephanie Osadebe were presented with the President Thomas E. Brennan Student Scholarship. The scholarship is presented to individuals who display leadership skills similar to those Brennan exemplified as president and founder of the law school.

Published: Tue, Jul 31, 2018