Two Widener Harrisburg students were awarded scholarships at the Twelfth Annual Dauphin County Bar Association and Keystone Bar Association Joint Dinner Meeting on Tuesday, November 1. The event took place at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton in Harrisburg.
Second-year student Rachel Hadrick was awarded the Judge Nix scholarship. The Nix scholarship was open to all first and second year law students who are African American, Hispanic or Native American. The recipient was chosen based on several factors including academic achievement, financial need, and potential for making a contribution to the society and legal profession. Hadrick was awarded $1,000 as a recipient of the Judge Nix Scholarship.
Student Shawna Harrell was awarded the Marshall Fellowship that was open to third year law students who have a job in Dauphin County and are of African American, Hispanic or Native American descent. This recipient was selected based on their potential for making a contribution to society and the legal profession through either current or anticipated legal efforts. Harrell was also awarded $1,000.
Faculty members Ben Barros
, Starla Williams
, Katharine Nelson
, and Mary Kate Kearney
attended the event, and Pennsylvania Bar Association Diversity Officer Janis M. Leftridge, Esq., served as the keynote speaker at the joint dinner meeting.