The First State Celebrates Constitution Day 2007

The Mentor Program
Pulbic Officials Acting as Mentors

Widener has arranged for each student author to have a "mentor." Each mentor will read a student's essay and then contact the author to briefly discuss the essay.

Widener is grateful to the following individuals who have graciously agreed to serve as mentors for our student authors.

Public Officials - Federal Government

Executive Branch

  • Colm F. Connolly, United States Attorney, District of Delaware

Legislative Branch

  • Senator Thomas R. Carper
  • Congressman Michael N. Castle

Judicial Branch

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

  • Judge Thomas L. Ambro
  • Judge Kent A. Jordan
  • Senior Judge Jane R. Roth

U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

  • Chief Judge Sue L. Robinson
  • Judge Joseph J. Farnan, Jr.
  • Judge Gregory M. Sleet*

Public Officials - State Government

Executive Branch

  • Governor Ruth Ann Minner
  • Chief Deputy Attorney General Richard Gebelein
  • Public Defender Lawrence Sullivan

Legislative Branch

  • Thurman Adams, Jr., President Pro Tempore, Delaware State Senate

Judicial Branch

Delaware Supreme Court

  • Chief Justice Myron T. Steele
  • Justice Randy J. Holland*+
  • Justice Joseph T. Walsh (Justice from 1985-2003; currently Of Counsel, McCarter & English)*+
  • Justice William T. Quillen (Justice from 1978 to 1983; currently Of Counsel, Drinker,Bidddle & Reath)+

Delaware Court of Chancery

  • Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons, Jr.*

Community Leaders

  • Geoffrey Gamble, President Delaware State Bar Association*
  • Elizabeth M. McGeever, President-Elect, Delaware State Bar Association
  • Thomas L. Sager, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Inc.*


  • Robert L. Hayman, Jr., Professor of Law, Widener University School of Law
  • Professor David R. Hodas, Professor of Law, Widener University School of Law
  • Leland Ware, Louis L. Redding Chair for the Study of Law and Public Policy, University of Delaware
*Member, Widener University School of Law Board of Overseers +Adjunct Faculty Member, Widener University School of Law

Essay Collection

A.I. Dupont H.S.

Brandywine H.S.

Cab Calloway School Of The Arts

Caesar Rodney H.S.

Cape Henlopen H.S.

Concord H.S.

Delmar H.S.

Dover H.S.

Glasgow H.S.

Howard Technical H.S.

Indian River H.S.

John Dickinson H.S.

Lake Forest H.S.

Laurel H.S.

Middletown H.S.

Milford H.S.

Mt. Pleasant H.S.

Polytech H.S.

Seaford H.S.

Smyrna H.S.

Sussex Technical H.S.

Thomas McKean H.S.

William Penn H.S.

Woodbridge H.S.