The George Read Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta
recently gave its Excellence in Law award to Widener Law alumna Renae Axelrod.
The award was given Dec. 1 at an event held at The Field House in Philadelphia. It recognized Axelrod for outstanding contributions to the legal profession and to her alma mater in particular.
Axelrod works as an attorney at Kogan, Trichon and Wertheimer in Philadelphia. She graduated from Widener Law’s campus in Wilmington, Del. in 1991.
She has served as president of the law school’s Alumni Association board since May 2009 and is the first woman ever elected to the position. Prior to her election she served 17 years as the board’s secretary.
Axelrod has traveled extensively to support Widener Law alumni and she has also created a community service committee within the Alumni Association. She has made it a priority to connect with current students, often finding ways to sponsor tickets to events so students may attend and network with other successful alumni.
“Renae is one of the most supportive cheerleaders for Widener and she would do anything to give back,” student Brandon Accardi, member of Phi Alpha Delta said in presenting the award.
“During the three years I spent on the Wilmington campus not only did Widener provide me an excellent education and prepare me for my career, but the school instilled in me some invaluable lessons and morals,” Axelrod said, in accepting the award. “The most important of those was to use my new abilities as an attorney to give back. This made my decision to give back to Widener an easy one.