BLSA Hosts Spring Banquet
On Thursday, April 3, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) held their annual Spring Banquet at the Hilary J. Boone Center to recognize notable alumni, graduating third-year students, and the work of the chapter.
Keynote speaker Roszalyn Akins spoke to alumni, community leaders, students, faculty, and administrators about the BLSA Chapter theme, Reclaiming our Past and Shaping our Future. She noted the importance of community service and building relationships with past, present and prospective members of UK BLSA.
The 2014-2015 Executive Board was announced and awards were presented to the following:
- UK BLSA Vanguard Award – Judge Pamela Goodwine
- UK BLSA Most Valuable Member – Staci Miller
- Certificate of Appreciation – Assistant Dean Daniel P. Murphy
- Certificate of Appreciation – Professor Allison Connelly
- Certificate of Appreciation – Professor Stephen Clowney
- Certificate of Appreciation – Professor John Hays
- Certificate of Appreciation – Professor Steven Rouse
“Everyone enjoyed the keynote speaker and the fellowship,” said BLSA President Whitney Stepp. “Each year more alumni return. Our state senator, Reggie Thomas, was in attendance this year, as well as Lexington attorney and College of Law alum, John McNeil. Overall the event was great!”
The goals of the UK Law Black Law Students Association are to promote and assist the needs and goals of UK law students, strengthen relationships to develop an effective network of professionals, and foster commitment and dedication to serve our community and society with the highest level of competence and care.