Monday Morning Message 11.26.2018: Calling for 2019 Hall of Fame / Leader on the Rise Nominations!

Posted 2018-11-26 9:46am

“What a wonderful event …. a lot of positive energy and enthusiasm about our law school and clearly the extraordinary bar results just added to the celebration. Well done …. and thanks to all the students who helped make the event a great success. Here’s to HOF III – onward and upward!” – Kelly Tompkins’ 81

“Thank you so very much for a memorable and heartfelt evening. I was humbled to be in the company of such exceptional alumni. I felt the presence of my parents, who would have been beyond proud of their family.” – Donna Zapis Thomas ‘87

“What a magnificent evening! It is such an honor for me to have been included with the other honorees….The future of the law school has never been brighter!” – Judge Donald Nugent ‘74, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

“I remain shocked and stunned to be among the inductees- and extremely grateful…The program was terrific!” – Judge Joan Synenberg ’87, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas

“To say that I am honored to be inducted into my law school’s Hall of Fame is an understatement…it is apparent the school is thriving and is well-respected by all in the legal community.” – Richard Reminger ’57

In just two years, our annual Hall of Fame celebration has become our law school’s signature event with over 400 attendees each year. We honor extraordinary individuals who have contributed to the past, present, and/or future success and reputation of C|M|LAW. It’s also our single best opportunity to raise funds for much-needed student scholarships.

The 2019 Hall of Fame Selection Committee already is seeking nominations for 2019 Hall of Fame Honorees and the Leader on the Rise Award Recipient.  We are very fortunate that there is no shortage of worthy individuals for both honors.

Please submit your nominations online here: 2019 Hall of Fame Nomination Form by Tuesday, January 15, 2019. See the criteria below.

Hall of Fame 2019 Nominations

The inductees may include living and deceased alumni and community leaders, and living and deceased former faculty, deans, and staff. The criteria are: 

  • Individual’s historic significance to the law school and/or the community
  • Individual’s professional success and reputation
  • Individual’s support of the law school (through time, talent, and/or “treasure”)

Leader on the Rise Nominations

Leader on the Rise is an award given annually at the Hall of Fame Ceremony to acknowledge the achievements of one recent alumnus or alumna who is a leader in their community and helps the law school advance our reputation. The criteria are:

  • C|M|LAW alumnus or alumna from the past 10 years (graduated in 2009 or later)
  • Has demonstrated extraordinary community leadership
  • Has given back to Cleveland-Marshall with their time, talent, and/or treasure

Please submit all Leader on the Rise nomination(s) to Amy Miller at no later than Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Please include your rationale for the nomination and how that alumnus or alumna fits the above criteria. A bio is also very helpful.

Our 2nd Annual C|M|LAW Hall of Fame Celebration honoring our 2018 C|M|LAW Hall of Fame Honorees and our 2018 Leader on the Rise (Alana Jochum ’10) was a great success. See our CMLAW 2018 Hall of Fame Photos and our Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 2018 Hall of Fame Video.

Have a great day. Have a great week.

My best,


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