This year's WLAM Foundation Reception for Education and Community Leadership was held on March 26th at Local Kitchen and Bar in Ferndale. Entertainment was provided by Z. Kay Fitzpatrick (WLAMF Trustee) and Dr. David Bauer.
We recognized our 2014 scholarship awardees. The competitive scholarships were awarded to students who demonstrated leadership on women's issues. Profiles of the women law students can be found here.
(From left: Emily Gillingham; Zaneta Adams; Mylika Johnson; Alexandra Smith; Shannon King; Nayda Verier Taylor; Yassaman Hajivalizadeh; Sharar Ben-Josef; Farah Alkersan)
(From left: Dana Warnez; Kimberly Cahill Scholar Cari Carson; Honorable Marianne Battani)
The 2014 WLAMF Honoree went to Dawn Van Hoek. The honor recognized Dawn Van Hoek's years of work for the Foundation and in the Community.
(2014 Honoree and WLAMF President, Dawn Van Hoek)
The WLAM Foundation's scholarship program has awarded 205 law students with close to $500,000 to support their law school educations. Specially named awards exist for scholarships supported by large and ongoing donations from General Motors and Dickinson Wright Women's Network, and for a scholarship named for former WLAMF Treasurer Kimberly M. Cahill. More information on our Dean's List contributors and how you can donate, can be found here.
(GENERAL MOTORS SCHOLARS, From left: Nayda Verier Taylor; Yassaman Hajivalizadeh; Mylika Johnson; Shannon King)
We would also like to thank our generous sponsors of the event: Kenneth M. Bernard, CFA, Bernard Wealth Management Corp.; Nancy Glen & Ralph McDowell; and Talarico & Associates, PC.
(WLAMF President and 2014 Honoree Dawn Van Hoek and Reception Sponsor Paula M. Talarico)