WMU-Cooley Law School’s Lansing campus honored Andrea Lopez-Gonzalez with the Leadership Achievement Award and Student Bar Association Distinguished Student Award. The award was presented Nov. 12 during WMU-Cooley’s virtual honors convocation ceremony.
The Leadership Achievement Award acknowledges those students who have consistently, comprehensively, and effectively provided leadership in a variety of capacities. As the top honor presented during the law school’s Honors Convocation, the award is intended to be the culmination of the recipient’s participation in leadership activities at WMU-Cooley. The Distinguished Student Award recognizes students whose dedication to the student body, legal, and academic community is an example for all to follow.
Lopez-Gonzalez, from Leon, Mexico, earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Akron. While at WMJU-Cooley she served as a grade appeals magistrate, graduation marshal, historian and chair of the Black Law Students Association, executive solicitation editor of the WMU-Cooley Law Review, vice president of Phi Delta Phi fraternity, board member and committee chair for the Student Bar Association, social chair for the Organization of Women Law Students, member of the Organization of Women Lawyers, and a member of the Mock Trial team. Lopez-Gonzalez was also a student worker for the ESS Communication Center, and a student admissions counselor.
In other awards, Jennifer Long received both the Meryl Markowitz Memorial Scholarship and the Delta Theta Phi Eugene S. Quigley Scholarship, while Syed Saad Ejaz won the Andaloro Award from the Law Journal, among other recognitions. Several other students won recognition for participation in school programs, and for earning Certificates of Merit in various classes.
The term’s event was held virtually due to COVID-19.