WMU-Cooley Law School’s Lansing Campus Holds Virtual Honors Convocation

WMU-Cooley Law School students were recognized for outstanding academic achievement, professionalism and leadership roles with various student organizations during the law school’s Lansing campus Honors Convocation. This year’s honors convocation was held virtually due to COVID-19.

During the awards presentation, Katrina Hofstetter, from Ithaca, Michigan, was presented with the Alumni Association Distinguished Student Award. The award is given to a selected few graduating students based on academic accomplishment, demonstrated leadership, meaningful extracurricular activities and post-graduation plans. Hofstetter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ferris State University. During her time at WMU-Cooley, she has served as a Grade Appeals Board magistrate, and was involved in Law Review and the Estate Planning Clinic. She was also an Academic Resource Center Dean’s Fellow and received the Student Bar Association Fitzgerald Award.

WMU-Cooley law students, Jomi Ogunfiditimi and Slavko Cvetkovic, received the law school’s Student Bar Association Distinguished Student Award during the honors convocation.

Ogunfiditimi, from Washington, D.C., received a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University. He has served as president and senator of Student Bar Association, vice president of Black Law Students Association, and was a member of American Bar Association Law Student Division while attending WMU-Cooley. He is also a recipient of the WMU-Cooley Leadership Achievement Award.

Cvetkovic, of Homer Glen, Illinois,  earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois Benedictine College. In addition to the Distinguished Student Award, Cvetkovic was presented with a certificate of merit for his achievements in Federal Administrative Law coursework. While attending WMU-Cooley, Cvetkovic served in the Washtenaw County Public Defenders Clinic.

In addition, the following law students were honored with the WMU-Cooley Leadership Achievement Award, which acknowledges students who have consistently, comprehensively and effectively provided leadership in a variety of capacities: Anthony Alvarado, Tarria Barker, Shawon Cecil, Uduak-Obong Eyo, Hope Finney, Jaevonn Harris, Aisha Henry, Diekolola Ibironke, Sabrina Legros, Jonathan Masongo, Jessica McLemore, Ogunfiditimi, Stephanie Osadebe, Marieliz Pendang, Lona Sayej, LaMontr’e Taylor, Harley Troxler, and Tanesia Walters.

Alvarado, from McAllen, Texas, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas-Pan American. While at WMU-Cooley, he has served as president of the Military Veterans Law Students Association, senator of the Student Bar Association, and editor of Homeland and National Security Law Review.

Barker, from Houston, Texas, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central State University. She has served as the speaker of the Senate, director and E-Board member of the Student Bar Association, call center representative at the ESS Call Center and staff writer at The Pillar during her time at WMU-Cooley.

Cecil, from Shreveport, Louisiana, has served as chair of Mock Trial and historian and executive board member of the American Bar Association Law Student Division while attending law school.

Eyo, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University-West Lafayette. While at WMU-Cooley, she has served as president of Phi Delta Phi and executive board member of the Student Bar Association. She was also an ARC Dean’s Fellow.

Finney, from Cincinnati, Ohio, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kent State University. While attending WMU-Cooley, she has served as executive symposium editor of Law Review, secretary and historian of the Black Law Students Association. She was also a member of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.

Harris, from Detroit, Michigan, received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. During law school, he has served as vice president of sports of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, parliamentarian of Black Law Students Association, and was a Mock Trial Inter-School Competition participant.

Henry, from New York City, New York, received a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY/Buffalo. While at WMU-Cooley, she has served as president of Black Law Students Association. She also worked as a Student Admissions Counselor, and was a Mock Trial Inter-School Competition participant.

Ibironke, from Lagos, Nigeria, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Delaware State University. She has served as historian of the Black Law Students Association, a member of Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, and vice chair of Moot Court while at WMU-Cooley.

Legros, from Nyack, New York, received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Temple University. She has served as treasurer of Black Law Students Association and Phi Alpha Delta, and was a member of Mock Trial during law school.

Masongo, from Jersey City, New Jersey, received a Bachelor of Science degree from William Paterson University of New Jersey. He has served as president of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, parliamentarian of the Black Law Students Association, and senator of the Student Bar Association while attending WMU-Cooley.

McLemore, from Detroit, Michigan, received a Bachelor of Art degree from Oral Roberts University. During law school, she has served as associate editor and senior resource editor of Law Review, and magistrate coordinator for Grade Appeals Board.

Osadebe, from Houston, Texas, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Tech University. While attending WMU-Cooley, she has served as director of academics of Student Bar Association and vice president of Phi Delta Phi. She was also a volunteer for Cooley for Kids.

Pendang, from Newark, Delaware, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware. During law school, she has served as president, vice president and secretary of Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, secretary of Environmental Law Society, and communications director, team manager and secretary of Moot Court.

Sayej, from Ramallah, Palestinian Territory, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Youngstown State University. She has served as treasurer and secretary of the Criminal Law Society, senator of the Student Bar Association, and senior associate editor of Law Review while attending WMU-Cooley.

Taylor, from Henrico, Virginia, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia State University. During law school, he has served as president and vice president of American Bar Association Law Student Division, president of Student Bar Association/American Bar Association/Law Student Division, and publicity editor of Law Review.

Troxler, from Manistique, Michigan, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Lake Superior State University. She has served as vice dean of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, treasurer of the Organization of Women Law Students, and secretary of the American Constitution Society while attending WMU-Cooley.

Walters, from Lucea, Jamaica, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from CUNY/Queens College. She has served as vice president and academic chair of the Black Law Students Association, and communications director of Mock Trial while attending WMU-Cooley.

Sep 18 2020

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