Trent Hargrove, chief diversity officer for the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), has been named the recipient of the Alumni Diversity Award for Leadership in the Legal Profession and the keynote speaker at the law school’s Student Bar Association annual Diversity Awards Banquet set for April 5, 2014.
Crystal Sheridan '09 is not one to back down from a challenge. The Penn State University Dickinson School of Law graduate and former Presidential Management Fellow speaks Swahili, travels to conflict-stricken countries, and administers a $19.2 million foreign assistance budget for the State Department
Bhavana Boggs is vice president and general counsel of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C., a subsidiary of Marriott International.
Later this month, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law graduate Mary Laurie '13 will wrap up a post-graduate fellowship at Human Rights Watch in Washington, D.C. Laurie credits connections and programs at Penn State Law as factors in helping her succeed in the position.
Twenty-five years ago, Judge D. Brooks Smith was nominated to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania by President Ronald Reagan. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 14, 1988. Now, Judge Smith sits on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and brings his passion for the rule of law to judges around the world and law students at Penn State.
Dr. Mark S. Polin ’10 has devoted his career to helping women. As an OBGYN in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, he delivered about 2,000 babies and focused his practice on treating infertility and performing advanced laparoscopic surgery.