Public Legal Services Society 2014 Board, from left: Vallerye Mosquera, President; Olga Bronnikova, Executive Co-Chair; Jaime Lindsey, Public Relations; Sosan Madanat, Executive Director; Ernesto Falcon, Treasurer; Katie Reed, Executive Co-Chair; Raihane Dalvi, Vice President; Marshal Andrews, Executive Co-Chair; Chris Wu Executive, Co-Chair; and Jason Miller, Secretary
Pacific McGeorge Celebrates 90th Anniversary
University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law celebrated its 90th anniversary on March 15 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento with an event that attracted more than 400 attendees and raised funds for students and alumni in public service.
The successful auction fundraiser benefitted Pacific McGeorge Public Legal Services Society (PLSS), a student-led organization dedicated to enhancing employment opportunities for young graduates who choose often low-paying public-interest careers. Funds raised will be added to the PLSS endowed fund for summer grants and its Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP).
Four Pacific McGeorge alumni were honored at the 90th celebration:
- Volunteerism - Parker White '80, Partner at Poswall, White & Cutler
- Public Service - Kim Delfino '93, California Program Director at Defenders of Wildlife
- Philanthropy - Michael Belote '87, President of California Advocates, Inc.
- Leadership - Thomas Welsh '89, Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP
"It is an honor to recognize exceptional alumni that exemplify the characteristics of our outstanding legal program," said Dean Francis J. Mootz. "Each of these alums is committed to Pacific McGeorge's success and each is committed to our students."
The event included a live jazz band and a historical overview depicting highlights from Pacific McGeorge's 90 years of excellence in the Sacramento community. Hundreds of prominent attorneys and judges from the Sacramento area were in attendance, along with students, faculty members, staff, University officials, and community leaders.
"It was a great night for our Pacific McGeorge students to join leaders and lawyers in Sacramento to celebrate McGeorge's 90th year!" said Charlene Mattison, Assistant Dean of Advancement, Marketing and Career Development.
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Pacific McGeorge wishes to thank all the generous law firms and other sponsors for making the event a major success and memorable night for the community. See the full list of sponsors that made the evening a great success>>