On June 14, nearly 160 Washburn University School of Law alumni, family and friends celebrated those honored at the annual Alumni Awards Luncheon. It was a proud day for all alumni as we recognized those selected as representing some of the finest Washburn Law has to offer. The Alumni Association honored Professor David Pierce, '77, and Carol Green, '81, with the Distinguished Service Award and Elizabeth "Betty" Fischer with the Honorary Life Membership Award.
In addition, five alumni received the Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is bestowed on those whose careers have been highly distinguished and whose achievements and contributions are widely recognized as outstanding in their field of endeavor. We were pleased to have The Honorable J. Patrick Brazil, '62, in attendance to receive his award. In memory and appreciation, we also recognized The Honorable Dale E. Saffels, '49, The Honorable Edward R. Sloan, '06, The Honorable William A. Smith, '14, and The Honorable H. George Templar, '27. These alumni distinguished themselves in private practice, business, government, politics, or the judiciary.
It is impressive to see the far reaching impact of our Washburn Law alumni across the nation in numerous fi elds of endeavor. You can read more about the award recipients in the most recent issue of Washburn Lawyer.
Finally, we were all thrilled to see Professor Jim Concannon's long-awaited book, "The Ideal Place ... for the Establishment of a Great Law School": History of Washburn Law School 1903-2003, in print. Its 681 pages of detailed history include interesting stories and great photographs. You'll not want to miss the opportunity to thoroughly enjoy reading it. You may order a copy from the Washburn Law Alumni Office for $28. Professor Concannon has generously donated the copyright and proceeds to the Washburn Law Alumni Association. We are grateful to Jim for his devotion and commitment over the years in researching and documenting this great history of Washburn Law!
Paul Hoferer, '75
President, Washburn University School of Law Alumni Association