Alumni Association awards tuition, book scholarships

<p>Three students received monetary support from the Alumni Association of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at its annual luncheon on Monday, Feb. 8</p><separator></separator><p>A tuition scholarship of $18,950 was awarded to 3L Blair Moses, whose presence can be felt in nearly every corner of the law school. Moses, who worked in the healthcare industry and as a business consultant for 30 years before coming to law school in 2007, is Executive Editor of <em>Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology</em>, a Daniel Strouse Scholar, a Willard Pedrick Scholar, and a Law, Science, and Technology Center Scholar. She also is a member of the Sandra Day O'Connor American Inn of Court, a past-president of the Woman Law Students' Association, and former member of the WLSA Symposium and Silent Auction committees, and she takes notes for disabled law students.</p><separator></separator><p>"I am filled with such gratitude for being selected as the recipient of this wonderful scholarship," Moses said. "The scholarship is not only an honor, but also life-changing for me and my family. Our financial situation is unique from many law students in that I am a returning student after a lengthy career. We are at a time in our lives when most people are clearing debt rather than taking on law school debt. This scholarship will decrease my current loan amount and help free my family a portion of our significant debt. I thank the Alumni Association from the bottom of my heart for their generosity in supporting this scholarship."</p><separator></separator><p>The Alumni Association board also gave two book scholarships in honor of Kevin M. Kane (Class of 1971), a founding member of the association. Kane, an association president for three years and a director for two decades, died of Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1999.<br /><br />A $200 award was made to Triumph Curiel, a third-year student, one of 13 children whose parents emigrated from Mexico. Curiel has an undergraduate degree from ASU, and a master's in health administration from the University of Phoenix. A $250 award was made to 1L John Skabelund, a former auditor with a public accounting firm and an entrepreneur. Skabelund has a degree in accounting and an Executive MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU.<br /><br />Janie Magruder, <a href=""><span style="color: #0000ff;"><br /></span></a>(480) 727-9052<span style="font-size: 9pt; color: black; font-family: Tahoma;" lang="EN"><br />Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law</span></p>