Alumni Awards


In 2009, the College of Law launched an alumni awards program to recognize law alumni who have made significant achievements in their careers and in their service to the College of Law. Awards are presented annually in three different categories:

  • Recent Alumni Award – granted to alumni of the College of Law within the first 10 years of their graduation from law school for significant achievements in their area of practice and in their service to the college, community, state, or nation.
  • Alumni Achievement Award – granted to alumni of the College of Law for significant accomplishments in their law careers and significant service to the College of Law.
  • Alumni Service Award – granted to alumni of the College of Law for significant service to the college, university, community, state, or nation.

2013 Alumni Award Recipients

  • Recent Alumni Award - David E. Funkhouser, III (Class of 2003)
  • Alumni Achievement Award - Robert Downer (Class of 1963)
  • Alumni Service Award - Tiffany Ferguson (Class of 1996)

Nominations

Anyone can make a nomination. Nominations for the next awards are due June 30, 2014. Nomination letters should include the category of the nomination and specify the qualifications of the nominee.  Additional information such as letters of support, press releases about the nominee, and the nominee's résumé are helpful to the Awards Committee.  Please send nominations to: Jill De Young, Director of External Relations, University of Iowa College of Law, 291 Boyd Law Building, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242. Decisions will be made by early September. We will recognize the award recipients at an event on October 12, 2014.

2012 Alumni Award Recipients

  • Recent Alumni Award - Laura Brandes Ebinger (Class of 2007)
  • Alumni Achievement Award - Marvin S. Berenstein (Class of 1961)
  • Alumni Service Award - R. Thomas Price (Class of 1963)

2011 Alumni Award Recipients

  • Recent Alumni Award - Pollyanna Folkins Hampton (Class of 2004)
  • Alumni Achievement Award - Ted Seldin (Class of 1955)
  • Alumni Service Award - Chuck Coulter (Class of 1965)

2010 Alumni Awards Recipients

  • Recent Alumni Award - Craig Cannon (Class of 2000)
  • Alumni Achievement Award - Robert Bouma (Class of 1962)
  • Alumni Service Award - Melissa Weresh (Class of 1992)
  • Friend of the Law School Award - Professor William Buss (special award)

2009 Alumni Awards Recipients

  • Recent Alumni Award - Behnaz Soulati (Class of 1999)
  • Alumni Achievement Awards - John Wicks, Sr. (Class of 1964)
  • Alumni Service Award - Rob Youle (Class of 1976)