HLSA Award goes to the Honorable Judge Christine Arguello
The prestigious Harvard Law held a Harvard Law School’s Celebration 65 (65 years of women at Harvard Law) on Friday, Sept. 14 - Saturday, Sept. 15 and Colorado’s own the Honorable Judge Christine Arguello is a deserving recipient. The Alumnae Committee of the Harvard Law School Association created the Celebration Award to recognize and honor women who have made an outstanding contributions to the legal profession or, more generally, the public welfare. The first Awards were presented at Celebration 40, a reunion celebrating forty years of women graduates of the Harvard Law School, in Oct. of 1993. The recipients were the Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and U.S. Congresswoman, Patricia Schroeder. An honoree must be a leader in her field, and she must exemplify the highest standards of character and integrity. She must also have a record of service to the profession or to society, and she must have a demonstrated commitment to the public interest. An HLSA Award was also given to the Inaugural Alumnae Class of 1953.
UNM names Loretta Martinez as Chief Legal Counsel
University of New Mexico President Garnett Stokes has named Loretta Martinez as chief legal counsel. This is Stokes’ first permanent leadership appointment since she took office in March of this year. “Though I am a Colorado native, my roots are in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico, and I have spent my entire life going back and forth between Colorado and New Mexico,” said Martinez. “Both my family and I are looking forward to settling in Albuquerque and becoming a part of the UNM community.”
“Loretta is joining the UNM leadership team at an exciting time when many important and complex issues face higher education,” said Stokes. “This is a critical position for the University, and we will benefit greatly from having a chief legal counsel of her caliber and ability.”
ASU Nursing Program awarded
The Adams State Nursing program established its highest ever pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) thanks to the success of its 2018 graduating class. Of the 18 students who completed their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree in 2018, 17 have passed the NCLEX for a 94.4 percent first-time pass rate as a graduating class. That is the highest first-time pass rate on the NCLEX that the Adams State nursing program has ever achieved.
On Monday, September 17, 2018, the President signed into law: H.R. 2147, the “Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act of 2018,” which increases the number of VA employees that can assist justice-involved veterans and foster VA affiliations with veteran-focused courts.
Governor John Hickenlooper announced the remaining recipients of the 2018 Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medals (the Medal). Joining Dana Crawford, the Vanguard Legacy Medal recipient, the 2018 recipients will be inducted during a special evening with Governor Hickenlooper, former Governor Bill Owens, and Quarterly Forum (QF). Emerging Community Leader: Sara Gebretsadik, Denver; Growth & Innovation: Paul Major, President & CEO, Telluride Foundation, Telluride; Public & Community Service: Russell George, President Emeritus, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Rifle; Corporate Citizenship: GE Johnson Construction Company, Colorado Springs.
Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced today that for the first time, Denver will host three events to celebrate Welcoming Week, which recognizes the value that immigrants and refugees contribute to our economy and our social and cultural fabric. Visit www.welcomingamerica.org/programs/welcoming-week for more details.