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Joyce Ann Harpole award recipients honored for work-life balance

April 10, 2017

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    Attorney Award winner Jennifer Yruegas '99 and Scholarship Recipient Dayna Jones '18

Jennifer Yruegas ’99 and Dayna Jones ’18 were honored on April 5th at the 19th annual Joyce Ann Harpole awards presentation and reception. Judge Anna Brown ’80 served as the featured speaker.

The Harpole Award and Scholarship are presented annually to individuals who personify Joyce’s sense of professionalism and dedication to the pursuit of justice while maintaining a life balance that distinguished her within her personal and professional communities.  Nominated by their peers, the recipients truly reflect Joyce’s compassionate spirit and delight for life.

Yruegas, the attorney award recipient, is a consultant specializing in intellectual property. According to Ruma Perez, who nominated Yruegas for the award, “Whether you are a co-worker, part of her staff, or one of the many families she serves through her charity work, the feelings are the same, no one compares to Jennifer’s compassion, dedication and integrity.”

Jones, the scholarship recipient, is a current 2L student who is on the NNALSA Board and a member of the NNALSA Moot Court. According to classmate Kaitlin Kelly, “She does it all but is so nice to everyone, and she really incorporates who she is, and her whole family, into the community.”

Read more about the Joyce Ann Harpole Scholarship and Awards and see a list of past recipients.