Harpole Awards and Ceremony

On April 13, members of the Joyce Ann Harpole Committee gathered in person at long last to celebrate the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th annual Harpole Awards with a ceremony.

2022 Harpole Attorney Award

Kristin Winnie Eaton ’95 practices domestic relations law at the firm she founded, Eaton Family Law. “Kristin exemplifies the utmost in a truly balanced, well-rounded life,” wrote one of her nominators, attorney Jennifer Sackett. “Not only does she work tirelessly on behalf of her clients during the most difficult and emotionally charged moments of their lives, but she also finds time to support her children and extended family, and to donate her time and talents to our greater community.”

Kristin Winnie Eaton '95. Kristin Winnie Eaton ’95.

2022 Harpole Scholarship

Jose Garcia-Fuerte ’23 balances being a law student, research assistant for his mentor at Duke University, leader with the Latinx Law Society, and cofounder of UndocLaw Northwest, an organization that supports current and future undocumented law students in Oregon and Washington. Professor Robert Klonoff describes Garcia-Fuerte as “a good student and always prepared,” and someone who is “a true leader and not someone who is just worried about his own advancement.”

(L to R) Luis Garcia-Fuerte '23, Akriti Bhargava '22, and Natalie Hollabaugh '20. (L to R) Luis Garcia-Fuerte ’23, Akriti Bhargava ’22, and Natalie Hollabaugh ’20.

Harpole Awardees for 2020 and 2021

In 2020, Luis Garcia received the Harpole Attorney Award and Natalie Hollabaugh ’20 received the Harpole Scholarship. In 2021, the Harpole Committee awarded the Harpole Scholarship to Akriti Bhargava ’22. Due to extraordinary interruptions caused by COVID the year before, the committee did not select a recipient for the 2021 Harpole Attorney Award.