Joyce Ann Harpole ‘79, exemplified professionalism and delight for life through the balance she achieved between her legal career, family, friends, and the community. After she passed away at the age of 42, her friends and classmates joined together to establish a scholarship in her honor. For the last 15 years, her life has been celebrated with the Joyce Ann Harpole Reception and Awards.
From her childhood, growing up on a farm in Oregon, a sense of community was an integral part of Joyce’s personal and professional life. She firmly believed that life is for living and loving – to enjoy every moment possible and to make the lives of those around you the very best you can.
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.
Harpole Attorney Award:
Each year, the Harpole Attorney Award is presented to an attorney who is dedicated to the pursuit of justice while maintaining a sense of balance among career, family and community. Award nominations are received from the community at large.
Nominate a colleague for the Harpole Attorney Award.
Harpole Memorial Scholarship:
The Harpole Scholarship is awarded to a third year law student who demonstrates a sense of balance between scholarship, fellow students and personal life. The Joyce Ann Harpole Scholarship is made possible due to the generosity of friends of Joyce Ann Harpole, law firms, and law alumni.
Nominate a fellow student for the Harpole Scholarship.