College of Law to hold commencement May 4

April 30, 2013 | Events, UToday, Law
By Rachel Phipps

The University of Toledo College of Law commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4, will recognize 119 candidates eligible for law degrees last December and in May and August.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. in the Student Union Auditorium.

Samuel E. Marcellino III, the 2012-2013 Student Bar Association president, and Katherine M. Greene, the class valedictorian, will address their peers during the ceremony.

Richard B. McQuade Jr., a 1965 UT alumnus, former United States District Court Judge and former University trustee, will deliver the commencement address.

Nominated by U.S. President Ronald Reagan, McQuade served on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio from 1986 to 1989. Prior to that, McQuade practiced with his father and brother in Swanton, Ohio, and served as prosecuting attorney and Common Pleas judge in Fulton County, Ohio. He left the federal bench in 1989 to become the president of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Ohio. McQuade now has a dispute resolution practice in Swanton. He recently stepped down after years of service on the University’s Board of Trustees.

In recognition of a generous donation by McQuade and his wife, the Law Center auditorium, renovated last summer, has been named the Richard and Jane McQuade Law Center Auditorium. A past gift to the University by the pair funded the McQuade Courtroom, a teaching courtroom used by the Paralegal Studies Program.

“Commencement is always a joyous event,” said Daniel J. Steinbock, dean of the College of Law, “and it will be made even more special this year by having one of our most distinguished and generous alumni as the speaker.”

A reception at the Law Center immediately will follow the commencement ceremony.

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