April 19, 2021

As the academic year comes to a close, the 2021 Columbus Award Night continued the longstanding spring tradition of celebrating Catholic Law students. The April 16 event was held virtually and featured awards recognizing students for their service to the Law School community.

Aimee Solano (3L), Director of Communications for the Student Bar Association, and Rebecca Rougier (4E), President of the Evening Law Student Association, provided introductory remarks, welcoming the group and sharing their excitement in celebrating the hard work and dedication of each award recipient. In addition to the student awards, the evening included faculty and staff shoutouts, announcements from this year's Graduation Committee (who were eager to share the latest news), and a Class of 2021 Tribute honoring the graduating class and their time at Catholic Law as they look forward to their remaining days as law students.

The 2021 Columbus Award Night categories and winners are listed below.

First Lap
For dedicated service to the Law School community during the first year of law study
Zach Aman
Joseph Cipollone
Hannah Clarizio
Michael Cozzi
Nicole Fisher
Maria Hershey
Asia James
Daniel Johnson
Caroline Kelly
Mark Tocchio

Extra Mile
For outstanding service to the Law School community
Shala Barney
Erhan Bedestani
Alexa Calomiris
Hunter Daley
Jada Haughton
Carmita Hedman Sequeira
Caleb Holland
Erica Hornbuckle
Lauren Irish
Tabitha Kempf
Katie Koopman
Sarah Manning
Meghan Moorhouse
Claire Osborne
Tim Richards
Abigail Rinard
Owen Salyers
Mary Umstead
Nikita Vasudevan
Mercedes Wilson-Barthes

For extraordinary and outstanding service to the Law School community
Rachel Campbell
Patrick Hall
Andrea Laprade
Josh Perez
Brigid Sawyer
Aimee Solano
Lauren Sormani
Mary Turgeon
Nico Valderrama

Triathlon Award
Rebecca Rougier

Cardinal Hickey Community Service Award
Lauren Sormani

Columbus Award
Rebecca Rougier
Aimee Solano