Matthew Williams, a third-year law student at California Western School of Law, was recently awarded the Lourine W. Twyman Scholarship from the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association. The scholarship is a merit-based award given to an outstanding second- or third-year law school student who demonstrates the potential for civic leadership, a commitment to providing services to underrepresented groups and leadership. Professor Wink F. Twyman, Jr. established the Lourine W. Twyman Endowment, which funds the scholarship, in 1997.
In addition to Williams' scholarship award, California Western alumnae Lea Fields-Bernard (class of 1994) and Udoka Nwanna (2003) were honored by the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association (EBGBA). Fields-Bernard received the Thurgood Marshall Legal Professional of the Year Award while Nwanna received a Distinguished Service to the Association Award.
Marion Cloete, California Western's associate director of student and diversity services, was recognized by EBGBA with a Distinguished Service to the Association Award. She has worked closely with the association for the past seven years.