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Lori Strait Named the 2012 Nettie Birk/Dottie Sutton/Louise Erway Award Recipient


Congratulations to Lori Strait, the recipient of the 2012 Nettie Birk/Dottie Sutton/Louise Erway Award. The staff recognition award was formally announced at the Hooding Ceremony.

In her position as program coordinator she provides significant support for the work of the law school’s faculty. In addition, she supports the staff and projects of the Corporate Law Center and the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (ECDC).  Strait interacts with students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the general public, many of whom are clients of the ECDC.  As one nomination stated “[s]he relates well to both students and clients, always greeting them with a smile and a genuine sense of caring and professionalism.”  Her steadfast dedication was observed during the ECDC Pro Bono event with Duke Energy, for which she served as the project leader.  

Finally, her commitment to the law school community extends beyond the business day.  As one student noted “[s]he attended the PILG student-faculty basketball game, which… also demonstrates her interest in the students and her jovial nature.” 

This year’s selection committee included:  Professor Michele Bradley, Professor Christo Lassiter, Joel Chanvisanuruk (last year’s winner), John Hopkins, Amanda Kennedy ‘12, , Shannon Kemen, Becky Rhoda ‘14, and Suzanne Smith ’13.