WUCL Graduates Class of 2010

On Sunday, May 16, proud parents, families and friends gathered on the Willamette University campus to celebrate the College of Law's 124th Commencement and Hooding Ceremony, honoring the Class of 2010. University President M. Lee Pelton led the conferring of degrees, while Dean Symeon C. Symeonides presented 135 Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees and three Master of Laws degrees.

Graduates were introduced by Professor Keith C. Cunningham-Parmeter and Professor Jeffrey C. Dobbins and were hooded by Professor Leroy J. Tornquist and Professor Michael B. Wise, all of whom were selected by the graduates to participate in the ceremony.

The Class of 2010 was led by Christopher Michael Parker, who graduated summa cum laude. Russell Lee Getchell, Spencer Neal Gheen, Daniel Adam Kittle, Amanda Lynn Krismer, Jacey L. Liu, Faith Marie Morse, Nathan G. Orf, Michael V. Owens Jr. and Daniel Brian Peters graduated magna cum laude. Ross Edward Armstrong, Jennifer Donn Betts, Daniel Boyer, Ryan Colvin Connell, Marshall Dunst, Anthony James Halderman, Jennifer L. Hunking, Rebecca Lynn Madden, Jennifer Anne Milliron and Rachel C. O'Connor graduated cum laude.

College of Law alumnus Melvin Henderson-Rubio JD'74 introduced the commencement speaker, Judge Richard A. Paez. A circuit judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals, Paez is a member of the Court's Executive Committee and former chair of the Ninth Circuit's Court-Council Committee on Bankruptcy Appointments.