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22 ASL Students Tapped for Phi Delta Phi Honor Society Membership

ASL PDP Students

ASL inducted 22 students into the Thomas Blackwell chapter of Phi Delta Phi, an academic honor society. From left, (front) are C.J. Grisham, Kyle Lee, Anne-Charles Dodd, Lyndsey Ellis, Alyssa Biamonte, Jhoselin Revolorio, Blake Cockerel, Michelle Della Fave, Lucas Thompson, Sahar Taman; (middle) Megan Chamberlin, Christina Morgan, Kyle Newsome, Shannon Adams, Logan Leftwich, Bartlomiej Wisla, Darrell Freeland Jr. , Courtney Cole, Jeremy Parker, Kimberlyn Wells, Isra Shari and Sarah Crawley; and (back) Phi Delta Phi officers, Sahar Soomro, secretary; Ketal Patel, vice president; Mary McGeorge, president; and Lydia Beth Comer, treasurer.

Grundy, VA (MARCH 20, 2020) – Twenty-two Appalachian School of Law students were recently inducted into the Thomas Blackwell Chapter of Phi Delta Phi, an academic honor society for law students in the top one-half of their class. The honor society also recognizes students who have excelled in other scholastic, professional ethics or service standards, including membership on Moot Court, published journals, or service in legal clinics or community service as approved by the Council.

Founded in 1869, Phi Delta Phi is the first professional Society in the United States and is one of the oldest professional organizations in the Western Hemisphere. Phi Delta Phi predates all other societies including the American Bar Association. The organization has chartered chapters – called Inns – at law schools in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Poland and Germany. The ASL chapter was founded in 2003 and was named after the late Thomas Blackwell, former professor at ASL.

ASL students inducted into the honor society earlier this month included C.J. Grisham, Kyle Lee, Anne-Charles Dodd, Lyndsey Ellis, Alyssa Biamonte, Jhoselin Revolorio, Blake Cockerel, Michelle Della Fave, Lucas Thompson, Sahar Taman, Megan Chamberlin, Christina Morgan, Kyle Newsome, Shannon Adams, Logan Leftwich, Bartlomiej Wisla, Darrell Freeland Jr. , Courtney Cole, Jeremy Parker, Kimberlyn Wells, Isra Shari and Sarah Crawley.

New officers were also recognized at the induction ceremony and included Sahar Soomro, secretary; Ketal Patel, vice president; Mary McGeorge, president; and Lydia Beth Comer, treasurer.