Widener Law students honor “Pioneers and Trailblazers” during Diversity Week
Mary Allen - Published: February 23, 2011
In honor of Black History Month and as a part of Widener Law’s annual Diversity Week celebration, the Black Law Student Association on the school’s Delaware campus will honor a group of the school’s first African-American graduates.

The “Pioneers and Trailblazers” awards banquet will be held Thursday, Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Barristers’ Club.

The event is by invitation, but it will be preceded by a mixer open to the entire law school community. The mixer will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. along Main Street.

All four of the banquet honorees are graduates of Widener’s Delaware campus. Each will speak about his or her experiences. Law Dean Linda L. Ammons will start the event with a welcome speech. Association Secretary Ashley Taylor said the group conceived of the “Pioneers and Trailblazers” idea to call attention to the courage, determination and leadership shown by the school’s first African-American alumni.

“This is the first time BLSA has hosted such an event,” organization treasurer Aleyshia Flood said. “We are very excited.”

The association will honor:

Vivienne Crawford ’77
Barbara Moleah ’77
Pamela Coveney ’79
Fincourt Shelton ’79

Diversity Week is an annual observance coordinated by the Student Bar Association at Widener Law each February. It serves to recognize and celebrate the cultural differences within the community through special events that include speakers, panel discussions and more.