One of the pleasures of being the Dean at Roger Williams is the chance to mingle with alums in key places where our alums practice law. An earlier blog focused on the annual gathering in Washington, D.C., which we hold in conjunction with another Roger Williams tradition, the group swearing-in at the Supreme Court of the United States.
The spring also saw a stop in New York City, where we gathered in an incredible space, the New York Yacht Club. Perhaps the most prestigious such organization in the United States, the midtown headquarters is chock full of fascinating memorabilia from the sailing world, and this year we were lucky enough to be able to use the “Model Room.” This beautiful space with varnished wood, soaring ceilings, and wall to wall glass cases is one of the finest collections of classic yacht models in the country. We have been fortunate to have access to the club for an alumni event for two consecutive years, because A.J. Evans (‘08) is a member. Here are some pics from that fun event.
Melissa Nafash '08 & Jason VanVolkenburgh '07
Alex Vera '10, Dean David Logan, Sang Hwa Lee '10
Senior Staff attending the NYC reception with A.J. Evans '08
Maureen Zatarga '09, Professor David Zlotnick, Michael Tucker '09
We also held our first alumni event in Southeastern Massachusetts, reflecting the fact that we place many graduates in the area. We also chose a special venue, the Eagle Event Center. This fascinating space in nearby Fall River was designed to reflect the grand ballroom of the luxury steamships that ferried vacationers from NYC to New England. The event was hosted by our own Will Flanagan (‘05), Mayor of the city, and we were joined by many alums and leading lawyers like Denise Squillante, President of the Massachusetts Bar Association and Alan Zwirblis, Supervisor of the Bristol County (Mass.) Committee for Public Counsel Services (which has 8 of our grads on staff).
Pics from this gathering below.
Stephen Bernando '98, Mayor Flanagan '05, Lisa Luongo, Esq.,
Adjunct Professor Kara Lucciola, Alan Zwirblis
Denise Squillante (Mass. Bar President) & Brigid Mitchell '09
Professor Andy Horwitz & Tom Mello '04
Alexandra Pezzello "09, Kate Godin '08 & Andrea Dunbar '08
Erin Aiello '08 & Kara Humm '08