News in Brief: September 15

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September 15, 2009

1:17 AM

*College NSCS chapter receives STAR status*

The College of William and Mary’s chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars was awarded a Silver STAR at the organization’s annual convention Aug.15.

Thirty colleges and universities received Silver STARs, 60 were awarded Gold STARs and five received Platinum STARs.

Students who their completed freshman year with a grade-point average of 3.4 or finished in the top 20 percent of their class are invited to join NSCS. This year’s induction of 195 students will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4.

*Adjunct Law School staff member receives award*

College of William and Mary Law School Dean Davison Douglas presented adjunct faculty member Neal Robinson J.D. ’92 with the 2009-2012 St. George Tucker Adjunct Professorship Aug. 28.

Robinson is currently a partner at Spirn, Tarley, Robinson and Tarley, P.L.L.C. in Williamsburg where he currently specializes in mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate and securities law. He graduated from the College’s law school in 1992 and has been a member of the adjunct faculty since 2003. In the past two years, he has co-taught the course Entrepreneurship: Business and Legal Problems.

The professorship, created in 1995, is awarded annually to a member of the law school’s adjunct faculty for excellence in teaching. This year’s award was presented during a luncheon at the Alumni House.

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