Donors, Recipients Gather at Scholarship Luncheon

Scholarship Luncheon
From left: Janet Clow (`75), scholarship recipients Juan Martinez (`14), Christina Vigil (`95) and Andrea Vigil, seated.

Under a cloudless New Mexico sky, a gathering of scholarship donors and their student recipients met, most for the first time, and shared their affection and commitment to the University of New Mexico School of Law.

The late September luncheon on the back patio featured the Carlos F. Vigil Scholarship Fund, which was established in 2000 to honor the legacy of Carlos Vigil, a Santa Fe Lawyer who dedicated his practice to serving low-income clients in northern New Mexico.

His widow, Andrea Vigil, spoke to the gathering, along with Janet Clow (`75), who coordinates the scholarship on behalf of a group of friends who established it after their colleague was gunned down in 1999 by a client near the Santa Fe County District Courthouse. Christina Vigil (`04), no relation to Carlos and Andrea Vigil, was a recipient of the scholarship, and she shared a few words about how important the scholarship was to her success in law school.

Dean Kevin K. Washburn recognized the donors for their generosity and dedication to student success at the UNM School of Law, and he also recognized the recipients for their accomplishments.

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Scholarship recipient Lysette Romero (`12), left, with Dolores Rudolph and W. Dale Treider.

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Danny Jarrett (`96), left, with scholarship recipient Frank Davis (`12).

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Scholarship recipient Adam Flores (`14), left, with Gene Gallegos (`60), a member of the UNM Board of Regents.

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Scholarship recipient Jonathan Turner (`12) with Laurie Scott, Rebecca Reese and Randi Johnson (`09).

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Scholarship recipients Kristina Fisher (`08) and Jesse Benoit (`12).

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The Honorable Martha Vazquez, chief judge of the U.S. District Court in New Mexico, with scholarship recipients Amber Fayerberg (`12) and Derek Garcia (`10).

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From left to right: Kurt Gilbert, Betty Montoya and scholarship recipients Brian Moore (`14) and Matt Baca (`12).

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Christina Vigil (`95) shares a few words.

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Dean Kevin Washburn visits with Janet Clow (`75).

 

October 7, 2011