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.
October 7, 2011