Congratulations to Professor Jane Wise and Law School Registrar Nancy Hamberlin who were honored this morning at the 2012 Annual University Conference.

Professor Wise received the Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award, which “recognizes the contributions of part-time faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching or in other professional responsibilities over a period of at least five years.”  I have the privilege of team-teaching Introduction to Legal Research and Writing and Introduction to Advocacy with her and have first-hand knowledge of her excellence as a teacher.  Students love the way she engages them in the classroom, as well as the way she cares for them both inside and outside of class.  This award is extremely well-deserved.

Nancy Hamberlin was recognized as having received the President’s Appreciation Award, which “recognizes staff and administrative personnel for exceptional service, creativity, and competence.”  Nancy is one of the key people that make this law school go, and she always does it with a smile.  I’ve always appreciated the service she provides to students and faculty and the competent way in which she handles the important information she oversees.  Another award well-deserved.

Congratulations to Jane and Nancy!