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Alumni Newsmakers

In Memoriam

Edward G. Misey, JD ’50
July 22, 2009
Silver Spring, Md.

George H. Childress, JD ’59
April 18, 2009
Tulsa, Okla.

Mahmood Suleiman Maghribi, M. Comp. Law ’64, JD ’66
July 17, 2009
Damascus, Syria

Michael J. Myers, JD ’66
July 1, 2009
Princeton, N.J.

Jerome J. Jani, JD ’70
July 6, 2009
Washington, D.C.

Charles McKay Chambers, JD ’76
May 20, 2009
Southfield, Mich.

Matthew Glomb, JD ’94
July 27, 2009
Woodbridge, Va.

Remembering Jeanette A. Michael

The GW Law community celebrates the life of Jeanette A. Michael, JD ’75, member of the GW Board of Trustees and a founder of GW’s Black Law Alumni Association, who passed away in November. Ms. Michael was a passionate advocate for both breast cancer awareness and the advancement of African-American members of the legal community.

In addition to her service as the first president of the BLAA, Ms. Michael was an active, encouraging member of GW’s Black Law Student Association, calling the organization “a revolutionary group of folks whose common goals and experiences kept us connected to one another.”

In 2009, GW recognized Ms. Michael with the Spirit of Life Award at its Annual Cancer Gala. A breast cancer fighter herself, Ms. Michael inspired others as a community leader and personal example of perseverance and hope. She also received an Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University in 1997.

During her distinguished career, Ms. Michael was a past president of the D.C. Chapter of the National Forum on Black Public Administrators, former chief of staff to the D.C. mayor, and a former executive director of the D.C. Lottery and Charitable Games Board.

The GW Law community is exceptionally proud of the life, career, and advocacy of our friend and colleague. In recognition of her commitment to the GW Law community, the Law School established a scholarship in her name. Please contact the Dean’s Office for more information.