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    Community Service a Reminder Never to Take Blessings for Granted

    Alumni Weekend is not just a time for graduates to celebrate their time at Dayton Law. They also honor their commitment to community with a special service project designed to put UD's Catholic and Marianist philosophy into practice.

    This year, volunteers will work on May 14 at a location new to the annual alumni reunion. The community service project will take place at Daybreak, a shelter for homeless and runaway youth.

    The nonprofit organization was established in 1975 as an emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth. Today, Daybreak operates the Miami Valley¿s only 24-hour crisis hotline and emergency youth shelter and has grown to include outreach, prevention, transitional housing, life-skills education, and other follow-up services for runaway, throwaway and homeless youth.

    For some alumni like Deborah Indivino '79, the service project is often a highlight of the weekend. "I like to comeback to Alumni Weekend to see some old friends and also to do the community service project," she said. "I have so much to be thankful for, and the service project reminds me to never take my blessings for granted."

    In addition to the community service project, Alumni Weekend will include the Alumni Awards Luncheon, a CLE program, the Alumni Reception and Dinner, providing opportunities to revisit and reminisce with former classmates and law professors.

    The weekend begins on Friday May 13 with the annual Awards Luncheon, when the Honorable Walter H. Rice Honorary Alumni Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented. Judge Rice and Dean Lisa Kloppenberg will be on hand to present the Honorary Alumni Award to Helenka Marculewicz, the executive director of the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project. Other award winners will be announced at the luncheon.

    The CLE program will be held Saturday morning, May 14, in Keller Hall. The program will include presentations by Professor James Durham, "Can I Do That There: The Pitfalls of Multijurisdictional Practice of Law"; Professor Rebecca Cochran, "Law Students, Lawyers and Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession"; and Professor Sam Han, "Are the Offspring of Harvard Mice the Product of Unprotected Sex?"

    Class Receptions and Alumni Dinner will be held Saturday, May 14, in Keller Hall. All graduates are invited to Alumni Weekend, though special receptions will be held for the Classes of '81, '86, '91, '96, '01 and '06. The dinner will provide alumni an opportunity to meet incoming dean Paul McGreal.

    More Information

    Visit the 2011 Alumni Weekend webpage for the complete schedule.

    For more information, contact Lee Ann Ross at 937-229-3793 or by e-mail or the Honorable Mary Kate Huffman at 937-438-8025 or by e-mail.