College Columns December 2016 - Page 12

George B. Cauthen received this year's J. Bratton Davis award as a result of his integrity, devotion to legal scholarship, civility to all, professionalism, and contributions to the legal profession. Per tradition, the award is presented at the South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association Annual Meeting, which was hosted at the Sonesta Resort in Hilton Head Island, SC, April 29 - May 1.

In July 2016, Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced that Peggy Hunt, a partner in the Firm’s Salt Lake City office, has been named President of the Utah Women’s Forum. The Utah Women's Forum is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that elects into membership women of outstanding accomplishment in diverse fields.

The Board of Trustees of Woods Resources, the non-profit parent company of five human service organizations including Woods Services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Kimmelman as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Woods Resources. Woods Resources and its affiliates, Allies, Archway Programs, Brian’s House, Tabor Services and Woods Services, are passionate about making positive changes in the lives of the individuals they serve. Woods mission is to support children and adults with disabilities or challenges to achieve their highest potential and independence through innovative and individualized approaches that promote learning and personal fulfillment.

On October 25, 2016, the Alumni Association Board of Directors presented Hon. Robert Martin (Ret.) with the Cornell Distinguished Achievement Award.

Richard E. Mikels has joined the New York offices of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP. His move, effective October 2016, ended a 28-year tenure as chair of the bankruptcy practice at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo PC.

Michael H. Reed, special counsel in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton, was elected to the Board of Trustees of Temple University on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

Prof. Steven L. Schwarcz was recognized in University of Chicago Prof. BRIAN LEITER’S LAW SCHOOL REPORTS as the second most-cited of the “Ten Most-Cited Faculty in Commercial Law (including contracts and bankruptcy), 2010-2014 (inclusive).

R. Patrick Vance was awarded the New Orleans Bar Association's Presidents' Award on September 14, 2016.

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George Cauthen

Simon Kimmelman