THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND HONORS FIVE FROM NEW JERSEY LEGAL COMMUNITY DURING 9th ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE DINNER

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THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND HONORS FIVE FROM NEW JERSEY
LEGAL COMMUNITY DURING 9th ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE DINNER
 
Retired Attorney General Nicholas D. Katzenbach Receives Humanitarian Award
 
Newark, NJ - March 19, 2009 - The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) today will
honor five distinguished leaders of the Greater Newark, N.J. legal community for their
professional and civic excellence. The Awards of Excellence are presented regionally to
individuals who share the late Justice Marshall’s concern for civil rights, and his passions for
social justice and education.
 
The 9th Annual Awards of Excellence - New Jersey honorees are:
 
Awards of Excellence
o Paulette Brown, Esq. – Partner, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge  
o Douglas S. Eakeley, Esq. – Partner, Lowenstein Sandler
o The Honorable Joseph H. Rodriguez – U.S. District Court – District of New Jersey  
o Glenn F. Scotland, Esq. – Partner, McManimon & Scotland
 
2009 Humanitarian Award
o Nicholas D. Katzenbach, Esq. – United States Attorney General (Ret.)
 
“These community leaders inspire our youth and serve as role models for young men and women
who are focused on reaching their full potential,” said Dwayne Ashley, President and CEO of TMCF.
‘We acknowledge their efforts to continue to unite people of all ethnicities and backgrounds to
ensure that educational opportunities are available for everyone.”
 
Retired Attorney General Katzenbach will receive the Humanitarian Award for his involvement
in the civil rights movement, and his integral role in the drafting and implementation of the
Johnson Administration’s civil rights and voting rights legislation of 1966.
 
The New Jersey Awards dinner is the first of five during 2009. The others are: Baltimore,
Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Richmond, Virginia
 
About Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Inc.
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Inc., named for the late U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice, was
established in 1987 and represents 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) located in 22
states with a population of well over 235,000 students. It is the only national organization of its type that provides
merit-based scholarships and programmatic support to students attending the nation’s public HBCUs. Over the last
21 years, TMCF has awarded more than $91 million in scholarships and programmatic and capacity support,
enabling more than 7,500 students to attend public HBCU. TMCF also provides internship programs and joins
corporate and foundation partners in providing leadership training and support to students preparing for
undergraduate and professional schools. TMCF is a 501(c) 3, tax-exempt organization.