Black Law Student Association Honors FAMU Law Community With Spirit Of Service Awards

Professor Mark Dorosin receives Spirit of Service Award (faculty) from Tiana Loving and Zsa’Queria Martin.
Director of Administrative Services Gary Harrington receives Spirit of Service Award (staff) from Tiana Loving.

ORLANDO – In keeping with one of Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law’s longest running traditions, the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Jesse J. McCrary Chapter at FAMU Law held its annual Spirit of Service Awards banquet on Friday, April 14, 2023, sponsored by AccessLex.

The Spirit of Service Awards honor individuals or groups who exhibit service beyond expectations. Members of BLSA nominate candidates based on categories that include faculty, staff, student, alumni and community.

Honorees for 2023 included the following: Brianna Bell, BLSA Member of the Year; Zsa’queria Martin, BLSA Executive Board Member of the Year; Professor Mark Dorosin, Spirit of Service Award, Faculty Honoree; Office of Student Services and Administration, Associate Dean Reginald Green and Director Gary Harrington, Spirit of Service Award, Staff Honoree; Burns Sheppard Favors, LLC: Purely Legal, Orlando Sheppard, Esq., Reginald Penn, Esq., Spirit of Service Award Alumni Spotlight; Paul C. Perkins Bar Association, Spirit of Service Award: Outstanding Community Service; AccessLex, LeAndra Ross, Fidel Calero, Appreciation Award.

Historically, the event was first held at the college’s temporary Orlando location, and initially named for Percy R. Luney, the first dean of the reestablished law school.

The late McCrary, a former student at the original law school on the main campus in Tallahassee, attended the first awards banquet.

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