High Achieving Students Honored at The Dux Event
July 31, 2014 - Thomas M. Cooley Law School's Tampa Bay campus recently celebrated the accomplishments and academic achievement of its 39 highest ranked students during a reception at the Tampa Club. The event, known as The Dux, originated from the Latin word Dux, or leader. Also, in schools located in foreign jurisdictions, Dux references a student who has reached the highest rank. At Cooley, The Dux describes the students who are currently ranked in the top 10 percent of their respective class.
To honor their accomplishments, students were joined by campus deans, faculty and local community leaders. The event is commemorated with a leader's directory, which includes a photo of each student, a statement voicing each student’s appreciation for the support of their family, and their vision of future goals within the next five years.
Two students, Simone Genus, and Bryan Devolder, presented a toast to their classmates, and Professor Karen Fultz acknowledged the student’s accomplishments by quoting Maya Angelou, “Let choice whisper in your ear, and love murmur in your heart. Be ready, here comes life."
The Dux was sponsored by the George Edgecomb Bar Association, Themis Law Review, C&G Process Services, and anonymous donors.
About Cooley Law School: Celebrating 40 years of excellence, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 18,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and in Tampa Bay, Florida.