Top Law grads recognized with gold medals
The College of Law played catch-up Nov. 7 with a number of its best graduates from years gone by, when it held a ceremony to present gold medals to the top graduates from each year between 1946 and 1986.
College Development Officer Laura Herman says while the College has awarded gold medals to the top graduate for each year since 1987, before that it wasn’t in a position to award the medals – so the top grad from the 1946-86 years hadn’t received one.
Dean of Law Brent Cotter rectified that at the Nov. 7 ceremony in the College’s library. Of the 41 annual top graduates, 17 were able to attend. The earliest honoree was Ken Hodges, top grad from 1949. Those attending and receiving the medals included federal Finance Minister Ralph Goodale.
Hodges and the 2005 gold medallist, Chris Triggs, unveiled a plaque with the names of all honorees since 1946 on it, noting each is recipient of the annual T.D. Brown Prize. The plaque will be hung in the College.
The Nov. 7 gathering of about 100 people included honorees, their families,
College representatives and students.