College of Law to hold commencement May 4
April 30, 2013
The University of Toledo College of Law commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4 will recognize those 119 candidates eligible for law degrees in December 2012, May 2013, and August 2013. The event begins at 10 a.m. in the Student Union Auditorium.
Samuel E. Marcellino III, the 2012-2013 Student Bar Association president, and Katherine M. Greene, the class valedictorian, will address their peers during the event. Greene plans to clerk for the South Carolina Supreme Court following graduation. Marcellino will move to Columbus, Ohio, where he will work for a firm that specializes in labor and employment law.
Richard B. McQuade, Jr. ’65, former United States District Court Judge and former University Trustee, will deliver the commencement address.
Nominated by President Reagan, McQuade served on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio from 1986-89. Before that, McQuade practiced with his father and brother in Swanton, Ohio and served as prosecuting attorney and Common Pleas judge in Fulton County, Ohio. He left the federal bench in 1989 to become the president of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Ohio. McQuade now has a dispute resolution practice in Swanton. He recently stepped down after years of service on the University’s Board of Trustees.
In recognition of a generous donation by McQuade and his wife, the Law Center auditorium, renovated last summer, has been named the Richard & Jane McQuade Law Auditorium. A past gift to the University by the pair funded the McQuade Courtroom, a teaching courtroom used by the paralegal studies program.
“Commencement is always a joyous event,” said Daniel J. Steinbock, dean of the College of Law, “and it will be made even more special this year by having one of our most distinguished and generous alumni as the speaker.”
A reception at the Law Center will immediately follow the commencement ceremony.