For the love of the game: Scholarship celebrates classmates who balanced life with law school
Students Marissa Marchena and Joey Nemeh were recently selected for the Rich Nenezian and Jim Jones Memorial Scholarship.
The scholarship’s namesakes Nenezian and Jones are both alumni from the Stetson University College of Law class of 1984.
Both alumni died young in their 40s, but their classmates, friends and family memorialized Nenezian and Jones with a scholarship celebrating their love of life, laughter, and sports. Stetson law students selected for the scholarship demonstrate a passion for balancing the rigors of academic work with extracurricular activities and intramural sports.
Scholarship recipients Marchena and Nemeh celebrated with a banquet and softball game with alumni, the Nenezian and Jones family and friends on Jan. 23.
“We played 12 innings because everyone was having such a great time,” Marchena said.
Marchena said that she loves watching college football and baseball, plays softball and volleyball, and enjoys horseback riding.
“I love spending time with family and friends outdoors,” said Marchena. “I graduate in 2017 and my dream would be to work in college athletics.”
Nemeh said that he is an avid Chicago sports fan whose favorite sports to watch are basketball, football, baseball and hockey. He said that he enjoys participating in basketball and softball.
Nemeh, who graduates in May, said he would like to work with the State Attorney’s Office.
1984 Stetson law school graduate Pete Cooley organized the event. The inaugural banquet was held in January of 2008.
Post date: Jan. 29, 2016
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