SBA selects inaugural educator of the year, SBA president
By E. Alan Brock
Outgoing Student Bar Association president Dale Tan presented Professor Erika McArdle with the inaugural Stetson Student Bar Association Educator of the Year Award on Monday night, April 23, during the SBA End of the Year Banquet on the Gulfport campus.
Student Cymoril White was sworn in as the 2018-2019 SBA president.
“For years, my professors and coaches allowed me to stand on their shoulders and be successful,” said Professor McArdle, a 2012 graduate of Stetson Law. “Now, my shoulders are going to be the ones for my students to stand on to be successful. There is no greater privilege I could have than that.” McArdle is the associate director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy, where she teaches trial advocacy, coaches the national Trial Team, manages the LL.M. in Advocacy and J.D./LL.M. in Advocacy, and consults and trains the Dispute Resolution Board.
“Our goals for next year are to Refocus, Revamp, and Revitalize,” said White. “We are going to refocus SBA to the needs and wants of the student body and the student organizations; revamp processes and new initiatives to make sure the students are informed and their voices are being heard throughout the year; and revitalize what SBA means and stands for on Stetson’s campus.”
The banquet celebrated the contributions and achievements of Stetson Law students throughout the school year. Tan presented two students, Aman Dhaliwal and Matthew Ceriale, with SBA President’s awards for exemplary work for the student body.
Post date: May 1, 2018