Rowan College at Gloucester County

RCGC inducts eight into Paralegal National Honor Society

College Relations, Communications, and Marketing
Deptford Twp.
Date: 5/14/2015

Deptford Twp. –Eight of Rowan College at Gloucester County’s (RCGC) top paralegal students proved that hard work and perseverance does pay off during the College’s first Lambda Epsilon Chi Paralegal National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, May 12. 

“You are ready,” Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor Lucy McClain told the students. “You have been educated at one of the premier legal programs in the country,” said the former prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

“This is an exciting day being here to see the first class of the Paralegal Honor Society inducted,” remarked RCGC President Frederick Keating. Keating joined McClain and Law and Justice Dean Fred Madden in presenting certificates, pins and congratulating the students.

Founded in 1995 by the American Association for Paralegal Education, Lambda Epsilon Chi recognizes paralegal students for their academic excellence. There are 167 chapters throughout the United States, To qualify for membership, candidates must have completed at least two-thirds of their academic program and attained a GPA of at least 3.5 in their paralegal studies program and a 3.25 GPA overall.

RCGC’s Paralegal program has been approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) since 1998 and provides students with specialized legal training, enabling them to gather and analyze facts relevant to legal disputes, perform legal research, assist attorneys in drafting legal documents, and prepare witnesses and evidence for presentation during legal proceedings.

Pictured left to right: Rowan College President Frederick Keating, Lambda Epsilon Chi inductees Karen Cooper, Tiffany Faith, Claire Tustin, Erica Leahey, Paralegal Program Coordinator Lucy McClain, Paralegal Counseling Advisor and Honorary inductee Teresa Nate and Dean of Law and Justice Fred Madden. (Not pictured: Ali Gardiner, Erin Jones, Noelle Nocitti and Debbie Simmons.)

Rowan College at Gloucester County’s 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.