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