RONDA F. WILLIAMS SPIRIT OF DIVERSITY AWARD

ABOUT THE AWARD

 

The St. Louis Diversity Job Fair's "Spirit of Diversity Award" has been an integral part of the Job Fair's annual programming since its inception in 2009.  Each year, the Job Fair's Steering Committee recognizes one or more individuals who have made extraordinary efforts to advance diversity in the legal profession. 

 

In 2013, the award was presented posthumously to Ronda F. Williams, one of the founding members of the St. Louis Diversity Job Fair, and a constant advocate of diversity efforts.  The award was then renamed the "Ronda F. Williams Spirit of Diversity Award."  Since that time, the Steering Committee has continued to recognize outstanding members of the St. Louis Legal community for their efforts to further diversity and inclusion goals.  

RFW AWARDEES

(Present and Past)

2020 Awardees

Hon. George Draper

Hon. Judy Draper

2019 AWARDEES

Professor Patricia H. Lee
Genevieve Frank

2018 AWARDEE

Hon. Jimmie Edwards

2017 AWARDEES

Willie J. Epps, Jr.
United States District Court, Western District of Missouri
Dana Tippin Cutler
James W. Tippin & Associates

2016 AWARDEES

DAVID HARRIS
Greensfelder,Hemker & Gale
BRUCE HOPSON

2015 AWARDEES

JAN ALONZO, ESQ.
Unigroup - UniGroup
PAMELA MEANES, ESQ.
Thompson Coburn, LLC

2014 AWARDEE

JOHNNY WANG, ESQ.
Stinson Leonard Street LLP

2013 AWARDEE

RONDA F. WILLIAMS, ESQ.
SAVVIS
(Posthumously)

 

2012 AWARDEE

ANGELA D. SCHAEFER, SPHR
Thompson Coburn, LLC

2011 AWARDEE

FRANKIE MUSE FREEMAN, ESQ.
Montgomery Hollie & Associates, LLC

2010 AWARDEE

PATRICK CHAVEZ
Williams, Venker & Sanders LLC

2009 AWARDEES

PROF. KIMBERLY J. NORWOOD
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

REUBEN A. SHELTON, ESQ.
Monsanto Company