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THURGOOD FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

May 15, 2019

Kierra PowellProfessor Constance Fain was awarded by President A. Lane, the Presidential Achievement Medal, the highest faculty honor that Texas Southern University bestows, on May 1, 2019. The faculty member selected for this award is one who has demonstrated over the years outstanding teaching, research, scholarship, and service. Fain is donating the monetary gift that accompanies this honor to Texas Southern University to benefit our students. Fain asks those persons who are able to join her and numerous others to also help in providing tuition assistance, scholarships, and employment opportunities. Our students are worthy of our support.

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Rodolfo “Rudy” Ruiz '2019

Kierra PowellSo, when people say dreams don’t come true—I am always led to share my story.  
I’m currently a third-year law student, in my last semester at Thurgood Marshall School of Law (“TMSL”) and the rising Valedictorian of the Class of 2019.  Before attending law school, I worked for an attorney, but longed for more.  What solidified my desire to obtain a law degree is the injustice I saw in poor communities, generally populated with minorities. I believe that justice should not stem from ethnicity, race, money or socio-economic position. A powerful ambition for social justice to prevail under any cause, coupled with a commitment to a more inclusive society, motivated me to pursue a career in law.

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ALUMNA SPOTLIGHT

Remeko T. Edwards ‘05

Kierra PowellThe Honorable Remeko Tranisha Edwards was born in Selma, Alabama. She spent the majority of her childhood in the suburbs of Dallas where she graduated from Lancaster High School in 1994.  Remeko began her college education at Prairie View A & M University; however, she received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1998. After graduation, she became an employee of Dallas County as a Juvenile Detention Officer, Court Coordinator, and Probation Officer until 2002.

Remeko received her Juris Doctorate Degree in 2005 from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas. Through much prayer, sacrifice, and support from her family and friends, Remeko became licensed to practice law in the State of Texas in November 2005.

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