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2017 Distinguished Alumni of the Year Awards

The Office of Alumni Engagement, in partnership with the Alumni Association Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the recipients of our fourth annual Distinguished Alumni of the Year Awards—honoring outstanding service to the law school, community, and legal profession.

Robert L Hyde

Alumnus of the Year Award
Robert L. Hyde ‘02

Presented to alumni who distinguish themselves in their professional life and who embody the high ethical standards and commitment to community service that California Western seeks to instill in its graduates.

Abbas S. Kazerounian ‘07

Alumnus of the Year Award
Abbas Kazerounian ‘07

Presented to alumni who distinguish themselves in their professional life and who embody the high ethical standards and commitment to community service that California Western seeks to instill in its graduates.

Joshua B. Swigart ‘02

Alumnus of the Year Award
Joshua B. Swigart ‘02

Presented to alumni who distinguish themselves in their professional life and who embody the high ethical standards and commitment to community service that California Western seeks to instill in its graduates.

The Honorable Nancy C. Oesterle

Outstanding Judicial Award
The Honorable Nancy C. Oesterle ‘81

Presented to alumni who demonstrate extraordinary devotion and dedication to the improvement of the law, the legal system, and the administration of justice. The recipient is a member in good standing, possesses and displays a high level of professionalism and leadership, is considered a role model in the legal community, and has provided outstanding service to the bench by contributing to the legal profession at any level of the court.

Charles E. Bell, Jr.

Outstanding Community Service Award
Charles E. Bell, Jr. '07

Presented to alumni who demonstrate notable community, public, or humanitarian service.

Deborah S. Dixon

Rising Star Award
Deborah S. Dixon '07

Presented to alumni of the past 10 years who make significant achievements and demonstrate a high level of community involvement.