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11th Annual Rutgers Law School-Camden Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration

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We are celebrating 11 years of the Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration!

On February 25th, please join the Rutgers School of Law-Camden Alumni Association at a virtual celebration honoring this year’s awardees!

This year’s Arthur E. Armitage Sr. Distinguished Alumni Award honoree is Patricia B. Santelle ‘85, who is recognized by her clients and peers as a leading attorney in the field of complex insurance coverage. As Managing Partner and Chair of the Executive Committee at White and Williams LLP, Patricia was the first woman in the firm’s history and in the City of Philadelphia to serve in that role in a major law firm.

The Honorable Joseph M. Nardi Jr. Distinguished Service Award honoree is Ellen Loughney ’84, a Municipal Court Case Manager in the Security Department at Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City. She has extensive experience as a trial lawyer and a rich history of volunteerism for her alma mater, county, and community.

The Recent Graduate Award honoree is Angella N. Middleton ’15, a litigation associate at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP. Her practice focuses on representation of corporate and individual clients in labor & employment, white-collar crime, government investigations and higher education matters.

About the Awards
The Arthur E. Armitage Sr. Distinguished Alumni Award was established in 1983 in memory of Armitage, who, with a group of interested citizens, founded both the South Jersey Law School in 1926 and its companion College of South Jersey in 1927.

The Honorable Joseph M. Nardi Jr. Distinguished Service Award commemorates the life and accomplishments of the highly respected Superior Court judge, former Camden mayor, and 1956 graduate of Rutgers Law–Camden who passed away in 2003.

The Recent Graduate Award is presented to a recent graduate for achieving distinction in the legal community within 10 years of graduation.


Thursday, February 25, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

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Awards & Recognition