Friday, December 10, 2010

ENRL Graduate Program Announces 2010 Scholarships: Lauren Suerth Wins Col. Jan and Marjorie Laitos Award, Rocio Urbina Wins Marilyn Alkire Award

Lauren Suerth (top photo) and Rocio Urbina (bottom photo), students in the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Graduate Program at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, have been awarded named scholarships.

Lauren Suerth has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Col. Jan M. and Marjorie G. Laitos Scholarship. Established in 1997, this scholarship supports students of outstanding merit who demonstrate a sincere commitment to the study of natural resources and environmental law.

Ms. Suerth received her BS in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University and served as a member of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps before beginning her masters studies. Ms. Suerth is currently pursuing a Master of Resources Law Studies and works as a research assistant and as a blogger for the College of Law’s Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute TriplePundit Blog. We are extremely proud of Ms. Suerth and are confident she will be greatly successful in a future career in sustainable development and community planning.

Rocio Urbina has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Marilyn Alkire Scholarship. Established in 1998 by Marilyn Alkire, a 1977 JD graduate, this scholarship is awarded to an LLM candidate who demonstrates the potential for making significant contributions to the field in his or her future career.

Ms. Urbina, who is an international student from Perú, received her LLB from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú and worked as a legal assistant at the Office of the Comptroller General of Perú and as a tax advisor for the Peruvian Internal Revenue Service. Ms. Urbina is currently pursuing her LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy and works as a case manager for a local law firm. Ms. Urbina plans to return to Perú after her LLM studies and hopes to work for the Peruvian Government. We feel truly honored to have her in the program and are certain she will continue to accomplish great things in the natural and environmental law areas.

Lucy Daberków
Assistant Director
Environmental and Natural Resources Law Graduate Program

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