Anietie Akpan, third-year law student, was awarded the St. Mary’s University 2013 Marianist Heritage Student Award.
Along with her legal studies, Akpan is a research assistant for Sr. Grace Walle, Law Campus Minister. Walle nominated Akpan for the award stating she ‘has achieved academic success as well as demonstrated excellence in lay leadership, building community and service for the common good.’ She is active in the Women’s Law Association, Black Allied Law Student Association (BALSA), and the St. Thomas More Society. Akpan serves on the editorial board of The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice as an executive editor. She is also involved with University Ministry and played an integral role planning the 60th Annual Red Mass including writing an article published in Today’s Catholic. Akpan is the fourth law student to receive this award.