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Leading the Way, Expanding the Possibilities. SBA Diversity Banquet

Leading the Way, Expanding the Possibilities. SBA Diversity Banquet

Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law will hold its annual Diversity Awards Banquet--Leading the Way, Expanding the Possibilities on April 5, 2014. The event will include dinner, a keynote address, and presentation of awards. Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Diversity Officer, Trent Hargrove will be this year’s keynote speaker.

The Student Bar Association established the event to honor members of the Law School community who have contributed to the development of a campus that is culturally diverse, inclusive, and equitable. Honorees are chosen from the ranks of students, alumni, and faculty. 

"This year's honorees were chosen because they have dedicated their time and service to making a positive impact through their efforts to diversify the law school and the legal profession," said Hamilton Martin '14 SBA Diversity Chair and organizer of the event. Registration is required for the event.



Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Sutliff Auditorium and Commons, Lewis Katz Building, University Park

 Times and Agenda for 2014 SBA Diversity Banquet

6:00-6:30 p.m.


6:30-8:00 p.m.

Dinner/Guest Speaker

8:00-9:00 p.m.

Presentation of Award

Trent Hargrove was named the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s diversity officer in January. In this position he is responsible for overseeing and facilitating the PBA's efforts to improve diversity within the association and Pennsylvania's legal profession.

Hargrove was the chief diversity officer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 2007 to February 2012. From 2003 to 2007, Hargrove was chief counsel, Governor's Office of General Counsel, Department of General Services. From 1992 to 2003, he was chief deputy attorney general, Civil Rights Enforcement Section, Public Protection Division, Office of Attorney General. He served in other commonwealth positions from 1981 to 1986 and from 1990 to 1992. Hargrove was an associate at Harrisburg's McNees, Wallace and Nurick from 1986 to 1990.

Hargrove is a member of the PBA Minority Bar Committee and the PBA Government Lawyers Committee. He previously served on the PBA Civil Rights and Responsibilities Committee and the PBA Legal Services to Persons with Disabilities Committee.

Hargrove earned a bachelor's degree in political science and psychology from Bucknell University and a juris doctorate from Dickinson School of Law.

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